Best. Soup. Ever. Roasted red pepper soup with chicken and orzo is my new favorite soup! It’s creamy, comforting and bursting with flavor. Taking a few extra minutes to roast the bell peppers makes all the difference in the world.
This recipe happened by accident and I’m so glad that it did. The soup is thick and creamy and has so much flavor. It reminded me of the creamy comfort I get from macaroni and cheese.
Because this has vegetables, chicken and pasta this soup is an all in one meal. This makes for a good lunch too…that is if there’s any leftovers the next day!
Slow Cooker Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Chicken and Orzo
- Cook Time: 2 hours on high, 4 hours on low
- Total Time: 54 minute
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- 2 red bell peppers, washed, seeded and cut into slices
- 3 roma tomatoes, sliced
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Pinch of crushed red pepper
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 cup orzo, uncooked
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 8 oz heavy cream or half and half
- Salt and pepper
- Optional toppings: freshly diced tomatoes, parmesan cheese, fresh basil
- Line a cookie sheet with foil. Place sliced red peppers and tomatoes on the cookie sheet in one layer, without overlapping. Bake at 425° F for 30 minutes. Transfer red peppers and tomatoes to a blender. Add in one of the cans of diced tomatoes and 1/2 cup water. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into the slow cooker.
- Add the other can of tomatoes, chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper, basil, orzo and chicken broth to slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours or on LOW for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through and orzo is cooked.
- Remove chicken and shred or cut into bite sized pieces. Add back into the slow cooker.
- Stir in cream (or half and half) and salt and pepper to taste (I added in 1/2 tsp of salt).
- Ladle into serving bowls, top with desired toppings and enjoy!
Ideal slow cooker: 5-6 quart
I’ve made this and it was heaven, just enough spice, so creamy. I may use something firmer than the orzo next time, maybe rice, but it’s delicious.
I love this recipe too! I sort of forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!
2I plan to make this for my wife tomorrow, I will give you our feedback.
Sophia Del Gigante says
OMG this looks AMAZING! I must try this recipe! I LOOOOVE the crock pot! What a fabulous resource of so many recipes!