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How To Roast Peppers in Air Fryer

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Unlock the art of roasting chili peppers effortlessly with our foolproof guide for How To Roast Peppers In Air Fryer! Infuse your dishes with rich, smoky flavor as your air fryer expertly chars vibrant peppers to perfection. Say hello to a versatile ingredient and enjoy these homemade roasted peppers today!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Useful: 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.
  • Versatile: 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.
  • Simple: Air fryer roasted peppers are simple and east to make in the air fryer.

If you love this recipe, you’ll also loves these Stuffed Hatch Chiles.

Recipe Ingredients

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

How To Roast Peppers In 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.

  • 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.
  • Another great idea to add to the flavor of the roasted 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.

Variations

  • Roasted Bell Peppers: Try roasting bell peppers instead of chili peppers. If cooking roasted red peppers or 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 air fryer bell peppers midway through the cooking process so that they have those perfect charred edges you’re looking for. I love to roast orange peppers as these sweet peppers have a great color.

Substitutions

  • Avocado Oil: If you don’t want to use olive oil on your air fryer peppers, you can make do with avocado oil too.

Storage Instructions

  • Store: Store roasted chili peppers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  • Freeze: Freeze leftover peppers on a baking sheet before transferring to a freezer bag for up to 6 months.

How To Use Roasted Chili Peppers?

  • Salsas and Dips: Chop roasted chili peppers and add them to salsa for an extra kick of flavor. They also make a tasty addition to guacamole or hummus.
  • Soups and Stews: Stir chopped roasted chili peppers into soups and stews for added depth and heat. They work particularly well in chili, tomato soup, or lentil stew.
  • Tacos and Burritos: Layer sliced roasted chili peppers into tacos or burritos for a burst of smoky flavor. They pair well with grilled meats, beans, cheese, and fresh salsa.
  • Sandwiches and Wraps: Add roasted chili peppers to sandwiches and wraps for a spicy kick. They’re delicious in grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken wraps, or veggie burgers.
  • Pasta and Rice Dishes: Toss chopped roasted chili peppers into pasta dishes or rice bowls for added flavor. They complement creamy sauces, roasted vegetables, and grilled meats.

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 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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