Recipes and Cooking Roasted Red Pepper Soup 5.0 (2) Garnish this healthy Roasted Red Pepper Soup with a drizzle of zesty basil pesto for a fresh and summery finish. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 1, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 5 1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onion (1 large) 4 cloves garlic, minced 4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 12 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained and coarsely chopped 1 cup peeled and chopped potato (1 large) 2 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano ¾ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon basil pesto 1 tablespoon olive oil Directions In a large saucepan heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth, roasted peppers, potato, oregano, and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Using a hand-held immersion blender, blend soup until nearly smooth. (Or let soup cool slightly. Transfer soup, one-third at a time, to a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Return soup to saucepan; heat through). In a small bowl combine pesto and 1 tablespoon oil. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Drizzle with pesto mixture. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 156 Calories 9g Fat 18g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 156 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 616mg 27% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 4g Protein 2g Vitamin C 134.6mg 673% Calcium 56mg 4% Iron 1.5mg 8% Potassium 427mg 9% Folate, total 13.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.