Recipes for Fresh Bell Peppers

Here are some great recipe suggestions to try when large, sweet, and colorful bell peppers are at their abundant best. Red, yellow, green, orange—no matter which you select, these recipes will bring out their true colors.

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    Classic Beef and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

    Stuffed Peppers
    Diana Rattray

    This classic beef and rice stuffed bell peppers recipe is a great use of leftover rice. You have to love a recipe where you get your meat, vegetable, and starch all in one delicious, package.

  • 02 of 07

    Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips

    Garlic and Herb Sautéed Bell Pepper Strips Appetizer Recipe

    This garlic and herb sautéed bell pepper strips recipe can be used as an appetizer, as part of an antipasto platter, or a colorful side dish. The bell pepper strips cook up quickly and are at their sweet and savory best paired with the garlic and herbs. This sautéed pepper recipe is a great way to enjoy this nutritious summer vegetable.

  • 03 of 07

    Stuffed Mini Peppers

    Stuffed Mini Peppers

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Rattray

    Stuffed mini peppers are a colorful bite-sized snack. Filled with a ranch-flavored mix of cream cheese and mayonnaise, the recipe includes extra veggies. Adding chopped broccoli, carrot, and red bell pepper give the peppers a great crunch, while the melted cheddar finishes them wonderfully. In just 10 minutes, they're baked to perfection and ready to share.

  • 04 of 07

    Italian Sausage Sandwich With Fried Sweet Peppers

    Sausage and Bell Peppers
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    In the northeast part of the country, this Italian sausage sandwich with fried sweet peppers recipe will be found at virtually every block party, county fair, family reunion, or any other gathering where people are grilling sausage. Italian sausage topped with sweet and tangy peppers is such a classic combination; it's hard to imagine one without the other.

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  • 05 of 07

    Summer Vegetable and Sweet Pepper Skewers

    Marinated Vegetable Kebabs
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    Tri-colored bell peppers are the star of this colorful summer vegetable and sweet pepper skewer recipe. The pepper's sweet, delicious flavor will soak into the zucchini, as the garlic-infused olive oil scents the earthy mushrooms. Vegetable skewers are a welcomed addition to any barbecue or cookout, and a great way to use fresh seasonal vegetables.

  • 06 of 07

    Fresh Red Pepper Marinara Sauce

    Red Pepper Marinara Sauce
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    This fresh red pepper marinara sauce recipe is spiked with sweet red bell peppers. This marinara recipe is a great all-purpose sauce for any of your favorite pasta dishes. During the summer you can experiment with all types of hot and sweet fresh peppers in the recipe for a variety of delicious results.

  • 07 of 07

    Roasted Peppers and Seasonal Vegetables

    Roasted vegetables

    The Spruce

    So simple, so healthy, so delicious! This versatile roasted pepper and seasonal vegetables recipe makes a great side dish for almost any meal. You can use any number of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and spices. The secret is a nice hot oven which will help caramelize the edges of the peppers, and give the roasted vegetables a deep, rich flavor.