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Sope de Rajas con Crema

Sope de Rajas con Crema is a Mexican dish that consists of a sope topped with Rajas con Crema, which is roasted poblano peppers in a creamy sauce. Rajas con Crema is made by roasting and slicing poblano peppers, then simmering them with onions in a cream sauce made with Mexican crema, milk, and cheese. The dish is typically served as a side to other Mexican dishes or rolled up in warmed tortillas.


A staple in Mexican cuisine, Sope de Rajas con Crema is a heavenly fusion of native ingredients like corn and poblano peppers, elevated by the velvety touch of cream.

Why make this recipe?

Here’s why this dish should make your must-cook list:

  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Quick and simple
  • Luxuriously creamy
  • An authentic Mexican delight

Flavor Profile

Imagine biting into a crispy sope base, only to encounter a silky blend of roasted poblanos and cream. A mix of smoky, spicy, and creamy elements make this dish an absolute treat.

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Oven or broiler
  • Large skillet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring utensils


For the Sope Base:

  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • Salt to taste

For the Rajas con Crema Filling:

  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 1 cup Mexican crema
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • Queso fresco
  • Avocado slices


  1. Roast Poblanos: Broil or roast the poblano peppers until charred. Peel and slice them.
  2. Make the Sope Base: Combine masa harina, warm water, and salt. Shape into small, flat discs and cook in a skillet.
  3. Prepare Rajas con Crema: Sauté onion and garlic. Add poblano strips and crema. Cook until creamy.
  4. Assemble: Spoon the creamy mixture onto each sope base. Add toppings if desired.
  5. Serve: Enjoy hot for the best experience!

Serving Suggestions

  • A side of rice
  • Fresh salsa
  • A glass of white wine or agua fresca

Recommendations and tips

  • Use fresh poblano peppers for the best flavor.
  • If you can’t find Mexican crema, sour cream is a good substitute.

Storage ideas

Store the sope bases and Rajas con Crema filling separately. Both can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Potential ingredients substitutes

Swap poblano peppers for anaheim peppers. Or swap mexican crema for sour cream. Alternatively, swa masa harina for corn flour.

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 270
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 18g

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this dish spicy?
  • Slightly. The cream balances the heat of the poblanos.
  • Can I make it vegan?
  • Absolutely, use a plant-based cream.


Sope de Rajas con Crema is a culinary masterpiece, offering a delectable blend of smoky and creamy flavors. Perfect for both casual and special occasions, this dish is your ticket to a memorable Mexican feast. Don’t miss out!