16 Best Bell Pepper Recipes

16 Best Bell Pepper Recipes
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16 Best Bell Pepper Recipes

We love bell peppers for their crunchy and sweet flavors and their beautiful colors. Read on to discover our 16 best recipes for bell peppers.

Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Frittata

A frittata is a baked omelet that is far easier to make than your average omelet because it lacks that pesky step of flipping it.

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Fresh Corn & Red Pepper Bisque

The flavor of this soup depends on the quality of the corn, so be sure to use the freshest and sweetest ears you can find.

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Yellow Pepper Relish

A colorful relish for burgers, this is also great stirred into nonfat yogurt for a vegetable dip or combined with light mayonnaise for a zippy salad dressing.

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Tuna-Stuffed Peppers

These tuna-stuffed peppers are ubiquitous in delis all over Susa, Italy.

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Grilled Pepper Salad

Toss together a colorful mix of grilled bell peppers, briny olives, sweet sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette for a lovely side dish.

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Smoky Stuffed Peppers

Turkey sausage and smoked cheese give a flavorful boost to this versatile and somewhat-retro dinner.

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Moroccan-Style Stuffed Peppers

Aromatic savory-and-sweet stuffed peppers are a satisfying supper thanks to the lean beef, brown rice and bell pepper in each bite. Serve them with rainbow chard sautéed with olive oil, garlic and parsley.

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Bell Pepper & Beef Curry

A combination of green beans, red bell peppers and sweet mango makes this beef curry recipe colorful.

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Sweet Potato & Red Pepper Pasta

Here’s a great way to use the “power vegetables” sweet potato and red bell pepper in a satisfying vegetarian pasta dish full of fresh herbs and creamy goat cheese.

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Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers

We steam brightly colored bell peppers in the microwave to save time and then stuff them with orzo, spinach and feta.

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Sausage-and-Pepper Heros

It takes less than 30 minutes to whip up this fast and healthy sandwich. Caramelized onions and red peppers beautifully complement the flavors of the sausage.

Get the recipe: Sausage-and-Pepper Heros

Packet-Roasted Balsamic Green Beans & Peppers

Wrap your veggies in foil packets and toss them on the grill for an easy barbecue side dish. This recipe coats the bell peppers in a mouth-watering olive oil marinade made with mustard and maple syrup.

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Greek Salad Pita Sandwiches

Bell peppers can add tons of crunch and flavor to your pita sandwiches. This healthy sandwich is perfect to pack for school or work.

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Cheese-Stuffed Grilled Peppers

Make this snack at backyard barbecues using all types of medium-sized peppers: As the peppers blister, the cheese mixture tucked inside turns warm and gooey.

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Black Lentil and Bell Pepper with Mint Salad

Bell peppers add vibrant colors to a simple lentil salad. Dress it up with the fresh flavors of lemon juice and cilantro.

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Rainbow Chopped Salad

Bell peppers shine in this easy recipe for chopped vegetable salad. It only has 64 calories per serving and takes less than ten minutes to prepare!

Get the recipe: Rainbow Chopped Salad


Sweet and crunchy bell peppers can be prepared in a variety of ways and their beautiful colors will brighten up any dish. Learn the best way to store bell peppers to make the most of the season's harvest, and get cooking with our 16 delicious recipes with bell peppers!

How to store bell peppers

Freezing and canning are both great ideas for putting away peppers for use later in the year. We love putting away a bounty of summer fruits and vegetables for fall and winter; that beautiful produce is just too pretty to let go to waste.

  • Freezing
    Freezing is the simplest preparation for storing peppers. We prefer freezing because the recipe possibilities are much more open. Start by coring and seeding the peppers. You can leave the peppers whole, cut them into strips or chop them into chunks. (Choose the method that will be the best for how you intend to use the peppers.) Add them to a sealable freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze. (You might want to use a vacuum sealer for best results.) Make sure to date the bag and freeze for no more 6 months. You can use frozen peppers in a number of recipes, but, please, do not serve them raw. For recipes that require sauteing, you'll want to defrost the peppers first, pat them dry, and then add them to the saute pan. But for soups, stews or casseroles, you can add the peppers right from the freezer bag.
  • Canning
    For canning peppers, you'll want to put them in a brine, which helps preserve them. The brine can include oil. You can make a jar of marinated red bell peppers just as you would buy in the supermarket. This would require blistering the peppers first to remove their skins. But you could also preserve the peppers fresh, which will keep their texture firm and almost crunchy, like pickles. To do this, core and seed the peppers and cut them into wedges and stuff them into a canning jar. Pour over with a hot brine (a 1:1 ratio of water to vinegar or all vinegar), which has been flavored with spices and seasoned with sugar and/or salt. Make sure to leave a little headspace before tightening on a lid. Process the jars in a hot water bath to seal them. Keep the jarred peppers on your pantry shelf for no more than 3 months. You can enjoy canned peppers as a side dish, as a topping for sandwiches, or pureed into a dip.

How to cook bell peppers

Bell peppers are versatile vegetables. Not only can they be enjoyed eaten raw, but you can cook them in many ways. Try sautéing, grilling, roasting, baking or steaming them.

If you favor yellow peppers, try our Yellow Pepper Relish recipe for your next barbecue. More of a red pepper lover? Don't worry, we have a Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Frittata recipe that you'll love. For those who have trouble choosing, combine a variety of different peppers in our Grilled Pepper Salad recipe. Click through our slideshow and get cooking!

Check out the slideshow above for our 16 best recipes with bell peppers.

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