Untraditional Chile Rellenos

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

This is a heathlier version of a chile relleno. This is not a traditional relleno, but it is fast and easy to make in the microwave. Yes, microwave! I got this recipe from a lady that sells chile at the farmers market and I tried and really liked it for a quick chile relleno fix! Hope you like it too. You can use whatever cheese you want and use prepared bread crumbs if you want. I included step by step photos to help make these.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix bread crumbs with salt and garlic powder.
  2. Remove stems from chile and seed if you want. Cut open and lay chile flat.
  3. Divide the 1/2 cup cheese between the 4 chiles and place 2 strips of tomatoe in each.
  4. Close up chile and sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese on them.
  5. Sprinkle bread crumbs on chiles. May not need the whole cup, maybe 3/4 cup.
  6. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top of bread crumbs.
  7. Microwave for 3 minutes or until cheese melts.


Most Helpful

This was really great - I baked 1/2 the recipe & microwaved half: I think the microwaved pepper was better! You could add other things to this easily: chopped veges or meat in the pepper before you top it. Even better the second day. Thanks for a good one!

msmia November 16, 2007

These are soo good! And I like the fact they aren't like the traditional egg batter & fried. And they were easy, tasty and a great little afternoon snack. I did have issues trying to roast the chilies, but those were my own issues. Viviane was so helpful to me trying to figure out where I went wrong. With her help I was able to achieve what I needed to make this fabulous treat! Thanks again Viviane!

RHIANNA T. October 14, 2007

Great recipe Viviane! I used peppers that had already been prepared and frozen. I just thawed them ahead of time,stuffed them and popped them into the microwave. I used ground beef and pepper jack for the filling and topped with cheddar and crumbled tortilla chips. For garnish, I added pico de gallo and sour cream. It was a good quick dinner!

islandgirl77551 May 28, 2007

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