Everything You Need to Know to Make the Best Air Fryer Peppers and Onions

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Roasted Peppers and Onions Recipe in the Air Fryer

I love to use my air fryer to make complete and filling meals. But I also love to make sweet snacks and sides in my air fryer. Today’s roasted peppers and onions recipe shows just how easy it is to make food in the air fryer! Keep reading to learn some great tips to make this simple air fryer recipe!

How to cook peppers and onions?

how to cook peppers and onions

I to cook peppers and onions in the air fryer because it is so easy! You don’t need to pull out any bowls, you don’t need to preheat, and most importantly you don’t need to turn on the oven! Cooking in the air fryer is so simple! You can have this tasty side dish ready in less than 15 minutes. Keep reading to learn some helpful tips for cooking peppers and onions in the air fryer!

What type of peppers and onions should I use?

onions and peppers to roast

The ingredients I used to make roasted peppers and onions in the air fryer were of course peppers and onions. More specially, I used 1 sweet onion and 1 bag of mini sweet peppers. This recipe works great with any type of peppers and onions. You can use red onions, yellow onions, or white onions. Additionally, you can use bell peppers (any color- red, orange or green peppers) instead of sweet mini peppers. The options are endless!

Can I air fry frozen peppers and onions?

Another question that I have been asked if I can make frozen peppers and onions in the air fryer? The answer? Of course! Heating up frozen foods is a great way to use the air fryer. To make a frozen pepper and onion mix in the air fryer, place the contents in the air fryer basket and cook the vegetables for at least 8 minutes at 360˚F/182˚C. Add more time and increase the heat as needed, depending on how crispy you want the vegetables.

How to make vegetables crispy in the air fryer?

how to cook sweet peppers and onions in the air fryer

Another thing you can do is spray a little oil on the onions and bell peppers. This will help make them more crispy. I love to fill my Misitifi oil sprayer with avocado oil. This is such a healthier and more sustainable option than the precanned oil stuff.

What is the roast button on air fryer?

Another question I have been asked before is what the different settings on the air fryer mean. Air fryer makes and models are different. I have a Cosori 5.8qt Air Fryer (the Pro II). This air fryer has preset buttons setting like one for fish or steak. But it doesn’t have different settings like roast, air fry, bake, or broil. So what’s difference?

My favorite air fryer snack

What is the difference between the air fry and roast buttons on an air fryer?

From my understanding, the roast button is like a preset button. Its a button to help simplify your life. You can press the roast button and you will be given a temperature and time to cook the food at. While it may not exactly “roast” the food, it does change the temp and time of the air fryer so that it is like you are roasting.

Share with me in the comments below if your air fryer has a roast or different preset button and if you like to use it!

make a quick snack with air fryer peppers and onions

How to Prepare Air Fryer Peppers and Onions?

Air fryer roasted peppers and onions are so simple and easy. The prep work is so easy. All you need to do is cut the onions into chunks. You can make them as big or as small as you want.

For the sweet mini peppers, I only washed them. You can cut them if you want to. If you are using bell peppers, you may want to cut them into chunks or slices that are relatively the same size as your onions.

How to roast peppers and onions in the air fryer?

roast peppers and onions in the air fryer

Place the sweet peppers and onions in the air fryer basket. Spray the vegetables with oil. I like to use avocado oil because it has a high smoke point, but other oils like olive oil works great too!

What temperature should I cook bell peppers and onions in the air fryer?

If you are using bell peppers instead of sweet mini peppers, the cooking time is the same. Lightly season the vegetables with some sea salt, salt, or Kosher salt to your taste. Close the air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees Fahrenheit or 193 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and crispy to your liking.

Make sure to stir the veggies at the halfway point.

What can I do with peppers and onions?

easy peppers and onions

I love to enjoy air fryer peppers and onions best as a snack or a side. We love to pull out this quick recipe for a Super Bowl party, or as a side or appetizer on Easter4th of JulyThanksgiving, or Christmas.

What meals can I make with peppers and onions?

You can also pair peppers and onions with any protein to get a complete and healthy meal. For example, I love to add chicken and a few different spices to make this flavor packed chicken fajita recipe. You can also add roasted or Italian sausage and potatoes to make this filling air fryer sausage, potato, onion, and pepper dinner. Are there any other ways that you pair peppers and onions? Share with us in the comments below!

how to make peppers and onions in the air fryer

Final Thoughts

Air fryer peppers and onions are a quick, healthy, and flavorful side that you can enjoy in minutes. I love to use my air fryer to sauté and roast onions and peppers. It makes eating them just that more delicious. Share in the comments below how you love to eat peppers and onions!

quick air fryer peppers and onions snack

More great air fryer side dishes

How to use an air fryer? Here’s everything you need to know!

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how to make air fryer peppers and onions

The Best Air Fryer Peppers and Onions

Air fryer peppers and onions are a quick and tasty side dish that go great with so many different meals. Learn how to make make air fryer peppers and onions here!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Mini sweet peppers or 1-2 bell peppers
  • 1 sweet onion or red, yellow, or white onion
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Place the onions and peppers in the air fryer basket
  • Lightly spray with oil and season with salt to taste
  • Cook at 380°F/193°C for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender to liking.
  • Stir the veggies at the halfway point.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g

Ingredients: Bell Pepper, Onion, Peppers
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Side Dish, 4th of July, Christmas, Easter, Fall, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Thanksgiving, Winter, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Air Fryer

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