This scrumptious soup is both impressive in looks and taste. So many flavors fuse together for a palate-popping party in your mouth…smooth, creamy cheeses, fiery peppers, savory garlic, sweet onions, etc….. This will become everyone’s favorite spring-time soup!
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Drizzle with butter, toss with parmesan cheese and garlic until well coated. Turn this mixture out onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake just until crispy, about 20-30 minutes. Remove and cool. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion, cooking until softened (about 3-5 minutes). Stir in cream cheese, peppers, salt, oregano, and chicken broth. Cook until the soup is steaming (but not boiling). Transfer to a blender, add cream. Blend until smooth. Immediately transfer to soup bowls. Top with croutons, feta, and basil, if desired.