November 24, 2011

Roasted Bell Peppers Tomato & Penne Pasta Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of Soup on a cold winter night. Throw in some pasta along with it & it makes a hearty meal. I had some leftover Penne Pasta from the previous day & it was made into this really delicious  soup with roasted bell peppers, tomatoes & basil .. 

Roasted Bell peppers Tomato & Penne Pasta Soup

You Will Need:
  • 2 handfuls of Penne Pasta - cooked according to package instructions.
  • 1 red bell pepper - cut into halves
  • 1 yellow bell pepper - cut into halves
  • 2 onions - diced
  • 2 ripe tomatoes - diced
  • 2 tsp grated Ginger
  • 3 garlic Cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water/vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp garted Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
  • Salt as per taste
  • A few Basil leaves
How To:
  • Preheat the oven to 200C. Rub oil on bell peppers. Arrange them on a baking sheet & place them in the highest rack in the oven. Roast for  about 30 mins until the skin starts to wrinkle & turn dark brown. Allow them to cool & peel off the skin
  • Heat oilve oil in a pan, saute onions, Basil leaves, tomatoes, ginger & garlic. Add some salt & red chilli powder.
  • Blend roasted bell peppers, tomatoes & onions into a smooth puree adding very little water if required.
  • Return the puree to the pan/soup pot. Add water/stock, Milk & salt. Add Parmesan cheese if desired.( I didn't add any) Simmer on low flame for about  mins. Add Pasta & simmer for another  mins. If you find the soup thick, add a bit of stock/milk while simmering.

Garnish with Basil leaves & Serve HOT with a crusty bread .. Enjoi !!!

NOTE:
  • I should have ideally used smaller shaped Pastas such as Farfalle or Macaroni. Since, I had leftover Penne, I used it ..
  • If you don't want to roast the bell peppers, you can even saute them in olive oil along with onions & tomatoes

23 comments:

Jyoti said...

That is a really different soup.. I have tried adding roasting veggies in making soup.. will give this technique a try..

Raji said...

I love to use pasta in soups. The colour looks gorgeous and love your simple but beautiful presentation.

DEESHA said...

Thanks both of you :-)

Priya's Feast said...

I am drooling over the penne pasta soup...Truly mind blowing

Santosh Bangar said...

wonderful new recipe of soup

Paaka Shaale said...

This one is a hearty soup indeed. Beautifully shot :)

Priya said...

Wow thats a super comforting and prefect soup of this chilled weather..

Amina Khaleel said...

wow.. delicious soup... can't take my eyes off it... beautifully shot..

Tina said...

Refreshing and colourful..

Surekha said...

Looks very delish :))

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Whenever I make pasta I purposely save some for my evening soup bowl. Perfect looking soup for Bangalore

Deepa

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow interesting soup and adding pasta sounds like a nice idea..btwn cute bowl

Spandana said...

Soup looks very good. Love the color!!

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Love pasta soup and this looks so so good.

Prathibha said...

very comforting n hearty soup...needless 2 say beautiful shot

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

Very comforting soup n filling soup perfect one for dinner esp in this climate..love the color..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love soups with pasta! Looks comforting!

Kadhyaa said...

This dish is warm welcomed in this weather of Bangalore. looks very rich and yummy...

Shanthi said...

Looks comforting and yummy

Madhavi said...

Thumbs Up for this soup, looks divine :))

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A scrumptious dish! I love that sauce.

Cheers,

Rosa

PancakeNinja said...

I really like the look of that soup. I'm on a soup kick right now.