Chile Pepper Recipes

Browse 1,800+ chile pepper recipes, using every chile available, including Thai chiles, Hatch chiles, jalapenos, chipotle and habanero chiles, and mild sweet peppers.

Community Picks

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 444
Better than the typical poppers.
By videogator

How to Make Homemade Sriracha Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 52
Not only is making your own hot sauce (also known as rooster sauce) at home possible, it's really fun and there's hardly any work involved. Serve it on just about anything.

Authentic Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.5 stars 623
These enchiladas are made with a fresh green salsa, just like you would find in a Mexican restaurant or better yet, in a Mexican home.
By PattiVerde

These 17 Recipes Will Hook You on Hatch Chiles

Slightly sweet, somewhat smoky, and more than a little spicy, Hatch chile peppers are the pride of New Mexican cuisine. To satisfy your hankering for Hatch peppers, try these top-rated recipes.
By Carl Hanson

Sweet Chili Thai Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 180
Sweet chili sauce for stir-fries, noodle dishes, and dipping spring rolls.

20 Top-Rated Spicy Recipes Featuring Fresh Chile Peppers

Enjoy some of our favorite fresh chile pepper recipes, featuring mild peppers (like Anaheim and ancho chiles), medium-hot peppers (jalapeño chiles), and fiery-hot peppers (habanero and ghost peppers) for folks who figure dinner's not done until the endorphins kick in.
By Carl Hanson

Authentic Mexican Chile Rellenos

Rating: 4.5 stars 264
Tasty chile rellenos made with Anaheim chiles filled with Mexican cheese.

Chef John's Harissa Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 36
Harissa is probably my all-time favorite hot sauce, and one I'm sure you've seen me use in a bunch of recipes here. A small spoonful of this makes virtually any savory dish better.

Asian Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 120
This is a really delicious, light salad.
By sandradxb

Chakchouka (Shakshouka)

Rating: 4.5 stars 361
Chakchouka (also called shakshouka) is a Tunisian and Israeli dish of tomatoes, onions, pepper, spices, and eggs. It's usually eaten for breakfast or lunch, but I think it's tasty anytime. And it's easy to make. It is similar to the Turkish dish 'Menemen' and to the Latin American breakfast dish 'Huevos Rancheros.'

Chicken Stuffed Chiles

Rating: 4.5 stars 52
You can make this as spicy and hot or as mild as you like depending on the enchilada sauce you use. We like it mild, so I use the kind in an envelope and mix it with tomato sauce and some extra chicken broth. Others might use the can sauce, or use the envelope kind but no added chicken broth, or make your own. Serve with Spanish rice and a salad to complete the meal.

Chicken Enchiladas with Mole Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
These authentic chicken enchiladas with mole sauce were inspired by a dish served at Seattle's la Carta de Oaxaca restaurant. Chocolate and dried chiles make a rich and flavorful sauce that tops the moist and tender chicken enchiladas.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spicy Calabrian Pepper Spread
Rating: Unrated 6
"This amazing Calabrian pepper spread is as delicious as it is unknown. I love it on sliced fresh bread, but you can toss it with pasta or add it to a sandwich." – ChefJohn
13 Mexican-Inspired Recipes That Showcase Milder Chile Peppers
These milder chile peppers add warm, earthy pepper flavor and a smidge of heat without torching the taste buds.
Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Rating: 4.5 stars 438

Jalapeno peppers are stuffed with a blend of cream cheese and Cheddar cheese in this crowd-pleasing, bacon-wrapped appetizer.