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Roasted Orange And Bell Pepper Soup

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  Navel orange 1 Large
  Yellow bell pepper 1 Large
  Butter/Margarine 2 Teaspoon
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded carrot 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  1% milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1⁄8 Teaspoon

1. Cut orange in half crosswise, and slice about 1/4 inch from bottom of each half so it will sit flat. Cut bell pepper in half lengthwise, and discard seeds and membranes. Place orange halves, cut side up, and pepper halves, skin side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten peppers with hand. Broil 15 minutes or until blackened.
2. Place pepper halves in a zip-top plastic bag; seal bag, and let stand 20 minutes. Peel pepper. Squeeze juice from orange over a bowl to equal 1/4 cup; discard orange. Place bell pepper halves and orange juice in a food processor or blender, and set aside.
3. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; saute 12 minutes or until carrot is tender. Add onion mixture to food processor; process until smooth.
4. Place flour in a small saucepan. Gradually add broth and milk, stirring constantly with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add bell pepper mixture, salt, black pepper, and paprika; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with oranges slices, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 348 Calories from Fat 89

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.7%

Saturated Fat 6 g30.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 27.2 mg9.1%

Sodium 939.6 mg39.2%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.8%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 29.7 g

Protein 10 g20.9%

Vitamin A 199.9% Vitamin C 639.4%

Calcium 27.8% Iron 10.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Roasted Orange And Bell Pepper Soup Recipe