sweet red peppers with garlic bread crumbs

Roasted Sweet Peppers with Garlicky Bread Crumbs

Sweet roasted red peppers are complemented with crunchy and garlicky breadcrumbs. A tasty and easy appetizer or side dish!

Remember when roasted red peppers with goat cheese was a thing in the 90’s? I remember my dad making it for me and my sister, and I remember thinking, Ok this is going to be my thing. The roasted sweet peppers paired perfectly with the tangy and rich goat cheese. I served it many times whenever I had guests over.

But then, as so often happens with food trends, they were everywhere. Every restaurant had roasted sweet peppers with goat cheese on their menu. And then the new food trend came along to replace it. Well, I still have love for roasted peppers, and I want to show you a new way to serve them!

sweet roasted red peppers on a white plate

This recipe for roasted sweet peppers with garlicky bread crumbs, adapted from Food & Wine, is so quick and easy. And the garlicky breadcrumbs are toasted in olive oil to make them rich and crunchy. You can definitely add goat cheese (or any other cheese) to the mix here, but it’s not necessary. It’s a delectable side dish when you want something light and delicious.

toasted garlic breadcrumbs in a skillet with a wooden spoon

Step-By-Step Instructions

  • Roast the peppers directly over a gas flame or under the broiler, turning occasionally, until charred all over, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the peppers to a large bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap and let steam for 15 minutes.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the bread crumbs and garlic and cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bread crumbs to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.  Wipe out the skillet.
  • Peel and seed the peppers, then cut them into 1/2-inch strips.  Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet. Add the peppers and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the peppers to a large bowl or platter. Serve the breadcrumb topping on the side, for sprinkling.
sweet roasted red peppers sliced in a skillet

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roasted sweet peppers with garlicky breadcrumbs in a bowl

Roasted Sweet Peppers with Garlicky Breadcrumbs

Sweet roasted red peppers are complemented with crunchy and garlicky breadcrumbs. A tasty and easy appetizer or side dish!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Steaming Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 8 sweet bell peppers
  • 4 oz. breadcrumbs
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Roast the peppers directly over a gas flame or under the broiler, turning occasionally, until charred all over, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the peppers to a large bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap and let steam for 15 minutes.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the bread crumbs and garlic and cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer the bread crumbs to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.  Wipe out the skillet.
  • Peel and seed the peppers, then cut them into 1/2-inch strips.  Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet. Add the peppers and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the peppers to a large bowl or platter. Serve the breadcrumb topping on the side, for sprinkling.
Keyword breadcrumbs, garlic, red peppers

One Comment

  1. Barb Haner

    These sound really good -will try out the recipe

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