Roasting sweet bell peppers brings out extra sweetness and makes a flavorful addition to a variety of dishes! Try roasted sweet bell peppers on homemade pizza, pasta dishes or as a topping on fresh baked seafood filet. Here’s how to roast sweet bell peppers as well as some ideas on how to incorporate them into your family’s favorite meals.
- Rinse bell peppers and remove stems and seeds. Cut each bell pepper into quarters.
- Preheat broiler (use high broiler setting, if your oven has options). Place peppers on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Lightly coat peppers with olive oil.
- Broil peppers for 7 – 10 minutes until skins are wrinkled and starting to turn black.
- Using tongs, immediately transfer peppers to a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for 20 – 30 minutes.
- Remove plastic wrap. Peppers should be soft and skins should be easy to peel. If not, try using a paring knife to pull up the edge of a skin and pull off.
- Whip up a batch (or more!) of the cold-weather favorite, Roasted Red Pepper Soup as created by House of Yumm.
- Vegan or dairy free? Enjoy this (Vegan) Roasted Red Pepper Soup from My Whole Food Life instead.
- In need of an appetizer to wow guests? Try Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from Cooking Classy or 5-Cheese Roasted Red Pepper Spread from Mom on Time Out.
- Vegans and meat-eaters will love this creamy Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta from Minimalist Baker. Or try them on our Eggplant Pizza, a healthy and just-as-filling spin on the comfort food classic.
- Roasted sweet bell peppers can be used in dessert – you read that right! Try this Red Pepper Sorbet, created by our friends at Culinary Team USA, during the warm summer months.