If you’re looking for a delicious and easy recipe that will add some extra flavor and nutrition to your meals, look no further than roasted peppers and onions. These are the tastiest roasted peppers and onions you’ll ever make. Instead of baking them all together the onions are caramelized to perfection then tossed with fire roasted bell peppers and a light herbal Italian dressing.
This recipe is simple to make and can be used in a variety of ways, from topping sandwiches and salads to serving as a tasty side dish. In this post, we’ll explore why you’ll love this recipe, the health benefits of roasted peppers, how to make them, and some tips for storing and serving.
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Why You’ll This Love Roasted Peppers and Onions Recipe
One of the best things about roasted peppers and onions is their versatility. They can be used in so many different ways, from adding a pop of flavor to a sandwich to serving as a side dish alongside your favorite protein.
Roasting the vegetables brings out their natural sweetness, and the combination of peppers and onions adds a depth of flavor that’s hard to beat. Plus, this recipe is simple to make and requires just a few basic ingredients.
These roasted peppers and onions are:
- Keto Friendly
- Vegetarian Friendly
- Nut Free
- Soy Free
- Low Carb
Are Roasted Peppers Good For You?
Yes! Roasting peppers can actually increase their nutritional value. Peppers are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium. Roasting them can help break down the cell walls, making these nutrients more accessible to your body. Peppers are also low in calories and high in fiber.
Keep in mind that peppers are a nightshade vegetable. If you have an autoimmune disease like psoriasis, eating nightshades like peppers can aggravate symptoms.
Can You Freeze Roasted Peppers and Onions?
Yes you can freeze roasted peppers and onions in a freezer safe ziplock bag. They will last for up to three months in the fridge. To reheat them place the frozen peppers and onions in the fridge for 24 hours. Once they thaw out you can reheat them in the microwave for 1 minute or on the stovetop by gently stirring them over low heat.
Ingredients for Roasted Peppers and Onions
Here’s what you’ll need to make roasted peppers and onions:
How to Make Roasted Peppers and Onions
- Step 1: Turn on the broiler. Broil the peppers for 5 minutes on each side until they are black. Once blackened place the peppers inside a bowl covered with paper towels for 10 minutes.
- Step 2: While the peppers are steaming. Heat oil in a pan slice the onions into thin strips and saute them over medium heat until they’re caramelized (20 minutes)
- Step 3: Rub the pepper skins with paper towels to remove them. Slice the peppers into thin strips and combine them with the olive oil, garlic, caramelized onions and Italian seasoning. Enjoy.
How Long Does it Take to Roast Bell Peppers at 400?
Roasting bell peppers at 400°F typically takes around 25-30 minutes. Keep an eye on them and stir occasionally to ensure they cook evenly. The side of the peppers that is resting on the tinfoil will brown a lot faster then the exposed side. So even if the peppers don’t look cooked it’s important to flip them.
How Do You Roast Peppers Without Getting Soggy?
To roast peppers without getting soggy, make sure to remove the seeds and stem before slicing them. This will help the peppers cook evenly and prevent them from becoming too moist. Also, be sure to spread the peppers out evenly in a single layer on the baking sheet and avoid overcrowding.
Do You Cook Onions or Peppers First?
You can cook the onions and peppers at the same time. The onions take longer to cook because they need to caramelize on the stovetop. You can’t rush this process or you’ll just end up with burnt onions instead of sweet brown onions.
Since the onions take so long to cook I recommend starting them first. While the onions are cooking you can broil, steam and peel the roasted peppers. That way the onions and peppers will be ready at the same time.
While you’re tending to your peppers don’t forget to stir the onions every few minutes.
What Takes Longer to Cook, Peppers or Onions?
Typically onions cook a lot faster than peppers because they’re thinner and contain more water. However, in this recipe the onions take longer to cook than the peppers. Most peppers and onions recipes have you cook them both at the same time on a sheet pan.
While this is easier, the onions can easily burn before the peppers are done cooking. Not to mention that the onions don’t taste as good when roasted in the oven as they do when they are caramelized slowly on the stove top.
How to Serve Roasted Peppers and Onions
Roasted peppers and onions can be served by themselves as a warm appetizer salad. Or you can use them to flavor other dishes like salads, soups, pasta dishes, frittatas and more.
Can you Make Roasted Peppers and Onions Ahead?
Yes you can make roasted peppers and onions up to three days ahead of time. If anything, making the roasted peppers and onions ahead will help their flavor. The longer the peppers and onions marinate in the dressing the more intense their flavor will be.
You can serve these roasted peppers and onions hot or cold. If you make them ahead and want to serve them hot, simply reheat them in the microwave for 1 minute.
Are Roasted Peppers and Onions Keto Friendly?
Yes roasted peppers and onions are keto friendly and low carb. Onions and peppers are naturally low in carbohydrates and have zero net carbs. You can enjoy lots of roasted peppers and onions. There are natural sugars in the roasted peppers and onions but the amounts are negligible (only 2 grams of sugar per serving).
Are Roasted Peppers and Onions Gluten Free?
Yes this recipe for roasted peppers and onions is gluten free. Most roasted peppers and onions recipes are gluten free. Some people add bread crumbs to their roasted peppers and onions. Always ask the chef for a list of ingredients to make sure you can eat roasted peppers and onions if you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant.
How Long Do Roasted Onions and Peppers Last in the Fridge?
Roasted peppers and onions will last for up to five days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. Make sure to use clean spoons to scoop out the peppers and onions to avoid cross contamination. Cross contamination will cause the food to rot faster.
More Roasted Pepper Recipes
When bell peppers are in season you can never think of enough creative ways to use them in your day to day cooking. Here are a few more roasted pepper recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
Roasted Red Pepper Salsa
Vegan Roasted Pepper Sauce
Italian Roasted Peppers Recipe
Roasted Peppers and Onions Recipe
- Turn on the broiler. Broil the peppers for 5 minutes on each side until they are black. Once blackened place the peppers inside a bowl covered with paper towels for 10 minutes.
- While the peppers are steaming. Heat oil in a pan slice the onions into thin strips and saute them over medium heat until they’re caramelized (20 minutes)
- Rub the pepper skins with paper towels to remove them. Slice the peppers into thin strips and combine them with the olive oil, garlic, caramelized onions and Italian seasoning. Enjoy.
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