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Tostada de Chiles Rellenos Recipe

Tostada de chiles rellenos is a Mexican dish that consists of a crispy tortilla topped with refried beans, chiles rellenos, lettuce, and other toppings.

Chiles rellenos are stuffed peppers that are usually filled with cheese or meat and then battered and fried. The dish is typically served with salsa and sour cream on the side.

This Tostada de chiles rellenos recipe is a traditional Mexican dish made from roasted poblano peppers stuffed with cheese, then coated in a fluffy egg batter and fried until golden brown

As an alternative it is sometimes served with a simple red or green salsa, or even wrapped in a tortilla with refried beans to make chile relleno burritos.

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Originating from the classic Mexican dish of chiles rellenos, this tostada version adds a layer of crunch that elevates the whole experience.

Why make this recipe?

  • A unique fusion of two Mexican favorites
  • Ideal for spice-lovers
  • Perfect for parties or casual dinners

What does Tostada de Chiles Rellenos taste like?

Get ready for a rollercoaster of flavors—spicy chiles, creamy cheese, and the unmistakable crunch of a tostada.

What is in Tostada de Chiles Rellenos?

  • Chiles poblanos
  • Cheese filling
  • Tostadas

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Skillet
  • Baking sheet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spatula


  • 4 chiles poblanos
  • 1 cup cheese filling (queso fresco, Monterrey Jack)
  • 4 tostadas


  1. Roast the chiles poblanos until the skin is blistered.
  2. Remove the skin and seeds, then stuff with cheese filling.
  3. Bake the stuffed chiles in the oven until cheese is melted.
  4. Place one stuffed chile on each tostada.
  5. Serve and bask in the glory of your culinary creation.

How to serve Tostada de Chiles Rellenos

Arrange the tostadas on a platter and serve with a side of salsa and sour cream.

What to serve Tostada de Chiles Rellenos with

  • Fresh salsa
  • Guacamole
  • A cold margarita

My recommendations and tips

  • Use fresh chiles for the best flavor.
  • Don’t skip the roasting; it adds depth.
  • Feel free to experiment with the cheese filling.

Tostada de Chiles Rellenos storage ideas

  • Store the stuffed chiles and tostadas separately.
  • Stuffed chiles can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Potential ingredients substitutes

  • Anaheim chiles for poblanos
  • Cheddar for Monterrey Jack
  • Gluten-free tostadas for regular

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it very spicy?
  • It has a moderate kick, adjust chiles to your taste.
  • Can I make it ahead?
  • Yes, prepare the stuffed chiles a day in advance.


This Tostada de Chiles Rellenos recipe is a fusion dish that packs a punch. The combination of spicy, creamy, and crunchy elements makes it a must-try for anyone looking to explore the full range of Mexican flavors. Get your skillet hot and your taste buds ready!