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Sauteed Onions and Peppers

These easy sauteed onions and peppers is a flavorful side dish that you can make in only 10 minutes. Perfect to serve with fajitas or any other Mexican meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword: bell peppers, fajita side dish, sauteed onions, sauteed peppers, sauteed peppers and onions
Servings: 6
Calories: 42kcal
Author: Tonje


  • 3 bell peppers (any colors)
  • 2 onions (any colors)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Peel and slice the onions and bell peppers.
  • Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers, and sautee for a few minutes.
  • Then, add the seasoning. Sautee for a few more minutes, or until the onions and peppers have softened to your liking.
  • Serve the dish warm with your favorite main course, or add them to your recipe of choice.



  • Refrigerate leftovers for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 6 months.
  • Feel free to adjust the seasoning. You can use fajita seasoning, taco seasoning, or any spices that you like, such as cayenne pepper, chili powder, coriander, paprika, or lime juice.
  • Use your favorite bell peppers and onions. Combine different colors to make the dish more colorful.


Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1919IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg