Red, yellow, green, long or round, bell peppers are a versatile, summery veggie. You can use them in many recipes, from stir-fry, casserole, soup, or pasta dishes. Check out our 20+ easy bell pepper recipes for inspiration.
Red, yellow, green, long or round. What are we talking about? About bell peppers, of course! Super versatile and slightly sweet once cooked, they're a popular, delicious vegetable to enjoy during summer. You can use them in many recipes, from appetizers and main dishes to quick side dishes to pair with chicken, beef or seafood. You can even enjoy this great ingredient at breakfast time.
Bell peppers are perfect for stir-fry recipes such as pepper steak, casseroles, soups, or pastas. That's not finished yet! You can also hollow out the bell peppers and fill them with your favorite ingredients for delicious stuffed vegetables that will go down a storm.
Cooking bell peppers is always a good idea if you want to eat healthy without giving up taste. You can create new dishes with these summery veggies from international cuisine and vegetarian to meaty and healthy. It's just up to you! Make sure to check our 20+ easy bell pepper recipes to find your new favorite dish.
If you're in the mood for a fast, easy-to-make comfort dish that's perfect for summer, try this easy, baked stuffed bell pepper recipe. Made with fresh bell peppers stuffed with a tantalizing mixture of sautéed ground beef, onions, cheese, and rice flavored with dried herbs, garlic, and tomato sauce, stuffed peppers are always a hit.
Chicken fajitas are a fabulous fast dinner you can whip up on a busy weeknight. This classic Mexican and Tex-Mex dish is packed with juicy chicken, tender yet crisp peppers and onions coated in a spicy, tangy, savory marinade. Everything is perfectly seared, then served in soft, fluffy warm tortillas.
This Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Pepper Recipe is an easy, low-carb, hearty meal that will satisfy the whole family. They are lower in carbohydrates than the classic sandwich and are a tasty dinner idea that you can prepare in advance.
Easy Pepper Steak is a quick and simple dinner recipe for any night of the week. Turn round top steak into a healthy and flavorful weeknight meal with paprika, garlic, bell peppers, onions and a Chinese-inspired sauce. This steak dinner gets a Chinese spin thanks to a soy sauce-based flavoring sauce. Serve the steak over steamed rice to complete this dinner that’s even better than your favorite take-out order. Thanks to plenty of seasoning and crunchy peppers, this homemade version does not skimp on taste. Pair your sliced beef with green bell peppers for the most authentic dish. The color pops for a beautiful presentation, and the peppers add the right amount of crunchy and natural sweetness to the dish.
A frittata is an egg-based dish, similar to an omelet, but usually a bit thicker (Frittata is the Italian version of the Spanish tortilla). It’s a quick, easy, and versatile dish—perfect for summer. This Bell Pepper Frittata is a healthy recipe that can be enjoyed as a breakfast, lunch, or main dish.
Traditional chicken cacciatore is a rustic, stew-like Italian main recipe. Super flavorful and easy to make, so you'll probably find it in most Italian cookbooks. The Italian word cacciatore actually means “hunter” in English, and you could also call it pollo alla cacciatora which means hunter-style chicken.
Start your morning the right way with these incredibly tasty breakfast enchiladas. It's made with ultra-soft flour tortillas packed with savory breakfast sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs, peppers, onions, and cheese topped with red enchilada sauce. These easy breakfast enchiladas will satisfy your taste buds and your hunger.
No matter where you go in the world, you’re likely to find a recipe for meat on a skewer. In this recipe for Spicy Chicken Skewers, you make your own paprika seasoning by drying, then grinding red bell peppers. You then use it to season the skewered chicken breast and grill it until golden and cooked through.
Peperonata is an easy, rustic Italian summer side dish for making sautéed bell peppers and onions. It is a traditional vegetarian recipe of Southern Italian cuisine based on a few simple ingredients. Sweet bell peppers and onions are slow cooked on very low heat with tomato sauce until soft and tender, while garlic adds a stronger hint of flavor.
If you’re looking for an exciting new way to enjoy bell peppers (capsicum), then this is the recipe for you! This recipe for Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups is an easy appetizer recipe perfect for summer. Red peppers are also called bell pepper, capsicum, or sweet pepper. They are mildly sweet, and upon roasting become even sweeter with a slightly earthy taste.
Red pepper fritters are delicious small balls of fried dough enriched with red peppers. Easy and very fast to prepare, these savory fritters can be enjoyed alone or in accompaniment to other delicacies (also with easy seafood recipes, as they usually do in Naples), or with cold cuts and cheeses. Red pepper fritters are also perfect to serve as an appetizer or in a savory buffet. The recipe includes a few simple ingredients: water, flour, instant yeast for savory preparations and of course red peppers, to give sweetness and fragrance. So let's see how to make perfect red pepper fritters step by step.
Now, this is one preparation that is super duper easy to prepare, takes no time to cook, no fancy ingredients and cooking skills required, yet you can enjoy it in many different ways. Serve it as a side dish, along with a hearty salad, or a snack.
Jambalaya is a popular one-dish meal that hails all the way from New Orleans, Louisiana. An authentic jambalaya is Cajun or Creole, which means it’s spicy, zesty, and smoky. The chicken, sausage, and shrimp is juicy and full of flavor!
Maque choux is a mouthwatering Cajun side dish recipe that's spicy, sweet, and creamy. It is a perfect dish to serve any time of year, although it's especially delicious in summer when corn is in season or around Mardi Gras.
The ratatouille is a course made of seasonal vegetables that was born in France, more precisely in Nice, in fact the recipe is originally called ratatouille niçoise. Born as a peasant food prepared by Provençal farmers to use vegetables, only later spread throughout Europe, also thanks to the animated movie of Disney Pixar.
It is a vegan and light recipe, perfect as a side dish for meat and fish courses, reminiscent of Italian peperonata. It can be prepared either in the oven or in a frying pan.
These chicken, bell pepper, red onion and pineapple kebabs are the perfect summer evening dish – or even at any time of the year!
Caponata is a traditional, vegetarian Sicilian side dish recipe, perfect to enjoy during summer season. It is a sort of relish made of chopped fried eggplants, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, celery, olives and capers flavored in a sauce which is sweet-sour or agrodolce as Italians say.
When summer arrives, and it's searingly hot outside, the desire to cook can sometimes evaporate quicker than a puddle under the midday sun. If you don't want to slave away over a hot stove in the height of summer, but still want to eat a fantastic meal, why not try whipping up some gazpacho?
When you're in the mood for a comforting, easy to make, hearty vegetarian dish, nothing hits the spot like homemade pasta primavera. This creamy pasta dish is packed with a rainbow of nutritious vegetables, tender pasta, and has a zesty, bright flavor with a subtle kick of heat thanks to the addition of red chili flakes.
Baked Denver Omelet is a quick and easy dish you can serve at breakfast or brunch. This puffed American-style omelet is rich in protein and low carb, while the bell peppers add both color and nutrition.
With its salty, sweet, spicy flavor, kung pao chicken is one of the best-loved Chinese takeaway dishes out there. If you love kung pao chicken but want to make a healthier version, don't fret – this easy kung pao chicken recipe tastes just as good as anything you'll order from a takeaway but is far healthier.