Poblano Pepper Recipes

Poblano peppers are as delicious as they are beautiful. Get recipes for chiles rellenos, enchiladas, soup, and more!

Staff Picks

Roasted Poblano Cream Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
An awesome poblano sauce I found that is perfect for topping a taco or fajita or for cooking or adding to chicken.

Chiles en Nogada (Mexican Stuffed Poblano Peppers in Walnut Sauce)

Rating: 5 stars
This traditional Mexican dish is from the area of Puebla. Poblano chiles are stuffed with a flavorful ground pork stuffing, then covered in a creamy walnut sauce and garnished with pomegranate seeds and parsley. The long list of ingredients is deceiving - this make ahead dish is quite easy once you have all your ingredients!

Chiles Rellenos (Stuffed Peppers)

Rating: 4.36 stars
This is a great traditional Mexican dish. It takes a little bit of time, but it is worth every minute! Provecho! Serve with a side of Spanish Rice.

Squash Calabacitas

Rating: 4.11 stars
A light lunch, or serve with cheese and tortillas. Also good as a side dish with your favorite Mexican food.

Poblano Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 4.14 stars
I've begun making my enchiladas casserole style, which saves a lot time, not to mention burned fingers. :) However, everyone still raves over my enchiladas, and this recipe recently earned a round of applause when I made them on a skiing holiday. The sauce is actually a modified Alfredo recipe and is also great over fajitas.

Birria de Res Tacos (Beef Birria Tacos)

Rating: 5 stars
Authentic Mexican birria tacos, Jalisco-style, made with braised beef roasted in a fragrant 3-chile sauce with a delicious spice mix.

Chicken with Tomatillos and Poblanos

Rating: 4.3 stars
A spicy chicken dish with a tomatillo sauce, best served over rice and accompanied with beans (black, red, or pinto are probably best). To increase the heat of the dish, you can always add more chiles - perhaps a serrano pepper.

Mexican Rice and Beans

Rating: 4.4 stars
Spicy, delicious Mexican rice and beans.

Rajas Con Crema, Elote Y, Queso (Creamy Poblano Peppers and Sweet Corn)

Rating: 4.67 stars
Roasted poblano peppers and sweet corn kernels simmered in a sauce made with cream and Mexican cheese. A deliciously easy Mexican staple.

Sopa de Tortilla (Real Mexican Tortilla Soup)

Rating: 4.3 stars
Corn tortilla strips in a chicken broth seasoned with tomatoes and pasilla chile. An authentic Mexican soup served with avocado, Mexican cheese, and crema.

Pasta Verde

Rating: 4.8 stars
This Mexican-style pasta dish is delicious and vegetarian. Super easy to make and packed with flavor.

Instant Pot® Chicken Posole Verde

Rating: 4.82 stars
You can have posole without having to stand over the stove for hours. Let your multi-functional pressure cooker do the work for you. Garnish with avocado slices, lime wedges, sliced radish, jalapeno slices, and/or tortilla strips.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Franks and Beans

Rating: Unrated
See how to remake this American classic into an elevated version, worthy of serving to billionaires.

Poblano Rice

Rating: 5 stars

This recipe allows you to taste what poblano brings to the table. Most poblano recipes use the pepper as a container. This showcases the pepper and it's incredible stand-alone flavor. Great with fish!