Stuffed Poblanos with Walnut Cream Sauce


Embark on a culinary adventure with Nutty Elegance: Stuffed Poblanos with Walnut Cream Sauce. This exquisite dish features poblano peppers stuffed with a savory filling, draped in a rich and creamy walnut sauce. Each bite offers a delightful combination of textures and flavors, blending the mild heat of the poblanos with the nutty, smooth richness of the sauce. It's a sophisticated dish that's perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests with your culinary prowess.

Stuffed Poblanos with Walnut Cream Sauce

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed poblano pepper

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 5g


  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken (or a vegetarian alternative)
  • 1 cup grated cheese (like Monterey Jack or cheddar)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Walnut Cream Sauce:
    • 1 cup walnuts, soaked and drained
    • 1 cup milk or a dairy-free alternative
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • Salt to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Char the poblano peppers on all sides under a broiler or over an open flame. Let steam, then peel and make a slit to remove seeds.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in a pan. Mix in the shredded chicken, cheese, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Stuff each poblano pepper with the filling mixture.
  4. In a blender, combine walnuts, milk, garlic, sugar, and salt. Blend until smooth.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the stuffed poblanos in a baking dish. Pour the walnut cream sauce over the peppers.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until heated through.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with additional chopped walnuts or fresh herbs.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Soak the walnuts in advance for a smoother sauce.
  • Adjust the spiciness by using more or less cumin and pepper.
  • For a vegetarian version, use beans or quinoa instead of chicken.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this dish vegan?

Yes, use vegan cheese and a dairy-free milk alternative.

How do I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze this dish?

It's best enjoyed fresh, as the texture may change upon freezing.