Cheesy Poblano Pepper Casserole


Dive into the comforting embrace of our Cheesy Poblano Pepper Casserole, a dish that masterfully blends the mild heat of poblano peppers with the gooey goodness of melted cheese. This casserole layers roasted poblano peppers, a creamy cheese blend, and soft tortillas, creating a bubbly, golden-brown masterpiece. It's a perfect family meal that delivers a delightful kick in every cheesy bite!

Cheesy Poblano Pepper Casserole

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 portion

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Sodium: 500 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g


  • Poblano peppers (4 large)
  • Corn tortillas (12 pieces)
  • Cream cheese (200 g / 7 oz)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (200 g / 7 oz)
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese (200 g / 7 oz)
  • Onion (100 g / 3.5 oz), chopped
  • Garlic cloves (10 g / 0.35 oz), minced
  • Cumin (5 g / 0.2 oz)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Fresh cilantro (20 g / 0.7 oz), for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Roast Poblanos: Char the poblano peppers over an open flame or under a broiler until blackened. Let them steam, peel, and slice.
  2. Sauté Onion and Garlic: In a pan, sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Mix in cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Layer Casserole: In a baking dish, layer tortillas, poblano slices, onion mixture, and a mix of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Repeat until all ingredients are used, finishing with a cheese layer.
  4. Bake: Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 35 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  5. Garnish: Sprinkle with fresh cilantro before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Pepper Preparation: Ensure the poblano peppers are well-charred for easy peeling.
  • Cheese Choices: Experiment with different cheeses for varied flavors.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a dollop of sour cream or salsa for extra zest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I add meat to this casserole?

Absolutely, cooked chicken or ground beef make great additions.

How do I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can this casserole be made ahead?

Yes, assemble ahead and bake when ready to serve.