19 Poblano Pepper Recipes To Use Up Your Harvest

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We love growing poblano peppers in our garden. Not only are they prolific, they’re a great pepper to give away to friends, family and neighbors. Not all of our friends like the super hot varieties. When harvest time comes around, we always have an abundance of peppers to use up in the kitchen.

Most people roast their poblano peppers after harvest. But, there are many other ways to experiment with them in the kitchen.

These poblano pepper recipes are all perfectly delicious and an awesome way to use up a harvest. From stuffed poblanos to soups, you’ll have no problem finding your next favorite weeknight meal.

1. Cheesy Chiles Rellenos

Cheesy chiles rellenos

If you have extra poblano peppers on hand, we suggest making cheesy chiles rellenos. These poblano peppers are stuffed with cheese and then fried to perfection with a delicate egg batter. Serve with rice and for a delicious restaurant-quality meal.

2. Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup

Creamy poblano soup

Our creamy chicken poblano soup is filled with tender pieces of chicken and perfectly spicy roasted poblano pepper. This is a comforting dish that we make on a regular basis. Top it off with your favorite crusty bread and freshly shredded pepper jack cheese.

3. Easy Roasted Salsa Verde

Easy salsa verde

We love salsa verde, and we have a recipe of our own, but this one uses poblano peppers for a different flavor. Try it on chips or on your next burrito bowl.

4. Skillet Enchilada Casserole

Skillet casserole with poblano peppers

We love making skillet meals at home, and this one is incredibly tasty and satisfying. If you’re a fan of enchiladas, you’ll want to use your poblano peppers up in a recipe like this. And, this recipe is also vegetarian, making it perfect for meatless Mondays. If you’re a fan of leftovers, this one reheats nicely as well.

5. Shredded Beef Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Shredded beef poblano peppers

These stuffed poblanos use shredded beef, quinoa, and cheese for a satisfying and filling meal. You can also substitute the beef for chicken or ground turkey if you’re looking for something lighter. These stuffed peppers also work great for meal prep. They’re convenient to pop in the microwave and reheat for a quick meal.

6. Traegar Smoked Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Smoked poblano peppers

If you have a smoker at home, you’re in luck. We recently acquired a smoker and began our search for finding the best recipes we could cook up. The smoker adds a whole new level of irresistible flavor to these stuffed poblano peppers. If you’re cooking for a crowd, your guests will devour these.

7. Traditional Chile Rellenos

Chiles rellenos

Chile rellenos may sound intimidating to make, but it’s really not too complicated. And, the end result is so worth it. Your mouth will be watering for this recipe with roasted poblano peppers and melty cheese.

8. Chile Relleno Enchiladas

Chile rellenos enchiladas

Get the best of many worlds with these chiles rellenos enchiladas. The process is surprisingly simple for such a delicious recipe, though it isn’t the easiest meal on this list. The cheeses come together for the perfect balance of sharp flavor and melty texture.

9. Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup

Let’s take a quick break from stuffed poblano peppers to appreciate this recipe for creamy chicken poblano soup. It uses a ton of fresh veggies, and it’s oh-so-creamy and satisfying. This soup is perfect for that chilly fall night after your veggie harvest.

10. Air Fryer Lamb Chops With Poblano Sauce

Lamb chops with poblano sauce

Don’t be fooled by how fancy this recipe sounds. It only takes about 20 minutes to fry up these tender lamb chops. Smother on the poblano sauce and you have a tasty restaurant-worthy meal, done at home.

11. Roasted Chili Corn Salsa

We love experimenting with different salsa recipes, and this one uses poblano peppers for a tasty salsa that isn’t at all spicy. It’s perfect for an outdoor party or potluck. This is a great side dish served alongside burritos or tacos as well.

12. Spicy Pinto Bean Soup

Spicy pinto bean soup

We love spicy soups and this one is deeply flavorful and hearty. This recipe gets a ton of flavor from chorizo, and it makes for a perfectly satisfying meal. In our home, it’s always a good time for soup.

13. Guacamole Turkey Burgers With Roasted Poblano Peppers

Turkey burgers with poblano peppers

Is your mouth watering yet? We love making turkey burgers when we need a little break from beef. These burgers are so satisfying and tasty. And, it’s a nice way to use up a few poblano peppers. The avocado adds all the creaminess you need and the roasted poblanos add a punch of texture.

14. Chiles en Nogada

Chiles en Nogada

This recipe uses a lot of ingredients, but it’s well worth it for the payoff in flavor. Roasted poblano peppers, an egg coating, and a creamy walnut sauce all come together for a meal worth talking about for a long time to come.

15. Vegan Poblano Cheddar Biscuits

Vegan poblano biscuits

If you’re vegan and you love a good biscuit, you’ll want to add this recipe to your must-try list. This is a simple and unique take on traditional jalapeño cheddar biscuits. Try pairing these biscuits with one of the tasty soups on this list for the perfect combo.

16. Fajita Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Fajita stuffed poblano peppers

This is a creamy and delicious recipe for chicken stuffed poblano peppers. It’s simple to make and you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. And, it’s a very versatile recipe. Leave out the chicken if you’re vegetarian, or use a different protein if you prefer. The fajita flavoring is what takes this one to the next level.

17. Meatloaf Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Meatloaf stuffed poblano peppers

What is better than meatloaf? Meatloaf stuffed poblano peppers. Yep, this recipe combines two of our favorite foods for a satisfying dish that may be the perfect comfort food. It’s tangy, satisfying, and just a little bit sweet.

18. Tamales de Rajas con Queso


You may have ordered tamales at a restaurant, but now you can make them at home. Corn husks are stuffed with a tasty, creamy poblano filling that makes the perfect dish for any celebration.

19. Poblano Coconut Milk Corn Chowder

Poblano coconut milk corn chowder

Who doesn’t love a good, creamy corn chowder? This recipe uses poblano peppers and coconut milk for a savory and satisfying meal. And believe it or not, this recipe is vegan. You can make it with regular milk if you do not have a dairy sensitivity. But, we like the way the coconut milk compliments the flavors of the peppers and spices in this dish.

I hope you found the perfect poblano pepper recipe for your next home cooked meal! Let us know if you have any other favorites that we should know about in the comments below.


Crystalyn loves spicy food and getting creative in the kitchen. When she isn’t finding new ways to use hot sauce, shes very busy watching cat videos on the internet.

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  1. I tried Chili powder in my coffee. Well, it happened by accident. I had a small container of chili powder for a work mate which I place into my cup for safe keeping until I arrived at work. Well when I arrived the lid had come off the container and some of the chili powder had gone into my cup. I rinsed the cup out. However, I missed a small amount on the lip of the cup and when I made my coffee, well it certainly livened up my tastebuds. For those who like to live on the wild side just place a smidgen (1/4 spoon or less) of fresh ground chili powder on the end of the spoon and place into your cup of coffee. This will turn even your ice coffee into a hot spicy beverage. Just add chili powder to taste. Be warned this is not for the faint-hearted hot chili powder and coffee hmmmmmm hot, hot hot.

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