Cooking bell peppers. Bell peppers are a staple ingredient in many kitchens, known for their bright colors, mild flavor, and numerous health benefits. You can cook bell peppers in many ways, such as roasting, grilling and sautéing. No matter which method you choose to cook bell peppers, we have cooking times (and cooking temperatures) for you! Translation in French: poivron rouge, poivron vert.
How do I cook bell peppers?
- Preparing bell peppers
- Cooking bell peppers in an oven (roasted)
- Cooking bell peppers on a grill
- Cooking bell peppers in a pan (sauteed)
What to pair bell peppers with?
Bell peppers are a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and stir-fry dishes. Bell peppers also make a great topping for pizzas, and can be stuffed with many fillings, such as rice, cheese, or meats. Serve bell peppers with tomatoes, chickpeas, onions and beef patties.
Preparing bell peppers
Here are simple steps to prepare bell peppers:
Before cooking, wash the bell peppers thoroughly and remove the stem, seeds, and ribs. Cut the peppers into desired sizes for the recipe.
Cook bell peppers in oven
Cooking bell peppers in an oven. Roasting bell peppers saves you prep time as you cook them whole! To roast bell peppers:
1. Preheat the oven at 400°F
2. Place whole peppers on a baking sheet
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the skin is blistered and charred.
You will be able to easily peel the bell peppers once they’ve cooled down.
If you want to save money, pop the bell peppers in the oven while you’re cooking something else!
Cook bell peppers on grill
Cooking bell peppers on a grill. Grilling bell peppers is a great thing to do when you have a barbecue.
1. Slice the bell peppers into long strips and place on a hot grill.
2. Grill for 5-7 minutes on each side until they are charred and tender.
Cook bell peppers in pan
Cooking bell peppers in a pan. Sautéing bell peppers is a really quick way to cook them. To sauté bell peppers:
1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add sliced bell peppers and cook for 5-7 minutes until they are tender and slightly charred.
Optional: Sauteed bell peppers can be eaten cold: add garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Delicious!
Tip: When selecting bell peppers, look for ones that are firm and brightly colored with smooth skin. To store bell peppers, keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Bell peppers are low in calories, high in vitamins, and a good source of fiber.