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Air Fryer Roasted Peppers
Air fryer roasted red peppers are so easy to make. Never buy store bought roasted red peppers again! Use in salads, on pizza, sandwiches, wraps or in sauces. These air fryer roasted peppers cook in just 10 minutes.
After 4 minutes, rotate the peppers using silicone tipped tongs 1/4 of the way. Continue to rotate the peppers every 1:30-2 minutes.
After 10 minutes in the air fryer, remove the peppers and put them in a bowl or pot with a tight fitting lid or cover in plastic wrap.
Let the peppers steam for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, the skins should peel off easily.
Remove the seeds and stem from the peppers. Cut into thin strips and store in the fridge for up to a week.
No need to add any oil or salt, the peppers will get charred without any added oil.
Use silicone tipped tongs to turn the peppers every 1:30-2 minutes after the first 4 minutes of cooking. You don’t want to damage the coating on your air fryer basket, so use silicone tipped tongs to protect it.
Red bell peppers make the sweetest roasted red peppers. Orange and yellow are also sweet and delicious. I don't recommend using green bell peppers as they are somewhat bitter.
Allow the peppers to cool at least 10 minutes covered before trying to remove the skins (although 20-30 minutes is best). Handling the peppers when they are hot can be dangerous since the juices inside the peppers can leak onto your hands as you are cutting them into pieces.
If your peppers don't fit into the air fryer basket whole, cut them in half and remove the seeds. Follow the same directions, except let them cook 5 minutes per side.
If you want to use the peppers with the skin on (like you would with peppers and onions or as a side dish), cut the peppers into strips ahead of time (remove the seeds) and simply shake the basket 2-3 times during cooking. Add a little olive oil and spices before cooking if you want them seasoned.
Storing leftoversFridge: Store air fryer roasted peppers in the fridge for up to 5 days in an air-tight container. If you cover the peppers in olive oil, they will last about 2 weeks in the fridge.Freezer: Freeze roasted red peppers for up to 3 months in a freezer safe bag or container. The peppers can lose a bit of their texture when freezing, so it’s best to use frozen roasted peppers in soups or sauces.