How to Roast Peppers in 5 Easy Steps



Roasted peppers elevate the flavor of any dish they are added to. They have a mild sweetness and a concentrated punch of flavors that are missing when you eat peppers raw. I love simple methods that bring the flavor out in foods to highlight their natural beauty and flavor.

Wether they are being added to salsa or a simple meal of sausage and peppers, roasted peppers take a leading role. I’m sure they would be delightful on top of a “Mexican” baked potato of a slice of whole-wheat soaked pizza as well. They are quite yummy on their own, sprinkled with a bit of real salt!

It is so easy to roast peppers! If you bought them in jars before you are never going to want to again! Follow these 5 easy steps and you will be wondering why you never roasted them before!

How to Roast Peppers in 5 Easy Steps

1. Wash the pepper and place them in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet. For easier clean up you can line the dish/sheet in foil if desired.

2. Roast the peppers in the oven at 500 F for 45 minutes, turning once while baking. Don’t be concerned if they are slightly chared, this is good.

3. Remove the peppers from the oven and place in a paper (or plastic) bag.

4. Fold the bag over and allow to sweat for 20 minutes. This will help the skin to loosen, making it easier to peel.

5. Remove the peppers from the bag. Pull of the top of the pepper, turn it upside down and squeeze to remove the seeds. Gently pull off the skin.

There you have it! It doesn’t get much easier than that. You now have peppers to add a bit of flair to your next meal! They can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.



What is your favorite way to use roasted peppers?


 This post is part of The Homestead Barn Hop, Hearth and Soul,

About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


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