This easy Pickled Peppers recipe makes a quick and easy way to preserve your banana, jalapeno and other kinds of peppers! Perfect for using throughout the year in so many dishes from pizzas to soups and salads!

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe - These Pickled Peppers make a quick and easy way to preserve your banana, jalapeno and other kinds of peppers! Perfect for using throughout the year in dishes like pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and so many more! // addapinch.com

I’ve mentioned before how my pepper plants have been producing so many peppers that I can barely keep up with them this year. While I’m certainly not complaining since I’ve gotten more than my money’s worth from those few little seeds we planted, I definitely don’t want them to go to waste!

All summer long, we’ve enjoyed them with our salads and just munching on them along with our suppers, but I knew I needed a way to preserve them so that I could use them throughout the winter and into the spring before next year’s plant gets up and going.

That’s when I pulled out my jars and decided to pickle my abundance of them. They are perfect to use to use in so many dishes! Some of my favorites are to use my pickled banana peppers on a Greek Salad, on even on a pizza, or sandwiches. I love to use my pickled jalapeno peppers on even on top of soups, chilis, tacos, hotdogs, and any recipe that calls for jalapenos. But really, the possibilities are just endless!

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe - These Pickled Peppers make a quick and easy way to preserve your banana, jalapeno and other kinds of peppers! Perfect for using throughout the year in dishes like pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and so many more! // addapinch.com

To make my pickled peppers, you begin with fresh peppers of any type you are pickling – banana peppers are shown here, but again, you can use jalapeno, serrano, etc. I’ve written my recipe based on making one quart of pickled peppers, you can easily scale the recipe based on your needs from that.

You’ll want to make sure that you clean your peppers extremely well and then slice them into rings. If you use this recipe for pickled jalapenos, make sure you take into account the heat of the peppers and their seeds when you make it. For banana peppers, I’ve always found it just fine to leave the seeds. If you’d prefer though, just remove them.

Meanwhile, you’ll want to have sterilized your jars and prepare your vinegar, sugar and salt. Once you have your pepper slices packed into your jar, carefully pour the hot liquid over the peppers and top with the lid and ring, leaving 1/2-inch of headspace.

Refrigerate up to 1 month or you can process the peppers in a boiling water bath according to the altitude where you live. You’ll want to place the jar in a cool place for 24 hours, until the jar has properly sealed. Once sealed, you can transfer the peppers to your pantry for up to a year and a half.

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe - These Pickled Peppers make a quick and easy way to preserve your banana, jalapeno and other kinds of peppers! Perfect for using throughout the year in dishes like pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and so many more! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Pickled Peppers recipe. If you love banana peppers as much as we do, make ’em soon!

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe - These Pickled Peppers make a quick and easy way to preserve your banana, jalapeno and other kinds of peppers! Perfect for using throughout the year in dishes like pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and so many more! // addapinch.com

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe - These Pickled Peppers make a quick and easy way to preserve your banana, jalapeno and other kinds of peppers! Perfect for using throughout the year in dishes like pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and so many more!
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 1 quart
Course Appetizer, Seasoning
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peppers banana, jalapenos, serrano, etc, cut into 1/4- inch rings
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Instructions

  • Place pepper rings in a sterilized quart jar. Set aside.
  • Place vinegar, sugar, and salt in medium non-reactive saucepan, stirring until salt and sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Pour over peppers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace in jar. Seal the jar.
  • Refrigerate the peppers up to one month or process in boiling water bath for 15 minutes if you live in altitude below 6000 feet or 20 minutes if above 6000 feet.
  • Allow at least 24 hours before opening the peppers for the best flavor.
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Easy Pickled Peppers Recipe - These Pickled Peppers make a quick and easy way to preserve your banana, jalapeno and other kinds of peppers! Perfect for using throughout the year in dishes like pizzas, soups, salads, sandwiches and so many more! // addapinch.com

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  1. yummy. I have never “canned” before. Your method sounds less complicated. so I don’t have to submerge the filled jars in hot water and all the other canning steps? They will be good without refrigeration? Thank you Robyn.

    1. Hi Betty,
      You will need to make sure that your jars are sterilized, but you don’t have to do a water bath canning step once the jars are filled. Once canned properly, they do not have to be refrigerated until they are opened. I hope that helps!

    1. This turned out great. Peppers grow great where I live so you get a ton even with a few plants, and I was looking for a easy, basic pickling recipe to take care of the extras. I used this for banana and jalapeño peppers and it worked really well for both.

  2. I also can pickled peppers but I always add jalapeño or other type hot pepper to give it some heat. Need to experiment some on type of pepper and how much heat you want.

  3. Hey just wanted to know will the peppers stay crisp??? Or turn soggy made some last year (not your recipe) and they where soggy I have so many peppers would like to try to can again without it taking all day

  4. Yes, the lids seal without a water bath. Diana, I am adding some garlic and a jalapeno (small, whole) to mine.

      1. The boiling liquid you pour over the peppers into the jar when you put the lid on it and let it cool it deals the jar

  5. I’ve used this recipe for the last 2 summers and it is wonderful. So diverse. One of my recipients who receives the banana peppers eats them right out of the jar!!! They are just that good. Thanks so much Robyn! EASY RECIPE!!

    1. I would think you could make them whole. I would poke a hole in each pepper to allow the brine to penetrate the peppers.

  6. The crazy weather this was great for the peppers! I made 3 batches of this recipe so far. They are great but I did the last batch at 10pm and the water was not quite simmering. The jars all sealed but liquid looks a little cloudy in the first couple of jars. Do you think they are ok to use now ?

  7. My jars did not seal! Do you think I can save the peppers? Could I keep them in the refrig. or put them all in a large jar and keep in refrig…..or try redoing them and use a water bath? I think I may have left my brine cool down too much….not sure. Help!!

    1. Brenda, I’m sorry. I would think the reason is that you let the brine cool down. It needs to be poured into the jars while it is still boiling. If it has been less than 24 hours since you made your pickles, you can process them in a boiling water bath. Check your jars to make sure there are no nicks in the top of the jar. If so, place the peppers in new jars. You will need to use new lids. I would process quart jars for 15 minutes if you live in an altitude less than 6000 feet and 20 minutes if you it is over 6000 feet. Hope this helps!

  8. You said a mixture of sugar etc., but I don’t know of what or how much. My granddaughter and I are trying to learn to can together. You are starting with a blank slate. LOL So seriously any and all help will be appreciated.

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