Roasted red peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. Tossed with nearly any pasta dish, substituted for tomatoes in an easy caprese salad, riding atop a burger or blended into pasta sauce or the most grown-up ketchup we know, roasted red peppers (or RRP, in shorthand culinary Sharpie scribble) are among the easiest must-knows for any cook. Free yourself from the confines of the jar. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Red peppers
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking dish
  • Paper bag