My healthy and creamy Crock Pot Red Pepper Soup recipe is nourishing and delicious.
I can't believe it, but my garden is still producing peppers like crazy. Bell, banana, poblano, anaheim... I've got them all. They've even been loving this heat wave this week. (It's been mid-80's here!!) They'll most likely keep going until the first freeze, which I can't even wrap my head around yet. Time seems to be flying lately.
So I've had to be a little creative with my pepper recipes, which is always fun. I decided to use up a bunch of red peppers in this gorgeous Crock Pot Red Pepper Soup recipe. It's healthy, creamy and absolutely delicious.
Did you know that red peppers are a food powerhouse? They are super low in calories, but high in nutrients! Those scarlet beauties are a good source of vitamin A and C, full of potassium, folic acid and fiber.
So that makes this soup a little food powerhouse too. I feel healthier just looking at it. 🙂
I made the soup creamy by adding one of my favorite healthy ingredients, plain greek yogurt. It really gives you that creamy sour cream flavor without all the fat AND added protein.
Slurp this decadent bowl down with a cheesy sandwich or a vegan hummus wrap. And if you are dairy-free or vegan feel free to sub dairy free yogurt or omit it all together. You'll lose the creaminess, but it still tastes amazing. It has the texture of tomato soup, but is just something delightfully different.
Either way you enjoy it, this is bound to become one of your new Crock Pot favorites.
Healthy Crock Pot Creamy Red Pepper Soup
- 5 large red peppers, roughly chopped
- 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 14.5 ounce can tomatoes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- pinch red pepper, optional
- ½ teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ¼ teaspoon salt, or more to taste
- ¼ teaspoon pepper, or more to taste
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- garnish: yogurt dollop and parsley
- Put all the ingredients except for the greek yogurt in a Crock Pot. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours until the vegetables are all tender.
- Once finished cooking remove the bay leaf.
- Blend with an immersion blender or do in batches in a regular blender. Be careful with the hot soup!
- Stir in the Greek yogurt.
- Serve with an additional dollop of greek yogurt and parsley.
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What color pepper do you like the most?
I can't wait to try this! I'm going to make it for the first course of a dinner party I'm hosting Fri night. 🙂 Quick question--I'm assuming the basil and thyme are dried, given the small quantities? Or are they fresh? Thanks!
Yes! Dried. I'll adjust the recipe to clarify. Thanks!
Thanks much for the reply!
Oooh this soup sounds good girl! And you grew the peppers in your own garden to boot? That's awesome! I could totally picture topping this with some vegan coconut greek yogurt. So good!! We're still having the heat here too, I'll have to wait for it to cool down a bit. Or enjoy it cold =)
Thanks so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I'm pinning & sharing. Hope you're having a great weekend Julie!
So glad you enjoy the soup! Happy weekend!
Oh yes, this soup looks totally gorgeous. I love bright colours in my food, which is just as well as they have a ton of brilliant nutrients in them.
Miz Helen says
Your Crock Pot Red Pepper Soup is just beautiful and I am sure would be delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
Thanks so much, Miz Helen! Happy weekend.
This looks and sounds so amazing, perfect comfort food for fall! 🙂
Hope you enjoy it! Thanks!
Hoorayyyyss for crockpot recipes! I am all for soup recipes right now so I can't wait to make this! I need to go get some red peppers! <3
Me too! Slow cookers are da bomb.
Jacqueline Meldrum says
That looks delicious. I'm really back into soup mode again. Slurp!
Always! Soup is the best!
Kristy from Southern In Law says
This looks amazing! What a delicious fall meal! <3
I totally agree! Thanks Kristy!
Oh man this sounds SO GOOD right now! It has been pouring rain here for the last two days and I could so go for a cup of this!
Me too! Hope you get a chance to try it.
Nico @ yumsome says
Peppers are a way of life here, and they are always so cheap - this looks like a fantastic way to use them. Thank you for sharing your recipes. I love the photos too, by the way!
I totally agree! Thanks Nico!
Emily Kyle says
I just love this idea Julie! I still have so many peppers in the garden too (thankfully!) and had no idea what to do with them, this is the perfect way to use them all up! Yum!
Thanks Emily! We still haven't had a freeze! Mine are still at it!
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free says
This is a beautiful soup Julie. You're reminding me that I really need to break out the crockpot soon.
It's time!!! Hope you enjoy this one.
Rebecca | NOURISHED. the blog says
This soup sounds delicious! I love that it's a crock pot soup too. As much as I am going to miss warm summer days, I am excited to get my crock pot working again!
Me too! By far my most used and fav kitchen tool.
Thanks for sharing. The soup looks so comforting and it's perfect for the fall and winter to keep you feeling warm and filled. I also like how nice it looks!
Thanks Marjorie! Hope you enjoy it.
amanda -runtothefinish says
I'm sooooo excited that it's time for soup again!!! It's just the perfect light, but filling dinner for me and ohhh anything crock pot just makes my day!!
Me too! Soup is the best this time of year.
AGH! This is so perfect because I literally just got back from the grocery store, took out my crockpot, and was calculating ideas. It finally hit freezing temps last night, so soup sounded perfect!
Totally! I hope you enjoy it. We're still in the 80's here!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
Love the Greek Yogurt in there! Yummy
Me too! Thanks Deborah!
Our peppers are always last well into the cooler weather too. We have a bunch out there that are going crazy. Red Peppers are my son's favorite veggie, so we go through them like crazy. I love them in soup too! This looks super cozy!
I've never had a red pepper soup before but seeing as how I ADORE roasted red peppers, I should totally love this soup, right? It looks so creamy and wonderful!
It's sooo good! Totally unique. Hope you enjoy it.
Taylor Kiser says
This looks so creamy and delicious! Perfect for dinner on chilly fall nights!
I totally agree! Thanks Taylor!
We ALL love red peppers in my house! Especially my son! This would be a total hit!
I'm so glad. I hope you get a chance to try it.
Mary Jean Henson says
Just added this to my Pintrest board! I am making this!!!
Yay! I hope you enjoy it.
Blane Sherer says
Crock pot goodness ( smile )
Yay! The best!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Currently munching on red bell pepper. And yes, it is 5:45 AM. Don't hate ;D
No hate! Think of all the vitamins!!! :-))))