We went on a short vacation to Yellowstone last year and ate Roasted Red Pepper Soup at the Old Faithful Lodge. It was so good that I had to make it. When we got home I looked up several recipes for red pepper soup and none were quite right. So, I took parts of each recipe and came up with this one. Probably isn't the same as we had in Yellowstone but it is delicious and worth the effort. Sorry about no picture but maybe someday I will learn how to do that.
3 red peppers, charred, peeled and cut in strips
2 TB oil
1 onion chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 C chopped carrot
1 potato, chopped
3 cans chicken stock (or equivalent of home made stock)
1 C tomato sauce
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 C cream or evaporated milk
1 tsp Basil
2 C shredded smoked Gouda cheese
Cook onion, garlic, carrot, in oil for about 10 minutes. Add potato, stock, tomato sauce and thyme and simmer about 10 minutes. Add peppers and cook till tender, about 15 minutes. Process in blender till smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add Gouda. Add 1/2 C evaporated milk or cream and 1 tsp. basil.