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How To Roast Peppers in Air Fryer

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If you have been looking for an easy side or a nutritious and healthy filling for your culinary creations, you might want to try making roast peppers in Air Fryer.

Roasting bell peppers brings out their natural sweetness, and these Air Fryer roasted peppers have the perfect balance of juiciness and char that adds to their versatile flavor.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • I love putting fresh produce to use, and whenever I find more bell peppers and other peppers than needed lying in my refrigerator, I always turn to this easy roast peppers in Air Fryer recipe.
  • Not only is it a great way to put those peppers to use, but it is also a super versatile vegetable side dish that you’ll love using for all your recipes.
  • Another big plus is the fact that it takes just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of time to try this easy Air Fryer recipe- it just doesn’t get better than this.

Recipe Ingredients

With just 2 simple ingredients, you’ll be able to make roast peppers in the Air Fryer.

How to Roast Peppers in Air Fryer
  • Hatch Chili Peppers: The main ingredient, known for their unique flavor. When roasted, they develop a smoky and slightly sweet taste.
  • Olive Oil: Helps to achieve a crisp, golden exterior on the peppers in the air fryer while enhancing their natural flavors.

How to Make Homemade Roasted Peppers in the Air Fryer?

To make these Air Fryer roasted peppers, here’s what you’ll need to do.

Step 1: Prep the Peppers

Place chilies in the air fryer basket. You can fill the basket but don’t overlay the chilies. Coat whole peppers in olive oil.

Step 2: Roast Peppers in Air Fryer

Cook at 400°f for 15 minutes or until the skins start to blacken and blister. If the bottom side needs more cooking, flip and cook for 5 more minutes or until blistered.

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Step 3: Let the Peppers Sweat

Turn the air fryer off after chilies are cooked and let chilies in the air fryer for 15 minutes to allow them to sweat. This process loosens the skin for removal.

Step 4: Peel the Skin and Remove the Core

Remove the chilies and begins peeling away the skin. Remove all of the skin from the chilies. Slice open the chilies a long way and remove the stems, seeds, and veins using a sharp knife. 

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Step 5: Preserve or Store Them

Now your hatch chilies are ready for any desired hatch chili recipe. If you wish to preserve them, seal them in an air-tight freezer bag for long storage or in an air-tight container for temporary refrigerated storage. 

Cooking Tips

While making roast peppers in an Air Fryer is super easy, having these little tips and tricks handy can really help.

  • If you don’t want to use olive oil for this recipe, you can make do with avocado oil too.
  • To add some extra flavor to the roasted peppers, you can season them with some salt and pepper or garlic powder.
  • Italian seasoning is also a great option to consider if you want some more of that Italian flavor to the roasted peppers.
  • An important part to take note of when making roast peppers in Air Fryer is to make sure they don’t overcrowd your Air Fryer basket.
  • If you’re using red peppers and green peppers that are large in size, you can choose to slice them into half and then add them to the Air Fryer basket.
  • Remember to flip the bell pepper halves midway through the cooking process so that they have those perfect charred edges you’re looking for.
  • Another great idea to add to the flavor of the roasted bell peppers is to drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar on them after you’ve peeled and cored them.
  • When making roast peppers in Air Fryer, remember to allow them to cool down completely before you try to peel them.

Storage Instructions

  • If you have any leftover roasted red peppers, or any other peppers for that matter, you can store them for later too.
  • Just remember to use an airtight container or nice and clean container with a lid.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus: Toss asparagus with olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan, then roast until crisp-tender.
  • Mango Avocado Salsa: Combine diced mango, avocado, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice for a refreshing and zesty salsa.
  • Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables: Mix roasted peppers with quinoa, cherry tomatoes, and a lemon vinaigrette for a hearty and nutritious side.
  • Crispy Zucchini Fritters: Grate zucchini, mix with breadcrumbs and herbs, then air fry until golden brown and crispy.
  • Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts: Roast Brussels sprouts until caramelized, then drizzle with a balsamic reduction for a sweet and tangy touch.
  • Caprese Salad Skewers: Thread mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil leaves on skewers, drizzle with balsamic glaze for a classic side.
  • Cilantro Lime Rice: Cook fluffy rice and toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice for a simple and vibrant rice accompaniment.
  • Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes: Hollow out tomatoes, stuff with sautéed mushrooms and spinach, then roast until tender.

FAQ’S

What Kind of Peppers Can I Use to Make the Roast Peppers in Air Fryer?

You can use practically any kind of peppers to make these roasted peppers.
Sweet bell peppers like red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, orange bell peppers and green bell peppers are great, because they get a nice char on the outside that adds go their flavor.
Poblano peppers and banana peppers are two other good options to consider.
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How Do I Use the Air Fryer Roasted Peppers?

These roast peppers in Air Fryer are perfect to make your homemade hot sauce or chili sauce, and can be used in a ton of other ways too.

They can be a great gluten free or vegan filling to add to your tortillas and enchiladas.

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How To Roast Peppers In Air Fryer

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy to Roast Peppers In Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 6 hatch chili peppers
  • 2 tablespoons of olive o

Instructions

Step 1: Prep the Peppers

Place chilies in the air fryer basket. You can fill the basket but don’t overlay the chilies. Coat whole peppers in olive oil.

Step 2: Roast Peppers in Air Fryer

Cook at 400°f for 15 minutes or until the skins start to blacken and blister. If the bottom side needs more cooking, flip and cook for 5 more minutes or until blistered.

Step 3: Let the Peppers Sweat

Turn the air fryer off after chilies are cooked and let chilies in the air fryer for 15 minutes to allow them to sweat. This process loosens the skin for removal.

Step 4: Peel the Skin and Remove the Core

Remove the chilies and begins peeling away the skin. Remove all of the skin from the chilies.  Slice open the chilies a long way and remove the stems, seeds, and veins using a sharp knife.

Step 5: Preserve or Store Them

Now your hatch chilies are ready for any desired hatch chili recipe. If you wish to preserve them, seal them in an air-tight freezer bag for long storage or in an air-tight container for temporary refrigerated storage.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 32Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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I also think they would be great in sandwiches and wraps, and can be layered on some toasted bread with some other toppings to be enjoyed as a light breakfast too.

You can also slice them and add them to your favorite soup. The pepper slices can also be used as a topping on your homemade pizza.

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