If you’re looking to add a little variety to your meals, poblano peppers are a great ingredient to try out. Not only are they packed with flavor, but they’re also quite versatile. Whether you’re looking for a dish for breakfast or a late-night snack, there’s something for everyone. Try these poblano pepper recipes for a flavorful twist to your meals!

Rajas con Crema

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A classic Mexican dish featuring smoky poblano peppers in a creamy sauce—ideal as a main dish or taco filling. The roasted poblano strips are sautéed with onions and corn, then simmered in a rich blend of crema Mexicana, milk, and cheese. Get the recipe: Rajas con crema.

Arroz Verde

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Looking for a tasty side dish? How about trying Arroz Verde? It’s a Mexican classic, easy to make and bursting with fragrance and flavor. It’s a perfect match for stews like pipián or mole, adding a smoky and herby twist you won’t want to miss. Get the recipe: Arroz Verde.

Pozole Verde

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Consider giving Mexican chicken soup with a green broth a taste. It includes tomatillos, jalapeño, and cilantro. The flavor is elevated with mole verde, and you can enhance it with chicharrones, avocado, onions, and chile piquín for a delightful twist! Get the recipe: Pozole Verde.

Creamy Poblano Sauce

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This recipe has roasted poblano peppers, cream, garlic, salt, and cilantro. It gives a fresh, herby taste. You can make dishes like Enchiladas Suizas, pasta, chicken poblano, and tacos tastier with it. Or just use it as a dip for your chips! Get the recipe: Creamy Poblano Sauce.

Chicken Poblano

Chicken with creamy poblano sauce.
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Are you ready to savor Chicken Poblano? It’s all about tender chicken in a smoky poblano pepper and crema sauce. A flavorful delight for any occasion, offering a unique twist on classic rajas con crema with juicy chicken and roasted poblano goodness. Get the recipe: Chicken Poblano.

Sopa de Elote

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This dish is a simple, hearty Mexican corn soup with roasted poblano peppers. Topped with queso fresco, Mexican crema, and a lime squeeze. Perfect for a light, delicious meal any day of the week. Get the recipe: Sopa de Elote.

Tamales de Rajas

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Savor Tamales de Rajas con Queso. A Mexican favorite filled with roasted peppers and melty cheese steamed to perfection in corn husks. Gluten-free and celebrated during special occasions, these tamales are a beloved staple. Get the recipe: Tamales de Rajas.

Pipián Verde

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A rich pre-Hispanic Mexican sauce crafted from pumpkin seeds, peanuts, sesame seeds, greens, and spices. Perfect for poultry, pork, fish, or veggies. An alternative version can be made with red chilies for a fiery red sauce. Get the recipe: Pipián Verde.

Mexican Green Spaghetti

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Enjoy Mexican Green Spaghetti, a creamy, non-spicy poblano sauce pasta. Traditionally a side dish, it’s also a delightful one-pot meal. This flavorful dish, known as espagueti verde or pasta poblana in Mexico, features a mild and smoky poblano pepper and cilantro sauce, perfect for special occasions. Get the recipe: Mexican Green Spaghetti.

What are Poblano Peppers

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Poblano peppers are mild chili peppers with a rich, smoky flavor. They’re often used in Mexican cuisine for their versatility and add a subtle, earthy heat to dishes.

Mexican Spicy Recipes

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Ready to add some Mexican flair to your cooking? Explore these spicy recipes for an authentic kick of flavor. Go to Mexican Spicy Recipes.

Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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