Bell peppers can have a variety of different flavors, depending on how long they were on the vine before they were harvested. Personally, I think they’re all great!
They’re also a very versatile meal ingredient. You can eat them raw, make them into a soup, roast them, or serve all kinds of yummy stuffed pepper recipes.
Plus, they’re also very good for you, packed with healthy nutrients. And they’re not one of those veggies that goes bad before you’ve had a chance to cook them. They’re an excellent staple ingredient to have in your pantry.
I have been diligently checking out some of the best, easy to make, bell recipes on the internet, and I can’t wait to share my findings with you.
Get those taste buds ready, because here we go!
I thought I would kick things off with something nice and simple. This dish features three colors of bell peppers, namely red, yellow and orange.
The bell peppers are cut into strips, sautéed and then tossed into a wonderful dressing made with fresh herbs such as basil and parsley, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper, and minced garlic cloves. It makes for an excellent side dish for meat.
You can incorporate bell peppers so easily into different salad dishes, but this one is my absolute favorite!
It uses any combination of red, yellow and orange bell peppers, and is packed with flavorful ingredients, including the likes of red wine vinegar, minced garlic cloves, pitted kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, sugar, salt, pine nuts, and herbs such as oregano and basil.
The recipe yields 4 servings, coming in at 194 calories per serving.
Now, this works well as both a starter dish and as a supper dish. What’s more, it’s really hearty, warming and comforting, perfect for when you’re wrapping up warm on a chilly day.
It features not only red peppers but also healthy veg such as crushed tomatoes, onion, carrots, and celery.
The flavor is then further enhanced with fresh herbs, including basil and thyme, and chopped garlic cloves. Then for creaminess you’ve got Greek yogurt.
I love it served with crunchy croutons or a tiger bread bun.
How about something you can whip up in just 10 minutes?
This recipe features both red and green bell peppers for variety, alongside slices of onion. And for that gorgeous fajita flavoring, you’ve got garlic salt, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and chili powder.
To make the fajitas healthier, you can use whole wheat tortilla wraps. And to serve you could use salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.
Perfect for a busy weeknight when you’re craving spice!
If you’re looking for something that’s really fresh and light, or something cooling and healthy for a hot summer’s day, then this could be the recipe for you…
It’s got a great mix of textures and flavors, thanks to ingredients such as cherry tomato halves, fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, and crunchy slices of sweet red onion.
It’s flavored even further with the fresh herbs including oregano, rosemary, basil and parsley, alongside cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
If you want a dish that’s just as healthy as a bell pepper salad, but you’d prefer a nice, warm dish, then look no further – this recipe has got it covered!
You can use any combination of different color bell peppers, and add healthy veggies like onion and mushrooms.
And to really add flavor, there’s minced garlic cloves, soy sauce, sesame oil and peanut oil. And for the finishing touch, there’s a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Bell peppers are perfect for a healthy stir-fry recipe, and if you’re a meat eater like me, you will love the addition of strips of flank steak in this recipe.
You use both red and green bell peppers with a little oil, pressed garlic cloves, corn starch, soy sauce, brown sugar for sweetness, and some grated fresh ginger for a touch of heat.
You can make the whole thing in just half an hour, so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight.
Now, this is one of the most popular stuffed pepper recipes available online, and with good reason too, given the ingredients and flavors.
You get a rainbow of healthy bell peppers stuffed with the likes of meaty ground beef, rice for a contrast of texture, veggies corn kernels, mushrooms, onion, and diced tomatoes, with a mix of fresh and dried herbs, all topped with delicious Monterey jack cheese.
Better yet, it’s just 308 calories per serving!
Instead of regular stuffed peppers, which can be tricky to handle with your knife and fork, how about this alternative, unstuffed peppers?
It’s super simple to make, and you make the whole thing in just one skillet, making washing up a breeze.
It features your usual stuffed pepper ingredients, like ground beef, rice, and tomatoes, but there’s also some flavorful Worcestershire sauce in there, and shredded mozzarella to finish.
This has to be one of the simplest bell pepper recipes I’ve come across. You simply thread chipped veggies onto a skewer and grill them.
If you want to stick to the recipe to the letter, you’ve got red bell pepper, red onion, corn on cob pieces, zucchini, mushrooms, and yellow summer squash.
What’s more, each serving is a mere 119 calories!
I love this simple Moroccan style dish! It features red bell peppers stuffed with a flavorful couscous concoction made with the likes of chopped tomatoes, garlic cloves, low fat yogurt, fruity raisins, sweet honey, and finished off with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkling of lemon zest.
The recipe yields 2 servings, coming in at just 302 calories per serving, and is ready to eat in under an hour.
How about instead of making carb heavy flavored nachos, you replace the tortilla chips with some healthy bell peppers, as per this recipe?
You just make a sweet and crispy, colorful bell pepper base before loading them with delicious, flavorful ingredients such as ground beef, yellow corn, and black beans for fiber.
All topped with shredded Mexican cheese blend. You can also throw in some sliced jalapeño if you want some heat!
I love this creative, healthy take on a taco! It features all the flavors you love in a taco, such as ground beef, chopped tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, and taco seasoning.
But the tortillas are scrapped and replaced by fresh, healthy, colorful bell peppers.
It also features shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese, and you can serve them with the likes of sour cream or guacamole. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to cook.
The great thing about quesadillas is how you can pack the tortillas with just about anything, like you would a sandwich, and serve them for a crispy lunch.
This particular quesadillas recipe features roasted bell peppers, pepper jack cheese, and healthy smashed avocado. It’s 100% vegetarian and can be ready to eat in as little as half an hour.
If you’re anything like me, you love a creamy pasta dish. And if you want to try one with gorgeous, creamy, roasted red pepper sauce, then this, my friend, is the recipe you need.
All you will need is some roasted red peppers, oil, salt, milk, onion, garlic cloves, and fresh basil leaves. The recipe suggests using spaghetti, but really you can use any pasta shapes you like.
If you like the sound of bell peppers stuffed with ground beef, but would prefer something a little healthier than red meat, then how about this white meat alternative, ground turkey?
This low calorie recipe also features such ingredients as garlic cloves, onion, mushrooms, tomato purée, stretchy mozzarella, and warming ground cumin. I love to serve it with healthy green beans.
The recipe yields 2 servings, coming in at 403 calories each.
Now, this is what I call quality Italian comfort food!
It features succulent skinless chicken thighs, and plenty of healthy veg in the form of yellow and red bell peppers, onion, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, and pitted black olives.
And they’re all smothered in a rich and rustic sauce, made with the likes of minced garlic cloves, dried oregano, red wine, and fresh herbs.
It takes just under an hour to make, but it’s 100% worth the wait!
There are few dishes as filling, comforting and satisfying as risottos, and this recipe is the proof!
It’s an easy dish to make, too, and it’s incredibly rich and creamy. And because of the unconventional way it’s done, it can be ready to eat in as little as 20 minutes!
It features such ingredients as white wine, red wine vinegar, minced garlic cloves, red bell peppers, sweet onion, and shredded Parmesan cheese to serve.
How about all those wonderful flavors of a Philly cheesesteak, but without the high-carb bread?
With this Philly cheesesteak casserole recipe, you get sliced bell peppers, beef slices, crimini mushrooms and onion, smothered in the most amazing cheesy sauce, made with cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and shredded provolone.
It’s low-carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and can be ready to eat in just half an hour!
If you love to host a cookout in your backyard and want to include some healthy bell peppers, then this is the recipe for you.
You stuff the red and yellow bell peppers with sliced green onions, pine nuts, halved cherry tomatoes, rice, chopped garlic cloves, mozzarella balls, and fresh herbs, and cook them on the grill.
The recipe yields 6 servings at just 378 calories each.
Why not try your hand at a vegan curry with the help of this recipe?
It’s warm and nourishing, thanks to ingredients such as potatoes, bell peppers, onion, and garlic, combined with spices such as cumin seeds, ground cumin and coriander powder, cayenne pepper, and turmeric.
I love to serve it with lime wedges for a flavorful garnish.
Rather than just chopping bell pepper crudités to use with a nice dip, did you know you can easily make a dip, using the bell peppers themselves.
To make this red pepper hummus, you only need a handful of ingredients, and it can be ready to eat in as little as 12 minutes.
All you have to do is pour the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until you get the consistency you’re looking for.
And now to go out with a bang! Everyone loves a burger, am I right?
The main ingredient may be ground beef, but with the addition of a few cleverly selected ingredients, it takes it to a whole new level. There’s red bell peppers, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and more.
Better yet, it can be made ready to eat in as little as 48 minutes, and each serving comes in at just 328 calories!
I hope you’ve enjoyed scrolling through my shortlist of the best easy bell pepper recipes on the net. Now enjoy cooking your favorites and don’t forget to share, bon appétit!
Frequently Asked Questions
I am pleased to report that, yes, bell peppers can reduce body fat.
They contain a nutrient called capsaicin which not only increases your body’s fat-burning rate but also suppresses your appetite, making them an excellent weight loss diet ingredient.
If you’ve been growing bell peppers and have harvested them, or if you have been given a load of them from a grower, an easy way to use them all up is to make big portions of roasted red pepper soup – it’s delicious!
It turns out that the healthiest way to eat bell peppers is to eat them raw. You can eat raw bell peppers as part of a healthy salad, or you cut them into crudités and enjoy them with a healthy dip, such as reduced fat hummus.