How to make roasted air fryer peppers so they get tender with a bit of crisp on the edges. From jalapenos to cerrano and bell peppers, this is how it’s done.
Air fryer peppers are the best in a stir fry, on burgers, or a simple side dish with dinner. Choose your favorite bell peppers colors and use our instructions to make this great air fryer recipe. (affiliate links present)
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Red and yellow are really just green peppers that have been allowed to ripen longer. Red peppers are fully ripened, and are sweeter in taste, so they demand a higher price sticker typically.
It goes back to the previous question here, because they’re unripened. Therefore they can be picked sooner and produce more in a shorter amount of time = cheapest bell pepper.
Yes! They’re packed with vitamins and low in calories! An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium, they also contain a healthy dose of fiber, folate, and iron.
I say choose whichever colors you prefer. I typically choose whatever is on sale because I’m cheap. 😉 This time I got 4 for $5 for yellow, red and orange peppers. I lucked out because green is usually the cheapest.
Peppers in Air Fryer
- Bell peppers
- if you wanted to roast jalapenos you could use this same recipe
- Habanero or cerrano peppers would work too
- Olive oil
- Old Bay seasoning
- Garlic salt
- Onion powder
This literally takes about 15 minutes to make AND preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes. I think this step is important to get the right crisp and consistency on any food you make.
Another important piece to many recipes like this is to shake the basket halfway or 1/3 of the way through. For smaller items like this I like to shake every 5 minutes or so. This will give you the best result.
- Remember the smaller slices you make the more tender/soft they will be.
- I like them to stay a bit firm so they’re a bit thicker around here.
Time needed: 12 minutes.
Air Fryer Bell Peppers
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. for 5 minutes.
- Prepare ingredients
Slice tops off bell peppers and remove seeds inside each one. Slice in half and then into strips. Put in a bowl and toss with olive oil and seasonings.
Pour coated peppers into air fryer basket and cook. Make sure to move pcs. around so they’re overlapping the least amount possible. Cook at 380 degrees F. for 12-15 minutes shaking every 5 minutes. Check after 12.
Remove once they’re as tender and/or as browned as you’d like and enjoy immediately. For an alternative, you can also add meat and make air fryer fajitas too.
This is how ours looked after 12 minutes. I didn’t want them soft and they were as brown as we’d like them but you could let them go for a few minutes more if you wanted.
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Air Fryer Peppers
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
- Slice and discard tops of bell peppers as well as seeds inside.
- Slice peppers into strips, the thinner they are the softer they will become.
- Put them in a bowl with olive oil and seasonings, toss to coat.
- Pour into air fryer basket and spread out so they're overlapping as little as possible.
- Cook at 380 degrees F for 12 minutes flipping every 5 minutes.