Learn how to make Sweet Pepper Garlic Soup, one of Rita's recipes for a healthy, fun Halloween menu.

Sweet Pepper Garlic Soup


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ finely diced yellow onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup cubed, peeled sweet potato
  • 1 cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • 3½ cups fat-free, sodium-free chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Chopped parsley for garnishing


  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes or until onion is tender.
  2. Add potato, bell pepper and chicken broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes or until potato is easily pierced with a fork. Remove from heat; cool completely. 
  3. Place potato-broth mixture in food processor or blender; process until smooth. Refrigerate until completely cool.
  4. Place cottage cheese and yogurt in food processor or blender; process until smooth. Set aside ¼ cup cheese mixture. Stir remaining cheese mixture into the chilled soup until smooth. Add black pepper; mix well. Top each serving with a spoon of blended cheese-yogurt mixture. Garnish with parsley.

Makes 6 servings.

Note: This soup can be served warm.