Peperonata Panache: A Sweet Pepper Delight

Indulge in the colorful burst of "Peperonata Panache," a sweet and savory spectacle of bell peppers in hues of red, yellow, and green. 

This Italian classic is a simple yet sublime sauté of thinly sliced peppers, tender onions, and succulent tomatoes, all simmered to perfection and infused with a harmony of garlic and basil.

a pot containing a colorful vegetable dish. It appears to be a mixture of sautéed bell peppers cut into strips, with colors ranging from red, yellow, and orange, indicating the use of different varieties. There are also chunks of tomatoes and onions visible, contributing to the richness of the dish. The vegetables are cooked but still vibrant, suggesting they have been cooked for a short period to retain their texture and color. The dish is garnished with small green leaves,

Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • Number of Servings: 4
  • Ideal Serving Size: A hearty portion to accompany any main dish.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: Approximately 150 kcal
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 8g


  • Red bell pepper, sliced: 200g
  • Yellow bell pepper, sliced: 200g
  • Green bell pepper, sliced: 200g
  • Onion, thinly sliced: 100g
  • Fresh tomatoes, diced: 200g
  • Extra virgin olive oil: 30ml
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 10g
  • Fresh basil leaves, torn: 15g
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil and cook onions until translucent.
  2. Add bell peppers, cook until tender.
  3. Stir in garlic, cook for 1 minute.
  4. Mix in tomatoes, basil, salt, and pepper, simmer until sauce thickens.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For added depth, include a splash of balsamic vinegar during the last few minutes of cooking.
  • Peperonata can be enjoyed as a side dish, on bruschetta, or as a pasta sauce.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Q: Can I use different colored peppers? A: Absolutely, feel free to use any combination of bell peppers.
  • Q: How long can Peperonata be stored? A: It keeps well in the fridge for up to 5 days and can be reheated or enjoyed cold.