These poblano pepper recipes will add a mild kick and a pop of flavor to your dinner! You’d be amazed at how the humble pepper can enhance even the simplest meals.
Poblano peppers are the perfect ingredient for when you need a little spice in your life.
They’re not too hot, but they add a delicious flavor to any dish. Plus, they are the perfect balance of smoky and spicy, making them ideal for all sorts of recipes.
So, if you’re looking to get creative in the kitchen, then check out these poblano pepper recipes that will show you just how versatile poblanos can be.
From appetizers to desserts, there’s something for everyone. Fire up the oven and get cooking!
1. Southwest Stuffed Poblano Peppers
This recipe is the perfect blend of flavorful and hearty, with a little bit of heat to boot.
The key to making these peppers extra delicious is in the stuffing.
We start with a base of seasoned black beans, then add in some corn, diced tomatoes, green chiles, and a good helping of shredded cheese.
And of course, we can’t forget the all-important toppings. I like to complete the dish with sour cream, freshly chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.
2. Chicken-Stuffed Poblano Peppers
This recipe is the perfect way to spice up your weeknight dinner routine.
The peppers are stuffed with a flavorful mixture of chicken, cheese, and spices, and then baked to perfection.
Serve them on a bed of rice or tortilla chips for a complete meal.
And don’t forget the sour cream and salsa, because everything is better with toppings.
3. White Chicken Chili
People see the word “chili” and assume that it is a spicy dish, when in fact it is quite the opposite.
This is a hearty, yet delicate soup that gets its creaminess from white beans and cream. Beans help thicken the soup and give it its signature flavor.
The key to executing this recipe properly is to simmer the chicken until it is cooked through, but not overcooked. This will ensure that the chicken stays moist and tender.
4. Rajas Con Crema
Rajas con crema is a delicious Mexican dish that combines the perfect mix of flavors and textures.
This recipe is a perfect example of how simple ingredients can come together to create a complex and flavorful dish.
The poblano peppers provide a mild heat, while the cream and cheese add a richness that is impossible to resist.
5. Creamy Poblano Chicken Enchiladas
These chicken enchiladas are the perfect comfort food for a chilly winter night.
The tender chicken, spices, veggies, and warm tortillas all come together to create a dish that will leave you feeling satisfied and content.
The creamy sauce, made with poblano peppers, chicken, and cheese, is the perfect balance of rich and spicy.
And the enchiladas are packed full of flavor, thanks to the addition of garlic, and cilantro.
6. Quick and Easy Nachos
If you’re looking for a quick and easy nachos recipe, look no further!
This simple dish only requires a handful of ingredients and can be on the table in under 15 minutes.
It’s perfect for a movie night, game night, or anytime you want a tasty snack.
So next time you’re in a crunch (or want some crunch), this recipe will save the day.
7. Chile Relleno
Chile rellenos are a delicious Mexican dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The dish consists of roasted poblano peppers that are stuffed with cheese and then fried in a batter. However, you can substitute the poblanos with other types of pepper.
Chile Rellenos are typically served with rice and beans, but they can also be enjoyed on their own.
Be careful not to overcook the poblanos, or they will become mushy.
8. Sweet Potato, Poblano and Chorizo Chili
This chili is made with sweet potatoes, poblano peppers, chorizo sausage, and a variety of spices.
The sweet potato gives the chili a creamy texture and a touch of sweetness, while the poblano and chorizo add a little complimentary heat.
So if you’re looking for a hearty chili that will warm you up from the inside out, this is the recipe for you.
9. Grilled Chorizo-Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Grilled chorizo-stuffed poblano peppers are the perfect summertime dish. They’re easy to make, packed with flavor, and can be served as an appetizer or main course.
I sometimes like to grill the chorizo before stuffing it into the peppers. This ensures that the sausage is cooked through and also gives it a nice smoky flavor.
Once done, simply stuff it into the peppers and top with your favorite cheese.
10. Taco Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Looking for a fun and flavorful way to spice up your Taco Tuesday? We’ve got just the thing!
These peppers are packed with all of your favorite taco fixings, including ground beef, shredded cheese, and cumin.
And they’re super easy to make – just stuff the peppers with the filling, bake, and enjoy.
So next time you’re in the mood for tacos, ditch the tortillas and go for something a little bit different.
11. Crispy Slow Cooker Carnitas
I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting recipes to try, and this recipe definitely caught my eye.
The carnitas are cooked in a slow cooker until they’re nice and tender, and then they’re finished in the oven to get them nice and crispy.
I was a little worried that the carnitas might be too dry after cooking in the slow cooker, but they turned out perfectly! The meat was juicy and flavorful, just as I hoped for.
12. Pico de Gallo
Pico de Gallo is a versatile dish that can be used as a dip, condiment, or even topping. It is perfect for everyday meals or special occasions.
What I love about this recipe is that it is incredibly delicious and a breeze to make.
Simply chop up the ingredients and mix them together. You can enjoy it immediately or refrigerate it for later.
13. Layered Chicken Chile Relleno Casserole
This is a dish that will make your tastebuds jump for joy.
It has all the flavors of your favorite Mexican restaurant but it is much healthier and just as delicious.
The combination of the tender chicken, fiery chiles, crunchy poblanos, and cheesy goodness makes this layered casserole an irresistible dish. It’s a must-try!
14. Roasted Poblano Quesadillas
These quesadillas are the perfect way to show your friends and family that you’re a wizard in the kitchen.
They’re cheesy, they’re spicy, and they’re just begging to be devoured.
Simply roast some poblano peppers, stuff them into some tortillas with some cheese, and grill them up until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crispy.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro, and all your cravings will be satisfied.
15. Poblano Corn Chicken Tortilla Soup
This soup is the perfect meal for a chilly winter day. The combination of poblano peppers, corn, and chicken creates a soup that is both hearty and flavorful.
The poblano peppers give a nice kick, while the corn and chicken add a delicious twist.
Top it all off with a few tortilla chips and you’ve got a perfect meal!
16. Vegetarian Black Bean Tacos
The key to making this flavorful recipe is to use fresh ingredients.
Start by roasting the corn and poblanos in an oiled skillet over medium heat. This will give the corn a nice char that adds a delicious smoky flavor to the tacos.
Then, add the rest of the ingredients and cook until everything is heated through.
I like to top it with a little bit of shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, or some sour cream, but you can add anything you like.
17. Roasted Poblano Tacos
This recipe is the perfect blend of fresh and smoky flavors.
The poblano peppers are roasted until they are blackened and slightly charred. This gives them a deep and slightly smoky flavor that is incredibly delicious.
The roasted peppers are then stuffed into soft tacos shells along with the remaining ingredients.
These tacos are absolutely stunning and so flavorful. I could eat them every single day!
18. Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start your day with a little bit of spice? These stuffed poblanos are the perfect way to do just that.
Poblano peppers are stuffed with a delicious mixture of eggs, veggies, and cheese, then baked to perfection.
The result is a hearty and flavorful breakfast that will wake you up and get you going.
19. Vegan Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Looking for a delicious and vegan-friendly recipe? We got you!
Poblano peppers are stuffed with a vegan brown rice filling and then baked until hot and bubbly. This recipe is easy to make and can be tailored to your liking.
And best of all, these peppers are healthy and nourishing, without sacrificing flavor. So go ahead and add them to your next meal rotation.
20. Chile Relleno White Mac and Cheese
Chile Rellenos are a Mexican dish typically made with roasted poblano peppers stuffed with cheese, meat, and/or vegetables. They’re then battered and fried.
But why stop there?
This recipe kicks it up a notch by adding some creamy mac and cheese. The result is a show-stopping dish that’s perfect for any occasion.
21. Pork Green Chili Recipe (New Mexico Chile Verde)
This recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
The tender pork melts in your mouth, and the green chilies give the dish a slight kick. The combination of these ingredients creates a flavorful and hearty stew that is perfect for any occasion.
This dish is typically served with rice and beans, but can also be enjoyed on its own.
22. Cream Cheese Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Looking for a fun and easy recipe to add some excitement to your stuffed pepper repertoire? I’m sure this one will impress you.
This dish is packed with flavor, thanks to the creamy cheese filling and the mildly spicy poblano peppers.
I like to use full-fat cream cheese for the best and juiciest results. After the peppers are baked, sprinkle some lime juice, cilantro, or green onions on top, and enjoy!
23. Keto Mexican Cheese & Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers
This is the perfect comfort food for those on a keto diet. Trust me, these are so good that no one will even know it’s missing the carbs.
To make the recipe, simply stuff poblano peppers with shredded chicken, cheese, and veggies. Bake until the cheese is bubbly and garnish with freshly chopped cilantro.
24. Mexican Pozole Verde (Green Pozole)
Would you believe it if I told you that this dish dates back to the Aztec civilization? It’s so good that its popularity hasn’t decreased even to this day.
The recipe calls for chicken, but you can also use pork or beef. The secret ingredient here is hominy, a type of processed corn that puffs up when boiled.
My favorite toppings for this recipe include shredded cabbage, cilantro, jalapenos, or sour cream.
25. Green Chile Quiche
Last, but not least, we have this yummy quiche. The best part about it is that it’s endlessly customizable.
Don’t like green chiles? Swap them out for another type of vegetable. Don’t like cheese? Leave it out completely. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
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