Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sauteed Green Bell Peppers

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All bell peppers start out green. Bell peppers come in a variety of colors and can vary in flavor. The ripeness determine the flavor and color of each pepper. A red bell pepper is a mature green bell pepper. As a bell pepper ages, its flavor becomes sweeter and milder.

Bell peppers are available all year, but they are less expensive during the summer months. Fresh peppers come in variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, but when selecting them, their skin should be firm without any wrinkles, and the stems should be green. Avoid peppers with black spots.

Store unwashed bell peppers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for about a week. Green bell peppers will stay fresh a little longer than the yellow and red peppers.

To freeze bell peppers, cut the top off and remove seeds and veins. Wash and dry. Then place the peppers in a freezer bag, making sure to remove air from freezer bag. and place in your freezer. Peppers will retain there quality for 6 months.

When peppers go on sale, I buy a lot, and freeze them. Having chopped, prepared veggies in the freezer is nice when you are short on time. 

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Sauteed Green Bell Pepper
Copyright 2011 Christine's Pantry. All rights reserved.

2 large green bell peppers, seeds and veins removed
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
pinch crushed red pepper
grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Remove veins and seeds from peppers, cut lengthwise into strips. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add crushed red pepper. Then add bell peppers, sprinkle garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stirring occasionally. Cook until peppers are just tender. About 8 to 10 minutes. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


  1. Love green pepper! This sounds really yummy, must try it out soon.

  2. So simple and tasty. Great mid afternoon snack. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I never knew that all peppers started out green! Very interesting... I prefer the sweeter red and yellow peppers though. The green is too pungent for me :) This looks like something my husband would totally enjoy!

  4. I love bell peppers...just picked some up at the farmers market. I also sautee them or stuff them! :)

  5. Hi Diethood, I also like stuff bell peppers. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I love love love bell peppers! They should be coming around here pretty soon now that it's finally getting warmer. I never realized they all started out green! Great recipe, I'll definitely be keeping it on hand for when we get some peppers around here. Also, thanks for the note on the comments-I know there's been some different opinions floating out there so it's nice to hear that you appreciate them! You have a lovely blog :)

  7. Hi Sarah, thanks so much. I really appreciate your comment, you made my night. Y'all really make me happy. The little things really make a difference.

  8. Thank you for the recipe and the info on peppers! We always have way too many from our garden so I am always looking for ideas.

  9. I absolutely love bell peppers in every color and try to buy them whenever I find them on sale. Simply sauteed the way you have featured here is delicious. Have a beautiful weekend! Candace

  10. My fourth son adores peppers. I will have to remember that Parmesan next time I saute up some for him.

  11. I love when my mom makes peppers! They are so wonderful! Freezing them is a good idea!
    Have a wonderful day, Christine!

    Hugs & Happy Blessings,

  12. We go through so many peppeers in my house. Green, red, yellow, orange and purple. The more colorful the better, Love you sauteed version.

  13. I adore bell pepper just becoz of its amzing flavours, sounds like a simple recipe would love to try...thanks for stopping by and for ur words of appreciation, nice to know ur blog as well!

  14. I was looking at your blog and all recipes are only non- vegetarian, but then I came across this one and it was very nice and simple. With what are we supposed to have it with?
    We also make lots of dishes with Capsicum, but never so simple.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog, how did you come across my blog, I am really surprised.
    Have great weekend, Rama.

  15. Hi Rama, sauteed green bell peppers is a side dish and it would go well with just about anything. It would also be good for afternoon snack.

    I was surfing and came across your blog. Thanks for stopping by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  16. just made this today,but added sauteed mushrooms& spinach.simply delicious!

    1. Hi,

      I'm glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for the feedback.


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