Home » Blog » Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers

Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers

3.70 from 10 votes

These Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers are such a great accompaniment to many different dishes. Simple Italian peppers, seasoned with sea salt and drizzled with olive oil and roasted in the oven. Easy and delicious!

over head view of italian roasted green peppers on a baking sheet.
Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers

What Are Italian Peppers?

These Italian Peppers, also know as Italian Frying Peppers, are a sweet longish green pepper. They are generally green but will start to turn when then ripen further. In Italy they are know as The frigitelli, which is a sweet Italian chili pepper. These green peppers are fantastic for roasting, frying and even grilling.

If you’ve never tired Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers, give them a go and you won’t be disappointed. I’ve been making them forever and they are always delicious. Great as a side dish to a barbecue. on sandwiches, as an appetizer or served on a platter with Spanish jamon. Also great with the Moroccan Spiced Pork Kebabs. They are so versatile and I’m pretty sure we’ve enjoyed them in every way imaginable.

I’ve even served them alongside the Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Omelette), and that’s always a hit!

close up of the oven roasted italian green peppers.
Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers

You Only Need Three Ingredients to Make These Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers

  • Italian green peppers
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt

REMEMBER, the full recipe and instructions is always found in the recipe card at the end of the post.

iTALIAN Peppers on a tray.
Ingredients to make the Italian Green Peppers

How to Cook The Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees f/180 degrees c
  • Have ready a large baking tray
  • Place the peppers on the baking tray in a single layer
  • Pierce each pepper a few times with a fork
  • Sprinkle over sea salt
  • Drizzle over olive oil
  • Roast for about 35 – 45 minutes, turning half way through.
  • Peppers will be done when they are completely soft and charred.
green peppers on a baking tray ready to roast.

Recipe Tips For These Italian Peppers

  • Pat the peppers dry – before roasting, pat the peppers dry. This will ensure a crisper roasted pepper
  • Pierce holes in the flesh – it’s important to pierce a few holes in the peppers. This will make sure they don’t burst while roasting.
  • Serve hot and fresh – Serve these roasted peppers straight out of the oven and you won’t be disappointed. Delish! I recently served them with the Pan Fried Hake for a complete dinner.
Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers on a baking tray.
Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers

Other Cooking Methods

  • Shallow fry the peppers – heat olive oil or vegetable oil in a skillet set over medium to high heat. Make sure the oil is about 3 inches deep. Place the dry peppers in the oil and fry for about 5 – 6 minutes until golden and soft. Remove and drain on paper towels, sprinkle with salt and serve.
  • Barbecue the Italian peppers – the best way to barbecue these peppers is on indirect heat. Otherwise you risk burning them. You can place them on a sheet of foil directly on the barbecue.
close up of the oven roasted green peppers
Roasted Italian Green Peppers

What’s a Great Way To Serve These Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers

See those drumsticks here!

drumsticks with pepeprs in a white serving dish
Sticky Honey Drumsticks with Italian Peppers

However you choose to serve these Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers, they are a great dish. I hope you get a chance to make them and enjoy them as much as we do. Did I mention how great they go with a barbecue as well! A side I almost never forget to make with Grilled Barbecue Chicken Skewers.

Roasted Italian Green Peppers

Frequently Asked Questions

What colour are Italian Sweet Peppers?

Italian Sweet peppers are a rich green colour. Over time and ripeness, they will turn red.

What other ways can you use Italian Frying Peppers?

Apart from frying and roasting, these are often added to meat dishes, in pasta, on pizza and even added to salads..

Are Italian Frying Peppers the same as Pepperoncini?

No, these are two different types of peppers. The Pepperoncini is much smaller and lighter in colour. It has a bit of spice to it and is often pickled or eaten raw.

Like what you see today? Don’t forget you can follow on Facebook for daily inspiration or over on Instagram where I sometimes do daily cooking videos for fun! I’m also on Pinterest which is a great place that you can save and share your favourite recipes. As well, if you haven’t yet, Subscribe to the newsletter. You’ll be notified whenever there’s a new recipe! You can do that at the top of the page.


Get the recipe!


over head view of italian roasted green peppers on a baking sheet.
Print Recipe Pin Recipe

Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers

These Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers are such a great accompaniment to many different dishes. Simple Italian peppers, seasoned with sea salt and drizzled with olive oil and roasted in the oven. Easy and delicious!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Peppers, side dish
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian green peppers
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • coarse sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • With a sharp knife, pierce the peppers in about 2 or 3 places. Place the peppers in a shallow rimmed terracotta dish, drizzle over the olive oil and toss over the salt. Roast for 20 minutes then remove from oven and turn them all over. Roast for a further 15 minutes or until completely soft and a caramelized colour on the peppers.
  • Remove from oven and serve straight away. These can be served with almost anything. We like them as a side to barbecues, on sandwiches, to accompany a selection of tapas, and much more!

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Italian Green Peppers
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 91mg110%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!

By on July 30th, 2021
Photo of author

About Julia Pinney

More Posts by this author.

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.