Fire roasted peppers are great, but Air fryer roasted peppers are SO much easier to make, and taste just as delicious. If you have an air fryer, forget trying to roast peppers over the gas hob, or on your bbq, use the airfryer instead!
I often make fire roasted bell peppers on the BBQ or in our huge pizza oven, but this requires lighting some serious fire, which isn't always practical. This method doesn't require any fire lighting, or awkwardly standing over the gas hob waiting for the skin to burn to the right degree.
Just like with my Air Fryer Roasted Tomatoes method, the air fryer is used to create a slow roast, fire effect, without any mess or faff, in in a fraction of the time! The delicious roasted pepper flavour juicy, smokey and delicious used top my Vegan Whipped Tofu Feta dip or in a sandwich. Air frying vegetables doesn't just stop at slow roasting either- you for sure should also check out this Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans recipe for next level tasty beans!
- This recipe is so simple it just requires bell peppers!
- Aussie Friends: a reminder that capsicums are the same as bell peppers.
- Choose a variety of colours, I love red and yellow peppers the best because they are sweet.
- You can even choose smaller peppers and use them whole!
Follow these easy instructions for the perfectly cooked roasted peppers!
Set your air fryer to 180C and cook the peppers whole for 12-15 minutes. You want the skins to be black.
Remove the peppers from the air fryer and put into a bowl. Cover with a lid and let them cool down and steam. This loosens the skin.
Slip the skins off, and deseed the peppers.
Chop or tear the peppers. They will be quite juice. Serve as desired.
Hint: Covering the peppers after cooking allows them to steam, which loosens their skin, so it can be slipped off.
🌶Substitutions & Variations
You can use any kind of peppers for this method.
- Mini Peppers: Cook for 8-10 minutes. Leave the skin on if you like.
- Padron Peppers: Cook for 10 minutes. Toss with olive oil and salt. This is a simple way to make Padron Peppers Tapas (Pimientos de Padrón)
- Pepper Strips: Chop the peppers into strips, then cook in the air fryer and serve with or without the skins.
- Capsicums: The same as bell peppers!
- Romano peppers: those long pointy peppers also work well with this method.
This recipe is designed for an air fryer. I love my Ninja Foodie Grill and Air fryer, so can personally recommend that! However other air fryers will work just as well.
Store the peppers in an air tight container for up to 7 days in the fridge.
You can preserve the peppers for longer by adding vinegar and salt.
For the smokeyest flavour, make sure the pepper skin is really quite blackened. This recreates the BBQ flavour without needing to get the grill out!
Yes you can! They roast well. Roast for 10-12 minutes then peel off the skin if you desire.
Peppers are high in anti-oxidents and are a great way to add vitamin C and Beta-Carotene to your diet. Roasting them makes them sweeter and are a low-fat way to cook peppers.
More Air Fryer Recipes:
Love your air fryer? Me too! Make some of my other air fryer recipes!
These Air Fried Roasted Peppers are perfect served as part of a dip or charcuterie platter.
Air Fryer Roasted Peppers
For accuracy, I measure all ingredients in metric as standard, then convert and test the recipe for American cup measurements etc.
(Heads up Aussie and UK readers- your measurements in cups are sometimes different, so please use metric or check you have the correct cup and spoon type!!)
- 1 red pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- Preheat your air fryer to 180℃/356℉
- Add the peppers and cook for 10-15 minutes (depending on how large the peppers are)1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper
- Once the skins are blackened and blistered, remove from the air fryer and put into a bowl. Cover the bowl with a tea towel or lid.
- Leave the peppers for 5 minutes to cool and steam. The steam will help loosen the skins.
- Remove the skins, de-seed the peppers, chop up and use as desired.