Air Fryer Bell Peppers

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For an easy vegetable side dish that is sure to please, check out these air fryer bell peppers.

Bell peppers in the air fryer go with lots of different dishes – from meats and potatoes to salads and much more. This makes these peppers a colorful and versatile dish, too!

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Crispy yet soft – the perfect air fryer peppers!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you tackle this recipe for air fried bell peppers, read through these recipe tips. This way, you’ll know just what to expect and have some additional questions answered!

  • You can choose any color of bell pepper you enjoy – the cooking time will be similar. Just keep in mind that green bell peppers typically have a slightly bitter taste.
  • When you cut the bell peppers into strips, be sure to make them all roughly the same size/thickness. This will allow the peppers to cook evenly.
  • We stuck to a very simple seasoning blend for these peppers since they have a delicious flavor already. You can add or subtract whatever spices you like to suit your tastes.
  • When air frying the peppers, make sure to shake the air fryer basket regularly so that they can cook evenly. You don’t want to burn some pieces while others are not yet soft.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Roasting peppers in the air fryer is actually super easy. Check out these detailed recipe steps and photos to follow along with exactly how we made them.

If you’re anxious to get started, you can also find the recipe card at the bottom of this post with the relevant information like the cooking time and temperature.

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Cut the peppers into slices.

First, wash and dry the bell peppers. Then cut them into half or quarters and remove the inner core and seeds.

Now cut the peppers into slices, roughly 1/2 inch thick (this thickness doesn’t have to be exact – but cut them all roughly the same size).

At this time also preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Make sure the bell peppers are evenly coated in oil and spices.

While you wait for the air fryer to preheat, add the bell peppers, oil, garlic powder (optional), salt and black pepper into a mixing bowl.

Toss or mix with tongs until the bell pepper slices are evenly coated in oil and spices.

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Add the peppers to the preheated air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the raw, seasoned bell peppers. Give the air fryer basket a gentle shake so that they are all in one even layer.

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The bell peppers should be soft and slightly browned.

Air fry the bell peppers at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-13 minutes total until soft and slightly browned. Shake the air fryer basket every 4 minutes to help with even cooking.

The exact cooking time can vary depending on the air fryer, the thickness of the pepper slices and your personal preferences.

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Our roasted peppers – ready to be enjoyed!

When the bell peppers are done, remove them from the air fryer and place them into a serving bowl. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

You can store leftover bell peppers in a sealed container in the fridge. They might soften a bit more in the fridge because these peppers still have quite a bit of moisture in them. Eat them within 4 to 5 days.

To reheat them, we’d recommend using the air fryer as opposed to the microwave as this would make them more soggy.

A frying pan with a little bit of oil would also work though – it’s up to you. Just keep an eye on them to make sure the slices don’t burn!

Related Recipes

These air fryer peppers are awesome on their own – but you can even jazz them up with a few other things (meats or veggies) to take your flavor train into the station!

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Air Fryer Bell Peppers

Air Fryer Bell Peppers are easy to make and delicious. From raw to perfectly air roasted in minutes, these light seasoned peppers make a great side dish!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 3 bell peppers, any color
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the peppers. Cut them into half or quarters, then remove the inner core and seeds. Then cut the peppers into slices, roughly 1/2 inch thick (this thickness doesn't have to be exact – but cut them all roughly the same size).
    3 bell peppers
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Meanwhile, add the bell peppers, oil, garlic powder (optional), salt and black pepper into a mixing bowl. Toss everything until evenly coated.
    2 teaspoons avocado oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • When the air fryer is hot, add in the raw, seasoned bell peppers. Give the air fryer basket a quick shake so that they are all in one even layer.
  • Air fry the bell peppers at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-13 minutes total until soft and slightly browned. Shake the air fryer basket every 4 minutes to help with even cooking. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the air fryer, the thickness of the pepper slices and your personal preferences.
  • When done cooking, remove the bell peppers from the air fryer and place them into a serving bowl. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5590IU | Vitamin C: 228mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

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Lisa is the main creator for Simply Air Fryer. As the author of two successful food blogs, she's usually found measuring ingredients, trying out new combinations, or hiding behind the camera snapping photos of food. She bought her first air fryer almost 2 years ago and has since used it over 350+ times. With the help of her trusty sidekick (husband), she's created and tested every single recipe on Simply Air Fryer.

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