Long Sweet Peppers Recipes

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Long sweet peppers recipes are loved by most of the people. They are spicy and yet sweet to the palates. They can be eaten as snacks but they serve great as well when mixed in various main dishes that you prepare at home. Are you looking for long sweet peppers recipes? Here are some ideas to get your creativity happening.

Pan-Roasted Peppers

Colorful pan-roasted peppers on a plate

Prep:5 mins

Cook:10 mins

Total:15 mins

Servings:4 to 6 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
60Calories
5gFat
5gCarbs
1gProtein

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pan-roasted peppers is a super easy side dish recipe that brings out the natural sweetness in bell peppers. Use any combination of colors you like! Bell peppers are a wonderful vegetable (technically a fruit, but sold as a veggie) that are high in fiber and vitamin C.

You can find many different colors of bell peppers in the market today; from orange to purple and yellow to white. Choose the ones that look best for this simple and nutritious recipe, and use a mixture if you can for a colorful side dish. Always buy peppers that are firm with no bruises or soft spots and smooth skin. 

Cooking bell peppers brings out their sweetness and makes them very tender. They are delicious served as an accompaniment to roast chicken, meatloaf, grilled steak, or a pork roast. You can even use them to top sandwiches, hot dogs, tacos, and burritos.

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“The pan-roasted peppers were excellent. They made a very simple easy-to-prep side dish with just a few ingredients. They were nicely blistered in about 8 minutes, then it was 2 minutes longer for steaming and finishing. I tossed some of them in a vinaigrette—delicious!” —Diana Rattray

Pan-roasted bell peppers on a white plate

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

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  1. Gather the ingredients. ingredients for pan-roasted peppers recipe gathered
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add all of the peppers all at once.Olive oil and peppers in a cast-iron skillet
  3. Sauté the peppers, stirring and turning frequently, until the pepper skins start to blister and turn brown in spots.sautéed peppers
  4. Add the water, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.Bell pepper strips cooking in a cast-iron skillet
  5. Cover the pan and cook for 1 minute so the peppers steam.Pan-roasted peppers in a skillet with a lid on top
  6. Uncover the pan, stir the peppers for 1 minute longer, then serve immediately.Pan-roasted peppers in various colors on a plate

Tips

  • Any bell peppers work perfectly for this recipe. Be careful when you buying peppers that they are mild bell peppers and not hot peppers.
  • To prepare bell peppers, cut them in half and pull the two halves apart. Remove the seeds and most of the membranes, along with the top stem. Rinse the peppers well and cut into strips or chop.

Recipe Variations

  • Replace the Italian herb seasoning with a Creole seasoning blend or Mexican spice blend.
  • Cool the peppers and toss them with a vinaigrette or Italian dressing. Serve as an antipasto plate, sandwich topping, or with crostini.

How to Store and Freeze

  • Leftover bell peppers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat leftovers in a pan over medium heat or in the microwave.
  • Pan-roasted bell peppers can be frozen and stored for up to three months. Spread the peppers out onto a baking sheet and freeze. Place frozen pepper strips in an airtight container or zip-top bag and store if the freezer.

Which Bell Peppers Are Sweetest?

Red bell peppers are the sweetest of the bell peppers. Yellow bell peppers are sweet and fruity, while orange bell peppers are sweet, fruity, and a bit tangy. Green bell peppers are tangy and slightly bitter.

Do You Need to Cook Bell Peppers?

Bell peppers are safe to eat cooked or raw. They are crunchy and crisp with a very mild spicy bite when raw. Cooking tends to enhance the pepper’s natural sweetness. The veggies can also take on a smokiness when grilled or broiled.

Cooking

5 tasty ways to prepare a sweet pointed pepper

A Sweet Palermo® pointed pepper is easy to prepare in a wide variety of ways. Hence, you can enjoy a different sweet pointed pepper recipe every day. For example, you can opt for a quick and easy preparation method during the week and for ‘slow cooking’ at the weekend. Sweet Palermo offers you endless variations because this delicious bundle of vitamins can be prepared and used in so many different ways. Furthermore, it is a tasty and healthy treat or snack all on its own.

In the wok
You can stir-fry this sweet pointed pepper for a quick and flavoursome meal. Even at the end of a long day at work, you can enjoy a tasty and healthy dish prepared in a matter of minutes. Briefly fry the red or yellow pointed pepper in a wok at a high temperature to keep the healthy flesh firm and crunchy and to retain all the vitamins. Why not try an Asian dish! 

In the oven

This red or yellow pointed pepper makes it easy for you to serve up a light, low-fat meal. And when roasting the pepper, you don’t necessarily need to add olive oil. Use it to prepare irresistible stuffed peppers! As an added advantage, the juicy flesh becomes even sweeter in the oven without any loss of nutrients.

In the frying pan

Frying a sweet pointed pepperis an ideal way of making a quick yet healthy meal during the week. In the frying pan, the sweet pointed pepper gains even more richness of flavour, thus adding extra depth to pasta dishes or oven bakes, for example. Who said healthy cooking was difficult?!

Grilled 

The smokey taste of grilled Sweet Palermo adds an interesting twist to all kinds of dishes, creating an even more intense flavour. Furthermore the grill lines transform this healthy, vitamin-rich vegetable into an appealingly decorative feature on the plate, immediately lending a holiday feel to the presentation. 

grilled

As a snack

You can eat the sweet pointed pepper raw as a healthy snack, and you can add it to salads for the perfect balance of freshness, crunch and a wonderfully juicy-sweet flavour. Thanks to the high vitamin and nutrient content it provides a substantial health boost. Use a mix of peppers in different colours to brighten up every dish.

5 Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Feel free to play around with the cheese and substitute cheddar or mozzarella for a taco blend or pizza blend cheese.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 12

Calories:

Ingredients

  • 12 small sweet peppers halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1/2 package 4 ounce cream cheese, softened to room temp
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or lightly grease with oil.
  • In a Medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan, and feta cheeses. Toss in chopped spinach, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix everything with a fork until the mixture is fully combined.
  • Arrange sweet peppers on prepared baking sheet. Spoon about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each pepper.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 10-15 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!

What to Do With Your Extra Peppers

Whether your garden-variety Pepper plants are having their best year yet, or you went a little overboard buying your favorite greenhouse-grown Peppers at the grocery store, we have lots of great ideas for what to do with Bell Peppers that have started piling up in your kitchen!

We’ve put together 7 unique Pepper recipe ideas that will help you make the most out of your abundance of Peppers. From sizzling Pepper soup to veggie-filled baked goods, you’ll have lots of options to choose from so you can enjoy your extra Peppers to the fullest.

How to Use Up Your Extra Peppers

Here are 7 different ways you can use up your extra Peppers to stretch their life and avoid wasting fresh, healthy food.

Flavorful Soups

No matter what types of veggies are piling up in your kitchen, you can likely use them up by throwing them into a hearty pot of soup. Peppers are no exception as a flavorful ingredient in many Pepper soup recipes! Peppers make a delicious soup base or can also be added as one of many ingredients in a vegetable medley.

Butternut Squash Soup

When adding Peppers to soup, it is best practice to roast the Peppers first and remove the charred skin. While some people may have a color or variety preference, whatever roasted Peppers you add to your soup will add incredible flavor.

Another benefit of making a big pot of Pepper soup is being able to freeze the leftovers for an easy weeknight meal option. When you make your soup, simply portion it out and freeze the portions in airtight containers so they’re easy to pull out when schedules get hectic.

Sizzling Stir-fries & Fajitas

Mom holding 3 fajitas

Sliced Peppers are a staple ingredient in stir-fries and fajitas, so if you have an abundance of Peppers to eat up, these are the perfect meals for you to prepare! Simply slice up your extra Peppers, sauté them with your other veggies in a pan with olive oil, and add your stir-fry sauces or fajita seasoning to finish them off.

Most Peppers taste delicious in stir-fries or fajitas, so no matter the Pepper variety, these meals are a great option for using up any and all of your extra Peppers!

Pickled Peppers

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled Peppers, he probably had too many Peppers growing in his garden and decided to pickle and preserve them! When it comes to excess fruits and veggies, pickling is often a popular option to extend their shelf life and give our favorite fresh foods a new flavor. Pickled Peppers are an excellent ingredient to add to quesadillas, tacos, and salsa, as well as to top off pizzas, burgers, or even salads.

Pickled Shishito Pepper Burger

While you can easily pickle sliced Sweet Bell Peppers and Mini Sweet Peppers, you can also pickle a whole pack of our Shishito Peppers!.

Homemade Hummus

Have you ever tried making hummus at home? This creamy chickpea-based spread is surprisingly easy to prepare from scratch, and it is a great way to use up some of your extra herbs and veggies. Hummus is also a versatile food that can be eaten in so many different ways, including as a spread, dip, or stuffer!

Hummus Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

If you want to add your extra Peppers to a homemade hummus spread, it’s as simple as roasting the Peppers, removing the charred skin, and pureeing the roasted Peppers with the rest of the hummus ingredients. Any Pepper variety will add a delicious flavor to your homemade hummus, so whatever variety you need to use up, preparing a roasted Pepper hummus is a great option. And as an added bonus, hummus can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Stuffed Peppers

Long Sweet Pepper Boats

Speaking of stuffed Peppers – if you have lots of Sweet Bell Peppers, Mini Sweet Peppers, or even Long Sweet Peppers piling up in your kitchen, why not make stuffed Peppers for dinner? This is a classic meal option that will help you use up a handful of extra Peppers in one shot. It’s as simple as loading roasted Peppers up with your favorite ingredients like rice, cheese, ground meat, and diced veggies.

Pepper-Filled Pancakes

If you want to switch things up and try making more nutrient-dense pancakes, add some of your extra Peppers to pancake batter! Just as you can blend diced apples or berries into pancakes, diced Peppers will add a satisfying sweetness to the batter while also giving your pancakes a nutrition boost.

Sweet & Savory Pepper Pancakes

The other benefit of making a large batch of pancakes is being able to freeze them for simple breakfasts on busy mornings. To freeze pancakes, simply place some parchment paper between each pancake so they don’t stick together and freeze in a sealed container or bag. When you want to pull them out of the freezer, simply pop them in your toaster.

For Pepper pancakes, we recommend using Sweet Peppers and avoiding Green Bell Peppers or Shishito Peppers. The sweeter the Pepper, the better the pancakes!

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