How to Roast a Red Pepper in the Oven


Roasted Red Peppers are often sold in fancy jars along with fun ingredients like kalamata olives and cocktail onions.  They’re absolutely delicious and essential for several ethnic recipes.  But the first time I bought a jar for $3.50, then found out there was maybe one and a half peppers in it, I felt like I’d just wasted about two dollars.  Roasting red peppers yourself is easy and economical, plus it’s kind of fun!  I got six red peppers for under $5 at Costco, so this comes out quite a bit cheaper than the jarred variety.  Check out the infographic below to start roasting red peppers yourself.


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6 Responses to “How to Roast a Red Pepper in the Oven”

  1. Cindy
    March 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Is the “cover dish & let sit for 10 min” outside the oven? Or still inside?

    • Diana
      March 28, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

      Ah good question! I couldn’t figure out how to fit that on the infographic. It’s outside. I usually use just a towel over the dish. But I have covered it in the oven as well with a lid and it worked just fine.

  2. Kelly
    April 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Love the new blog format and name. It’s such a perfect description of what you do and teach.

  3. The gold digger
    April 10, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    I get mine from the produce bargain counter at the grocery store, usually four for 89 cents, or at the farmers market. I cut them in sections, seed them, and then lay them flat on a pan that is dedicated to roasting peppers, then broil until the skin is black, usually three or four minutes.

    Take them out of the oven, put them in a bowl, cover the bowl with a plate for 15 minutes, then peel once they’re cool.

    I have a huge stash in the freezer now.

    The only problem is that my smoke alarm thinks roasting peppers = danger!

  4. Becky
    April 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Totally going to try this…looks super easy and yummy!

  5. Latrice Mcaleer
    April 19, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Love your description of marriage…”Spicy and sweet with a kick!”! Your relish sounds amazing, and I loved hearing about your own bridal shower on my blog-so fun! Love celebrating Nelly’s Big Day with you and everyone else

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