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!
Whether you're using fresh hatch chiles or frozen, these recipes offer something for everyone.
A true match made in heaven – these Corn Fritters aka corn cakes, made with hatch chiles are crispy, sweet and a little spicy with a surprising ingredient – old bay seasoning! This corn fritter recipe is perfect as an appetizer or side dish and one you’ll be making all summer long!
This Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe has the most flavorful broth you will ever try! The trick is pureeing the tomatoes, onions, and garlic for maximum flavor. Try topping it with a little sour cream, too.
Cool and creamy, this Creamy Roasted Hatch Chile Dip is filled with the fresh flavors of lime juice and cilantro with a bit of heat from roasted hatch chiles. Just toss the ingredients into a blender, blend, and serve!
Only 500 calories per serving and loaded with beautifully bright plant-based goodness, these Grilled Veggie Burrito Bowls with Hatch Green Chile Rice are bursting with flavor and make a great healthy meal.
Celebrate Hatch Chile season with the perfect bite of sweet and smoky and fresh and rich flavors.
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 is the recipe creator behind The Wicked Noodle. She's a five-time cookbook author, has taught cooking classes to both kids and adults, and has been creating recipes for nationwide brands since 2009. She learned most of her cooking skills from her mom and grandmother, then honed those skills at boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America.
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! :)
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?!!
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 them...it 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!
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
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.