20 Tasty Chipotle Pepper Recipes – Apps To Desserts

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The chipotle pepper is one of the most loved dried chilies on the planet: smoky and earthy, sweet and fiery – it’s all there. This chili can turn even the everyday recipe into something bold, memorable, and delicious. Below we feature twenty of our favorite chipotle pepper recipes from our stable of 750+ spicy recipes. We break down the recipes by category to give you a real taste of how versatile this smoky and bold dried pepper really is. Want more? Be sure to search by “chipotle” in our search bar.

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Appetizers

Chipotle Hummus

Chipotle Hummus

The earthiness of hummus is a no-brainer to pair with smoky chipotle. If you love the flavor combo, you’ll find yourself coming back to this recipe again and again. It’s terrific with salty tortilla chips or vegetables. 


Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

This chipotle butternut squash soup is a flavorful and satisfying dish that combines the smoky heat of chipotle peppers with the earthy sweetness of butternut squash. Slow-cooked to perfection, this easy-to-make soup is blended until smooth, resulting in a velvety texture. Topped with optional sour cream, it’s a perfect balance of spicy, smoky, and sweet flavors.

Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

Honey Chipotle Wings

Honey Chipotle Wings

These wings are a delicious combination of sweet, smoky, and spicy. They are coated in a mixture of honey, lime juice, and olive oil seasoned with chipotle powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, and salt. Baked to golden brown perfection, honey chipotle wings are perfect for game day gatherings or any time you’re craving a flavorful and satisfying snack.


Chipotle Carrot Soup

The distinct flavor of chipotle pepper and adobo sauce (smoky and spiced) is paired with the natural earthy sweetness of carrots. With a touch of chili powder to enhance the earthy flavor, it’s really a winner in the flavor department. Plus, it’s easy to make.

Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

Sides

Mushrooms with chipotle peppers

Mushrooms with Chipotle Peppers

Here’s recipe is a perfect choice for those looking for a flavorful and “meaty” vegetarian side dish or a light meal. The combination of earthy mushrooms and smoky chipotle peppers creates a deliciously spicy and satisfying flavor. This recipe can be easily prepared and enjoyed as a side dish or even as a topping for toast or steak.


Spicy Chipotle Baked Pumpkin

Our baked pumpkin offers a unique twist to a fall favorite. The combination of smoky chipotle powder and aromatic spices like ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice adds depth of flavor to the pumpkin. Topped with chopped nuts for a satisfying crunch, this dish can be served as a healthy side or blended into a smoky and spicy pumpkin puree.

Spicy Chipotle Baked Pumpkin

Chipotle and roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Chipotle and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Here’s a flavorful twist on a classic side dish. The combination of smoky chipotle and pungent roasted garlic adds depth and heat to the creamy mashed potatoes. It pairs well with rich meats like steak or pork chops, making it a delicious and memorable addition to any meal.


Chipotle Cornbread

This cornbread recipe is a perfect accompaniment to spicy barbecue dishes, adding smoky and fiery flavors to your meal. You can control the amount of heat (and smoke) you want here, but increasing/decreasing the chipotle powder and chili powder. This is a flavorful side dish that, of course, pairs well with BBQ, particularly grilled steaks or ribs.

chipotle cornbread

Meals

Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos

Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Salsa

This recipe is a total mouthwatering combo of smoky heat and fruity flavors. The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce give the pork a serious kick, while the salsa made with cherries and peaches adds a refreshing and sweet twist. This rich and bold recipe is sure to become a family favorite.


Chipotle Mushroom Burger

Here’s a hearty and bold vegetarian burger that is packed with delicious BBQ-like flavors. It features meaty mushroom caps topped with gooey cheese and a creamy chipotle sauce, all sandwiched between hearty bread. The burger’s earthy, fiery, and smoky taste leaves you craving for more, making it a fun and satisfying alternative to traditional meat burgers.

Chipotle mushroom burger, meat-free, vegetarian

Chipotle Shredded Beef Tacos

Chipotle Shredded Beef Tacos

These shredded beef tacos are a delicious twist on the traditional taco meal. The slow-cooked beef is flavored with chipotle adobo sauce, giving it a smoky and spicy kick. The tacos are topped with a refreshing slaw made with cabbage, radishes, and lime juice, adding a nice crunch and tangy flavor to the dish.


Chipotle Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese recipe offers a smoky and spicy twist on the classic comfort food. The combination of fiery chipotle peppers and melted cheddar cheese creates a flavorful and satisfying sandwich. Plus, it’s simple to make and takes little time to cook.

Chipotle Grilled Cheese

Desserts

Chipotle chocolate chip cookies

Chipotle Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chock full of chocolate and paired with smoky spiciness, these chocolate chip cookies are bold, rich, and totally fun to eat. Want next level? Sprinkle a little sea salt on top. It really enhances all of the flavors.


Chipotle Chocolate Rocky Road Candy

Enjoy a delightful twist on a childhood favorite treat! The combination of sweet milk chocolate, marshmallows, fudge pieces, and crumbled graham crackers is enhanced by the addition of smoky chipotle powder, which adds a delicious heat to the mix. The recipe offers so many possibilities for customization. Experiment with different ingredients like dried cherries, candied jalapenos, and even white or dark chocolate for a unique flavor experience.

Chipotle Chocolate Rocky Road Candy

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies 2

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are a rich and chocolatey treat with a smoky and spicy twist. The combination of cocoa powder, chocolate chips, chipotle powder, and cayenne pepper creates a mouthwatering explosion of flavors. These are perfect dipping cookies with a glass of cold milk.


Meat

Chipotle Braised Beef

This recipe for chipotle braised beef is a delicious and forgiving dish that yields magical results. By cooking the beef low and slow for several hours, it becomes succulent and tender, perfect for shredding and serving in tacos or on pizza. The chipotle powder and cayenne pepper add a smoky and earthy flavor to the dish, while the red wine and beef broth enhance the richness of the beef.

Chipotle Braised Beef

Beverage

Aztec Hot Chocolate

Aztec Hot Chocolate

Ready for a warming treat on a cold day? Aztec hot chocolate combines the richness of chocolate with the earthy pick-me-up of espresso powder, and adds layers of smoke and spice with chipotle pepper. Topped with whipped cream and an extra sprinkle of chipotle powder, this recipe offers a smoky and slightly spicy twist to traditional hot chocolate.


Sauces

Smoky Espresso BBQ Sauce

Want an out-of-the-box option for BBQ season? Smoky espresso BBQ sauce is just that, featuring the coffee undertones of espresso and the smoky fire of chipotle. It is best paired with rich meats like pork and beef to complement their flavors. This is a deliciously unique BBQ sauce experience.

Smoky Espresso BBQ Sauce

chipotle bourbon bbq sauce

Chipotle Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This BBQ sauce recipe offers a smoky and rich flavor profile that combines the sweetness of bourbon with the fiery smokiness of chipotle peppers. The addition of adobo sauce and other ingredients like honey and balsamic vinegar adds depth and complexity to the sauce. It can be used as a marinade or a spicy sauce for various meats. It’s quite versatile.


Condiment

Chipotle Maple Syrup

The earthy undertones of chipotle peppers complement the rich sweetness of maple syrup, creating a deliciously balanced and flavorful syrup. Perfect for drizzling over pancakes or using as a dip for chicken fingers, this quick and easy recipe is sure to impress with its combination of smokiness, heat, and sweetness.

Chipotle Maple Syrup

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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on November 28, 2023 to include new content.
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