Here’s how to cook the best roasted red peppers without a gas stove—roasting them in the oven is the way to go.
How Do You Roast a Red Pepper Without a Gas Stove?
I’m a firm believer that if everyone knew how unbelievably easy it was to make roasted red peppers, they’d never buy them again. I used to cook roasted red peppers over the flames of my gas stove, which sounds fun and adventurous. However, this method involved a lot of monitoring, and constantly turning them was a tedious pain. Also, the skin rarely pulled away from the flesh due to not getting cooked sufficiently through.
So no gas stove? No problem. All you have to do is pop the peppers in the oven, let it work its black magic (see what I did there), then pull the papery skins away. Slick. Roasted red peppers have a sweet, smoky, tangy Mediterranean flavor I can’t get enough of. They’re such a stellar way to add color and liven up a variety of dishes. I love adding them to frittatas, antipasto salad platters, salads, sandwiches, and pastas (I LOVE adding these to pasta alfredo, along with some grilled chicken).
How to Make These Roasted Red Peppers
Roasting red peppers in the oven couldn’t be easier. High heat is the name of the game. As a result, your peppers will be perfectly charred without any fuss or babysitting. Here’s how to make them:
First, roast the peppers until puffed and blackened. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Then place the peppers on the baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until the peppers are puffed and the skin is blackened in spots.
Let them cool. Remove the peppers from the oven where they will deflate as they cool.
Peel and discard the skins. After the peppers have cooled enough to handle, peel the blackened skin away from the fruit and discard. Pull out the stems and the seeds, and scrape away the ribs. Slice into ribbons or keep whole.
Are Roasted Red Peppers Bad For You?
This fruit that we treat more like a vegetable is loaded with amazing health benefits. Red peppers are rich in Vitamin A and C, which helps support immune function and eye health. They’re also high in fiber. As with cooking any fruit or vegetable, the mineral and nutrient content is reduced to an extent (versus eating them raw), but they’re still healthy.
Where Can I Use Roasted Red Peppers?
You can use roasted red peppers in a multitude of ways. Here are some ideas:
- Add to salads
- Blend into creamy soups
- Add to antipasto salad platters
- Top on pizzas or sandwiches
- Add to pastas
- Fold into scrambles, frittatas, omelettes, or other egg dishes
How to Store Roasted Red Peppers
- You can freeze roasted red peppers in freezer-safe bags for up to 3 months.
- Store whole or sliced peppers in a jar with a fitted lid where their liquid will release and keep the peppers moist. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
What to Do With Roasted Red Peppers
- Salmon Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
- Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup
- Whole Wheat Greek Pasta Salad
- Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Shrimp Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers and Artichokes
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How to Cook Roasted Red Peppers
- 5 red bell peppers
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the peppers on the baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until the peppers are puffed and the skin is blackened in spots.
- Remove the peppers from the oven where they will deflate as they cool. When they're cool enough to handle, peel the blackened skin away from the fruit and discard. Pull out the stems and the seeds, and scrape away the ribs. Slice into ribbons or keep whole.
- Refrigerate for up 1 week or freeze for 3 months.
More Roasted Vegetable Recipes to Try
- How to Make THE BEST Roasted Beets
- THE BEST Quick Roasted Tomatoes
- How to Make Roasted Cauliflower
- Easy Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes
- THE BEST Roasted Asparagus Recipe
- How to Make Yummy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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