Cubanelles, also known as sweet Italian peppers, are a delicious pepper that is prized for its sweet flavor and mild heat. These peppers are long and green-yellow with distinctive lobes much like bell peppers. Different colors of cubanelle peppers indicate their ripeness. Green peppers are sweet and warm with the spice level going up significantly as the color approaches red. These peppers are commonly fried whole, pickled, or made into sauces. It is a staple of both Italian and Latin cuisine.