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Oven Roasted Peppers can be used in sandwiches, to make soups and a whole lot more. Add this simple technique to your cooking repertoire!

Oven Roasted Peppers on a white ceramic tray

Oven Roasted Peppers

We are in the last stretch of  French Fridays with Dorie. I think we’ll finish with the cookbook sometime in the spring of next year. So it’s the odds and ends of recipes, like these simple Oven Roasted Peppers that have been showing up in our monthly queue.

Plus there are those dishes that we’re all a little leery of scheduling, like aspic! But at least this recipe was not daunting in the least. I imagine most of us in the group have roasted peppers a time or two. I purchased some crusty rolls and some buffalo mozzarella and planned to make some lovely sandwiches for my weekend lunches with these sweet peppers which were drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with herbs from my garden.

Overhead view of Oven Roasted Peppers with garlic slices and herbs on a white platter

Tips for Roasting Peppers

The method was simple. I placed the peppers on a lined baking sheet and slid into a hot oven. They were turned every 15 minutes till all sides were blistered and browned. The peppers were then removed to a bowl and covered so the steam could lift the skin away from the flesh to make for easy peeling. After removing the skin, stems and seeds, they were sliced and drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. From this point they could be stored in the fridge till you’re ready to use them.

When Bill saw these sitting on the counter, he asked if he could toss these oven roasted peppers. Ahem. He was dead serious. At least he asked! I guess he’s not as enthusiastic about roasted peppers as I am. I have a feeling he’d eat these if I added them to pasta with a little sausage and cream, though. He just wasn’t enticed by the lot of them parked  in a tupperware container.

One time, a couple years ago, I  had reduced an Asian rib sauce to syrupy perfection and left it parked in the pan on the cook top.  Mr. Clean Up (I’ll never complain about this deal we have: I cook, he cleans) dumped the contents and scrubbed the pan before I even basted the ribs once. So we’ve made progress here. And I now have a bonne idee for a dinner later in the week!

P.S. I’ve included Dorie’s oven roasted peppers recipe this week as it’s basically the way I have always roasted peppers.  I also drizzled mine with some aged balsamic vinegar, perfect for a midday nosh or tossed with pasta for a light dinner.

Close view of a variety of Oven Roasted Peppers on a white tray
Roasted Peppers | A Dorie Greenspan recipe

Oven Roasted Peppers

A simple way to make roasted bell peppers at home. Technique for roasting from Dorie Greenspan.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 4 servings


  • 5 red and/or yellow bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • Herbs
  • 1-2 Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425º. Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment and place peppers on pan. Roast, for about an hour, turning every 15 minutes, till blistered on all sides.
  2. Place peppers into a bowl and cover with foil or plastic wrap. Let cool, then use hands to remove blistered skin. Slice and remove stems and seeds.
  3. Serve by drizzling with olive oil, a sprinkling of herbs and sliced garlic. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar is also a lovely option.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g


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48 comments on “Oven Roasted Peppers”

  1. I love roasted peppers, you are so right – perfect sandwich topper!

  2. The colours of these roasted peppers make me think of Spain, so sunny !! This recipe is very nice, we can used this peppers so many ways…

  3. I often do roasted peppers in the summer. Beautiful plating Liz! I usually serve them with marinated white beans. Does Bill like beans?

  4. Well I had never made roasted peppers before but can’t wait to make them again soon!

  5. I’ve been having a craving for red peppers lately. They’re really good in soup.

  6. Very pretty! Love the thin garlic slices too:@)

  7. Looks colorful and delicious 🙂

  8. Bill doesn’t know what he’s missing. Your peppers look bright and colourful and delish, not trash at all. I enjoyed these and put the leftovers through stir fry.

  9. Peppers are always a pleasure for me, I like them raw, roasted, stuffed, fully cooked… just about any way. Love the way they look. Have a great weekend.

  10. I love to add evoo and balsamico on the red peppers too! These are so wonderful in sammies, panini and pasta! Thanks for your kind compliment of my pepper roasting tutorial yesterday! xo Roz

  11. This is my kind of dish! I think this would be wonderful. And you have to love a husband who cleans the kitchen!

  12. I’ve seen people playing with peppers, but I’ve yet to try roasting them. Love the plating!

  13. Colourful and delicious peppers 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Oh Bill, the stuff he is missing out on 😉 Roasted peppers are always a treat and these look gorgeous. great presentation.

  15. LOL, at least you have made progress!! Glad you got to enjoy these, I really loved these!! ; )

  16. Your pictures look like they came right out of the book! The aspic should definitely be an interesting week!

  17. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve been buying roasted peppers. I guess that will now end!

  18. I can think of a zillion ways to use these besides just gobbling up on their own.

  19. I roast peppers all the time at home being vegetarian I need something colourful and flavourful for sandwiches. These look really good and I wish I had a plate of these in my fridge.

  20. One of my most favourite ways with peppers… just gorgeous!

  21. Roasted peppers with a bit of good olive oil are pure heaven when popped on a lovely piece of bread – maybe a hint of feta and caramelized balsamic

  22. Your peppers look like perfection, Liz! Funny how alike our hubbies are…mine also cleans up when I cook! And even though he doesn’t do it my way, I’ll never complain! Have a great weekend!

  23. Perfect for sandwiches, one of our favorite additions. Those rolls look interesting and delicious.

  24. I never eat them with balsamic I will have to try that. I love them with mozzarella too.

  25. I have never ever made my own roasted peppers, but I love the sound of these! Especially with that balsamic drizzle… Yeah, that sounds fresh and perfect!

  26. These peppers will go great as appetiser or sides for anything grilled. Thanks for sharing!

    Gourmet Getaways

  27. A drizzle of balsamic sounds perfect for dressing these. Our partners go through a lot for us each week, don’t they? Kevin ate half of one pepper and it seemed like a struggle for him. I loved them.

  28. Love your plate of peppers, even if Bill was not overjoyed. The story was too funny as I originally thought you meant “toss” like in a salad and I was trying to get my head around how he would do that…..when I realized he meant toss like into the trash. Priceless. I too am a lucky spouse who cooks while the other gladly cleans. Very lucky. Around here the problem is that folks are not sure what are “Dorie ingredients” and when the photos are complete so I have ask folks to actually EAT stuff because the are afraid it is off limits 🙂

  29. These are so pretty, Liz. I like how you’ve used peppers in different colours. These are definitely useful for so many reasons. I add them to pastas and they’re also good with a leg of lamb xx

  30. Liz, oh my goodness. . I love Roasted bell peppers .. yummm!!! this dish looks so elegant! Can’t wait to try!

  31. Love your post and absolutely agree on balsamic!

  32. I love roasted peppers and make them throughout the year. They’re wonderful to use in so many dishes or to blend for a sauce, and sure beats the cost of buying them pre-made in the jar.

    Wow i can’t believe you’re winding down with Dorie’s book. I remember when I started doing that but never could follow through. You’re amazing Liz, you’ve done this book and her baking book. I guess it’s time for Dorie to come out with a new book.

    Nice photo. Hope you’re summer has been a great one.

  33. I love roasted veggies! These look so colourful and great with those crusty buns.

  34. This sounds amazing! i really love peppers and roasted ones, thanks

  35. I roast peppers when ever they are in sale and keep a baggy of them in the freezer to top pizza or even a delicious sandwhich. They are incredible with some soft goats cheese.

  36. Wow Lizzy I jmpressed Bill clean the kitchen.Is my dream!
    These roast peppers look delicious Lizzy!

  37. I can imagine these going so well with fresh mozzarella in a sandwich!

  38. Your peppers are picture perfect. I’ll bet your sandwich was delicious too. I like the idea of drizzling with some balsamic vinegar. Reading the comments, I think I need to renegotiate my kitchen deal. I cook AND clean up after myself. Granted, I do make a huge mess most of the time, but I like the exchange you and some of the other Doristas have going.

  39. LOL Toss them? I think Bill is one of your biggest critics…or hardest-to-please peeps. He is so picky!

  40. You are right, never complain about a dishwasher:) My husband will do dishes but I still feel like I do dishes all day long. Beautiful photos as always. That bread looks to die for. Great story about the sauce;)

  41. One of my favorite things to do in the late summer and fall is roast peppers – all types of peppers. Roasting just seems to bring out the sweetness. Love the simplicity of this dish. Serving it with a baguette sounds perfect.

  42. I am one of the few who never has roasted peppers herself. Another FFWD-ism learned, perfected and to be continued! Yours are beautiful. I could have tucked in to one of the rolls. They looked very, very good. Michael always unloaded the dishwasher. I still don’t like to do it and miss him every time I have to pull out those racks and do it myself. He never threw out food – he was a good eater. I did have a spanking new full set of Ralph Lauren king-sized sheets, etc., and had stored them in a black plastic bag. He threw them in the garbage and the garbage was picked up before I could retrieve them. I still squirm about how expensive that sheet set was.

  43. These look perfect Liz! I agree about not complaining about Mr. Clean Up. We have the same arrangement here though there are times Gary thinks he’s drawn the short end of that stick when every dish in the house seems to be dirty! Luckily this one was an easy clean up and your rolls look like the perfect combination!

  44. Lizzy,
    I love roasted peppers. My sister-in-law makes them for us every time she comes over.

  45. Lovely, as always (even without the raspberries).

    I have had more than one thing thrown out of me ahead of it’s time – but somehow, I can’t seem to get the things I WANT to have tossed taken care of… HMMMM…

  46. Roasted peppers make any sandwich ten times better.

  47. Ouch! Hard to fuss at a man who is cleaning up, but that story hurt to read. I can just imagine coming into the kitchen and seeing a nice clean pan where my sauce should be.

  48. Paul and I have the same arrangement, and the same struggle. The worst was when he threw away this lovely clam broth that I had made from fresh clams, and taken the time to strain. He’s also constantly washing things I’ve put on the counter, or putting them away, before I’ve even had a chance to use them. I shouldn’t complain, though. It’s a good arrangement to have!

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