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23 March 2020

This roasted red peppers recipe will show you how to roast red peppers quickly and easily. They’re so versatile, great for snacking, soups, dips and so much more.

We’re making roasted red peppers in the Chili Pepper Madness kitchen today, my friends. Would you care for some? Roasted red peppers are easy to make and they make an excellent snack or side dish.

I enjoy them as a healthy light snack quite often, though you can work them into so many wonderful dishes. I’m making mine today with red bell peppers. Bell peppers have no heat, but I’m not making these for any sort of spice factor. I’m serving them for the outstanding flavor that roasted bell peppers offer.

I think you’ll love them, too!

Roasting bell peppers is easy, as is roasting just about any peppers. Bell peppers are easier because they are thick fleshed and become almost meaty after roasting. The skins char up and peel away very easily.

Roasted Red Peppers in a bowl with lots of olive oil, sprinkled with chili flakes

Let’s talk about how to make roasted red peppers, shall we?

Roasted Red Pepper Ingredients

  • 4 large red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili flakes for garnish

Roasted Red Peppers in a bowl with lots of olive oil, sprinkled with chili flakes

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers – the Recipe Method

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Slice the red peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds, stems and innards.

Set the peppers onto a baking sheet skin sides up (aluminum foil or parchment paper will make for easy cleanup).

Red peppers for our Muhammara Dip

Bake for 20 minutes to 30 minutes, until the skins are blackened and blistered, turning occasionally to evenly roast the peppers. It could take up to 40 minutes, depending on your oven.

Roasted red peppers for our Muhammara Dip

Allow the peppers to cool enough to handle. Transfer them to a glass bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a paper towel, or place them into baggies or paper bags to steam the peppers and loosen the skins.

Carefully peel away or rub off and discard the charred skins. Removing the skins is very easy, as they should just peel away.

Boom! Done! Easy recipe, isn’t it? Roasting red peppers is very easy to do. Eat them up however you’d like! More on that below.

Roasted Red Peppers in a bowl with lots of olive oil

Roasted Red Peppers Serving Suggestions

Roasted red peppers are hugely versatile and can be used in so many different ways. For a snack or side dish, cut the peppers, add to bowl then drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and chili flakes. 

Add them to sandwiches. Use them to top pizza. Roasted red peppers make great sauces and dips. You can mix them up in so many ways.

Roasted red peppers and eggplants on the grill

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • Other Roasting Methods. The oven method is probably the easiest method for roasting for most people, though you can roast peppers in other ways. Check out my post for How to Roast Peppers to learn how to roast peppers in the broiler, over and open flame on the stove top, roasting peppers on the grill and more.
  • Storing Roasted Red Peppers. For storing your peppers, add to a storage container or glass container, cover with olive oil, then seal and refrigerate. Should last 2 weeks this way. You can also freeze roasted red peppers for 6 months or longer in sealed baggies or containers.

That’s it, my friends. I hope you enjoy my roasted red peppers recipe. Let me know if you make it. I’d love to hear how it turned out for you. Try it with green, yellow or orange bell peppers. Just as delicious!

Roasted Red Peppers in a bowl

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Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Roasted Red Peppers Recipe - How to Roast Red Peppers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
 
This roasted red peppers recipe will show you how to roast red peppers quickly and easily. They're so versatile, great for snacking, soups, dips and so much more.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell peppers, red pepper, roasted peppers
Servings: 4
Calories: 37 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 large red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili flakes for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice the red peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds, stems and innards.
  3. Set the peppers onto a baking sheet skin sides up (aluminum foil or parchment paper will make for easy cleanup), and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the skins are blackened and blistered, turning occasionally to evenly roast the peppers.
  4. Allow the peppers to cool enough to handle. Transfer them to a glass bowl and cover them with plastic wrap or a paper towel, or place them into baggies or paper bags to let the skins steam and loosen.
  5. Carefully peel away or rub off and discard the charred skins.
  6. Use as desired. For a snack or side dish, chop them, add to bowl then drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and chili flakes.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

For Storing, add to a storage container or glass container, cover with olive oil, then seal and refrigerate. Should last 2 weeks this way.

You can also freeze roasted red peppers for 6 months or longer in sealed baggies or containers.

NOTE: Calories and nutritional values estimated without olive oil.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Red Peppers Recipe - How to Roast Red Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3726IU75%
Vitamin C 152mg184%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 
Roasted Red Peppers Recipe - This roasted red peppers recipe will show you how to roast red peppers quickly and easily. They\'re so versatile, great for snacking, soups, dips and so much more.

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