9 Best Green Chile Recipes

Fresh green chiles are harvested from August through October. Fresh is always best, but you can roast them, peel them and then freeze them in an airtight container for use all year long. Fresh green chiles will bring you the best flavor, though frozen or canned chiles or sauces will do in a pinch. Take advantage of local farms or farmer's markets for fresh chiles.

  • 01 of 09
    Leah Maroney
    This recipe for chile rellenos (green chiles stuffed with cheese, dipped in batter and fried) is very simple. All you need is chiles, cheese and eggs. In this step-by-step recipe, each step includes a picture so you can follow along.
  • 02 of 09
    'Roasted peppers, corn and cream, authentic mexica dish'
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    Caramelized onions and roasted green chiles come together in creamy sauce that will make your mouth water. Rajas make a great side dish, or a filling for tacos.

  • 03 of 09
    Green chili peppers on plate
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    The best way to get the skin off of a chile, and give the chile a wonderful smoky flavor is to roast it. Roasted green chiles are used in everything from chile verde to salsa verde.
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    Anaheim Chili Verde with Cornbread
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    This pork stew is a well-known Mexican dish. The pork is simmered in seasoned green chile sauce as well as diced green chiles. It is rich and hearty, perfect for a fall evening.
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  • 05 of 09
    Chilaquiles
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    This simple yet flavorful breakfast dish uses only 3 ingredients and can be prepared in 10 minutes. Tortilla chips soaked in green chile sauce and topped with cheese is a filling breakfast alone or you can serve it over scrambled eggs.

  • 06 of 09
    Mexican Food!
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    Green chile sauce flavors these delicious chicken enchiladas. You only 6 ingredients and an oven to make them. You can also make them ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate them until you're ready to cook.
  • 07 of 09
    Guacamole
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    Delicous and creamy with the zesty flavor of roasted green chiles, you can't go wrong with this guacamole recipe.

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    Flautas Served With Beans And Salad
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    What better way to enjoy the smoky flavors of fresh roasted green chiles than rolled in tortilla with cheese and fried until golden brown.
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  • 09 of 09
    Salsa Verde in glass bowl, with spoon, close-up
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    A zesty green salsa made with roasted green chiles and tangy tomatillos. Perfect for snacking with tortilla chips or layer on chicken before baking.