If you’re a fan of mild chili peppers that pack a delightful punch, you’re in for a treat with these delicious Anaheim pepper recipes. Native to Anaheim, California, these peppers have made a name for themselves for their distinct, delicious flavor that is versatile enough to fit into a wide array of dishes. Whether you’re grilling them, stuffing them, or blending them into a flavorful sauce, they add a unique zest to any meal. You can grow them in your backyard or pick them up from your local grocery store—either way, you’re in for a culinary adventure!

Among my favorites on this list are the Rattlesnake Tails—Anaheim peppers stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon. Another standout is the Chili Relleno Casserole, an easier take on the traditional Mexican dish that is sure to impress. If you’re looking for a lighter option, the Grilled Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Over Zucchini is a must-try.

But there’s more to explore! You can indulge in a Green Chile Cheeseburger, feel the comfort with Sweet Corn & Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers, or dip into some homemade Salsa Verde. And for a real showstopper, try your hand at Stuffed Anaheim Peppers with Homemade Enchilada Sauce. Regardless of the recipe you choose, your taste buds are in for a real treat. So let’s spice things up and get cooking these Anaheim pepper recipes!

1. Spicy Pork Skin Anaheim Chile Poppers

These poppers are an incredible fusion of flavors. With pork skin and Anaheim chilies coming together, this recipe will get your taste buds tingling and make for an unforgettable appetizer.

2. Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Anaheim

 Imagine your favorite cheeseburger ingredients packed into a tasty Anaheim pepper. This recipe delivers all the smoky, cheesy goodness of a bacon cheeseburger with a delightful twist.

3. Pizza Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

Who said pizzas must always be round? These Pizza Stuffed Anaheim Peppers offer a fun and healthy take on your favorite dish.


4. Chili Relleno Casserole

This is an easy yet satisfying dish that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. An irresistible blend of Anaheim chilies, cheese, and spices create a hearty meal that’s a twist on a classic.

5. Roasting Green Chiles on a Grill

This recipe guides you through roasting Anaheim chilies to perfection. The grill intensifies the flavor of the peppers, making them perfect for any dish.

6. Grilled, stuffed Anaheim chili peppers

Perfectly charred Anaheim peppers are stuffed with a mouthwatering filling. They’re delicious, they’re satisfying, and they’re just waiting to be enjoyed.

7. Shrimp-Stuffed Hatch Chiles with Cilantro Cream Sauce

Sweet shrimp and creamy cilantro sauce offer a delicious counterpoint to the mild heat of Hatch chilies. A classy dish that’s bound to impress.

8. Grilled crab and cream cheese stuffed peppers

Juicy crab and rich cream cheese meet in this sumptuous stuffing for Anaheim peppers. A hint of smoke from the grill elevates this dish into a gastronomic delight.

9. Grilled Stuffed Anaheim Peppers Over Zucchini

his creative recipe combines the delightful flavors of stuffed Anaheim peppers with tender zucchini. It’s a feast for the senses that pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes.

10. Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

Everything’s better with bacon, and these Anaheim peppers are no exception. Stuffed with delicious ingredients and wrapped in smoky bacon, they’re a tasty treat that’s hard to resist.

11. Shrimp Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

A classy dish that combines the delicate flavor of shrimp with the mild spice of Anaheim peppers. The peppers are roasted to perfection, creating a delightful balance of taste and texture.

12. Rattlesnake Tails

Don’t let the name fool you, this dish is all about Anaheim peppers stuffed with flavorful ingredients and wrapped in bacon. It’s a fun, tasty creation that brings the heat to any meal.

13. Chile Rellenos

This traditional dish makes excellent use of Anaheim peppers. Filled with cheese and coated in a fluffy egg batter, these are a satisfying treat that’s always a hit.

14. Cajun Cream Cheese Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

Add some zing to your meals with these cream cheese-stuffed Anaheim peppers. The Cajun seasoning provides a lively flavor kick that pairs wonderfully with the creamy filling.

15. Anaheim Chili Relleno {Cuban Style} 

This recipe brings a Cuban twist to the classic Chile Relleno. It’s a delightful fusion of Cuban flavors and traditional cooking methods that’s sure to impress.

16.Stuffed Anaheim Peppers and Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Step up your culinary game with this recipe, which combines tender stuffed peppers with a homemade enchilada sauce. It’s a delightful mix of flavors and textures that’s sure to please.

17. Stuffed Anaheim Peppers with Mexican Rice & Beans, Jack Cheese, & Guacamole

This recipe is a fiesta in a pepper! Bursting with Mexican flavors and served with fresh guacamole, it’s a hearty, wholesome dish that’s full of taste.

18. Green Chile Cheeseburger Recipe

Put a spicy spin on your classic cheeseburger with this recipe. Anaheim peppers bring a gentle heat to this burger, making it an unforgettable dish that’ll be the star of your next BBQ.

19. Hatch Green Chile Enchilada Sauce

Add a touch of the Southwest to your enchiladas with this flavorful sauce. Made with Hatch green chiles, it brings a delightful heat to any dish, turning a simple meal into a culinary adventure.

20. Turkey and Cheddar Stuffed Anaheims 

These stuffed Anaheim peppers offer a delightful twist on your regular stuffed pepper recipe. Packed with lean turkey and sharp cheddar, they’re a healthier option that doesn’t skimp on flavor.

21. Sweet Corn & Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers

This refreshing dish features sweet corn and creamy goat cheese nestled inside tender Anaheim peppers. It’s a unique blend of flavors that brings a touch of elegance to any table.

22. Beef and Cheese Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

Hearty and satisfying, these beef and cheese-stuffed Anaheim peppers are a hit at any meal. It’s comfort food with a spicy twist that’s sure to delight your taste buds.

23. Roasted Anaheim Pepper Tomato Poached Eggs

This dish puts a tasty spin on breakfast classics. It includes a lovely combination of roasted Anaheim peppers and tomato-poached eggs, making it a hearty, flavor-packed start to your day.

24. Salsa Verde

Enjoy the taste of fresh, vibrant flavors with this Salsa Verde recipe. Made with Anaheim peppers, it has just the right amount of heat and pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes.

25. Green Chili Chicken Spaghetti

This delicious recipe is a blend of hearty pasta, tender chicken, and spicy Anaheim green chilies. It’s a comfort dish with an unexpected twist that will make your taste buds dance.

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25 Anaheim Pepper Recipes to Cook Today

By: Drizzle
Servings: 6
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour
This stuffed pepper recipe is super quick and tasty. It's a perfect recipe to try your hand at cooking with Anaheim peppers.


  • 6 Anaheim peppers
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup cooked rice, I used a fine herbs long grain and wild rice.
  • 1 T taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup diced onions
  • 1/3 cup diced peppers, use your tops
  • Grated light cheese, I used a weight watchers Mexican blend


  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • In a frying pan cook up your ground beef, drain. Add salsa, tomato sauce, cooked rice, onions, peppers and taco seasoning. let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Cut your peppers tops off and remove seeds. You can dice up your tops and ad to mixture. Place peppers in a dish.
  • Fill peppers to the top with mixture and bake in oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top each pepper with 1/4 cup of grated cheese, return to oven for 10-12 minutes, 5sp or pp each.


4 weight watchers points per serving 

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