Roasted Peppers in Oil (Peperoni Arrostiti Sotto Olio)


My Italian mother-in-law taught me how to make these roasted red peppers in oil. She doesn't have any of her recipes written down. She just makes them like she always has for years. They can also be used on bruschetta or pureed with cream and served over pasta. I usually serve them in a relish tray as a side dish to any meal.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 1 yellow bell pepper

  • 1 orange bell pepper

  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 5 leaves fresh basil leaves, finely sliced

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate. Reduce grill heat to medium.

  2. Grill whole red, yellow, and orange bell peppers on the preheated grill until charred on all sides, turning about every 5 minutes. Place charred peppers in a resealable plastic bag and seal well. Allow peppers to cool in the bag.

  3. Combine olive oil, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper in a 1-pint glass jar (or larger, depending on size of peppers).

  4. Remove cooled peppers from the bag and scrape off charred skins. Cut peppers in half; remove seeds and stems. Slice peppers into long strips and place in oil mixture. Mix well, ensuring peppers are covered in oil.

  5. Serve, storing leftover peppers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
28g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 196mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 98mg 492%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 132mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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