31 delicious ways with peppers
Get our favorite dishes with peppers and chiles to add sweetness and spice to your weeknight and special-occasion meals
Recipe: Red Pepper and Walnut Dip
Recipe: Romesco Soup
Recipe: Orzo with Peppers and Asparagus
Recipe: Red Pepper-Cauliflower Soup
Recipe: Poblano and Nopales Chimichangas
Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Recipe: Shrimp Jalapeño Poppers
Recipe: Tri-Pepper Salad
Recipe: Roasted Shrimp-Stuffed Poblanos
Recipe: Five-Pepper Steak
The classic way to enjoy Padrón peppers, this appetizer is as good at room temperature as hot. You can also make this recipe with small sweet peppers, adding a sprinkle of red chile flakes.
Recipe: Pan-Roasted Padrón Peppers
Serve these peppers as snacks, toss into salads, or use as a topping for pizza. As for the flavorful oil, brush it on grilled bread, whisk it into salad dressings, or use it for scrambling eggs.
Recipe: Oil-Packed Padrón Peppers
For a dinner party, bring this pot of clams—rich with peppers and smoky sausage—to the table and serve with crusty bread to sop up the juices. If you can’t find small Padróns, which can be eaten stems and all, cut stems from larger ones before cooking—or sub in chopped green bell peppers.
An update on the stuffed peppers you grew up with. Couscous and fresh herbs make for a flavorful main dish.
These stuffed peppers come together quickly for a colorful appetizer. Add a cup of chilled summer soup or salad for a light dinner.
Stuff New Mexico chiles with beef, dried fruit, nuts, and spices to bring down the heat on these Western favorites. Readers like it with ground turkey, too.
Fill chiles with eggs when a special breakfast is in order. This colorful dish can easily be started the day before it’s served.
Recipe: Scrambled-Egg Chiles Rellenos
This chile relleno and egg extravaganza takes some time and attention, but with every bite you’ll be glad you made the effort. The salsa can be made a day ahead and kept in the refrigerator until needed.
Corn, peppers, green onions, and jalapeño lightly charred on the grill bring color, texture, and flavor to this chilled summer soup.
Recipe: Grilled Corn and Pepper Bisque
A colorful collection of peppers and vegetables comes off the grill for a satisfying salad that’s great with grilled beef, pork, or chicken.