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Stuffed Poblano Peppers (For Breakfast)

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Stuffed Poblano Peppers (For Breakfast) – These mildly smoky poblano peppers are stuffed with eggs, hash brown potatoes, and Mexican-style cheese!

Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed Poblano Pepper Recipe

When you make breakfast (or brunch) for someone you love, what do you serve them?

I like to go with something comforting, loaded with hearty breakfast flavors. Something smoky and cheesy. Something unique, that makes you feel special when you eat it.

Like Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers.

These slightly spicy poblano peppers are filled to the brim with all your favorite breakfast items. Crispy hash browns. Tender scrambled eggs speckled with sun-dried tomatoes and scallions, and cheese.

Lots of cheese.

Cheesy Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Real California Milk and Cheese

I complemented these smoky peppers with two Hispanic Cheeses from Cacique.

Did you know California is the largest producer of Hispanic cheeses in the US? California Cheesemakers produce dozens of various Hispanic cheeses, perfect for melting and crumbling in all your favorite dishes.

I used silky creamy Quesadilla Cheese inside each stuffed poblano and sharp crumby Cotija on top of each pepper.

The combination of the two cheeses really makes these stuffed poblano peppers burst with flavor.

My family loves this recipe.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Kick things up in the breakfast department this summer, with rich smoky Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers.

Celebrate this summer with these smoky cheesy poblano peppers are a great brunch item for a family with a spicy personality!

You’ll be so glad you did.

Cacique Quesadilla Cheese

How To Make These Peppers:

  1. Starting off by baking the poblano peppers in the oven until the outside of the pepper is bubbly. 
  2. While the peppers are baking, warm a pan on the stovetop to cook your hashbrowns. Melt some butter in the pan and brown the hashbrowns until they become golden and crispy. 
  3. The next step is to crack open the eggs and whisk them together until they are frothy. Then add in the sun-dried tomatoes, scallions, and quesadilla cheese
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the hashbrowns and combine the two together. The eggs will cook quickly, and you want to take the off of the heat once the eggs are just underdone, but scoopable, for the stuffing of the peppers. 
  5. Prep the poblano peppers: Remove any of the excess skin from the top. Then gently cut a slit to be able to scoop out the seeds on the inside of the pepper. Once all the seeds are out of the pepper, it is time to scoop the egg mixture into the middle of the pepper and reshape the pepper with your hands. 
  6. Once you shred the Cojita cheese, sprinkle it over the peppers and place into the oven until the cheese is melted and the eggs are cooked through. 
  7. Take the poblanos out of the oven, cool a little, and serve! 

Get The Full (Printable) Recipe Below For How To Make Stuffed Poblano Peppers (For Breakfast).

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What are poblano peppers good for? 

The poblano pepper is a mild variety of chile that is rich in vitamin A and C. They can be used in chili and stews, or in any recipe that calls for sauteed bell peppers. 

Can you eat this pepper without peeling it? 

Yes, you can, but it has a waxy skin on the outside, with a papery texture. Most of the time, poblano peppers are better when peeled. 

What do poblano peppers taste like? 

They are a milder chili pepper that has a somewhat earthy flavor. Poblano chiles offer a slightly smoky flavor that complements other savory ingredients. 

What is a good substitute for the poblano pepper? 

The two types of pepper that are the most similar are the Anaheim pepper, which is slightly more spicy than the poblano, and good old bell peppers. However, poblano peppers provide more complexity than both of these chiles, so they are worth hunting down.

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Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers are mildly smoky and stuffed with eggs, hash brown potatoes, and Mexican-style cheese!
Servings: 4


  • 4 fresh poblano peppers
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup frozen hash browns
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallions
  • 5 ounce shredded Jalapeno Quesadilla Cheese (I used Cacique)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Cotija Cheese
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place four poblano peppers on a rimmed baking sheet and roasted in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the skin is bubbly.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter to the skillet and once melted, add the hash browns. Liberally salt and pepper the hash browns, then brown for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden and crispy. Lower the heat to low.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy, then stir in the sun dried tomatoes, scallions, and Quesadilla Cheese. Pour the mixture over the hash browns and stir to combine. Cook the egg mixture for 2-3 minutes until just-under-cooked, but scoopable. Remove from heat.
  • Remove any loose skin from the top of the poblano peppers. Gently cut a slit in the top of each pepper and scoop out the seeds. Then spoon the egg mixture into the poblano peppers. Reshape the peppers with your hands.
  • Sprinkle Cotija cheese over the top of each pepper, and place back in the oven for 5-8 minutes, until the cheese is toasted and the eggs are cooked through.



Serving: 1pepper, Calories: 429kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 425mg, Sodium: 531mg, Potassium: 868mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1626IU, Vitamin C: 105mg, Calcium: 391mg, Iron: 4mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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160 comments on “Stuffed Poblano Peppers (For Breakfast)”

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  2. We love this! Next time we are adding in Old Style Linguisa and pineapple to the mixture.

  3. This is a brilliant idea! I love the added heat to a delicious breakfast!

  4. Made these over the weekend! We have a new favorite breakfast! So good!!

  5. The filling is so good with the peppers! We loved it!

  6. These look so delicious and tasty! I can’t wait to try these!

  7. Can you eat the pepper without peeling it? Otherwise looks amazing!

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  11. Wow!! These are good and I haven’t even eaten them in the poblanos yet. I did add chorizo and I used the mexican shredded cheese and parmesan cheeses. But the eggs are really good.  Thanks for a great recipe. I never would have put these things together

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  16. sorry I seem to have missed the giveaway. Guess I need to resubscribe with my new email. The peppers I would eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Yum!

  17. These look amazing! I know I’d love these! Great post!

  18. You’re a genius!!!! This is my kind of food.

  19. Stuffed poblanos are my favorite. I have to physically restrain myself from just eating all the peppers when we make them.

  20. Crumbled over a big bowl of pinto beans with onions and avocado!

  21. My favorite recipe using hispanic cheeses is making a crispy Mexican pizza

  22. Am seeing this recipe right on time. Am allergic to eggs, but am going to substitute with tofu, and make for brunch. Great pictures. Thanks for the recipe!

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  24. I have a tomatillo enchilada recipe that I use fresco cheese for

  25. when I visited friends in Mexico after college, I was introduced to Mexican breakfast– which a feast! I was stunned and delighted to have lunch in the mornings– no wonder they have lunch at 3pm!
    I then tried some of her recipes, and I am delighted ot see Cacique makes the authentic cheeses here. I live on Georgia and we don’t get it here. I’d use it over simple ground beef to spice up a daily “quickie” staple, to tamales when I have more time. I love authentic homemade Mexican food.

  26. I am not a huge fan of Mexican cheeses, but I do like it when my mother-in-law makes authentic Mexican food and will eat it then. I also like the Trader Joe’s Mexican cheese blend (although I know it is not the same).

  27. Take a tortilla and top it with your favorite Mexican cheese. Stick it in the oven until cheese melts. Top with crispy potatoes (cut potatoes into small dice, season and saute until crispy) and finish it off with homemade chili verde! So good!!

  28. These peppers look amazing. It’s a guarantee that any type of stuffed peppers would be delicious!

  29. I’m drooling over the stuffed pepper pics. These look easy to prepare the night before and bake in the morning. Cojita cheese is a personal favorite of mine.

  30. This mom would love this for Mother’s Day!! Chile Rellenos are only my favorite Mexican food and that makes it my favorite use of Mexican cheeses!

  31. I love making sopes with refried beans, queso fresco, onion, lettuce, and salsa.

  32. Chicken Tortilla soup with cojita cheeese on top

  33. Erin defriended you.


    Love me some cotija cheese. On elote, on eggs, on just about anything. Those stuffed peppers look amazingly good, Sommer! Seriously good.

  34. Definitely Pork Carnitas tacos with lime crema, fresh cilantro, fresh chopped tomato, and queso fresco cheese!

  35. Love this idea for a special breakfast or brunch, Sommer! We have TexMex for brekkie nearly every weekend we love it so much! Mmmm… Pinning! xo

  36. Breakfast stuffed peppers are a great idea!

  37. I like queso dip with hispanic cheeses! yummm

  38. Love Pablano peppers. Will definitely make these if the very near future.

  39. This is a recipe I would love to try–http://www.realcaliforniamilk.com/recipes/presley-pantry-chilaquiles/

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  40. Avacado soup with bits of potato, cheeses, puree’d avacado chicken broth & spices

  41. This dish looks delicious! I love stuffed peppers, I have to try this recipe :)

  42. I don’t have much experience with Hispanic cheeses, but queso is always delish!

  43. I definitely need to check out more of these cheeses, this sounds amazing!

  44. I like quesadillas made with chihuahua cheese.

  45. This looks so delicious. OMG! I have to make this tomorrow :)

  46. These look fabulous and I just love Cotija Cheese, I like it on avocado, tacos, shredded beef and well, right out of the fridge to be honest, it’s so delicious!

  47. Spinach-beans enchiladas with a homemade sauce and sprinkled with a little queso fresco. Yum.

  48. Yummers! I love the charred flavors of poblano peppers :)

  49. I like to make homemade enchiladas with hispanic cheese. So good!

  50. Guac with cotija.

  51. I like making enchiladas with it!! Thanks.

  52. I love homemade tamales topped with queso fresco!

  53. I love to make a spicky cheese dip with hispanic cheeses!

  54. what a great recipe Sommer. I love that you stuffed them with eggs. Brilliant!

  55. When I was a barista, I would sometimes stop by a local Mexican eatery on the way home. They had The best corn on the cob smothered with manchego cheese and spices!

  56. I use hispanic cheeses anytime I make TexMex food. I love cojita on enchiladas.

  57. I adore stuffed poblanos! Why have I not made this a regular breakfast thing??

  58. Oh wow – these look AMAZING!!! I love any kind of stuffed peppers with a kick!

  59. I saw this on pinterest yesterday and am excited to finally check it out! I love poblano peppers so much, why have I never thought to stuff them? Amazing.

  60. My mum lives far away too. But she’d adore these for Mother’s Day!

  61. Potato tacos are so easy (as well as inexpensive) to make, but make sure you add the cheese.

  62. That commercial is too cute! Loved it when the cow said, “btdubs.” Adorable.

    And these stuffed peppers – yes! I’m sure this may be my favorite recipe using hispanic cheese!

  63. I like to make chicken enchiladas

  64. I like making arepas.

  65. I love all Mexican food. I use all those cheeses regularly.

  66. I love to use cotija on black bean chili.

  67. Omg.. this looks absolutely amazing! :) i didn’t even know those cheeses existed!! I must try this! Thank you!

  68. Chorizo, eggs and cheese. Tortillas optional.

  69. Love making chicken enchiladas!

  70. Chicken enchiladas! Yum!

  71. These look super fabulous! What a great idea for Mother’s Day – or for any day of the year :)

  72. Any taco/enchilada/tosado – i just make up a Mexican Fiesta as I go along -Love Mexican

  73. Holy Cow… these peppers are just IT! I am totally trying this recipe out!

  74. Grilled quesadillas – love them!

  75. Oh man! Tough question! I would have to say one or two things, tacos or nachos! Heck if you give me jalapeno cheese, I’ll put it on a Triscit Cracker, top with spicy cheese and a jalapeno and back it in the oven until all the cheese is melted. My mouth is watering!!

  76. Our family loves Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas. I usually add peppers and onions to mine, the kids have theirs “plain”.

  77. I would love something like this for Mothers Day Breakfast.

  78. Any Mom would be lucky to have a breakfast like this! I love poblano peppers and stuffed with all of that cheesy goodness would be over the top!

  79. Mexican Mac and Cheese with lots of extra cheese!

  80. My husband and I made an amaaaaazing pizza with mexican style cheeses, potatoes and chorizo. It’s so yummy!

  81. Veggie and cheese quesadillas!

  82. I have never tried hispanic cheese but I think it’d be great for pizza!

  83. chicken quesadillas with fresh tortillas and cojita cheese

  84. We love nachos

  85. My favorite dish using Hispanic cheese is my “Kitchen Sink Burrito”. It has: eggs, sauteed mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, and jalapeño peppers; and queso, all scrambled together then spooned onto a tortilla that has sour cream, salsa, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and crumbled bacon. Roll it up and pig out!!

  86. I love mexican pizza!! with tons of different cheeses! or quesadillas are also great!

  87. I can not wait to try these! These would be so awesome at the lake for breakfast or maybe even camping. Thanks for sharing!!

  88. Oh Sommer, this is my kind of breakfast!! Looks absolutely delicious!

  89. White cheese queso dip.

  90. Great idea! I usually just go simple and fry the cheese! This looks awesome!

  91. What a good sounding recipe (and one that isn’t the norm for breakfast). Can’t wait to try this!

  92. I was just flirting w some poblanos @ the market last night!
    You know I’m going back now.
    What a gorgeous Mother’s Day breakfast idea, Sommer.
    I’m sorry you’re mom doesn’t live closer to you. :(

  93. This is like the ultimate breakfast!! Love me some poblano peppers

  94. I love stuffed poblanos! These would be so good!

  95. Enchiladas with cotija cheese is one of my go-to week night dinners

  96. Hmm….I would have to say pastelas de queso. Yum!

  97. Enchiladas!

  98. I love enchilladas with cheese sauce with lots of green chile’s

  99. Quesadillas are a quick and easy weeknight meal.

  100. Those look delicious! Pork enchiladas and burritos are my favorites with cheese.

  101. Enchiladas, which I made last night, using cotija cheese!

  102. Looks yummy :)

  103. Chicken Roulades with Chorizo and Manchego

  104. I would make a quesadilla — everybody loves those here.

  105. I would try quesadillas first. I am hungry just thinking about it!

  106. those stuffed peppers look redonk!!

    my favorite recipe using hispanic cheeses isn’t really a recipe — i just like a good slice of spanish cheese with some quince paste and good bread on the side. and olive oil. you know, dipping and munching and mixing and matching. the best!

  107. Terrific idea – I’m a mom and a huge fan of poblanos! :-)

  108. For quick weeknights, I just grab some tacos, cheese, and cut up a few veggies like peppers and onions. I also use Rotel and black beans as well as chicken to make quick, yummy tacos! Another option is to use tortilla chips, place on your toppings, and then sprinkle mexican cheeses all on top!! Microwave or bake in the oven until the cheese is melted, and you have super easy loaded nachos!!

  109. Oh, that sounds amazing! I never would have thought of stuffing poblano peppers! This will be on our menu soon!

    Quesodillas are one of my favorite Mexican cheese dishes. So versitile!

  110. This looks so good! I’m saving the recipe now. I love using HIspanic cheeses, especially in Capiritada.

  111. I like chicken enchiladas.

  112. Grilled Corn Salad with cotija

  113. Cheese stuffed Chile Rellenos is the best

  114. mmm looks amazing! i love using it in fajitas and rice!

  115. Empanadas Stuffed With Cheese

  116. I love burritos! Oh, and Texas fajitas, too. So many ways to use the queso fresco.

  117. Oh this looks fabulous! I just made omelets with cherry tomatoes, chorizo, and tons of queso fresco!

  118. I loe using it in carne asada quesadillas and tacos.

  119. This recipe looks delicious. Plus, I have been enjoying Cacique foods for years and they are all marvelous.

  120. I may not be a mom but I am defiantly making these peppers come Sunday! and that commercial always cracks me up.

  121. How about mom celebrates ME with one of these peppers? Holy cow, Sommer — talk about delicious!

  122. I could totally deal with this for breakfast! Looks awesome!

  123. I love cheese enchiladas and sprinkle the top with Cotija for even more cheese. Omelet with green chiles and queso fresco is good.

  124. I love poblanos, these look so tasty!

  125. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out.

  126. I love using cotija on tortilla soup- so good and nothing else tastes quite the same!

  127. These seriously look amazing!!!

  128. Wowzer these stuffed peppers look hawt!

  129. My favorite reciep suing Mexican cheeses are enchiladas!

  130. i love enchiladas that are topped with the crumbled cheese instead of shredded

  131. I love the white cheese queso dip served in Mexican restaurants. I don’t have a recipe but have attempted a few times without success. Would love to try again.

  132. It would have to be enchiladas. thanks!

  133. dude. I WANT TO EAT THESE. Sooooo brilliant.

  134. This is brilliant, Sommer! I love a creative, flavorful breakfast like this.

  135. I love cheese!!!

  136. My favorite recipe is Flan Napolitano made with Queso Crema.

  137. I would love to make a cheesy bread with this!

  138. I would love to make a chicken taco salad with my own baby greens and queso freska

  139. These look so delicious! Love a spicy stuffed poblano!

  140. my favorite recipe using Hispanic cheese is cheesy quesadillas made with some hot peppers and monterray jack cheese, then dipped in Gordo’s hot quesadilla cheese

  141. oh they look very tasty!

  142. yum! i love this cheese in egg dishes and of course enchiladas!

  143. I am not a very experienced cook, but I do love Chicken Quesadillas. Any Hispanic food with cheese would have to be a winner!

  144. That cheese looks sooo good! And roasted poblanos? My favorite! Looks like such a special breakfast, Sommer.

  145. Great Idea for breakfast brunch!! That commercial is too funny….

  146. I can’t wait to try this! Yum :-)

  147. What a delicious breakfast – or even weeknight dinner!!! Yum!!!

  148. What a fun breakfast!

  149. Sommer, these peppers are a great idea for a savory breakfast!

  150. I LOVE that commercial!

  151. spicy is always good!! Loving these flavors! Perfect cute little pepper!

  152. These look so good Sommer – wish my kids would make these for me for Mother’s Day. I was just looking for Cojita cheese this past week and the grocery store was completely out – can’t wait to get my hands on it to try.

  153. A week away? Oops! These look great!

  154. I don’t really have a favorite recipe for Hispanic cheese. I love all cheese. ALL OF IT. So anything with cheese on it, is my favorite.

  155. I sure do wish my husband would makes these for me for Mothers Day….but he cant boil water! Oh well.