Bell Pepper Powder on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro

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Although I truly do love making jerky on my dehydrator. it’s actually not the main reason I bought it. I got it to dry herbs and vegetables to make my own spice mixes. This bell pepper powder made on my Nesco Snackmaster Pro dehydrator was my first attempt, and boy, is it ever amazing.

Bell Pepper Powder on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro

Great Pepper Flavor

I cannot wait to use this bell pepper powder on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro in everything from omelets to chili. It has a great peppery sweetness to it. You could easily substitute it for black pepper in a lot of cases.

Grind Until Perfect

After drying the chopped peppers for 24 hours I ground them using a blade coffee grinder (not the burr grinder). Not all of the peppers would go thru the grinder (they were still a bit moist) so I returned them to the dehydrator for just a bit.

Storing Your Pepper Powder

The final product went into Mason jars with lids and then vacuum-sealed using a jar attachment for a vacuum sealer. You just have to remember that after you open the jar to remove some of the powder you’ll need to re-seal it. No big deal and well worth the effort.

Also try making poblano pepper powder and onion powder on your Nesco Snackmaster Pro. They’re as easy as easy gets!

Bell Pepper Powder on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro
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Bell Pepper Powder on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro

This bell pepper powder was my first attempt, and boy, is it ever amazing.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword bell pepper, dehydrator, nesco snackmaster pro
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 148kcal


  • 4 bell peppers I was able to fit approximately 2 peppers per Nesco Snackmaster Pro tray


  • Set your dehydrator to 135 F.
  • Rinse the peppers. Remove the stems and seeds and cut into chunks. If you are not using screen trays you’ll want to cut fairly large pieces so they do not fall between the trays.
  • Dehydrate for 18-24 hours. Rotate the trays every 2 hours if possible.
  • Once all the peppers are dry and a bit crisp remove and let cool.
  • Process the peppers in the grinder until they form a fine powder. If some pieces of pepper do not grind return them to the dehydrator for another hour or so until crisp.
  • Keep the powder in an air-tight container. I place mine in a Mason jar, cover it, then use a vacuum-sealer attachment specifically for jars to remove all of the air.


You’ll need the following. A dehydrator with screen trays (I use a Nesco Snackmaster Pro), a blade coffee grinder (not a burr grinder) air-right containers or vacuum-sealed jars (I use a canning jar attachment on my vacuum sealer) additional trays, if required (my Nesco Snackmaster Pro came with 5, I purchased more so I can have 8 or more trays going at once).


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 14904IU | Vitamin C: 608mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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