Top 5 best traditional roasted pepper recipes


Thus, the roasted pepper recipes and dishes are the most popular dishes in the Balkans. The traditional pepper baking for winter preserves is already over, so if you didn’t bake them on time, you will have to steal them from those who did.

This year I really committed myself to baking and stuffing peppers as well as to making PEPPERS WITH CHEESE.



  • 8 Medium roasted read bell pepper
  • 250 gr of Kaymak
  • 5 Cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup of olive oil
  • Salt according to your taste
  • Pepper according to your taste
  • 0,5 kg of Sausages
  • 1 Cup of nuts
  • 1 Cup fresh basil
  • Optional goat cheese
  • 400 gr Sour cream
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 tsp of Ground fennel
  • 1 tsp of Fresh thyme


  1. All the top 5 recipes are described very detailedly in the blog post.
  2. See above and check the links.

In my opinion, these are the best roasted pepper dishes that are quick and easy to make while still enjoying every bite.

What do all these recipes have in common?

Roasted red, green or yellow peppers, it doesn’t matter if they were baked in the oven, hot plate or grill. The important thing is to put them in the nylon bag after baking and leave them aside to cool down.

Jela od pečenih paprika / Roasted pepper recipes

Once they’ve cooled down they have to be peeled and washed…You can choose whether to keep the seed and petiole depending on the recipe…

Roasted pepper recipes

Peppers with kaymak

For this recipe, you will only need old kaymak and a few roasted red peppers that you previously peeled and cleaned from petiole and seeds.

Jela od pečenih paprika / Roasted pepper recipes

Roasted red peppers and old kaymak

Then, every time before making peppers (already roasted) for a dish I drain them a little bit…I put a strainer to remove the excess water…

I did not tear them apart for this recipe, but you can do that for sure.

Jela od pečenih paprika /Roasted pepper recipes

Then, in a saucepan or a frying pan, I heat up a little bit of olive oil and put in the drained peppers.

Then, I stew them for about 2-3 minutes on all sides and turn off the burner. Right after that, I add a few spoons of kaymak to melt in the warm saucepan and stir constantly.

I do not add salt because kaymak is salty enough, but I do add a bit of pepper and serve.

Jela od pečenih paprika / Roasted pepper recipes

In fact, sometimes this is an entire meal for us, cause it’s very strong and you can dip bread into it.

You can also add a bit of shallot or fried bacon if you like.

Jela od pečenih paprika / Roasted pepper recipes

It’s amazing!

Roasted peppers with garlic

Or as my grandma taught me“lučane paprike“. I think there isn’t a child that doesn’t like these peppers. The grown-ups, on the other hand, hesitate in eating them because of the amount of garlic. So, most often they are eaten for special occasions or at home.

Jela od pečenih paprika / Roasted pepper recipes

In this recipe, you can put as much garlic as you want…I am quite moderate so I put about 2 bigger garlic cloves on 8 bigger peppers.

Beside garlic I put parsley, 2 spoons of vinegar (white balsamic, but you can also use apple vinegar), 3 spoons of olive oil and salt, if necessary.

Jela od pečenih paprika / Roasted pepper recipes

I arrange peppers in a bowl, pour the garlic, vinegar, olive oil and parsley mixture over the peppers and let them be for a while. This method allows all the flavours to unite.

They are ideal as a salad with roast or rolled pork. In fact, they are ideal for everything.

Roasted pepper sauce

This sauce was based on the Italian pesto sauce…I have already written this recipe and you can see it HERE.

Here are some of the photos as a reminder of what meal we enjoyed, and what we got in the end.

Pesto sos od domaćih pečenih paprika

Romesco roasted peppers sauce

Romesco sauce isn’t a traditional Balkan recipe, but it is excellent because you can keep this sauce in the fridge and it has many uses.

  1. You can eat it with overbaked rye or white bread, as you like it
  2. With sardines just like me, but also with some other fish
  3. Or pasta, just like the Italian pesto
  4. With grilled turkey or chicken
  5. As a dip for tortilla chips
  6. Or with fresh vegetables

Take the recipe HERE

And here are the photos as a reminder of recipe:

Spanish romesco dip recipe

Meat with roasted peppers

This is a real gourmet meal. Sausages, kaymak, roasted pepper, and eggs…

Take the recipe HERE

And here’s a photo as a reminder what we tasted.

Those are mine top 5 roasted pepper recipes.

And what is your favourite roasted pepper recipes that you like to make?

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