Delicious Peperonata Recipe

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Delicious Peperonata Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on December 02, 2023

Peperonata is a traditional Italian dish made with peppers, onions, and tomatoes. This recipe combines these ingredients with herbs and spices to create a flavorful and colorful dish. Serve it as a side dish, a topping for crusty bread, or as a sauce for pasta. It's a versatile and delicious addition to any meal.


  • 3 bell peppers (red, yellow, and green)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Slice the bell peppers into thin strips, discarding the seeds and stems.
  2. Thinly slice the onion and mince the garlic cloves.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the sliced bell peppers, onion, and garlic to the skillet.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers and onions are softened and slightly caramelized, about 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, dice the tomatoes.
  7. Add the diced tomatoes to the skillet along with the salt, black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  8. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  9. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.
  11. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly before serving.
  12. Serve the peperonata hot or at room temperature.
  13. Enjoy as a side dish, over bread, or as a pasta sauce.

Interesting Facts

  • Peperonata is a popular summer dish in Italy when peppers are in season.
  • The combination of peppers, onions, and tomatoes in peperonata creates a harmonious blend of flavors.
  • You can customize the spice level of the dish by adjusting the amount of red pepper flakes.
  • This dish can be made in advance and tastes even better the next day as the flavors have time to meld together.