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Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Recipe

  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Recipe is made with anaheim peppers, cream cheese, spices, pico de gallo and salt.


  • 5 Anaheim peppers, cut lengthwise seeds out
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese 
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder 
  • Juice of one lime 
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Pico de Gallo


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Slice each of the peppers in half, lengthwise. Place inside face up on a prepared baking sheet. 
  2. In another bowl, add the cream cheese, paprika, chili powder, and lime juice. Mix well and place a layer of the mixture on each pepper. Drizzle olive oil on the peppers. 
  3. Add in the oven for 15 minutes. 
  4. Remove and top with pico de gallo. 


  • Choose the Right Peppers: Select Anaheim peppers that are firm, fresh, and have a vibrant green color. Look for peppers that are uniform in shape and size, as this will help with even cooking.
  • Precook the Peppers: To ensure the peppers are tender and fully cooked, consider blanching or parboiling them before stuffing. This can help soften the peppers and reduce the baking time.
  • Roasting Option: For added flavor, you can roast the Anaheim peppers before stuffing them. Place the peppers under a broiler or on a grill until the skins are charred and blistered. Allow them to cool slightly, then peel off the skins before proceeding with the stuffing.
  • Customize the Filling: Feel free to experiment with the filling ingredients to suit your taste. Add additional spices, herbs, or vegetables to enhance the flavor profile. Consider adding diced onions, garlic, corn, or black beans for extra texture and taste.
  • Cheese Layering: To create a delightful cheesy crust on top of the stuffed peppers, reserve a portion of the cheese mixture and sprinkle it over the peppers before baking. This will create a golden and slightly crispy layer.
  • Baking Time and Temperature: Keep an eye on the baking time and temperature to prevent the peppers from becoming overly soft or the filling from drying out. Generally, baking at 350°F (175°C) for about 25-30 minutes should cook the peppers and melt the cheese to perfection.
  • Garnish with Fresh Herbs: After baking, sprinkle some freshly chopped herbs like cilantro or parsley over the stuffed peppers. This adds a pop of freshness and adds visual appeal.
  • Serve with Salsa or Sauce: Accompany the stuffed Anaheim peppers with your favorite salsa, enchilada sauce, or tomato-based sauce. The flavors will complement the peppers and enhance the overall dish.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 110.7
  • Sugar: 2.3 g
  • Sodium: 169.7 mg
  • Fat: 7.0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.8 mg