How To Make Roasted Peppers In A Slow Cooker

Did you know that you can make roasted peppers in the slow cooker? You can! They turn out with a flavor just like peppers roasted in the oven or over a flame but they’re easier to make, and to peel! This recipe was sponsored by Divemex.


Did you know that you can make roasted peppers in the slow cooker? You can! They turn out with a flavor just like peppers roasted in the oven or over a flame but they're easier to make, and to peel!
A few weeks ago I wanted to make a slow cooker red pepper soup. I started by putting some halved bell peppers into my slow cooker for a while. What came out was a delightful surprise: Soft-fleshed peppers with a flavor just like roasted peppers.

The best part was that unlike with other methods for roasted peppers that I’ve tried, the skins came off of these really easily.

Yes, I do know about the trick of putting hot roasted peppers into a paper bag to steam them a bit and make the skins come off more easily. I’ve never found that it works super-well.

Regardless, with this roasted bell pepper method, there’s no need for a paper bag. The peppers have essentially been steamed to cook and so the skins come off with a tug. Note: This has turned out to be true for about 90% of the peppers that I’ve roasted in this way. There has been the odd stubborn one. If you get a stubborn one, use a paring knife to help get the peel off.

How to make roasted peppers in a slow cooker or Crock Pot.
Once you have the peppers roasted, you can use them to make this recipe for Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup.

Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup recipe

Now here’s how to make roasted peppers in your slow cooker:


How To Make Roasted Peppers In A Slow Cooker

  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5


Did you know that you can make roasted peppers in the slow cooker? You can! They turn out with a flavor just like peppers roasted in the oven or over a flame but they’re easier to make, and to peel!


    •  1 tsp. olive oil
    • 5 red bell peppers, halved and seeded


  1. Rub the inside of the slow cooker with the olive oil.
  2. Add the pepper halves.
  3. Cook on high for 3 hours stirring halfway through.
  4. Turn off the slow cooker and remove the lid. Let the peppers cool.
  5. Grasp the peel of a pepper half at an edge and gently tug to remove it in one piece. Sometimes the peel doesn’t come off easily. Use a paring knife to remove the peels in these rare cases. Repeat with remaining peppers.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Disclosure: Divemex gave us prizes to give away to our readers during the #PepperParty. The total value of the prizes was approximately $900. In addition, I was paid to put on the Pinchatlive associated with the event. All opinions are my own. The giveaway is now closed.
This post originally appeared in October, 2013 and was revised and republished in May, 2018.
How To Make Roasted Peppers In A Slow Cooker

65 Responses to “How To Make Roasted Peppers In A Slow Cooker”

  1. Gina — October 11, 2018 @ 10:34 am (#)

    I have used this method several times now & it’s just the best! Sharing on my blog today :)

    • Christine Pittman — October 29, 2018 @ 12:14 pm (#)

      Thanks Gina!

  2. j flickinger — April 23, 2015 @ 10:08 am (#)

    …” the trick of putting hot roasted peppers into a paper bag to steam them a bit and make the skins come off more easily. I’ve never found that it works super-well.” HINT: that’s because you shouldn’t use a paper bag, you have to use a plastic zip lock bag other wise the steam from the peppers just makes the bag wet and that’s why this method didn’t work for you. Try it. Skins come off easy every time.

    • Christine Pittman — May 7, 2015 @ 12:26 pm (#)

      Thanks Judith. I’ve actually tried it with a couple kinds of bags and they still often need to be scraped off with a paring knife. Oh well!

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    • Minniemook — May 14, 2014 @ 10:41 pm (#)

      This works beautifully. I am going to try it again tomorrow and will perhaps cook just a little bit less as I enjoy my peppers al dente.

  4. Mugdha Kulkarni — January 29, 2014 @ 3:28 pm (#)

    I just found a recipe for roasted red pepper soup that I wanted to try in a slow cooker and was wondering if I could roast the peppers in a sow cooker or if I had to do them stove top or buy them from a store (last resort), and then I found this recipe of yours!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Michelle — October 10, 2013 @ 12:34 am (#)

    Oh my! If I had to pick one, I’m like the slow cooker chicken fajitas. Anything I can eat right when I get home from a long day is always a plus! :D

  6. three feathers — October 9, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (#)

    what a cool idea, roasting peppers in a slow cooker! i use bells in nearly everything, so everything i use them in is my fave ;0) but i like stuffed peppers best

  7. Karen Lynch — October 9, 2013 @ 4:16 pm (#)

    I like putting roasted peppers on pizzas and salads.

  8. angel — October 9, 2013 @ 3:22 pm (#)

    I love stuffed peppers !!

  9. Karen D — October 9, 2013 @ 11:52 am (#)

    Not really a recipe…I love thinly sliced red peppers on my homemade pizza

  10. Donna K — October 7, 2013 @ 5:36 pm (#)

    I don’t really have a fave. I am looking for recipes that use peppers.

  11. ikkinlala — October 7, 2013 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    One of my favourite bell pepper recipes is Greek salad.

  12. Monique — October 7, 2013 @ 11:33 am (#)

    those look amazing. I used to always buy jarred roasted peppers for sandwiches. They look delicious. Would you consider canning them?

  13. Lori Smanski — October 7, 2013 @ 10:45 am (#)

    I love making stuffed bell peppers with hamburger, onions, mushrooms, hot sause, Worchester sause, provolone cheese, tomatoe sause. I change the peppers up many times (green, red, yellow)

  14. Pam Gurganus — October 7, 2013 @ 8:13 am (#)

    Stuffed peppers!

  15. Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life — October 5, 2013 @ 5:05 pm (#)

    This is so easy! I can’t believe I’ve been doing it the hard way! They look just as fabulous, too!

  16. Jen @JuanitasCocina — October 5, 2013 @ 2:00 pm (#)

    LOOOOVE how easy these are! Can’t wait to try them!

  17. Jessica S. @ Floptimism — October 5, 2013 @ 1:52 pm (#)

    I can’t tell you how much of a revelation this post is for me — I have had the WORST luck trying to roast peppers! It’s always that plastic bag part that trips me up. I wanted to let you know that I’ve featured this post on my blog’s Weekend Wrap-Up — I hope you’ll stop by and check it out! Thank you for this incredibly helpful post, and enjoy your weekend!

  18. phyllis — October 4, 2013 @ 8:06 pm (#)

    I wish you would have posted this last week. We took all the peppers out of the garden and dad put them on the bbq for me. Most of the skins came off ok,, and the ones that were difficult I just left them on. Great idea.

  19. Jersey Girl Cooks — October 4, 2013 @ 7:14 pm (#)

    Love this idea to make roasted peppers!

  20. nicole — October 4, 2013 @ 1:56 am (#)

    Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup…made in the crock pot. yummy

  21. Nicole — October 3, 2013 @ 11:06 pm (#)

    I love this, I had no idea you could use a crockpot, and I just love the simplicity and ease. I am eager to see how the flavor infusion must be…
    thank you for teaching me something new!

  22. Kim Beaulieu — October 3, 2013 @ 10:34 pm (#)

    Oh my gosh Christine, this is brilliant. I am completely in love with this technique.

  23. Barbara — October 3, 2013 @ 8:39 pm (#)

    I love, love stuffed pepper soup!

  24. Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — October 3, 2013 @ 12:33 pm (#)

    Great idea! You can really do anything with a slow cooker.

  25. Sandy — October 3, 2013 @ 11:55 am (#)

    I use red peppers in my salsa to make it thicker

  26. Shaina — October 3, 2013 @ 11:48 am (#)

    so many good bell pepper recipes…I think one of my favorites was one I had so long ago, I forget where, but it was a roasted red pepper stuffed with goat cheese. delicious doesn’t even begin to describe that!

  27. Shaina — October 3, 2013 @ 11:39 am (#)

    I would never think you’d be able to make roasted peppers in a slow cooker….those things are just too amazing. Great recipe to kick off our #pepperparty, Christine!

  28. Katie — October 3, 2013 @ 11:11 am (#)

    This is genius my friend–I’ve always only roasted them. I love making stuffed bell peppers in the slow cooker! :)

  29. Kari/SourdoughNative — October 3, 2013 @ 11:08 am (#)

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  30. Jessica — October 3, 2013 @ 11:07 am (#)

    I love adding roasted peppers to salads, sandwiches and homemade pizzas!

  31. theresa — October 3, 2013 @ 10:30 am (#)

    how to make roasted red peppers in aslow cooker

  32. Erin — October 3, 2013 @ 9:44 am (#)

    I love making roasted red pepper coulis — it’s a great sauce to go with ratatouille, veggie paninis… you name it!

  33. Jean — October 3, 2013 @ 9:40 am (#)

    I love a good stuffed bell pepper. I also love red, yellow and orange diced in chicken tortilla soup.

  34. T. — October 3, 2013 @ 9:37 am (#)

    This recipe looks amazing:
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  35. Marianna — October 3, 2013 @ 9:27 am (#)

    I love roasted peppers.

  36. Christie - Food Done Light — October 3, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    I love to make roasted red peppers and put them on a sandwich

  37. Amanda R. — October 3, 2013 @ 8:54 am (#)

    I love roasted red peppers in salads, sandwiches and about anything. I like how you can store these too for future use. =]

  38. Katie — October 3, 2013 @ 8:47 am (#)

    I love roasted red peppers on my sandwiches.

  39. Beth S. — October 3, 2013 @ 8:45 am (#)

    Italian Stuffed Peppers by poet in the pantry


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