Pepperonata

Pepperonata

Pepperonata is a traditional southern Italian staple that is perfect as a side dish or a topping to pastas as a main course.

There are many variations of this dish.  The simplicity of this recipe makes it one of our favorites.

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Pepperonata
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Course Dinner, Sides
Cuisine Italian
Keyword peppers, tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Dinner, Sides
Cuisine Italian
Keyword peppers, tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
pepperonata
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 4 minutes or until softened.
  2. Add peppers and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until peppers are softened a bit.
  3. Add tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and olives. Cook 8 minutes or until tomatoes begin to break down
  4. Stir in oregano and red pepper flakes, and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with basil & serve over crusty bread, brushcetta, creamy polenta, tossed with your favorite pasta, or even topped on a protein.
Recipe Notes

You can use bell peppers, sweet mini peppers, or both for this dish.  Cherry tomatoes are also another option for more color.

Make it your own!  Add capers, honey, a splash of citrus, or other veggies you have on hand.  Carrots, peas, celery,eggplants, or squash can be fun additions to Pepperonata that  provide a unique twist.

Recipe adapted from Feast magazine.

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