Piedmontese Roasted Peppers

Summer on a plate - juicy and flavourful, these Piedmontese roasted peppers are a classic Italian dish.

Course DInner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword piedmontese peppers, roasted peppers, stuffed peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 194 kcal
Author Sugar Free Londoner


  • 8 red and yellow peppers green do not work
  • 8 medium tomatoes
  • 16 tinned anchovy fillets drained
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 16 tsp olive oil
  • black pepper
  • basil leaves to serve


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 Celsius
  2. Cut your peppers in half, leaving the stalks intact. They are not edible but help the peppers keep their shape. And of course, they also look nice!
  3. Scoop/cut out the seeds and place the pepper halves in a lightly oiled, shallow baking tray. If the sides of the tray are too high, the veggies won't get those lovely toasted edges.
  4. Now it's time to skin the tomatoes. This step is not 100% necessary, but not having the skins does make the dish more refined. It's easy: Lay the tomatoes in a pot and pour boiling water over them. After a minute, drain the water and the skins can be peeled off easily. I hold the tomatoes with a fork to protect my hands
  5. Cut the tomatoes into quarters and place two quarters in each pepper
  6. Peel and crush the garlic cloves and scatter evenly over the pepper halves.
  7. Use one anchovy fillet per pepper half, snipped into little pieces
  8. Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil into each pepper and season with freshly milled black pepper (but no salt because of the anchovies!)
  9. Roast in the oven for 1 hour
  10. Depending on the size of the peppers, serve up to 4 pepper halves per portion. Mine were quite small, so I did manage all four on my plate

Recipe Notes

Serves 8 as a side and 4 as a main dish. 

Nutrition Facts
Piedmontese Roasted Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 14%
Sugars 2.9g
Protein 5.2g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.