27 Ways To Make Your Bell Peppers Less Boring

We know it’s easy to buy bell peppers any time of the year in the supermarket, but summer is the season when these sweet peppers are the best. If you grow your own peppers, you know what we’re talking about.

These awesome fruits (yes, peppers are a fruit) are so commonplace, however, that all too often they can be taken for granted. But with a sweet flavor, crunchy texture and myriad colors — red, yellow, orange, green and even purple — peppers should not be underrated. Bell peppers are irreplaceable in certain recipes, like fajitas or stir-frys, and add a serious zing to others, like salads, pastas, curries or soups. They’re versatile and easy to work with, too.

One of our favorite ways to cook with bell peppers in the summer is to char them outside on the grill, so that their skin peels right off and you’re left with a sweet and smoky inside. If you don’t have a grill, you can get the same effect by putting peppers directly on top of a gas stove or under the broiler. Roasted or raw, peppers should be one of your go-to ingredients this summer, and trust us, they can be far from boring.

Here are 28 bell pepper recipes that let this underrated FRUIT shine.

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Tea-Smoked Tofu With Pepper And Pork (Yan Dou Fu Gan Zhao Cai)

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Baked Eggs In Stuffed Peppers

Get the Baked Eggs In Stuffed Peppers recipe from FoodieCrush

Get the Pasta Salad With Grilled Sausages And Peppers recipe

 

Beef Stir-Fry With Peppers And Pea Shoots

Get the Beef Stir-Fry With Peppers And Pea Shoots recipe from The Clever Carrot

 

Roasted Red Pepper And Walnut Dip

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Easy Chicken Fajitas With Cheesy Enchilada Rice And Spicy Tex-Mex Special Sauce

Get the Easy Chicken Fajitas With Cheesy Enchilada Rice And Spicy Tex-Mex Special Sauce recipe from Half Baked Harvest

 

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Get the Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe from Skinny Taste

 

Spicy Sausage And Pepper Pasta

Get the Spicy Sausage And Pepper Pasta recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod

 

Steak Fajita Stuffed Baked Potatoes With Avocado Chipotle Crema

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Quinoa Burrito Bowls

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Homemade Harissa (Spicy Red Pepper Sauce)

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Linguine With Roasted Red Peppers, Crabmeat And Basil

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Green Olive Pesto Pizza With Roasted Red Peppers And Feta Stuffed Crust

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Pan Bagnat: Le French Tuna Salad Sandwich

Get the Pan Bagnat: Le French Tuna Salad Sandwich recipe by Waverly from Food52

 

Roasted Red Peppers

Get the Roasted Red Peppers recipe by Jodi Moreno from Food52

 

The Best Baked Beans

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Mom’s Stuffed Bell Peppers

Get Mom’s Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe from Simply Recipes

 

Roasted Red Pepper Potato Soup

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper And Chicken Sausage Pasta

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Cilantro Lime Salad

Get the Cilantro Lime Salad recipe from The Faux Martha

 

Sausage Red Pepper And Spinach Pesto Pizza

Get the Sausage Red Pepper And Spinach Pesto Pizza recipe from Bev Cooks

 

Vegan Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pasta

Get the Vegan Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pasta recipe from Minimalist Baker

 

Grilled Bell Peppers With Halloumi

Get the Grilled Bell Peppers With Halloumi recipe by Panfusine from Food52

 

Shells With Red Pepper-Tomato Sauce

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Homemade Focaccia + Roasted Red Pepper And Arugula Sandwiches

Get the Homemade Focaccia + Roasted Red Pepper And Arugula Sandwiches recipe from Alexandra Cooks

 

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Get the Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe from A Beautiful Mess

 

Red Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Get the Red Pepper Shrimp Scampi recipe from A Beautiful Mess

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