Stuffed Cheese Poblanos

Enjoy these cheese stuffed poblanos that are served with tomato sauce – a flavorful Mexican side dish!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

Chiles

6
large poblano chiles
18
strips (3x1 inch) queso fresco or mozzarella cheese
3/4
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
Mexican-style cream

Fresh Tomato Sauce

2
lb plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut in half
1/2
medium onion, cut in half
2
cloves garlic, peeled
1
small serrano chile, seeded
2
teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
3/4
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350F. Meanwhile on a gas stove on high or skillet heat chiles directly on flame until charred. Keep in plastic bag for 5 minutes. Peel chiles under cold water.
  • 2 Open on one side, remove seeds. Fill each poblano with 3 strips of the cheese. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons shredded mozarella cheese on each chile. Place in 9x13-inch glass baking dish.
  • 3 Bake chiles 15 to 20 minutes or until cheeses are melted and chiles are soft.
  • 4 Meanwhile, make tomato sauce. Place all sauce ingredients in food processor bowl or blender; process until smooth. Pour sauce into 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium high heat about 15 minutes or until sauce is slightly reduced and dark red.
  • 5 To serve, place tomato sauce on plate; top with stuffed poblano chile. Drizzle with mexican style cream.

Expert Tips

Poblano chiles have a rich flavor that is perfect for stuffing. Serve with cooked rice and black beans.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1200mg
1200%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
90%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.