Italian Soup & Sammie – Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato & Smoked Gouda Soup with a Grilled Provo!
Take your grilled cheese and tomato soup up a notch with this recipe. I have been dying to make this soup for quite some time and as you will note by my posts lately I can’t get off the soup and stew kick. I had this soup a few times but finally had the time to test out a recipe. My taste testers seemed to enjoy it quite well. I served it with a provolone Panini which is kind of the equivalent of a grilled cheese but with an Italian twist.
Roasted Red Pepper Tomato & Smoked Gouda Soup
2 tbsp. of olive oil
2 tbsp tomato paste
3 cloves of garlic
1 sm onion - diced
2 - 28 oz cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes
4 whole roasted red peppers
3/4 c of shredded smoked gouda cheese
1 cup of half & half or heavy cream
32 oz of chicken stock
Salt & Pepper to your preference
1 tsp. Garlic Powder or more to your preference
1 Tbsp sugar
In a large soup pot or dutch oven heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the garlic and saute until light golden and then add the onions and saute until tender.
Add the tomato paste and incorporate into the oil
Add the Fire Roasted tomatoes and the sugar, stir and simmer.
Slice the roasted red peppers and add to the pot.
Add the chicken stock, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
With an immersion blender or in a blender pulsate and puree this mixture.
Simmer for another 10 minutes and then add the half & half or heavy cream.
Allow the soup to come up to a slow boil over medium heat.
Grate the smoked gouda into the soup.
Also don't forget to make a sammie or panini by spreading olive oil over two slices of tuscan bread and add the provolone cheese, grill in a panini maker or a make shift panini maker on the stove top! 🙂
What size can of fire roasted tomatoes are you using here?
I used the 28oz cans. I will add that to the recipe. It makes quite a bit of soup. You can cut it down if you desire.
Thank you! I can’t wait to try it!