Can paprika or other dry spice can be substituted for red bell peppers? This recipe call for 1/2 medium red bell pepper, but a child will not eat the red peppers and I am hoping that using a dried spice will enable me to serve the dish.

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    What's the dish? You can often just leave an ingredients out if it's not the main item in the dish. You might also be able to chop up a vegetable finely enough that they're not noticed for things that get cooked down. (eg, tomato sauce)
    – Joe
    Jun 25 '19 at 23:16
  • Will the child eat an orange or yellow pepper? [or even a white or purple, much harder to find] Kids are sometimes just like that - they decide they don't like something based on its colour rather than flavour ;) Orange or yellow would be an almost direct replacement, whereas a green would have a noticeably different flavour, though might still work depending on the recipe.
    – unlisted
    Jun 26 '19 at 7:29
  • Although paprika is made from dried peppers, it has a very different flavour from a fresh pepper! You'll be lacking in sweetness. It may be worth adding the recipe in above so that a suitable alternative can be suggested. I tend to use tomatoes as a substitute when cooking for my mum (who is allergic to pepper) but won't work for all meals
    – Gamora
    Jul 1 '19 at 15:59

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