This Roasted Pepper French Fry Soup is everything you want in a comfort food. It’s French Fry Soup, after all! It’s rich, flavorful, warming . . . . . and healthy!
A little math equation for you:
Fresh flavors + wonderful textures + warming spices = a delicious and perfect puréed soup.
That’s exactly what’s going on here, and can be translated to:
Sweet, smoky peppers + plus potato + a bit of cumin and chipotles = Roasted Pepper French Fry Soup.
The inspiration for this soup was quite simply my Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries. I really wanted to make a soup with a similar flavor profile.
This French Fry Soup is more or less a soup version of those delicious fries.
How to Make a Creamy Soup
I always love adding Idaho Yukon Gold potatoes to my puréed soups, as they add an incredible creamy richness, and are a great way to thicken the consistency.
Using potato eliminates any need or desire to add cream. While I particularly love the Yukon Golds, almost any potato variety will do the trick.
Rice works similarly in puréed soups.
What’s in this recipe?
We’ve covered a few of the ingredients, but this list will help you get a feel for the flavor.
- olive oil
- Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- roasted peppers
- vegetable stock
- maple syrup
- Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries
- I love roasting my own peppers — however, to save time, you can always purchase jarred roasted, peeled and seeded peppers. If you do choose to make your own, you can do so up to 4 days ahead of time.
- You can make the fries before starting the soup, or while it’s simmering.
- The color of your soup will vary, depending on the color of the peppers and the color of the stock you use.
I hope you enjoy every last spoonful (and fry!) of this French Fry Soup recipe.
Roasted Pepper French Fry Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic, roughly chopped
- ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons chipotles in adobo sauce
- 1¼ pound Idaho Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, roughly chopped
- 2¾ pounds roasted yellow or red bell peppers (click here for How to Roast Peppers)
- 5 cups vegetable stock
- 1¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 whole recipe Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries (click here for the recipe)
- Cook onion and garlic with cumin and chipotles.Coat the bottom of a medium to large stock pot with the olive oil and place it over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cumin and chipotles in adobo sauce and cook for about a minute, to combine the flavors.
- Add potato and peppers. Add the potato and roasted peppers (here's how to roast, peel and seed the peppers). Mix all of the ingredients together and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add stock, simmer. Add the stock and turn the heat to high. Bring the soup to a boil, then immediately turn the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer until the potato chunks are tender (they should easily slide off of fork prongs) -- about 30 minutes.
- Garnish. Garnish each serving of soup with a small handful of the Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries.
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