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The First time I discovered how amazing and delicious roasted bell peppers in the oven are is when I was the Kitchen Manager at a local High School. It surprised me to see how popular it was with the students. The Veggies were so incredibly popular that we ran out the first time I made them, and I had to double the batch for the next time they were on the menu. As you can imagine cutting that many peppers at the high school was a chore. However, I happily cut more the next time around knowing how much the students loved them.
Use a variety of colorful peppers to make your dish look fabulous!
There are so many ways to make roasted vegetables to go with the main dish that you are serving. You can add any vegetable that you would like and it will come out delicious. You can even add mushrooms.
They are a fantastic side dish, or topping to so many different foods.
It was on burrito day that the roasted peppers, & onions were so popular at the high school. I can see why they are so good in a burrito.
Other main dish items to pair with your roasted veggies are: Chicken Breast, Pizza, Fajitas, or as a topping for taco’s or burgers. Roasted peppers, onions and mushrooms are delicious on top of a steak. The sky is the limit.
Healthy Benefits of Bell Peppers!
Bell Peppers are packed full of nutrients. They contain more Vitamin C than Oranges do. They are packed full of Vitamin, A , E & K, and Iron just to name a few. Did you know they even have an anti-inflammatory effect. They are great for your immune system High in fiber and low in carbs. When you add onions, and any other vegetable to this dish you are adding so many additional health benefits.
The question is why did the high school kids love them so much? Other than the fact that I took great care in making them and roasting them to perfection. Taking them out of the oven just at the perfect time may have helped. I strongly believe that in cooking if you use a variety of colors they are more appealing to the eye. The beautiful colors are hard to pass up. The main reason I believe that they loved them so much was because as they roast the natural sugars come out and they taste as sweet as candy. The spicy burrito with the sweet tasting side seemed to be the perfect combination.
Easy To Grow!
I must admit that I avoided bell peppers most of my life. I thought they were flavorless and I would much rather go for a hotter pepper over the bell pepper. Once I saw how wildly popular they were in the high school cafeteria I had to give them a second chance. I quickly found out how wrong I was all of those years and have added them to our menu at home.
Easy to grow fresh is the way to go!
We grow them in our garden and found that they are relatively easy to grow. When they are freshly picked off of the plant the taste is indescribable. The closest way to describe the difference from a freshly harvested bell pepper and one purchased at a grocery store. Would be to compare it to a freshly picked tomato and one from the grocery store. The bold flavor from a freshly harvested pepper is fabulous. I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as all of those high school kids and my family have.
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Oven Roasted Bell Peppers
- 2 Large Yellow Bell Peppers
- 2 Large Red Bell Peppers
- 2 Large Green Bell Peppers
- 2 Small Zucchini (optional)
- 1 Large Onion
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
- Pre heat oven to 375 degrees FahrenheitWash vegetablesCut off the top of each bell pepper and take the seeds out.Slice to desired thickness. Thinly slice onionsThinly slice zucchini or other vegetable that you would like to add.Place onion, peppers and all other vegetables in a large bowl.Drizzle 1/4 cup Olive oil over the top of the vegetables. Stir until well coated.Spread vegetables out on a cookie sheet in a thin layer. Sprinkle garlic powder and Italian seasoning over the top of the vegetables.Bake for 35-40 minutes the longer the are in the more roasted they become.Keep an eye on them and take them out when they are roasted to your perfection. Enjoy!