Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers


These egg-stuffed poblanos are a healthy and tasty way to liven up your morning scrambled eggs. The measurements and ingredients can be altered to fit your own tastes. I always just use what I have on hand. Serve with your favorite salsa.

close up view of Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers with melted cheese and green onions, served with sliced avocado and tomatoes on a blue plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 poblano pepper - stemmed, pepper slit down 1 side, and seeds removed

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons milk

  • 1 small tomato, diced

  • 1 baby bella mushroom, chopped

  • 1 green onion, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon butter, or as needed

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend


  1. Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Lightly coat poblano pepper with olive oil; place pepper, opened like a butterfly cut-side up, onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until pepper is tender and skin starts to brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Set aside.

  4. Whisk together eggs and milk in a large bowl; fold in tomato, mushroom, green onion, cilantro, salt, and black pepper.

  5. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and gently stir egg mixture in melted butter until eggs are set, about 5 minutes. Spoon egg mixture into poblano pepper and top with Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese.

  6. Bake until cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes.


If you do not like spicy food, substitute poblano pepper with bell pepper and cook an extra 10 minutes in the oven prior to adding filling.

You can use any type of onion or mushroom in this dish.

For a heartier meal, add chorizo or other meats.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
27g Fat
10g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 408mg 136%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 53mg 266%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 575mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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