Since I am writing a series on the toaster ovens I’ve used over the years (I’m a huge fan of the toaster oven + microwave combo vs. wall oven), I thought I would share a great tip on how to roast red peppers in one.
Now, pay attention to step 6. Putting the peppers into a container after they are roasted may seem like a low-priority thing and something you would skip, but it’s crucial if you don’t want your peppers to be all sad, soggy and watery.
- Whole red bell peppers, washed and dried
- Salt (I’ve started using pink himalayan salt from The Spice Lab and I love it)
- Toppings (try cheese, pepperoni, bacon or tomatoes)
- Pre-heat your toaster oven to 425°F.
- Lightly oil the roasting pan.
- I leave my peppers as is, but if you’re not crazy like me, slice the peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the stem, seeds and any large white pieces.
- Place the peppers on a cutting board and gently press down and flatten them. Arrange flattened peppers on the pan.
- Roast peppers until the skins are wrinkled and bubbled with black spots (10 to 20 minutes).
- Remove the peppers from the pan and transfer to a shallow covered container. Place lid on container and leave for at least 10 minutes to steam.
- Once the peppers are cooled enough to handle rub the skins off.
- Sprinkle with salt and toppings.
- Try not to touch your eyes while you’re removing the skins from the peppers. The oils can cause a burning sensation.
- Roasted peppers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- If you’re not going to use all of the roasted peppers, they can be frozen in small batches. Just place them on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then place them in a labeled bag or container.
- If you’re using frozen peppers, you don’t need to thaw them first. Just add a few minutes to the cooking time.
This recipe can create a delicious and beautiful appetizer for your next party.
Roasted peppers are perfect for entertaining because they can be made ahead of time, and they’re always a crowd-pleaser.
I hope you enjoy these Roast Peppers in a Toaster Oven recipe!
If you try it, please leave me a comment below with your thoughts.
How to Store Roast Peppers in a Toaster Oven?
What happens when you have too many roasted red peppers and don’t know what to do with them?
You can store them in the refrigerator for a few days or freeze them, but they will last much longer if you store them in a toaster oven.
To store roasted red peppers in a toaster oven, first, wash them and slice off the top. Remove the seeds and stem.
Cut them into thin strips or slices.
Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 150 degrees for about an hour.
Let them cool before storing them in a jar or container.
They will last up to two weeks in the refrigerator or up to six months in the freezer. Enjoy!
Why it’s a good idea to roast peppers in a toaster oven?
Roast Peppers in a Toaster Oven recipe is full of delicious goodness, with a little bit of naughty.
Here’s why it’s a good idea to roast peppers in a toaster oven:
- The first reason is that it’s faster. A big batch of roasted peppers can take up to an hour in a conventional oven, but only about 20 minutes in a toaster oven. And since we all know that time is precious, that’s a big bonus.
- Second, it’s more energy-efficient. A toaster oven uses about one-sixth of the electricity of a full-sized oven, so it’s better for the environment and your electric bill.
- Finally, roasted peppers taste great. They have a smoky, caramelized flavor that can really add something special to a dish. So if you’re looking for an easy, fast, and tasty way to roast peppers, the toaster oven is the way to go.
So next time you’re in the mood for some roasted peppers, forget the big oven – your toaster oven will do just fine. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts of Roast Peppers in a Toaster Oven
Roasted bell pepper is a delicious, nutritious, and low-calorie snack that you can enjoy any time of the day.
One large roasted red pepper contains only 42 calories, 0 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrate, 2 grams of protein, and 3 grams of dietary fiber.
It also provides 203 percent of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin A and 21 percent of the RDA for vitamin C.
If you’re looking for a nutritious snack that will help you reach your daily recommended intake of vegetables, roasted bell peppers are a great option.
One large roasted bell pepper contains the following nutrients:
- Calories: 42
- Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 9 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Vitamin A: 203% of the RDA
- Vitamin C: 21% of the RDA
Why Would You Want to Roast Your Own Peppers?
Roasting your own peppers is a great way to save money.
A jar of roasted peppers from the grocery store can cost upwards of $7, whereas a bag of fresh peppers can cost as little as $2.
In addition, roasting your own peppers is a great way to control the quality of the peppers.
You can choose the type of peppers that you want to use, and you can be sure that they’re fresh.
Health Benefits of Roast Peppers in a Toaster Oven
While I’ve always been a fan of Roast Peppers, I have to say that this Roast Peppers in a Toaster Oven recipe has won me over.
It is a fun and festive way to enjoy this classic dish, but it’s also packed with nutrition!
Here are just a few of the health benefits of this delicious treat:
1. It’s a good source of calcium.
Roast peppers are a good source of calcium, which is important for strong bones and teeth.
If you’re looking for a way to get more calcium in your diet, this is a great option. Also, the calcium in roasted peppers is more bioavailable than the calcium in other vegetables.
2. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals.
Roast peppers are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as potassium and magnesium. They’re also a good source of dietary fiber.
All of these nutrients are important for good health. If you’re looking for a way to boost your nutrient intake, roasted peppers are a great option.
3. It’s a low-calorie food.
Roast peppers are very low in calories, making them an excellent choice for those watching their weight. A single serving of roasted peppers contains just 40 calories.
This makes it an excellent option for those on a weight-loss diet.
4. It’s a good source of antioxidants.
Roast peppers are a good source of antioxidants, which are essential for good health. Antioxidants help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage and lead to disease.
5. It may help to protect against cancer.
Some studies have shown that the antioxidants in roasted peppers may help to protect against cancer.
This is still a controversial topic, but it’s something that warrants further research.
6. It may help to boost your immune system.
The vitamins and minerals in roasted peppers may help to boost your immune system. This can help you stay healthy and fight off infection.
It also helps to reduce the severity of colds and other illnesses.
7. It’s a great source of flavor.
Of course, the best thing about roast peppers is their delicious flavor. Roast peppers have a rich, sweet, smoky flavor that is simply irresistible.
If you’re looking for a way to add more flavor to your meals, this is a great option. They’re perfect for adding flavor to dishes or eating on their own.
If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to enjoy roast peppers, I recommend trying this recipe. It’s easy to make, and it’s packed with nutrition. Enjoy!
What to serve with Roast Peppers?
Roasted peppers are a great side dish and go well with many entrees. I like to serve them with chicken, fish, or pork.
They’re also a great addition to salads or sandwiches. If you’re looking for something different to try, here are a few ideas:
1. Try serving them with rice and beans. This is a classic combination that is both healthy and delicious.
2. Serve them with pasta. This is a great way to add some vegetables to your pasta dish.
3. Add them to your salad. Roasted peppers make a great addition to any salad.
4. Use them as a condiment. Roasted peppers can be used as a condiment on sandwiches or in salads.
5. Try them in a quesadilla. This is a great way to add some flavor to your quesadilla.
6. Add them to your soup or chili. This is a great way to add some extra flavor and nutrition to your soup or chili.
7. Use them as a topping for pizza. This is a great way to add some flavor and nutrition to your pizza.
8. Add them to your omelet. This is a great way to add some extra flavor and nutrition to your omelet.
9. Serve them with grilled chicken or fish. This is a great way to add some extra flavor and nutrition to your grilled chicken or fish.
10. Try them in a stir-fry. This is a great way to add some flavor and nutrition to your stir-fry.
As you can see, there are many ways to enjoy roast peppers. They’re a versatile and healthy food that is perfect for any occasion.
So, next time you’re looking for something different to try, give them a try. I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do!
What are your favorite dishes to serve with roast peppers? Let us know in the comments!
I’ve once again put together the recipe in a downloadable booklet for you. Hope you like it:
See you next time!