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roasted red peppers in a bowl

How to Roast Peppers in the Oven

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  • Author: Allie
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Step by step instructions on how to roast peppers in the oven.


  • 4 bell peppers 


  1. Preheat your oven to broil and wash your peppers.  
  2. Place your peppers on a rimmed baking tray, place the tray on the top rack near the broiler, unless you have a much smaller oven, then leave the rack in the middle.
  3. Bell peppers will take about 25-35 minutes and poblanos will take about 10-20 minutes.  Keep your eye on them and check the peppers every 5 minutes and use tongs to turn them over for even cooking.  
  4. Check for firmness with the tongs, the peppers will soften up and look deflated.  The skin will wrinkle and blacken, those are char marks that give the peppers their smoky flavor.
  5. When the peppers are done place them in a glass bowl and cover them with plastic wrap or a plate that will seal the top of the bowl for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Peel the skin in long sheets, it should come off easily.  Then cut the pepper open lengthways and remove the seeds and stem.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for later.


The amount of time needed will vary on how hot the oven is and how close the peppers are to the heat source.

If the peppers are burning too quickly, lower the rack in the oven to be slightly further from the heat source.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-35 minutes
  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american