Quick Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 servings (1 cup)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This red pepper spread is easy to make and can be used in many ways! It's amazing on top of grilled meats, mixed into a hearty stew for extra flavor, stirred into cream to make a rich pasta sauce, or combined with mayonnaise as a sandwich condiment. I always keep this spread on hand: By freezing it in small portions, I can remove exactly the amount needed for each use. —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
Quick Roasted Red Pepper Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Place ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the blade attachment; process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Red pepper spread can be refrigerated up to 2 weeks or frozen up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 16 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.