ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Roasted Peppers: Step-by-Step With Photos

Updated on March 11, 2018
DzyMsLizzy profile image

Vegetarian recipes, healthy foods, kitchen tips and shortcuts interest Liz, but she also likes desserts!

Peppers on the Grill

Roasting Peppers Is Easy

You can go to the store and buy a can of diced or whole mild green chilies to use in a variety of recipes. The cost for a 4-ounce can is about eighty-five cents for the chopped chilies. That works out to $3.40 a pound! As I recall, the whole ones cost more.

Instead of that, you can have fresh roasted peppers, the same thing as they sell in the store, (only better!) for much less, and know it's absolutely fresh, with no added burden of salt for those who may need to watch their salt intake.

5 stars from 1 rating of Roasted Peppers

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 13 min
Yields: As many peppers as you have...


  • As many as you have or want of Ripe Peppers:, Red, Green, Orange, or Yellow Bell Peppers; Anaheim or other chili peppers


  1. Wash all the peppers
  2. Method 1: Pre-heat a barbeque grill, and using tongs, arrange peppers evenly on the grates.
  3. Method 2: Electric ovens: Set oven to 'broil' setting; place peppers on a cookie sheet, and move an oven rack up just under the broiler/heating coil, with just enough clearance for the peppers and the cookie sheet
  4. Method 3: Gas ovens: Set the broiler pan to its middle setting so the peppers do not contact the burner or the flame directly
  5. Watch the peppers closely! You want the skins to blacken, but do not allow them to start to smoke or catch fire. As they blacken, using tongs and an oven mitt, turn them over so they are done evenly on both sides.
  6. When the skins have blackened fairly evenly, using tongs, remove all the peppers to a paper bag, and roll the top shut. Allow the bag to sit for about 5 minutes. When the peppers have sat in their bag for the 5 minutes, take them out, one at a time (leave the others in the bag until you are ready for them).
  7. Use your fingers and a sharp knife to skin them. The heat and blackening will have made the skin blister up, and it is very easy to remove. Once the skins are off, cut off the stem end, and remove the seeds. (It is trickier if you want them whole--I usually slit them open down one side.)
Peppers on the grill
Peppers on the grill
Most of the peppers are nearly done
Most of the peppers are nearly done
Dump the blackened peppers into a paper sack
Dump the blackened peppers into a paper sack
Close top and let them sit a few minutes
Close top and let them sit a few minutes
Peel the skins from each pepper
Peel the skins from each pepper
Remove the stem
Remove the stem
Scrape out the seeds
Scrape out the seeds | Source

Food Safety Note:

Peppers are a low-acid food, despite the fact that they can induce a severe case of heartburn.

Therefore, it is not considered safe to do home-canning of peppers. Either use your prepared peppers at once in a recipe, or freeze them instead.

Peppers can be tray-frozen on a non-stick cookie sheet, then once frozen, they are easily lifted off for storage in a freezer bag. By tray-freezing, you have the individual peppers remain separate, so you can grab just what you need for a recipe, instead of having them all frozen together in a big clump.

To Seed Or Not To Seed?

For most dishes, you don't want the seeds, especially with Bell peppers, where seeds would just be annoying in the dish.

For chili peppers, if you are going to make salsa, removing the seeds is optional, depending on how spicy-hot you want it--most of the heat is in the seeds.

How Should You Use Your Roasted Peppers?

Let me count the ways!

  • add red roasted bell peppers to a fried eggplant sandwich
  • use roasted Anaheim chilies for chilies rellenos
  • add to salsas
  • add to burritos or tacos.

Enjoy! It's always better when you make it yourself.

© 2012 Liz Elias


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)