Roasted to perfection—Now’s the season for Mezzetta’s delicious Roasted Red Peppers
This week at Mezzetta: our signature glass jars are being filled with dark red, roasted peppers, straight from the farm to our flame roasters. These sweet, tender peppers pack tons of flavor and are perfect for pasta dishes, pizzas, and paninis, and can be easily added to sandwiches, salads, and frittatas.
Freshness is always our priority at Mezzetta, and because our peppers go from farm to jar in just a matter of hours, our production facility is currently bustling with activity. We are roasting around the clock! Here’s a quick rundown of our unique process to create these delicious roasted red peppers:
It starts with fresh bell peppers
Mezzetta peppers are all grown in California, within just hours of our production facility. And these aren’t just standard bell peppers—we’ve worked with our grower families to source a special deep red pepper for this process that’s hearty, meaty, and has that perfect sweetness that is showcased through our unique flame-roasting process.
Getting fired up
Once the bell peppers are hand-picked and hand-selected for us, they are delivered to our production facility in American Canyon, located in Napa County, California, the same day. Our state-of-the-art fire roasters quickly char the skin on the outside of the bell peppers, which are then put through two cycles of rinsing to remove the charred skin. They are inspected, and the stems and cores are removed by hand. Next, the peppers are sliced and immediately bottled and sealed with our famous red Mezzetta cap to seal in the fresh roasted flavor. The jars are quickly pasteurized, and our labels are added. The whole process, from the time the peppers are delivered to the finished product in the jar, takes only around 45 minutes. Our goal is to serve these peppers to you, your family, and friends as quickly as possible so that you get a farm-fresh flavor.
Packed with flavor
Not only do our roasted red peppers extend the season for our California-grown peppers, but the roasting process brings a depth of flavor to many recipes that can’t be achieved with fresh bell peppers. They can be easily added to hummus or soups for a delicious, roasted flavor, mixed into deli salads and sandwiches, or added to charcuterie platters. Additionally, sweet and zesty pepper relishes make excellent toppings for hotdogs and sausages.
Cook up new favorites
Additional quick recipe ideas include using our peppers to make a roasted red pepper aioli or puréeing with cream cheese for a cracker and vegetable spread. We’d love for you to try some of our favorite recipes featuring our roasted red peppers for your next stand-out meal:
An elevated spin on a childhood favorite that is perfect for the whole family! Add your favorite Mezzetta® products to make your grilled cheese sandwich really stand out.
Savory Castelvetrano olives, roasted red bell peppers, capers, pistachios, dates, and fresh herbs make an unexpected and delicious pairing with basil ricotta. The result is an appetizer that is sure to please family and friends, all year round.
Our Mezzetta® Roasted Red Bell Pepper Strips and Family Recipes Roasted Garlic Sauce enrichen this popular, savory dish that originates from the Middle East and North Africa. It’s a delicious combination of runny eggs, simmered tomatoes, and fragrant spices, perfect for brunch or lunch any time of the year.
Our Roasted Red Bell Peppers and Tomato Basil Marinara sauce make it easy to bring rich, deep flavors to this simple and hearty Italian American classic.
Whether it’s for a rainy day or the “big game,” this healthy chili is here for you! Packed full of flavor from our Mezzetta® Family Recipes Roasted Garlic Marinara plus our Roasted Red Bell Peppers, it goes from pot to plate in under an hour!