Sautéed Bell Peppers – A Colorful and Delicious Dish

Bell Peppers
I have these bell peppers in my fridge. What shall I make?

Sautéed Bell Peppers weren’t part of my plan when I bought the colorful red, yellow, and green bell peppers. In fact, I bought them because I wanted to work on photographing colorful food. They are photogenic, am I right? I’m not one to waste food so I decided to simply sauté and do a photo shoot along the way.

Fresh Farmers Market Onions
I also have some onions!

I also had some onions in the fridge. Now, this isn’t at all unusual as onions are a staple in my “pantry.” Onions, go well with lots of things.
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When I have fajitas at our favorite Mexican restaurant, they serve sautéed peppers and onions with the dish. They typically have some spicy peppers as well, but I know that either way the onions and peppers are a tasty treat. Plus, I know that both the peppers and the onions will have a sweet taste to them. This can go a long way to satisfying a sweet tooth without added sugar.

Sliced Bell Peppers & Onions
So I sliced the bell peppers and the onions.

How I Sautéed Bell Peppers

So, I took an onion, peeled it, cut it in half, then sliced each half. Then I took each bell pepper – red, yellow, green – cut it in half, cored it, then sliced each half.

Next I heated some olive oil in my favorite pan – which is really a wok.

Once the oil was hot: Don’t skimp here. It’s important for the pan and oil to be hot. Good quality oil plus hot pans will help prevent foods from sticking.

OKay. Once the oil was hot, I added the onions and cooked them until they turned translucent.

Then I added in the bell peppers. Gave them a good stir and covered them.

Bell Peppers & Onions in the pan
And threw them all in a pan.

I checked them after they had cooked for about 10 minutes. Then, I let them cook until they became tender.

Even the hubster liked them.

This turned out to be a delicious dish. And bonus – it was healthy. Lots and lots of Vitamin C in the onions and the peppers.

Sautéed Bell Peppers

Servings 4 people


  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin



  • Peel, cut in half and slice the onion into 1/2 inch slices
  • Wash, cut in half, core and slice each bell pepper into 1/2 inch slices


  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet or wok until hot. This could take 3-4 minute
  • Added the sliced onion and cook until translucent
  • Add the sliced bell peppers
  • Give it all a good stir and cover
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until tender

So, tell me in the comments … What would you do with three bell peppers – red, yellow, green?

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