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How To Roast Bell Peppers


Roasted peppers are peppers which have been charred over an open flame or under the broiler, then peeled. Red bell peppers are especially good roasted.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Cut whole peppers in halves or quarters; remove seeds and membranes.
  2. Place peppers on a baking sheet, skin side up.
  3. Place the baking sheet on a rack in the oven, about 4 inches from the broiling unit.
  4. Broil until skins are blackened.
  5. Immediately transfer the peppers to a plastic or paper bag; seal and let stand for 15 to 20 minutes. The steam within the bag will help to loosen the skins.
  6. Remove from the bag. When cool enough to handle, remove peel with hands or a knife.
  7. Place the peppers in a screw top jar; cover with olive oil. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  1. Tiny charred bits of skin are normal on roasted peppers, but you can scrape off stubborn pieces with a vegetable peeler.
  2. You can use roasted red peppers in a variety of dishes, such as dips, soups, casseroles, and pasta sauces.

What You Need

  • Halved peppers, seeded
  • Baking sheet
  • Plastic bag
  • Small knife
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