Stuffed Poblano Peppers Tips
Are poblano peppers spicy?
No—poblano peppers aren’t very spicy at all. Peppers are measured on a heat scaled called Scoville heat units (SHU). On that scale, bell peppers score a 0, poblano peppers contain 1,500 SHU and jalapenos—which we all know for their spice level—contain 3,500 to 8,000 SHU. Some very spicy peppers rank into the millions! Poblanos are considered among the mildest peppers.
What other types of peppers could I use in this recipe?
Bell peppers are an easy stand-in for poblanos. Sweet banana peppers—which are also milder than poblanos, containing up to 500 Scoville units—are another good alternative. Choose large, regularly shaped peppers so they’re easy to stuff.
What can I do with poblano peppers?
Stuffed poblano peppers are great, but you can do so much more with them—try these other poblano pepper recipes
. Chiles rellenos are a classic, and we love this grilled vegetarian version
. We also recommend these Chiles Rellenos Squares
, which are an easy, cheesy appetizer inspired by the traditional dish. Research contributed by Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Book Editor
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
2 stuffed pepper halves: 496 calories, 30g fat (11g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 913mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 40g protein.