Roasted red peppers add a smoky, rich flavor to sauces and meals. Roasting red peppers elevates their flavor and takes recipes to another level. If you’ve never cooked with roasted red peppers, or have and you know you love them, these 15 plant-based roasted red pepper recipes from our Food Monster App are perfect for you!
1. Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry
Sonja Trurnit‘s Roasted Red Pepper, Chickpea, and Spinach Curry is to die for! Chickpeas and spinach are blanketed in a rich, red pepper and coconut sauce. Not only is it spicy and fragrant, it is also good for you. If you’re looking for something that is rich in iron, look no further. What more could you want for dinner?
2. Tomato Basil Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Soup
Stephanie McKinnie‘s Tomato Basil Roasted Pepper Red Lentil Soup is a comforting treat that can be served anytime of the year. The red lentils provide the heartiness and the roasted peppers, tomato and basil brings in the comfort!
3. Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
An easy and healthy pasta is makes for a wonderful week-night dinner, when you want something that will please everyone. You can really load up on the veggies to make it extra healthy. Even the sauce is heavy on the veggies and packed with flavor. Rachel Carr‘s Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto can be customized with whatever produce is in season- here it’s cauliflower, but it would be equally delicious with butternut squash, mushrooms, or even Brussels sprouts. Quick and easy pasta dishes are all about the sauce! This one is made from fire roasted red bell peppers and creamy macadamias, but you can use cashews or even pecans or pine nuts. Each one will give the sauce a slightly unique flavor.
4. Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Burger
Easy weeknight dinner alert! These flavor-packed Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Burgers by Angela Simpson are so simple to make. Mashed chickpeas are combined with oat flour, chia seeds, roasted red peppers, fresh parsley, and warm, earthy parsley. These crisp burgers are perfect on buns or served on a bed of grains with roasted vegetables and fresh greens.
5. Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Bowl
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This Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Bowl by Stacey Isaacs is a great meal if you need to whip something up quickly for company. The sauce is made from roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh basil, so you know it’s going to be tasty. Top it with nutritional yeast or your favorite vegan cheese!
6. Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Fettuccine
Let’s be honest, pasta is always a good idea. Rene Barker‘s Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Fettuccine is packed full of flavor and requires just 9 ingredients and 25 minutes to come together. Roasted red peppers are the star of this show. You can make this pasta as mild or spicy as you like.
7. Five-Minute Roasted Red Pepper Spinach Dip
Florian Nouh‘s spinach dip with roasted red peppers is creamy and delicious – perfect for an appetizer, barbecues, or simple vegan snacking. It’s so simple, it actually only requires five ingredients, and takes just five minutes! Serve it directly straight from the pan with chips, bread, or veggie sticks.
8. Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Sandwich
Think you need meat and cheese to make a substantial (and tasty) sandwich? Think again, friends. Maya Sozer‘s Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Walnut Sandwich is brimming with yummy flavor from the tomato paste, garlic, and olive oil on the bread to the red pepper and walnut topping. With a nice and rich umami taste and a good amount of texture, this sandwich will fill you up and feed your senses while nourishing you with nutrients.
9. Grilled Eggplant Stack With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Try Taryn Fitz-Gerald‘s deliciously tasty and easy to make Eggplant Stack! Sliced eggplant is seasoned with paprika and then grilled until it begins to crisp. It’s layered with a savory roasted red pepper sauce and served with simple sides of corn and sliced avocado.
10. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
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When plain basil pesto is getting old, it’s time to mix things up! Kristen Genton‘s Roasted Red Pepper Pesto recipe adds in plenty of roasted red peppers for an interesting smoky sweetness. A little sweet, a little cheesy, and super creamy, this red pepper pesto will definitely enter your dinner rotation. Plus it can be made simply by throwing all the pesto ingredients in a blender and then pouring over your pasta of choice.
11. Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Dip
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12. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Mushroom Sauce
This Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Mushroom Sauce by Maria Koutsogiannis is full of flavor, creaminess, and good-for-you ingredients! Roasted red pepper, mushrooms, and cashews and blended until smooth and creamy with cheesy nutritional yeast and ground coriander. This is the perfect sauce to throw together on weeknights where you’re pressed for time.
13. Roasted Red Pepper Almond and Harissa Dip
Need a last minute appetizer to serve to company? Jodi Kay‘s Roasted Red Pepper Almond and Harissa Dip infused with Egyptian flavors is quick and simple to make, but it’s bursting with flavor. Red bell peppers and almonds are puréed with caraway seeds, cumin, coriander, and chili flakes to make it spicy. Serve it with crackers and crisp veggies.
14. Cornmeal Crusted Pizza With Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce
Shea Cope‘s Cornmeal Crusted Pizza has a perfectly crispy crust with a rustic touch from the cornmeal coating. The bread is so good, you might just want to munch on it alone, but when topped with the roasted red pepper cream sauce, vegan Italian sausages, and all the other toppings it’s amazing. This is a fantastic weeknight dinner, especially if you prep the dough ahead of time.
15. Roasted Pepper and Tomato Sweet Potato Quiche
This Quiche by Ksenia Prints begins with a delicious sweet potato crust. It’s then topped with cheesy, earthy tofu filling and is studded with juicy cherry tomatoes and roasted peppers. Comfort on a plate.
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