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split poblano pepper popover on wire rack with small butter knife; popover pan in background

Poblano Pepper Popovers

Poblano Pepper Popovers are cheesy delicious with pepperjack cheese and roasted poblano pepper. This is a great variation of traditional popovers with flavorful poblano pepper and herb.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 6 popovers
Calories 233 kcal


  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup milk room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • 2 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapenos aka pepperjack cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • cooking spray


Roast the poblano pepper

  • Heat up the oven broiler. Broil the poblano pepper 1 inch from the heat, turning occasionally to get all sides charred and blistered.
  • Transfer pepper to a resealable bag, seal, and allow to steam 5-10 minutes. Discard the charred skin and seeds from the pepper. Dice the pepper finely.

Prepare the popover batter

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the following ingredients in the order given: eggs, milk, flour, salt, butter, and hot sauce until batter is smooth. Stir in the cheese, cilantro, and poblano pepper.
  • Heat oven to 450°F. Allow the batter to rest while the oven heats (15 minutes).

Bake the popovers

  • Put the popover pan in the oven to heat 2 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven and spray tins with cooking spray.
  • Add the prepared batter to the popover tins. The wells will be ~3/4s full.
  • Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes.
  • Without opening the oven, reduce heat to 350°F and cook an additional 15 minutes until puffed and golden
  • Remove the popover pan from the oven. Pierce the popover tops with a knife and remove popovers from the pan. Serve immediately.


Calories: 233kcal (12%) | Carbohydrates: 26g (9%) | Protein: 10g (20%) | Fat: 10g (15%) | Saturated Fat: 5g (31%) | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 87mg (29%) | Sodium: 211mg (9%) | Potassium: 44mg (1%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 4g (4%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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