How To Roast Peppers

| September 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

Roasted Peppers, as seen on Taste of Southern.
Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions and learn how to roast peppers in your oven.  Roasting peppers is a great way to preserve some of the summers bounty of peppers, and you’ll find lots of uses for them in the weeks ahead.  We’re roasting these to use as a pizza topping and we’ll show you just how easy it is to do.  Printable recipe included.


Roasted Peppers, slider.
How To Roast Peppers:  Another tip and technique from Taste of Southern.


A friend gave me a couple of really pretty Bell Peppers a few days ago.  Most of them were red but I did get a yellow one in the bunch and I just love how bright the colors are.

Bell Peppers seem to be getting more and more expensive lately.  I’ve mentioned it before but when I can get them during the summer, when they are cheaper, I chop up a good number of them and place them in the freezer.  That way, I can just pull out what I need for a recipe and keep on cooking.  Yes, fresh is great, but when they get up to about $1.50 each during the winter, I don’t mind using the frozen ones in the freezer.

Sometimes, I find those little plastic boxes of them already cut up in the super market.  They have some diced, and some sliced for stir fry along with some diced onions near the fresh produce where I shop.  I always check them out and often find some reduced in price.  I can’t seem to resist them when they are reduced.  Is it just me?  I’ll bring them home and spread them out on a baking sheet, pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then place them in a plastic bag and keep them frozen.  If I could only be that frugal on some other things, I might would do OK.

So, I decided I’d do a little quick post on how to Roast Peppers in the oven.  Once you’re done, you can store them in some Olive Oil and use them for salads, pizza toppings, in pasta, in spaghetti, in omelets, soup, well… you get the idea.

So, next time you find some reasonably priced Bell Peppers, pick up a few extra and try roasting them in your oven.  I’m going to use these for topping on a pizza very soon.  I think you’ll like them if you give it a try.  Ready to roast some peppers?  Alright then… Let’s Get Cooking!


Roasted Peppers, you'll need just a few ingredients.
Roasted Peppers:  You’ll need these ingredients.


Roasted Peppers, wash the peppers.
You’ll need to give the peppers a quick rinse under cold running water.


Roasted Peppers, cut in half.
Dry the peppers and then cut each one in half.


Roasted Peppers, remove stems and seeds.
Remove the stems and seeds from each half.


Roasted Peppers, remove the pith.
Next, remove the “pith,” or that white looking membrane from inside the peppers.  Just cut it out with a paring knife.


Roasted Peppers, place peppers in a bow.
Place the cleaned peppers in a mixing bowl.


Roasted Peppers, coat with vegetable oil.
Pour a couple of Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil over the peppers.


Roasted Peppers, coat each one well.
Use your fingers and rub the Vegetable Oil over the outside and the inside of each pepper.


Roasted Peppers,
Sprinkle on a little bit of Salt.  Not much, just a light coat over all the peppers.


Roasted Peppers, add some black pepper.
Do the same with the Black Pepper.


Roasted Peppers, spread on a baking sheet.
Spread the peppers out on a baking sheet, skin side up.


Roasted Peppers, roast at 450 degrees.
Place the pan in the oven and let them roast about 10-15 minutes or until they are tender and lightly charred on top.


Roasted Peppers, lightly charred peppers.
Don’t let them burn, just get a little charred coating on the skin of each one… like this.


Roasted Peppers, place back in bowl.
Place the hot roasted peppers back in your large mixing bowl.


Roasted Peppers, cover with plastic wrap.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside to let the peppers cool.


Roasted Peppers, remove the skins.
Once the peppers have cooled, you should be able to easily peel away the outer skin from each one.  If it doesn’t just slip right off, use your paring knife to help peel it away.  You might even need to scrape them lightly with the knife to get them good and clean.


Roasted Peppers, skins removed.
Remove the skins from all of the peppers.


Roasted Peppers, slice the peppers.
Carefully slice each pepper.  The peppers are ready to be used.  Or…


Roasted Peppers, add olive oil.
You can save them for use later by placing the sliced peppers in a Mason jar and covering them with more Olive Oil.


Roasted Peppers, covered with Olive Oil.
Just cover them with some Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Put a lid on the jar and set them in your refrigerator.

NOTE:  The roasted peppers should be used within a week or two of adding the Olive Oil and refrigerating them.  The oil will get cold and thicken up but when you’re ready to use them, sit them on the counter until the oil warms back up.


Roasted Peppers, as seen on Taste of Southern.


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How To Roast Peppers

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1-4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Tips, Techniques
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions and learn how to roast peppers in your oven. Roasting peppers is a great way to preserve some of the summers bounty of peppers, and you’ll find lots of uses for them in the weeks ahead. We’re roasting these to use as a pizza topping and we’ll show you just how easy it is to do. Printable recipe included.



  • 56 Bell Peppers
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, optional


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  1. Wash peppers under cold running water.
  2. Cut each pepper in half.
  3. Remove seeds, stems, and trim away excess pith.
  4. Place cleaned peppers in bowl.
  5. Add vegetable oil.
  6. Use your fingers to coat each pepper, inside and out, in the oil.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Place peppers on a large baking pan, leaving ample space between each one.
  9. Place in 450 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until peppers are tender and charred.
  10. Remove from oven, place back in bowl and cover with plastic wrap until cool.
  11. Remove skins, scraping as needed to clean.
  12. Place in a small jar and cover with olive oil until needed.
  13. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  14. Enjoy!

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  1. Dorothy says:

    Can you freeze the halves and then roast those at a later date? Or wouldn’t that work?

    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Dorothy, I’ve never tried that, but don’t see why you couldn’t. Just be sure to thaw them completely and pat them dry before placing them in the oven. If you try it, please share your results with us. Thanks for stopping by today. Always great to hear from you. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  2. Mandy says:

    When I roast them I do not use oil or salt. I did not see a reason in your article why to use? Mine come out okay.. so..
    I froze some this year. They are so delicious in sweet potatoe fritters, chili, veg soup etc.. One of my favorite methods of using peppers now!
    I also dehydrate peppers to use, they are so simple and pretty in their jars on the counter! I made plain and Italian sun dried tomatoes in my dehydrator this past summer with great results as well!

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