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Air Fryer Roasted Red Peppers

Add amazing flavor and color to salads, soups, sandwiches, and pizza with this easy air fryer roasted pepper recipe.

Whole roasted red peppers peeled on a plate.

Roasted red peppers are so easy to make in less than 30 minutes with just two simple ingredients red pepper, and olive oil. Keep them on hand for up to two weeks in the refrigerator and add them for a variety of dishes from breakfast to dinner. It’s a recipe you want to keep and make over and over again because it’s so easy and adds a ton of flavor.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE AIR FRYER PEPPERS

One ingredient for homemade roasted peppers

Ingredient8 to 10 mini peppers or 2 red bell peppers. Extra virgin olive oil, just enough to fill a small jar or air-tight container to keep your peppers fresh and ready to use.

Try out a variety of colors or other whole peppers like poblano peppers, green peppers, yellow bell peppers, and orange bell peppers. Roasted sweet bell peppers salad is the best low-carb snack.

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED RED PEPPERS IN THE AIR FRYER

Easy air fryer recipe cooking process steps:
  1. Wash peppers and place them in a single layer at the bottom of the air fryer basket. Air fry at 400° f for 10 minutes.
  2. Gently flip the peppers over with a pair of tongs and continue air frying for 8 minutes.
  3. To remove the skin of the pepper place them in a food-safe plastic bag and let it sweat and cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Peel skin from peppers and slice into thin slices.

PRO TIPS FOR MAKING THIS RECIPE

  • Evenly brown the skin of the peppers on all sides. You may need to flip them one more time to get perfect charred edges on all sides.
  • Sweat the hot peppers in a plastic bag or cover them in a heat-proof container. This is a great way to easily peel the skin from the pepper.
  • Store peppers covered with olive oil in a small jar, and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
  • Use peppers in your favorite soup, pasta sauce, Mexican cuisine, or simply use them as a delicious dish.
Store roasted peppers in a jar covered with olive oil.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How to store air fryer bell peppers? Place peppers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or cover in olive oil for up to two weeks in the fridge.
  • Should the peppers look burnt? Roast peppers should be evenly charred with black spots on each side. The best way to know when they are done is by checking the texture. Red peppers are ready when they have a soft texture.
  • What type of pepper can be roasted in the air-fryer? Any color bell pepper or chili pepper can be roasted in the air fryer. For the best result use peppers that will fit in your air fryer basket. The secret to roast red peppers is to evenly char each side, look for a bubbly skin with dark spots.

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Air Fryer Roasted Red Peppers

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED RED PEPPERS IN THE AIR FRYER

Angela Khebou
Roasted red peppers are so easy to make in less than 30 minutes with just two simple ingredients red pepper, and olive oil for storing them in a jar.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 18 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 38 kcal

Equipment

  • air fryer
  • tongs are optional for turing hot pepper over in the airfryer.
  • small jar with lid to save and store roasted peppers in the fridge.
  • Plastic food safe bag is the easy way to peal peppers.

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 small red peppers or 2 medium red bell peppers
  • ½ cup olive oil extra virgin

Instructions
 

  • Wash peppers and place in a single layer in bottom of the air fryer basket. Air fry at 400° f for 10 minutes.
  • Gently flip the peppers over with a pair of tongs and continue air frying for 8 minutes.
  • To remove the skin of the pepper place them in a food-safe plastic bag and let it sweat and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Peel skin from peppers and slice into thin slices.

Notes

Evenly brown the skin of the peppers on all sides. You may need to flip them one more time to get perfect charred edges on all sides.
Keyword air fryer, quick

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