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Down the Hatch! 50 Fabulous Hatch Chile Recipes

We scoured the internet to find you 50 of the most delicious and creative hatch chile recipes around!

My love for the hatch chile knows no bounds. I’ve grown them, cooked more hatch pepper dishes than I could ever possibly count, and have even traveled to Hatch, New Mexico to see hatch chile pepper farmers and their fields in action.

I’ve yet to attend their annual Hatch Chile Fest , but everyone needs something to look forward to – wouldn’t you agree? For now, I’m content to work my way through this list of 50 incredibly delicious recipes and I hope you enjoy them, too!

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Whether you're using fresh hatch chiles or frozen, these recipes offer something for everyone.

About Hatch Chiles

Hatch chile peppers only come from Hatch, New Mexico which is located north and south along the Rio Grande. Hatch Chiles are not a type of chile but rather refers to the Hatch Valley region where they are grown. They are a general term for New Mexico peppers or New Mexican peppers grown in the Hatch Valley.

Green hatch chile peppers are elongated, curved to straight pods, averaging 6 to 8 inches in length and are available for a short season in the summer through fall.

Green hatch chiles are edible when raw but are commonly used for roasting or grilling. They are also used to blend into hummus, salsa, sauces and marinades and can be chopped and topped over almost anything.

Red or Green Hatch Chiles?

In New Mexico time is the difference between green and red chiles. The green chiles turn red as they ripen. In general, fresh and/or roasted chiles are green and dried chiles and dried chile powder is red.

Kristy Bernardo
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Sunday 19th of August 2018

I know this posting is years after the fact, but I'm just discovering hatch chilies. I was told they were great with everything. Since I love spicy, I loaded up while they were cheap and oh so fresh. I had to try one with some of my awesome zucchini, loaded with garlic, onions and strips of the chilies. Just enough spice without being overpowering. Can't wait to try these recipes, I know I grabbed at least 40 of them. Ahhh, goodness, I can't wait to taste.



Sunday 19th of August 2018

Donis, that zucchini dish sounds incredible! Glad you discovered hatch chiles and even more glad you can use some of the recipes. Cheers! :)

Laura Bashar

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

What a beautiful roundup of hatch chile recipes. Thank you for including me in such delicious company. Aren't hatch chiles the best?!!

Kristy Bernardo

Friday 14th of August 2015

They really are!!

Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

Hatch chiles are so good! When we vacationed in New Mexica years ago, we took a cooking class in Santa Fe and I got hooked on them. We brought some back or shipped was so long ago, I don't remember but cooked with them nonstop for a while. Can't wait to try some of these recipes!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 12th of August 2015

Where in Santa Fe was your cooking class? I'm guessing the Sante Fe School of Cooking?? They hosted us for a dinner and the food was FANTASTIC.


Sunday 9th of August 2015

WOW! What an incredibly delicious collection of Hatch Chile recipes. I would love to try each and every one of them! Many thanks for including my sole and scallops! :-) xo

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 10th of August 2015

Thanks so much, Valentina! Your recipes looked too good not to share :-)

Cathy | She Paused 4 Thought

Thursday 6th of August 2015

Thank you Kristi for including my recipe for Hatch Chile, Veggie, Goat Cheese Jalousie. I will be stocking up this weekend on Hatch Chiles just so I can make these delicious recipes.

Kristy Bernardo

Thursday 6th of August 2015

My pleasure, Cathy!