If you’re a fan of a spicy kick in your food, then this list of Serrano Pepper recipes will send your tastebuds on a fiery adventure! Serrano Peppers, with their punch of heat and vibrant flavor, can add a fantastic twist to almost any dish. Whether you like to keep it simple with a classic Pico de Gallo or want to spice up a traditional grilled cheese sandwich with a hit of boysenberry and jalapeno, Serrano Peppers can do it all!

You can find Serrano Peppers in the grocery store or even grow them in your own backyard garden. They’re easy to handle and even easier to incorporate into various dishes. Remember, you don’t always have to keep the seeds if you’re sensitive to heat – removing them will tone down the spice level while still providing that delicious Serrano flavor.

Whichever recipe you choose, I assure you, your meals will never be boring again. So, get ready to fire up your kitchen and dive into the world of Serrano Pepper recipes! 

1. Asian Ramen Salad

A delightfully crunchy Asian Ramen Salad, tossed with fresh vegetables, is uplifted with the fiery heat of Serrano peppers. This fusion dish gives a memorable twist to the humble ramen.

2. Cucumber Pasta Salad

Crisp cucumbers, tangy vinaigrette, and a spicy kick from Serrano peppers transform a simple pasta salad into an exciting meal. You’ll love this fresh and zesty side dish.

3. Cilantro Serrano Pepper Sauce

Prepare to meet your new favorite condiment. This Cilantro Serrano Pepper Sauce bursts with fresh, spicy, and tangy flavors – perfect for drizzling over grilled meats or dipping your favorite snacks.

4. Serrano Chili Grilled Buffalo Wings

Get ready for a game-changer. Traditional buffalo wings get an upgrade with the addition of Serrano peppers, adding a fiery kick that will have you coming back for more.

5. Pico de Gallo Recipe

The classic Pico de Gallo Recipe is made even better with the addition of Serrano peppers. It’s a vibrant, fresh, and spicy salsa that pairs well with almost any dish.

6. Spicy watermelon feta mint salad

An unexpectedly delightful blend of flavors and textures. Juicy watermelon, tangy feta, refreshing mint, and spicy Serrano peppers make this salad an exciting addition to your meal.



7. Spicy Boysenberry Grilled Cheese

A gourmet grilled cheese with a spicy twist! The heat of Serrano peppers complements the sweet boysenberry and creamy cheese perfectly, offering a mouthwatering sandwich experience.

8. Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

Dive into comfort food with a kick. These Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas, spiced with Serrano peppers, are packed full of flavor and make for an enticing dinner option.

9. Ahi Tuna Ceviche

This Ahi Tuna Ceviche blends the freshness of succulent tuna, citrus juices, and the punchy heat from Serrano peppers, creating an appetizing dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

10. Jalapeno Cheddar Cheesy Bread

A deliciously spicy twist on your regular cheesy bread. The Jalapeno Cheddar Cheesy Bread incorporates Serrano peppers for an extra fiery touch that complements the creamy melted cheddar perfectly.

 11. Pickled Serrano Chiles

Add a kick to your meals with these Pickled Serrano Chiles. Their distinctive heat and tangy vinegar edge will give your dishes a flavor boost.

12. Stuffed Serrano Peppers

These aren’t your typical stuffed peppers. Filled with delicious ingredients, the heat from the Serrano peppers shines through, creating a mouthwatering balance of flavor and spice.

13. 5-Minute Spicy Serrano Pepper Chimichurri Sauce

This quick and easy Spicy Serrano Pepper Chimichurri Sauce is the perfect addition to grilled meats or vegetables, delivering an unforgettable fiery kick and vibrant flavors.

14 Chilaquiles verdes 

Chilaquiles Verdes is a classic Mexican dish that gets a spicy upgrade with Serrano peppers. Crispy tortilla chips smothered in green salsa and topped with crumbled cheese create an irresistible treat.

15. Jalapeno Serrano Hot sauce

A hot sauce that packs a punch! The Jalapeno Serrano Hot Sauce combines the heat of two peppers, making it a perfect choice for those who crave a serious spice hit.

16. Chiles toreados

The Chiles Toreados recipe uses Serrano peppers for a fiery, charred side dish that’s perfect for those who love their food with a kick.

17. Perfect Grilled Corn Salsa

This isn’t your everyday salsa. Smoky grilled corn, fresh tomatoes, and a good helping of Serrano peppers make this salsa a game-changer, delivering a burst of heat and vibrant flavor.


Spice up your mealtime with this Salsa Macha recipe. This robust sauce, featuring the piquant kick of Serrano peppers, can be drizzled over any dish to enhance its flavor profile.

19. Serrano Pepper Jelly

Turn up the heat on your toast with Serrano Pepper Jelly. The sweet and spicy blend offers a delightful combination that’s sure to perk up your morning.

20. The Best Chunky Guacamole

Your chips’ new best friend! This chunky guacamole recipe adds a Serrano pepper kick to the classic avocado dip, creating an irresistibly creamy yet fiery snack.

21. Peachy Serrano Pepper Wings

These Peachy Serrano Pepper Wings perfectly balance the sweetness of peach with the heat of Serrano peppers. The result is a sticky, sweet, and spicy snack that’s finger-licking good.

22. Cilantro and Serrano Pepper Mexican Rice

This Cilantro and Serrano Pepper Mexican Rice is no ordinary side dish. It features aromatic cilantro and fiery Serrano peppers that together create a tasty accompaniment to any main course.

23. Serrano & Potato Gratin

The Serrano & Potato Gratin takes a comforting classic to the next level. The inclusion of Serrano peppers provides a welcome spice that complements the creamy and cheesy layers of potato.

24. Grilled Corn Salad Recipe with Serrano Peppers and Herbs

This Grilled Corn Salad is a must-try for fans of fresh, summer flavors. Charred corn kernels, aromatic herbs, and spicy Serrano peppers come together in a salad that’s bursting with flavor and texture.

25. Pimento Cheese Burger

This isn’t your average burger. The Pimento Cheese Burger introduces a Southern-style twist with the addition of spicy Serrano peppers, creating a rich and creamy cheese burger with a fiery edge.

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25 Spicy Serrano Pepper Recipes

By: Drizzlemeskinny
Servings: 4
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
chicken enchiladas on white plate
These delicious enchiladas are the perfect way to cook with serrano peppers.


Salsa Verde Ingredients

  • 440 g tomatillos , (aiming for twice as much tomatillo as zucchini)
  • 200 g zucchini , about half of a zucchini
  • 40 g serrano pepper
  • 40 g cilantro
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove peeled garlic
  • salt , to taste

Ingredients for Chicken Enchilada

  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 10 oz cooked boneless shredded chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup no fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Instructions for making Salsa Verde

  • Wash the green tomatoes or tomatillos, zucchini, chili peppers, and garlic.
  • Cut the tomatillos into quarters and the zucchini into large pieces.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat and add the oil.
  • Add tomatillos, zucchini, chili peppers, and garlic to the pan. Sauté the vegetables for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and slightly golden. Add water to help loosen any vegetables stuck to the bottom of the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and let the vegetables cool for a few minutes.
  • Transfer the vegetables to a blender or food processor. Add the cilantro and a pinch of salt to the blender or food processor. Blend until you have a smooth and homogeneous sauce. Taste the sauce and adjust the salt as necessary.
  • Serve the Mexican green sauce immediately or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Instructions for making Chicken Enchiladas

  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook until soft and fragrant. Add the salsa verde and sour cream to the pan. Stir until both sauces are well mixed. Remove half of the mixture from the pan and reserve the rest for the filling.
  • Add the shredded chicken to the pan and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another five minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Place one whole wheat tortilla on a clean, flat surface. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture and sprinkle with some cheese. Roll up the tortilla and place it in a baking dish. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.
  • Cover the enchiladas with the reserved salsa verde and sour cream mixture. Sprinkle the remaining shredded mozzarella cheese over the enchiladas.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Serve hot and enjoy!


Serving: 260gCalories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 30gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1221mgPotassium: 698mgFiber: 8.2gSugar: 4.5gCalcium: 284mgIron: 2.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
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