Making roasted bell peppers in the air fryer is fast and easy!

The air fryer provides a great way to get tender-crisp, sweet, and smoky bell peppers for all kinds of recipes.

Healthy and tasty roasted bell peppers go with everything!

Air Fryer Bell Peppers

Air Fryer Roasted Bell Peppers

  • Roasted red peppers make a colorful addition to any antipasto platter, pasta salad, hummus dip, or even as a topping on a burger or in a wrap!
  • Ready in just a few steps, roasted bell peppers are so easy to prepare! Why not air fry a few extra and freeze them for later use?
  • Air-fry bell peppers and stuff with seasoned cream cheese—a quick, low-carb appetizer!

Ingredients and Variations

Bell Peppers – Why stop at red? Choose any variety of colorful bells to air fry, just be sure they’re whole and unblemished. Carefully carve out the white pith inside and the seeds for a more attractive presentation.

Seasonings – Switch out the olive oil for melted bacon grease or add your favorite Italian, Taco, or Ranch seasoning or a simple dash of garlic or onion powder.

Variations – Add other veggies like chunks of red or yellow onions, whole small mushrooms, finely diced potatoes, or small pieces of corn on the cob.

Air Fryer Bell Peppers

How to Make Air Fryer Roasted Bell Peppers

Making roasted bell peppers in the air fryer is a fast and easy way to get tender-crisp, sweet, and smoky bell peppers for all kinds of recipes!

  1. Prep each bell pepper per recipe below.
  2. Toss pepper halves with oil and seasonings in a bowl or brush the mixture on.
  3. Place seasoned pepper halves cut side down in the air fryer and roast until they are tender and lightly charred, flipping halfway through.
  4. Cool before using. Leave the peel on or peel it away, as desired.

PRO TIP: For extra dark skins, broil the air-fried peppers cut-side down in the oven and set to broil for a couple of minutes.

Air Fryer Bell Peppers

Ways to Use Roasted Bell Peppers

Air fryer roasted bell peppers can be used in so many ways! We love them stuffed with sausage and rice, added to smoked sausage and potatoes, or Chinese pepper steak.

Storing Roasted Bell Peppers

Keep leftover air fryer roasted bell peppers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week. To freeze cooked and cooled bell peppers, cut them into wedges and freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a zippered bag and freeze for up to 2 months.

Use leftover roasted red bell peppers in omelets, stir fries, or stuffed pepper soup.

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Air Fryer Roasted Bell Peppers

Air Fryer roasted bell peppers are perfect for adding to hummus, salads, soups, sauces, or snacks.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Bell Pepper Halves
Author I Don’t Have Time For That


large mixing bowl


  • 4 medium-large bell peppers any color desired
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper adjust to taste


  • Rinse and pat dry the bell peppers. Cut off stem, then slice pepper in half starting from the top to bottom. Slice off the pith with the seeds and set aside to continue doing the same with each pepper.
  • In a large bowl combine the oil, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  • Place one or two pepper halves into the bowl with the oil mixture and use a spoon or a brush to coat both the inside and outside of the bell pepper half.
  • Place in the air fryer tray upside down. Repeat until you have enough bell peppers to fit the air fryer’s tray. (Depending on the size of your air fryer you may need to do it in batches.)
  • Air fry the peppers at 390°F for 8 minutes. Flip the halves over and cook for another 7 minutes. Peppers should be soft and have some browned or blackened spots.
  • Remove from air fryer and allow to cool before using.


You can peel away the browned outer layer or leave it on.
If using later, you can allow the peppers to come to room temperature then store in a jar or airtight container.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. As the peppers sit, they’ll release some juices and oil. 
Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week and in the freezer for 2 months. 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1half | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1863IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American

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