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Dried Peppers - 4 easy methods

There are many methods you can use for dried, or dehydrated peppers. A commercial dehydrator, or the oven, your grill, even your air fryer can be used for dried peppers.
Course miscellaneous,
Cuisine American
Keyword hot peppers,, peppers,, preserving,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Hands off time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 depends on number of peppers dried
Calories 1kcal
Author Beth Neels


  • hot peppers


  • You can dehydrate hot peppers in 4 different appliances. Oven, grill, air fryer, and commercial dehydrator. If you live in a climate with low humidity, you can even do it outside in the sun.
  • If you cut the peppers in half, laterally, they will take less time to dry. I opted to do a large batch whole, so they would be nicer for gifting.  
  • Place peppers on a rack, small enough so that the peppers don't fall through. You can place a baking sheet with sides underneath, especially, if drying in the oven or air fryer. 
  • Turn your appliance to a low setting, My oven, that temperature is 170°F. My air fryer is approximately 160°F. Try to keep you grill around 150°F. Most commercially available dehydrators are set to a higher setting.
  • Since there are so many variables, such as temperature and size/ thickness of the pepper you are drying, it is hard to give you a time. If you cut them in half they will take considerably less time. Most of whole peppers were done in 8-10 hours, with the exception of the dehydrator, which took many days. The halved peppers only took about 5 hours in the oven. They should be very dry. You will be able to feel if there is any moisture in a pepper when you squeeze it.



Calories: 1kcal