Roasted Red Bell and Banana Peppers

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Buying bottled roasted peppers can be very expensive, but if you buy them fresh in season, when they are cheap, you can roast them yourself and freeze them for later.


  1. Preheat your broiler.
  2. Place the whole peppers on a baking sheet covered with foil.
  3. Place them under the broiler, about 6 to 10 inches from the heat source.
  4. Turn the peppers frequently until the skin begins to blacken.
  5. Remove the peppers from the oven and put them in a paper grocery bag and fold down the top. This allows the peppers to steam, and to cool.
  6. When cool, wash off the blackened skin.
  7. You can use them at once or freeze them by placing them in layers between wax paper.


Most Helpful

I buy the red peppers by the case in the fall and do them directly on the bbq, cool a bit and bag them as is for the freezer.(About 4 to a bag) When I need them, defrost a bit and the blackened skin slips off so easily.Deseed and cut in desired size. It is important to completely char the outside of the peppers.

karen in tbay September 13, 2005

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