12 Flavorful Ways to Cook With Roasted Red Peppers

They Bring Big Flavor to Everything

Salami, Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich

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Roasted red peppers add a sweet and smoky intensity to recipes that cannot be beat. Incorporate the veggies into a variety of dishes, from party-ready dips and sliders to delicious weeknight meals and even a red pepper cocktail. Also included: a simple recipe for making your own roasted red peppers at home.

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    Roasted Red Peppers

    Roasted Red Peppers

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    Roast your own red peppers to use in cooking or for snacking. It's incredibly easy to do and only takes about 10 minutes with this step-by-step recipe. All you need are some juicy red bell peppers and an outdoor grill, gas burners, or your oven's broiler. Enjoy them right away or preserve for later by jarring the roasted peppers with olive oil and storing in the fridge.

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    Grilled Flank Steak With Roasted Red Peppers

    Grilled Flank Steak With Roasted Red Peppers

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    Enjoy steak for dinner any night of the week with a budget-friendly recipe that gets wonderful flavor from marinating all day in the fridge. Cook the steak quickly using a grill or broiler and top with a vibrant mixture of roasted red peppers, balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, and fresh herbs. Serve with rice to make it a hearty meal.

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    Salami, Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich

    Salami, Mozzarella and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich

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    Upgrade your usual lunchbox sandwich to this spicy, flavor-packed sub that bursts with classic Italian ingredients. Slabs of Genoa salami, thick fresh mozzarella slices, and sweet roasted red peppers are layered into a fluffy roll with a handful of fresh basil added for extra fresh flavor.

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    Olive Tapenade With Roasted Red Peppers

    Olive Tapenade with Roasted Red Peppers

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    Black olive tapenade is a fantastically flavorful spread that makes an elegant party appetizer. It's an easy recipe to make using pitted kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, capers, olive oil, lemon juice, and dried herbs. The ingredients are pureed to your desired degree of smoothness, for serving with crackers, baguette slices, or toast points.

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    Mini Italian Meatball Sliders

    Mini Italian Meatball Sliders

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    Delight super bowl party guests with these cheesy mini meatball sliders that make the ultimate game-day appetizer. Store-bought meatballs (use your choice of beef, pork, or turkey) are tucked into slider buns and topped with roasted red peppers, capers, whole grain mustard, and a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.

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    Artichoke Dip With Roasted Red Peppers

    Artichoke Dip With Roasted Red Peppers

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    This roasted red pepper and artichoke dip is sure to be the hit of your next party! The colorful combination of of mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, canned artichokes, and roasted red peppers not only looks great on your buffet table, it also delivers plenty of umami flavor. Serve to guests along with crackers and raw veggie sticks for dipping.

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    Baked Tilapia With Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise

    Baked Tilapia With Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise

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    Firm and flaky tilapia fillets are baked to perfection in 15 minutes in your oven, then slathered in a luscious roasted red pepper sauce for serving. Add some hot cooked rice and a simple green salad, for an elegant, health-conscious meal that's easy for busy weeknights, but also elegant enough to serve company.

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    Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms

    Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms

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    Put these cheesy stuffed mushrooms out on your buffet party table and watch them disappear! Bite-sized mushrooms are stemmed, then stuffed with an irresistible mixture of Boursin cheese, roasted red peppers, canned artichokes, seasoned bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese.

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    Grilled Tuna Steaks With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

    Grilled Tuna Steaks With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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    Grilled tuna steaks are topped with a velvety roasted red pepper sauce in this healthy main dish that's perfect for summer dinner parties. Remove the tuna from the grill when the fish is just opaque through the middle for the optimal firm and flaky texture.

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    Feta Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

    Feta Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

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    Whip up a quick and easy party dip that everyone will enjoy. Tangy feta cheese, sweet roasted red peppers, and creamy ricotta go into the food processor with olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, and red pepper flakes to create a creamy spread for crackers and baguette rounds.

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    White Chicken Asparagus Lasagna

    White Chicken Asparagus Lasagna

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    Roasted red peppers add their intense sweetness to this sophisticated chicken and asparagus lasagna with a creamy white sauce and two kinds of cheese. Make it ahead of time and freeze for heating and serving whenever last-minute guests drop in.

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    Red Pepper Sangrita Margarita

    Red Pepper Sangrita Margarita

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    Create a sweet and savory grown-up beverage to serve at brunches with this spicy tequila concoction. Featuring red pepper puree and tomato juice, the drink combines elements of the classic margarita, bloody Mary, and sangrita cocktail in one.