Ditch the jar and make your own Roasted Red Peppers at home with this super simple recipe. Add the roasted peppers to pasta, salads, soups or sandwiches to amp up the flavor of any dish!

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Roasted bell peppers are easy to make and incredibly flavorful. The roasting process brings out a perfectly sweet taste as well as a deep, rich flavor that can enhance any recipe!

It is surprisingly easy to make your own roasted peppers at home. The only ingredient you need are bell peppers! Once the whole peppers are cut into four pieces, all you need to do is pop them in the oven, let them cool, peel the skins, and you’re done!

Some people make roasted peppers on the stovetop over a gas flame, on the grill, or under the broiler. But my favorite way is to roast them in the oven! The outsides get the perfect char, while the texture on the inside has just the right amount of tenderness, without being mushy. 

So make a big batch to have on hand in your fridge at all times! Add them to your favorite pasta dishes, use as a burger or pizza topping, layer onto sandwiches, or serve them mixed with other roasted vegetables for an extra burst of flavor!

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Instructions

  1. Use a sharp knife to cut each bell pepper into 4 large slices.
    • Do this by standing the bell pepper up with the stem side up. Then make cuts from the top to the bottom on each side. Some bell peppers will only have 3 sides, that’s ok too!
  2. Use a sharp knife to remove the membrane, which is the white part you see along the ribs.
  3. Arrange the cut peppers with the inside facing down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake in a preheated 450°F oven for 25-30 minutes or until the skin is blackened.
  5. Carefully remove the roasted peppers from the oven and transfer them to a zip-top bag to steam.
  6. After 15 minutes, open the bag and peel the skins from the peppers, then use them in your favorite recipes!

Pro tips

  • Instead of a zipper bag, you can also transfer the roasted peppers to a bowl and cover with a lid, plate, or plastic wrap to steam them, before peeling them. Another option is to seal them in a foil packet or paper bag.
  • Steaming the peppers as they cool makes it so the skins slip off effortlessly. Some people skip this step, but it really does make it easier!
  • Foil may be used in place of parchment paper to line the baking sheet. Lining the baking sheet helps with sticking, as well as cleanup.
  • Sprinkle the peppers with a little salt before using them in a recipe to really enhance the flavor of the roasted peppers.
  • Before storing the roasted peppers, you can cut them into strips or dice them. If you plan to add the peppers to salads or on top of pizza, it’s nice to already have them sliced or diced!
  • This method can also be used on other kinds of peppers, but the cook time may need to be adjusted based on the size of the pepper.

Storage options

  • Roasted red peppers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
  • To freeze the peppers, place them in a freezer-safe container, such as a zipper bag or mason jar. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Move from the freezer to the refrigerator to thaw and use the peppers in recipes.

Recipes to make with them

There is no wrong way to eat roasted bell peppers! You can go as simple as topping some crusty bread with them, or try them in any of these delicious recipes.

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Roasted Red Peppers

Ditch the jar and make your own Roasted Red Peppers at home with this super simple recipe. Add the roasted peppers to pasta, salads, soups or sandwiches to amp up the flavor of any dish!

Ingredients

  • 4 medium red bell peppers

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice each side of the bell pepper into 4 large slices. Remove the stem and inside membrane, and discard.
  • Place the peppers cut side down on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes, or until black and blistering.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven and transfer them to a large zipper bag and close. This will allow the peppers to steam and make them easier to peel.
  • After 15 minutes, unzip the bag and peel the peppers.
  • Store the peeled roasted peppers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Notes

  • To freeze the peppers, place them in a freezer-safe container, such as a zipper bag or mason jar. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Move from the freezer to the refrigerator to thaw and use the peppers in recipes.
  • Instead of a zipper bag, you can also transfer the roasted peppers to a bowl and cover with a lid, plate, or plastic wrap to steam them, before peeling them.
  • Before storing the roasted peppers, you can cut them into strips or dice them. If you plan to add the peppers to salads or on top of pizza, it’s nice to already have them sliced or diced!
  • This method can also be used on yellow or orange bell peppers, or other kinds of peppers, but the cook time may need to be adjusted based on the size of the pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 15kcal (1%)Carbohydrates 4g (1%)Protein 1g (2%)Fat 0.2gSaturated Fat 0.04gPolyunsaturated Fat 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat 0.004gSodium 2mgPotassium 126mg (4%)Fiber 1g (4%)Sugar 2g (2%)Vitamin A 1863mg (37%)Vitamin C 76mg (92%)Calcium 4mgIron 0.3mg (2%)
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