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Traeger Roasted Red Peppers

Traeger Roasted Red Peppers are a versatile ingredient that can be used in so many different dishes. Cooking them on a pellet grill adds a smoky depth that’s hard to achieve with other roasting methods. This straightforward recipe requires just one ingredient and can transform your salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more. Not only is this method simple, but it also adds a light smoky flavor to the peppers, making them a must-try for anyone who loves wood-fired cooking.

Traeger Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted red peppers, especially when prepared on a pellet grill, offer a unique combination of sweetness and smokiness. The process involves grilling the peppers until their skins blister, making them easy to peel, and revealing a tender, flavorful flesh underneath. This recipe is an excellent way to preserve the peak season’s flavors or to add a big hit of flavor to your next pasta sauce, dip, or dressing.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Smoky Flavor: The Traeger grill gives the peppers a touch of smoke, enhancing the natural sweetness of the red peppers.
  • Versatility: These roasted peppers can be used in a variety of dishes, adding depth and flavor.
  • Health Benefits: Red peppers are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, making them a nutritious addition to your diet.
  • Ease of Preparation: This simple process transforms raw peppers into a gourmet ingredient with minimal effort.
  • Longevity: When stored properly, roasted red peppers can last in the fridge, extending their utility in your kitchen.

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Traeger Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Red Peppers shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Red Peppers
  • Non-stick foil or Parchment
  • Plastic wrap or Paper bag

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Traeger Roasted Red Peppers

How to make Roasted Red Peppers

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.

  • Preheat and Prepare:
    Begin by heating your Traeger grill to 400°F. Meanwhile, slice the peppers in half, removing the stems and seeds.
  • Grill the Peppers:
    Place the pepper halves on a grill-safe baking sheet lined with non-stick foil or parchment. Grill for 20-25 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  • Steam:
    After grilling, transfer the peppers to a large bowl and cover it with plastic wrap or place them in a paper bag and seal it. This step is crucial for steaming the peppers, making the skins easier to peel off.
  • Peel:
    Once the peppers have steamed for 10-15 minutes, remove them from the container and gently peel away the skin. Discard the skin.
  • Store:
    Store the peeled peppers in an air-tight container in the fridge until you’re ready to use them.

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Traeger Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Red Peppers FAQ

How long can I store roasted red peppers?

When stored in an air-tight container in the fridge, roasted red peppers can last 4-5 days. If you cover them in olive oil, they can last 2-3 weeks.

Can I freeze roasted red peppers?

Yes, they freeze well. Place them in a freezer-safe container for up to three months.

Is it necessary to remove the skins?

Yes, removing the skins eliminates the bitter, charred flavor, leaving you with soft, sweet, and smoky flesh.

Can I use other types of peppers?

Absolutely! This method works well with yellow, orange, and even green bell peppers, though the flavor profile will vary.

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Traeger Roasted Red Peppers
Traeger Roasted Red Peppers

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Traeger Roasted Red Peppers

This incredibly easy Roasted Red Pepper recipe is made on the Traeger Grill for a touch of wood-fired flavor!
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Course: Traeger Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Nicole Johnson


  • 3 red peppers


  • Preheat your grill to 400°F.
  • Slice the peppers in half and remove the stems and seeds.
  • Place the peppers onto a grill-safe baking sheet that's covered in non-stick foil or parchment.
  • Place into the grill and let cook for 20-25 minutes. Flip halfway through the cook time.
  • Remove from the grill and place into a large bowl and cover in plastic wrap. A paper bag also works. Roll it shut to seal. You're trying to steam the peppers.
  • Let the peppers steam for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the container and peel off the skin and discard.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge until ready to use.


Calories: 15kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1863IUVitamin C: 76mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.3mg
Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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