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Creamy Red Pepper and Tomato Blender Soup

Creamy Red Pepper and Tomato Blender Soup + a Kenmore PRO Heavy Duty Professional Blender Giveaway!

Easy Red Pepper and Tomato Soup in a Blender.

Over the years, I have honed my skills as a home cook. As far as ideas, I know what I like and I know what I think tastes good and I put that thought behind every meal I make for mi familia. So far, there have been no complaints yet.

One thing is for sure, you need to use the best ingredients to make delicious food, that’s a no brainer. Most importantly, a home cook needs to have the right tools that will save time and work effectively.

Need something cozy?

With the chilly weather we have been having, I’ve found myself craving the warmth of a hearty soup. Not only can you make all kinds, creamy, acidic, sweet or savoury–you have options. A soup that I always turn to is my Creamy Red Pepper and Tomato Soup. While it is relatively easy to make, a blender can make it even easier.

One of the tools in your kitchen that should be professional grade is your blender. It’s a time-saver and versatile and it should be able to handle almost any job that you give it. When Sears asked me if I wanted to try out the Kenmore PRO Heavy Duty Professional Blender, I was excited. It promises to deliver all the functionality you’d expect from a Vitamix® Blender but, at a fraction of the cost. Color me intrigued!

Creamy Red Pepper and Tomato Blender Soup + a Kenmore PRO Heavy Duty Professional Blender Giveaway!

Heavy-Duty!

One of the first things that I noticed about the Kenmore PRO is its capacity. It has a 2L jug and that means that you have more room to make more of your favorite recipes at a time. It’s also has 11 speeds with a separate pulse switch. It can chop and crush ice at the touch of a button for creamy smoothies and more. Can we say, “Hello, piña coladas?”

It has a 1.95 HP motor and 6 Japanese blades that lets you blend, chop, churn, cream and grind. In comparison to its more expensive counterparts, the Kenmore PRO delivers restaurant quality results but for only the price of $149.97. So, how did I like it? 

Let's Get Started!

Creamy Red Pepper and Tomato Blender Soup + a Kenmore PRO Heavy Duty Professional Blender Giveaway!

Let’s Make Soup!

I love super simple and easy recipes when it comes to soup. The tastier it is and the faster it can make its way to my belly, I am game.

First thing is first though, you have to gather delicious ingredients. When it comes to my creamy Red Pepper and Tomato soup, I like it sweet, a little spicy but, CREAMY. While it is completely optional, you can use crème fraîche to top it off with or in the recipe itself. It helps to balance the acidity and makes for an incredible soup.

You Will Need:
  • 1 can of whole, San Marzanos peeled tomatoes
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 whole medium red pepper
  • 1 medium or white onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 3 TBSP of butter or margarine
  • 2 packages of chicken or vegetable stock 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan garlic croutons to taste
  • 1/3 cup of crème fraîche (optional)
  • chili pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • crème fraîche or coriander to garnish

Creamy Red Pepper and Tomato Blender Soup + a Kenmore PRO Heavy Duty Professional Blender Giveaway!

Chop it Up!

Take your onion and red pepper and chop it coarsely or in quarters. If you want to use the Kenmore PRO, you can place them into the blender in halves and chop on medium speed. Skip the knife altogether!

Place the butter or margarine into pan, let it melt and add the salt, pepper, onion and pepper and whole garlic cloves and soften in the pan. Add the tomato and let it simmer, Pull it when the onions are clear and veggies are soft!

Creamy Red Pepper and Tomato Blender Soup + a Kenmore PRO Heavy Duty Professional Blender Giveaway!

Prepare to Puree!

Add the veggies to the Kenmore PRO 2L jug, add the water and stock. This is where you can add your crème fraîche or chili pepper flakes to give it a little heat and to make the soup creamier. You can skip this step and just add the crème fraîche as a garnish or mix in the cream after it has been blended. You can also add the chili pepper flakes later or skip altogether. This is personal preference!

Creamy Red Pepper and Tomato Blender Soup + a Kenmore PRO Heavy Duty Professional Blender Giveaway!

Blend It, Baby!

Secure the lid and blend on low speed. You can gradually increase the speed to maximum and blend for about 5 minutes. Bend until smooth or desired consistency and until it is steaming. There is a speed setting that heats up the food for you, the blades get the heat going for you! How cool is that? Now, all you have to do is serve and enjoy!

Let me tell you, you can notice the difference between this blender and a low or mid-range. Just in the way that it blends, it does it so effortlessly. It doesn’t jumble or struggle to blend the ingredients. The sound is a bit loud but, for me, it doesn’t matter when it comes to kitchen appliances. Seeing the blender do its thing and hearing that loud sound is something that I love. Why? It’s so cool to see how well it works!

The built-in cord system on the base of the blender is genius and I adore it! I like to have my blender on the counter and having a long cord is a bit annoying, I like that I can store away the cord until I need it!

Creamy Red Pepper & Tomato Blender Soup
Yield: 4

Creamy Red Pepper & Tomato Blender Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A delicious creamy red pepper & tomato soup topped with crème fraîche. Perfect for cold days.

Ingredients

  • 1 Kenmore PRO Blender
  • 1 can of whole, San Marzanos peeled tomatoes
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 whole medium red pepper
  • 1 medium or white onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 3 TBSP of butter or margarine
  • 2 packages of chicken or vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan garlic croutons to taste
  • 1/3 cup of crème fraîche, optional
  • chili pepper flakes to taste, optional
  • crème fraîche or coriander to garnish

Instructions

  1. Chop onion or red peppers coarsely or in quarters. If you want to us the Kenmore PRO, you can place them into the blender in halves and chop on medium speed.
  2. Place the butter or margarine into pan, let it melt and add the salt, pepper, onion and pepper and whole garlic cloves and soften in the pan.
  3. Add the tomato and let it simmer.
  4. Pull it when the onions are clear and veggies are soft!
  5. Secure the lid and blend on low speed.
  6. Gradually increase the speed to maximum and blend for about 5 minutes, until smooth or desired consistency and is steaming.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Top with croutons, crème fraîche and mix in chili pepper flakes. Optional of course but, delicious!

Did you make this recipe?

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One lucky Whispered Inspirations reader will WIN a Kenmore PRO Heavy Duty Professional Blender! A value of $149.97 but, works and looks like a high-end professional blender! This is open to Canada and opens on December 8th, 2016 and closes on December 20th, 2016. 

I cannot wait to make hot and cold recipes with my Kenmore PRO. I already have some ideas brewing! This Kenmore PRO Heavy Duty Professional Blender is EXCLUSIVE to Sears. Take a look at our recipes!

What would you make with the Kenmore PRO?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

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152 Comments

  1. I love that it can crush ice and the size of the jug! What is there not to like about it. I would start with fruit smoothies and then make my way up to more elegant stuff like soups.. I wonder if he would mash my potatoes and make them creamy?

  2. Love that it can chop and grind ice at the push of a button! Would love to try the recipe you have posted sounds amazing!

  3. Love making soups, so I would most likely make either a squash soup or a broccoli soup. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I would definitely make a red pepper soup because my son had it at a dinner with friends and he
    raves to anyone who will listen about how delicious it was. 🙂

  5. I would use my new Kenmore Pro blender to make curry pumpkin soup. My family would use it frequently to make smoothies.

  6. Even though it is a small feature, love that hidden cord feature, hate having to wrap cords around all the small appliance so I like this.

  7. I just love how it heats up soup in minutes! The cord storage is such a simple but so useful feature! And I love the price point compared to other comparable brands!

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