Roasted Red Pepper Gouda Soup

Soup du jour, you ask? Roasted Red Pepper Gouda Soup.  This is one you don’t want to miss!

While brunching with some friends in Denver about a month ago, I had the BEST Roasted Red Pepper Gouda Soup, and instantly knew I wanted and needed to re-create the goodness. 

I could have devoured a vat of that stuff.  I’m talkin’ the creamiest roasted deliciousness you’ve ever had that would make anyone’s heart flutter.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I was also having quite the time with my best friends AND it was snowing outside which obvi made for an even cozier situation, but I still would have fallen in love and re-created this soup nonetheless.

Do I have to roast my own peppers?

You most certainly don’t have to, however, I would highly recommend it. It only takes about 15-20 minutes and adds SO much flavor. Simply preheat your broiler and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.  Put peppers directly on top of foil or parchment paper and pop them in the oven!

Roast the peppers for 5-6 minutes per side, or until all sides are black and very charred.  Remove from the oven and cover tighly with foil for about 10 minutes or so.  Once the peppers have cooled, peel the skin off the peppers and remove the stems and seeds.  Slice into strips and voila!

What should I serve this Roasted Red Pepper Gouda Soup with?

I like to serve with homemade Parmesan Croutons, fresh chives, and a big fresh salad. It would also be divine with grilled cheese!


Roasted Red Pepper Gouda Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • Author: Lindsay // Tipps in the Kitch
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x


  • 4 T butter
  • 3 medium red bell peppers, roasted, skin and seeds removed (can also use jarred roasted red peppers)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 1/2 c chicken broth (can sub vegetable broth)
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil 
  • 1/4 tsp dried tarragon
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1 c grated gouda cheese
  • Chopped chives, as garnish


  1. Preheat your broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. Place the bell peppers directly onto the foil and roast for about 5 minutes per side, until nicely charred and then rotate until all sides are charred.
  2. Remove from the oven and tightly cover with foil for about 10 minutes. Once the peppers have cooled, peel the skin off the peppers and remove the stems and seeds. Slice into strips and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt 4 T butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, celery, carrot, and spices; cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently until carrots are tender.
  4. Add roasted red peppers and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Puree soup using an immersion blender or transfer to food processor and puree in batches. Return to pot and add cream, gouda, and sugar. Cook over low heat until cheese has melted.
  6. Serve in bowls with fresh chives and toasted garlic bread.
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  • Reply
    Kristy Murray
    March 22, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Oh my goodness! This recipe sounds fantastic. And I love your photos. They make this dish look so appetizing. Thanks for posting.

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    December 29, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Just made this and it’s great! I’m fresh out of college and don’t get too fancy with my cooking but this was easy and tastes so good with a grilled cheese sandwich! Thanks for sharing!

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      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      January 28, 2020 at 9:45 am

      Oh good! I love hearing that! Thank you for taking the time to let me know! 🙂

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    January 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    So delicious! Great way to get veggies into the diet in winter! And I really like how your ingredients list is to the left of the recipe. So much easier to use when I’m cooking!

    Which restaurant in Denver? I live in CO 😊

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      Lawna Curtis
      February 27, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      I am not the author but I had amazing Roasted Red Pepper Soup in Denver at the Wynkoop Brewing Co

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      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      April 25, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      This is terrible but I can’t remember the name of the restaurant!!! I will let you know as soon as I remember!

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        September 19, 2020 at 12:23 am

        I had some great Roasted Red Pepper Soup at a restaurant a couple years ago. I found this site when looking for a recipe to make it at home. I’ve made your recipe many times now, and I love it! I did make a few changes. I left out the carrot and celery, and quadrupled the onion. Usually I add a small can of tomato paste too. The larger amount of onions is not overpowering at all, and the tomato paste makes it a little more “hearty”. The restaurant version certainly had tomato paste in it. I also use roasted red peppers from a jar. It’s way easier and faster, and I can’t discern any difference in the taste. I like to freeze it and take it to work! Thanks for posting this recipe, it helped me a lot!

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          Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
          October 26, 2020 at 8:45 pm

          Kent- thank you for the feedback!! That sounds delicious, I will have to try it your way next time!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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      Ashley m Beckner
      August 13, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      So i have made this twice now. I did do things a little different but turned out amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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    November 8, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    I have not made this yet. I plan on it soon but I want to know how it freezes? I looking for soups that will freeze and thaw really well.

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      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      November 10, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Mandy! This soup freezes and thaws very well! Just let it cool completely before putting in the freezer! Hope you love it!!!

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      Alma Wright
      May 11, 2021 at 12:34 pm

      5 Stars! Excellent soup!! Made it and there was enough to freeze for a later date.. Oh my it was so good!!

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        Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
        May 17, 2021 at 1:50 pm

        Oh wonderful!! I’m so so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing-always makes my day!

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    December 2, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    yum! made this for the fam last night and it was a big hit! took me a lot longer than 40 mins but maybe that’s just me…

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    January 1, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Just made this. It was awesome and everything I was hoping for. I didn’t have a carrot, so I left it out. And, I only had a red onion, so that’s what I used. It was great. I will be making this again and again. I used 4 peppers (2 red, 2 orange because that’s what I had). Next time I will probably add 2 more red ones for an even more intense pepper flavor. I also had smoked gouda, which I think enhanced it some. It was easy and so tasty. I had been craving a roasted red pepper Gouda soup that a place by me just stopped serving. I was happy to find this recipe and it tasted just like that other soup! Super win. Thanks!!

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      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      January 4, 2021 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Kortney!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and review- truly means so much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the soup. I may try adding a few more peppers next time I make it to see how it turns out! I can only imagine its delicious!

      Thanks again!! Happy New Year!!

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    February 21, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Super good!! Once question, when you say one celery “rib,” does this mean one individual piece of celery?

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    April 14, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I’m trying this. The only time I had this was at the Old Faithful Inn in YNP & it was wonderful. Been looking for a good recipe ever since

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      Judi Boley
      November 8, 2023 at 7:56 pm

      Radina’s Bakehouse in Manhattan, Kansas has an excellent Roasted Red Pepper Gouda soup, and I had their muilti-grain bread with it. Had it for lunch today (and many other days!)

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    September 20, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and we all loved it. I think I uses more than a cup of gouda and I definitely doubled the garlic.

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      Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
      September 21, 2022 at 6:48 am

      doubling the garlic and cheese is always a good idea!!! So happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing!

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    Cynthia S Roman
    May 3, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    My husband and I are making this soup as we speak. I tasted this soup at hospital cafeteria I
    I fell in love with and found your recipe the very next day. I can’t believe how easy this Gourmet soup is. We can’t wait till its done. Smiles 😃.
    Thanx so much for posting.

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