Roasted peppers are a delicious way to create a side dish or add flavor to sauces and soups!

Air Fryer bell peppers come out tender-crisp and packed with sweet and smoky flavor!

This is the best recipe for making roasted bell peppers quickly and easily.

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Easy Air Fryer Roasted Peppers

  • Ready in a few steps, roasted bell peppers are so easy to prepare! Why not air fry a bunch and freeze them for later use?
  • Available year-round in green, red, yellow, or orange, bell peppers or even mini peppers can be roasted in the Air Fryer for a healthy, bite-sized snack!
  • Versatile roasted Air Fryer bell peppers are perfect to have on hand to add to stir-fries, cheesy sausage stuffed peppers, dips, soups, stews, or pasta.
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Ingredients and Variations

Bell Peppers – Choose any colorful bell peppers for air frying, be sure they are whole and unblemished. Always remove the seeds and the white pith inside for a more attractive pepper (and the seeds are bitter).

Seasonings – Switch out the olive oil for melted bacon grease or add your favorite Italian, taco, or ranch seasoning.

Variations – Add other veggies like chunks of red or yellow onions, whole small mushrooms, or small pieces of corn on the cob.

How to Make Air Fryer Roasted Peppers

Roasted peppers in the Air Fryer come out tender-crisp and full of smoky flavor!

  1. Prep red bell peppers (per the recipe below).
  2. Mix oil and seasonings and brush over both sides of the peppers.
  3. Cook seasoned peppers cut side down until soft and blackened, turning them over halfway through cooking.
  4. Cool and peel off the skin or use them as is.
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Pro Tips for Roasted Peppers

  • To easily peel off the charred pepper skins, place them in a zippered bag and let them steam for about 10 minutes and the skins will slide right off.
  • Keep leftover roasted peppers in a covered container in the refrigerator for 5-6 days.
  • To freeze Air Fryer peppers, cut them into wedges and freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a zippered bag and freeze for up to two months.

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Air Fryer Roasted Peppers

For a slightly smoky and sweet side dish or addition to other dishes make these Air Fryer roasted peppers.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4



  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoons pepper


  • Wash and dry bell peppers. Cut peppers in half vertically. Remove stem and the white pith and seeds.
  • In a small bowl combine olive oil, salt and pepper. Brush over both sides of the peppers.
  • Place pepper halves in the air fryer basket cut side down. You may need to cook them in multiple batches.
  • Air fry at 390℉ for 8 minutes. Using tongs, flip peppers over and air fry for an additional 6-7 minutes until peppers are soft and blackened.
  • Allow to cool and peel off browned skin if desired.


Red peppers will keep in the refrigerator for 5-6 days. Double the batch and keep in the freezer for 2 months. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3727IU | Vitamin C: 152mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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