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Jars of Roasted Red Peppers.
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How to Roast Peppers

How to Roast Peppers: A simple guide to perfect roasted peppers in just a few steps! Learn how to roast peppers in the oven, over a gas burner, or on the grill.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Condiment
Servings: 1 -1/2 cups
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen


  • 6 bell peppers cleaned and dried
  • Extra-virgin olive oil


  • Preheat broiler to 500ºF.
  • Place peppers on a baking sheet. Char peppers on all sides under the broiler until the skin is blackened in most parts of the pepper and the pepper is soft.
  • Transfer peppers to a heat-safe bowl and cover (with a tight-fitting lid, plastic wrap or a kitchen towel) to let the peppers steam for about 20 minutes until the peppers are no longer too hot to handle.
  • Remove the charred skin from the peppers and discard. Remove the stem and the seeds and discard.
  • Either dice up the peppers or leave them whole and place in jars. 
  • Peppers are ready to use right away or kept for later. To store peppers, place in jars with a splash of olive oil and the pepper liquid. Let cool completely before storing it in the refrigerator for about 7-10 days.  


  1. See post for alternative methods for roasting the peppers.
  2. Peppers can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Store in small jars and storage bags. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight.