Capsicum Sandwich | Bell Pepper Sandwich

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I know a lot of people who just dislike capsicum. I never really understood this. Precisely why I chose to create this Capsicum Sandwich recipe because I’m sure once all those people try this, they’ll change their perspective about this humble, but nutritious veggie. This Bell Pepper Sandwich is quick, easy, yummy and full of lovely flavors.

four capsicum sandwich triangles served on a white plate with tomato ketchup and chili sauce.

About Capsicum Sandwich

This Capsicum Sandwich is a favorite of mine for all those times when I’m running short of time, still have to rustle up a delicious breakfast quickly. Capsicum imparts all its chilli like flavor and texture to the sandwiches, yet not make them hot.

Along with the capsicum, I add more vegetables as per the availability at home. For instance, some of the veggies like potatoes, carrots, onions and tomatoes, are always there at home. So, I incorporate these too in this Capsicum Sandwich recipe.

When adding potatoes, boil and then add. You can also add boiled sweet corn, and beetroot also makes a healthier choice in place of carrot. It also adds a beautiful natural color to the sandwich filling. A variation to this sandwich is this Corn Capsicum Sandwich which has tender corn paired with capsicum.

I also add cheese for that delish gooeyness. Paneer can be added too. This Capsicum Sandwich is not spicy at all, hence kid-friendly. Assembling and preparation is pretty hassle-free too. Best had with tomato ketchup, mint chutney or chili sauce.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make a Bell Pepper Sandwich

Making Stuffing

1. In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions or shallots, 3 tablespoons finely chopped tomatoes, ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum or green bell peppers and 1 crushed or minced garlic.

finely chopped onions, tomatoes, capsicum and minced garlic added to a bowl.

2. Add ½ cup tightly packed grated cheddar cheese or processed cheese. You can also add grated or crumbled paneer instead of cheese.

You can opt to add more cheese if you prefer.

grated cheese added to the bowl.

3. Add the seasonings listed below:

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder or crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or ½ tablespoon chopped basil leaves

Instead of basil, choose to add chopped cilantro, parsley or mint leaves. Use herbs which you have or the ones which you like.

For the spices and seasonings opt to use Italian seasoning or any of your preferred seasonings. You can add Indian spices or herbs like red chili powder or chopped green chilies, garam masala and some chopped coriander leaves (cilantro).

black pepper powder, dried oregano and dried basil added to the bowl.

4. Mix everything. Check the taste and then add salt. Just a pinch or two is fine as cheese already has salt.

salt added to the bowl.

Make Capsicum Sandwich

5. Spread softened butter thinly on the bread slices. You can slice the edges from the bread if you want.

spreading butter on bread slices.

6. Spoon the capsicum filling on half of the slices..

buttered bread slices topped with prepared capsicum filling.

7. Cover with the remaining slices.

covered with bread slices to make sandwiches.

8. Grill or toast the sandwiches in a preheated electric sandwich maker (or panini press) or with a hand-held stovetop toaster till golden and crisp. The sandwiches can also be made on a frying pan or skillet.

Spread some butter on a hot skillet. Place the sandwich on it. When one side is browned, turn over carefully and toast the other side till golden and crisp.

You can also grill them in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C/392 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp and toasted.

toasting capsicum sandwiches.

9. Once toasted, spread some butter on top of the sandwich if you want.

toasted capsicum sandwiches on a plate.

10. Serve cheesy Bell Pepper Sandwich with tomato ketchup, chili sauce or coriander chutney.

four capsicum sandwich triangles served on a white plate with tomato ketchup and chili sauce.

Expert Tips

  1. Breads that can be used – brown, whole wheat, white, multigrain, oats. Sourdough bread also tastes wonderful in these sandwiches.
  2. Instead of only using the green capsicum or green bell pepper, you can use a mix of all the three colored bell peppers. Omit the tomatoes if you do not prefer them.
  3. Cheese that can be used – cheddar, mozzarella, processed, paneer or use a mix of two cheese.
  4. You can use your favorite fresh or dried herbs in this Bell Pepper Sandwich recipe. Add chopped mint leaves, chives, parsley in place of basil. You can use the seasonings and spices that you prefer. Other Indian herbs and spices can be used too.
  5. These sandwiches can be grilled or toasted on a skillet or frying pan. You can choose to toast them in an oven or use a panini press.

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four capsicum sandwich triangles served on a white plate with tomato ketchup and chili sauce.

Capsicum Sandwich | Bell Pepper Sandwich

This Capsicum Sandwich or Bell Pepper Sandwich is a breeze to make. Filled with a stuffing of green bell peppers, aromatics, tomatoes and cheese, this makes for a quick cheesy snack.

5 from 3 votes

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 25 mins

Making stuffing

  • In a bowl, add finely chopped onions, finely chopped tomatoes, finely chopped capsicum or green bell peppers.

  • Add grated cheddar cheese or processed cheese. You can add more cheese if you like.

  • Add the seasonings – black pepper powder or crushed black pepper, dry oregano, dry basil. Instead of basil you can add chopped cilantro, chives, parsley or mint leaves. Use herbs which you have or the ones which you like. You can also use Italian seasoning.
  • Mix everything. Check the taste and then add salt. Just a pinch or two of salt is fine as cheese already has salt.

Making capsicum sandwich

  • Spread butter evenly on the bread slices.

  • Spoon the prepared capsicum stuffed on half of the buttered slices and spread it neatly and evenly on the bread.

  • Cover with the remaining buttered slices.

  • Grill or toast the capsicum sandwich in a preheated electric sandwich maker or panini press till golden and crisp. The sandwiches can also be made on a frying pan or skillet. Simply spread some softened butter on a hot skillet. Keep the sandwich. When one side is golden, turn over carefully and roast the other side till golden and crisp.
  • Spread some butter on top of the toasted sandwiches if you want.

  • Serve capsicum sandwich with tomato ketchup or chili sauce.

  • Make these bell pepper sandwiches with any colored bell pepper you have on hand. 
  • Skip tomatoes if you are not fond of them.
  • For the cheese, use grated or shredded cheddar, mozzarella or processed cheese. You can also use cheese slices.
  • Feel free to include fresh herbs or dried herbs that you like. Add you favorite seasonings and spices. 
  • Scale the recipe to make for kids parties or small get-togethers.

Nutrition Facts

Capsicum Sandwich | Bell Pepper Sandwich

Amount Per Serving

Calories 229 Calories from Fat 189

% Daily Value*

Fat 21g32%

Saturated Fat 12g75%

Trans Fat 1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 5g

Cholesterol 57mg19%

Sodium 191mg8%

Potassium 118mg3%

Carbohydrates 5g2%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 7g14%

Vitamin A 801IU16%

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%

Vitamin B6 1mg50%

Vitamin B12 1µg17%

Vitamin C 13mg16%

Vitamin D 1µg7%

Vitamin E 1mg7%

Vitamin K 14µg13%

Calcium 220mg22%

Vitamin B9 (Folate) 16µg4%

Iron 1mg6%

Magnesium 17mg4%

Phosphorus 141mg14%

Zinc 1mg7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Capsicum Sandwich post from the archives first published in July 2015 has been republished and updated on 8 June 2022.


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