Crunchy, colorful, and sometimes even spicy, these amazing roasted red pepper recipes are here to make family dinners a little more fun.
Roasting veggies deepens the flavor but still maintains all of their nutrients and goodness. And red peppers are no exception.
When you add roasted red peppers to your food, it brings a layer of sweetness, along with bright and fresh peppery flavors. Not to mention amazing color!
So here are 20 of my favorite roasted red pepper recipes to spice up your weekly menu.
Top 20 Uses For Roasted Red Peppers
1. Roasted Red Peppers
Though you can buy these in cans and jars, there’s something special about making your own.
And though roasting veggies might seem intimidating, it’s really quite simple.
This recipe yields delicious, caramelized red bell peppers that will make an amazing addition to any meals you have planned for the week.
P.S. If you only have green, yellow, or orange bell peppers on hand, you can still make this. A roasted green pepper will still be quite tasty, just less sweet.
2. Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Hummus is a delicious way to get some extra protein. Plus it’s creamy, tangy, and full of earthy flavor.
For something with a little more pizzazz, try this lovely red hummus instead.
This roasted red pepper version has all of the best parts of the traditional Middle Eastern dip, but with a little kick!
3. Red Pepper Sangrita Margarita
If you love blood Mary’s, then you’ll be blown away by this red pepper sangrita margarita!
It’s spicy and salty like the brunch favorite you know and love, but it has an added depth of flavor from roasted red peppers.
And for an extra twist, this drink uses tequila instead of vodka… it IS a margarita after all.
The tequila brings a hint of fruity sweetness to balance the savory heat of the red pepper mix.
Of course, mezcal would make a terrific, smokey alternative.
4. Roasted Red Pepper Lasagna
There’s nothing more luscious and comforting than a cheesy, saucy, heaping plate of lasagna.
Just ask Garfield.
Featuring a flavorful cream sauce and six whole cups of mozzarella cheese, this roasted red pepper lasagna will fulfill all of your carb-filled dreams.
It’s so delicious that nobody will notice that it’s completely vegetarian!
However, if you want more protein, I recommend some seasoned, shredded chicken.
5. Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Fast, easy, and utterly delectable, this feta and roasted red pepper dip will be a hit at your next party.
Featuring tangy feta, sweet roasted pepper, and savory garlic, it has all of the best parts of Mediterranean cuisine.
Make it the day before you serve it, so the flavors have more time to marry.
6. Tuna with Red Pepper Sauce
Transport yourself to Spain with this incredible tuna in red pepper sauce.
Herbaceous, garlicky, and sweet, this light and healthy dish will tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body.
It’s a meal by itself, but you could also serve it tapas style alongside some of the other dishes on this list!
7. Manchego and Roasted Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms
If you love stuffed mushrooms, then you have to try this manchego and roasted pepper version.
Manchego is a traditional Spanish cheese with delicious nutty, sweet, and tangy notes that work very well with the rich, smoky sweetness of the red peppers.
Combine that with the earthiness of the mushroom and you have a perfect bite.
8. Baked Chicken Casserole with Basil and Roasted Peppers
This dish is an excellent mix of the flavors of Italy and the comfort of the Midwest United States.
Juicy chicken breasts are layered with roasted red peppers and aromatic basil to make a light, healthy, and yummy dish that’s perfect for summer.
9. Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Dip
This fresh take on the traditional artichoke dip will be your new favorite!
Not only does this roasted red pepper and artichoke dip taste amazing, but it’s crazy-easy to prepare.
Simply mix jarred artichokes, jarred roasted peppers, cream cheese, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, and seasonings into a bowl.
Transfer it to a baking dish and bake until everything is ooey-gooey and absolutely scrumptious.
10. Roasted Sweet Peppers with Olive Tapenade and Mascarpone
Sometimes the best dishes are the simple ones.
The kind that focus on highlighting the natural flavors of the ingredient, with no fancy sauces or seasonings.
This roasted sweet pepper dish is the perfect example.
It features sweet red peppers charred to perfection, creamy and acidic mascarpone cheese, and a salty olive tapenade.
It’s topped with an olive oil drizzle and black pepper.
11. Roasted Red Pepper Sandwiches with Mozzarella and Pesto
Fresh, flavorful, and perfect for a summer lunch, this sandwich is one you definitely need to add to your repertoire.
I think chicken would be a great addition if you want some more protein, too.
12. Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
This hearty, cheesy pasta dish will please even the pickiest palate.
The sauce is creamy and rich, featuring roasted peppers, sautéed onions, and sharp parmesan cheese.
Poured over perfectly cooked penne and topped with fresh basil, this meal is sublime.
13. Marinated Roasted Red Bell Peppers
If you’ve never done any canning before, this is a great recipe to start with.
Not only will you learn some canning basics, but these store well in the fridge if you have trouble getting a proper seal on your jars.
Inside the jar, you’ll have bright and flavorful marinated roasted peppers you can eat plain or use in any of the recipes on this list.
14. Air Fryer Roasted Red Peppers
The Air Fryer is another great way to prepare roasted red peppers.
It is super fast and makes for very easy clean-up. Literally, all you need are peppers and an Air Fryer!
How easy is that?
15. Roasted Red Pepper Soup
There’s something so nostalgic and wonderful about the classic combo of grilled cheese and warm soup.
Although traditional tomato is delicious, you should definitely try this roasted pepper version.
It’s just as hearty and comforting, but a touch more luxe.
Featuring sundried tomatoes and roasted peppers, you can say sayonara to Campbell’s because you won’t ever want to go back.
16. Red Pepper Fettuccine with Shrimp
Spicy, buttery, and totally luscious, this red pepper fettuccine with shrimp will be the toast of the town… that is, if you have any left to share with anyone else.
It’s that good.
Creamy, garlicky, zingy, and just a little sweet, it’s super bright and loaded with fresh herbs for balance.
Top it with parmesan cheese and you’re good to go!
17. Spanish Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Roasted red peppers are a staple in Spanish cooking.
It’s because their smoky sweetness is the perfect complement to many other traditional Spanish flavors.
This simple salad uses sherry vinegar, paprika, and olive oil dressing to perfectly highlight the natural umami of the pepper.
Serve it by itself or as a side dish. I think it would be delicious with grilled steak.
18. Chunky Gazpacho with Roasted Red Peppers
Tomato juice and pureed roast peppers come together beautifully in this healthy and refreshing gazpacho.
Chunky cucumber, garlic, and peppery scallions add fantastic texture and flavor, making this dish perfect for your next summer BBQ.
19. Roasted Pepper Salad with Feta, Pine Nuts, and Basil
This roasted pepper salad is truly a work of art.
Red and yellow peppers, purple-black olives, golden pine nuts, green basil, and white feta create a rainbow of color and an explosion of fresh flavor.
Not only is this dish beautiful, but it is chock-full of antioxidants and healthy fats. Both your body and your taste buds will love it.
20. Mediterranean Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
If you want a delicious and healthy meal that the whole family will love, then you need to add this Mediterranean chicken to your dinner menu.
Featuring juicy, sautéed chicken breasts smothered in a rich and creamy roasted red pepper sauce, it’s pretty close to perfect.
This recipe doesn’t call for cheese, but I think it would be divine with melted mozzarella on top.
Serve it with orzo or roasted potatoes or any of your favorite side dishes!
Oh, and it’s done in approximately 30 minutes in one pot, so there’s minimal clean-up!
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