27+ Bell Pepper Recipes (Red, Green & Yellow)

Looking for some tasty bell pepper recipes to try out for dinner tonight? Here are 27+ delicious pepper recipes. They’re all quick and easy too!

Bell peppers are a versatile and delicious vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber. Bell peppers are also relatively low in calories, making them a healthy choice for people who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

The BEST Bell Pepper Recipes to Try Out!

Peppers with grill marks scattered on counter.
Learn how to make perfectly tender and blistered Grilled Bell Peppers at home! It’s one of the best and easiest side dishes you can add to burrito bowls, fajitas, or pair with grilled meats.
Grilled Bell Peppers
Southwest Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that's amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare.
These Quinoa Stuffed Peppers with Beef make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that's amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare.
Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa
Pad kee mao in skillet.
Pad Kee Mao is a traditional Thai dish with ground pork, wide rice noodles and plenty of fresh basil. These pork drunken noodles are doused in a sauce typical of thai cuisine which is perfectly balanced with heat, tanginess and sweetness.
Pad Kee Mao
Fried peppers in air fryer basket.
Learn how to make perfectly tender + blistered Air Fryer Peppers! It’s one of the best and easiest side dishes you can make in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Peppers
Overhead close up of sweet potato buddha bowl on white background.
These Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls are topped with roasted sweet potatoes, peppers and chickpeas and drizzled with a tangy green mojo sauce. It's a healthy (vegetarian + vegan) dinner or lunch. 
Sweet Potato Buddha Bowls
This Ginger Veggie Stir Fry is bursting with lots of fresh vegetables and coated with a spicy sauce flavored with garlic and ginger. Plus, it comes together in under 30 minutes!
Veggie Stir Fry
Cheesesteaks on serving tray.
Cheesesteak Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo are the ultimate comfort food. Juicy sliced sirloin, peppers, and onions are piled into toasted hoagie rolls and smothered with cheddar cheese. Topped with a simple chipotle mayo, these hoagies go from good to next-level delicious!
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
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This vegetable paella is colorful, aromatic, and has a savory smoky flavor that’s truly unforgettable. Flecked with artichoke hearts, piquillo peppers and green peas.
Vegetarian Paella
Romesco sauce in white bowl next to almonds and crusty bread.
Romesco Sauce is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor. This roasted red pepper based Spanish sauce is delicious with chicken, pork, seafood and roasted vegetables.
Romesco Sauce
Overhead shot of 2 bowls of weight loss soup on counter next to bowl of pepper flakes.
Weight Loss Cabbage Soup is loaded with fresh vegetables. It's high in flavor, yet naturally low in fat and calories
Weight Loss Soup
Tuna chickpea salad in bowl with lemon wedges and serving spoon.
This Mediterranean Chickpea Tuna Salad is the perfect dish for when you’re trying to eat lighter but still want a delicious meal. 
Tuna Chickpea Salad
Bowl of cheesy lentils with spoon.
These EASY Cheesy Southwestern Instant Pot Lentils & Rice are the perfect quick vegetarian weeknight dinner recipe that's perfect for Meatless Monday! Hearty lentils and brown rice combine with southwestern spices, tomatoes, peppers & plenty of melty cheese!
Instant Pot Lentils & Rice
Overhead close up of quinoa salad in bowl.
Make this copycat Costco Quinoa Salad at home for a healthy, hearty, and delicious grain-based salad studded with fresh veggies and fresh lemon dressing.
Costco Quinoa Salad
Picadillo in shallow white bowl with folded tortilla and rice.
Ground Turkey Picadillo is a lightened up version of the traditional Latin American dish made with ground beef. This sweet and savory mixture combines briny olives and capers, with sweet golden raisins, black beans and plenty of delicious spices. Serve it over rice or as a taco filling and enjoy! 
Turkey Picadillo
Overhead shot of Mexican street corn salad in serving bowl.
This Couscous Corn Salad puts a salad twist on Mexican Street Corn. Smoky grilled corn, a creamy cumin-lime dressing, and pearl couscous combine to create this delicious salad.
Street Corn Salad
Kung Pao noodles in cast iron skillet on grey counter flecked with chopped peanuts.
Kung Pao Noodles will quickly become one of your favorite dishes. This vegetarian meal will be on your table in 20 minutes! Plus, it's easy to add your favorite protein like chicken, pork or tofu.
Kung Pao Noodles
This easy chicken fajitas recipe flavored with a simple fajita seasoning mix is juicy and delicious and ready to eat in just about 30 minutes.
RECIPE from foodiecrush.com
Chicken Fajitas
These Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers are a delicious low-carb spin on the classic sandwich and a tasty dinner idea you can prep ahead of time!
RECIPE from The Girl on Bloor
Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup
You’ll get all the flavors of stuffed peppers in this soup but without the effort! It has ground beef, rice, and bell peppers in a delicious tomato-based broth.
RECIPE from Salt & Lavender
Stuffed Pepper Soup
Grilled Vegetable Kabobs: A healthy vegetarian skewer recipe loaded with fresh summer veggies and “fajita butter.” A fabulous side dish for picnics!
RECIPE from A Spicy Perspective
Vegetable Kabobs
Elevate your nacho game with these vibrant and nutritious Bell Pepper Nachos, featuring seasoned ground beef atop crisp bell pepper wedges.
RECIPE from Chelsea's Messy Apron
Bell Pepper Nachos
This easy pepper steak recipe can be made in 30 minutes. It is super easy to cook, and features those classic Chinese pepper steak flavors we all love!
RECIPE from Gimme Some Oven
Easy Pepper Steak
Whether you scoop it onto a toasted hoagie to make a delicious sandwich, or eat it as is, this easy Philly cheese steak skillet is a dream dinner, and it’s ready in 30 minutes.
RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Philly Cheese Steak Skillet
Bell pepper pizzas are a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional pizzas. Simply top bell pepper halves with your favorite pizza toppings and bake until the cheese is melted.
RECIPE from Clean Food Crush
Pizza Stuffed Peppers
Bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and lime add fresh flavors to this Hearty Pepper Chili; it’s filled with sausage, beans, and an abundance of vegetables.
RECIPE from Barefeet in the Kitchen
Hearty Pepper Chili
Charred Baby Bell Peppers with Burrata…an easy appetizer for outside summer entertaining…plus doubles as a pretty centerpiece too!
RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Charred Baby Bell Peppers with Burrata
This super meaty riff on stuffed peppers is cheesy, rich and delicious. Add a big salad and call dinner done!
RECIPE from The Modern Proper
Meatball Stuffed Peppers

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these bell pepper recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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27+ Bell Pepper Recipes

Looking for some tasty bell pepper recipes to try out for dinner tonight? Here are 27+ delicious pepper recipes. They're all quick and easy too! Try these grilled peppers. They're one of the best and easiest side dishes you can add to burrito bowls, fajitas, or pair with grilled meats.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 4 bell peppers (red, yellow, orange, etc.)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt + pepper (to taste)


  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
  • While the grill heats, quarter the peppers and remove the seeds.
  • Arrange the peppers on a baking sheet and drizzle the skin side with olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Place the peppers on the grill, skin side down.
  • Grill for 10-12 minutes, until charred in spots and the peppers are slightly softened. You may need to do this in batches if working with a grill pan.
  • Sprinkle the peppers with additional salt, to taste, and serve immediately or at room temperature. Enjoy.


The grilled peppers will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
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Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2484IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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