Ciao Bella Roasted Red Peppers

Ciao Bella Roasted Red Peppers

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Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello


This is a staple in our home. Passed down from my Mom and so simple to make.

Roasted red pepper in a jar are so expensive and this is a great way to save.

You can also freeze the peppers after they have been roasted and before you season them. Just wrap in plastic wrap. Then when you need to make this, you simply defrost and season. This comes in handy when red peppers are on sale and abundant.

We eat this on Italian bread, focaccia or even crackers. Usually we serve it as an antipasto. But I love to have it for lunch with a side salad.



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10 Min
1 Hr


  • 5 large
    red bell peppers
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    nonpareil capers
  • ·
    kosher salt to taste
  • ·
    cracked black pepper to taste
  • dash(es)
    garlic powder

How to Make Ciao Bella Roasted Red Peppers


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place red peppers on a baking sheet. Bake turning occasionally until charred on all sides, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Once charred place in a bowl and cover with plasitc wrap for 15-20 minutes. The steam will allow skin to be removed easier.
  3. Remove skin and seeds. Cut peppers into strips. Add olive oil, capers, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Taste best at room temperature. Serve with Italian bread, focaccia or crackers.

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About Ciao Bella Roasted Red Peppers

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #roasted #red #pepper

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