Serrano Pepper Recipes

Looking for serrano pepper recipes? Allrecipes has more than 110 trusted serrano pepper recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Rating: 4.55 stars
This is a delicious homemade salsa.

Chilaquiles III

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a mixture of eggs, corn tortillas and chiles. It is a favorite breakfast dish. Serve hot accompanied by some refried pinto beans and flour tortillas. Enjoy!

Spicy Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.43 stars
This is the best mango salsa I have ever tasted! It's a refreshing, cool and spicy salsa that adds excitement to fish, poultry, pork or tortilla chips! You'll love it! If you're feeling adventurous, use fresh cilantro instead of basil--wonderful!

Deliciosa Salsa Verde

Rating: 4.78 stars
Broiling the tomatillos gives this salsa a subtly smoky taste. If you are sensitive to spicy food, remove the seeds from the peppers. This salsa is perfect as both a dip for taco chips and to top enchiladas suizas.

Tejano Style Shrimp Cocktail

Rating: 4.64 stars
For those of you unable to make it to South Texas: a shrimp cocktail made Tex-Mex style to include cilantro and serrano chiles. An authentic flavor that will blow your tastebuds away, without leaving your home! Serve with saltine crackers.

Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.65 stars
I learned this recipe from an amazing cook from Puebla. I've been perfecting it for over 15 years and realized that it was time to share it when my foodie friends tried to drink the sauce out of the saucepan. I use the roasted or baked chicken from the grocery store. I did it once only to save time, but found that they are tastier. Be conservative with the cream and the cheese. Do not use sour cream!

Mexican Enchiladas Suizas

Rating: 5 stars
Corn tortillas are filled with shredded chicken and baked in a creamy green tomatillo sauce. The 'suizas' sauce is Spanish for 'Swiss,' a nod to its creaminess.

Authentic Mexican Picadillo

Rating: 4.5 stars
Picadillo is a popular dish in most South American cuisines. It is made with lean ground beef (or can be made with ground turkey as well), tomatoes, potatoes, and other ingredients. This authentic recipe will bring the flavors of Mexico to your plate.

Carne con Chile

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a great authentic Mexican recipe.

Chicken 65

Rating: 4.75 stars
A very popular dish from India, this chicken 65 recipe delivers succulent pieces of red hot chicken that are sure to make the mouth water! Serve with white rice or naan bread.

Chipotle Barbacoa

Rating: 4.31 stars
This is as close to a certain big chain's barbacoa meat I have ever made! It is full of intense flavors such as garlic, cayenne, and sweet, smoky chipotle. Make sure you scale down the cayenne and serrano if you can't handle heat because this recipe is packin' lots of it! Serve on corn or flour tortillas garnished with cilantro and topped with lime cilantro rice (from this website), black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.

Tacos de Jamaica (Vegan Hibiscus Tacos)

Rating: 4.67 stars
These delicious Mexican vegan tacos (tacos de jamaica) are made with hibiscus flowers and are garnished with pineapple, onion, cilantro, and salsa verde with avocado.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spicy Watermelon Salsa

Rating: Unrated
"The flavors are unbelievable. Forget the chips, just eat it out of a bowl with a spoon." – b.d.weld

Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: Unrated
"Fantastic! The recipe itself is nice and simple, and the taste is very authentic." – SunnyByrd

Green Chicken Tamales

Rating: 4.5 stars

These authentic Mexican green tamales (tamales verdes) are stuffed with chicken and a spicy tomatillo sauce. To make tamales from scratch takes time, but it is so worth it. [Recipe originally submitted to]