A Mexican favorite, this Easy Roasted Poblano Cream Sauce is loaded with flavor and goes well on tacos, burritos, enchiladas and more! (gluten free)
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Easy Poblano Cream Sauce

A Mexican favorite, this Easy Poblano Cream Sauce is made with roasted poblano peppers and sour cream. Perfect for enchiladas, on top of chicken, or even in fajitas, it’s a low carb recipe that will quickly become a stand-by!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12 (2 tablespoons per serving)
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced (about 2 cloves)
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • salt, to taste


  • Roast the poblano peppers - turn the oven on broil, place the peppers on a baking sheet and into the upper-third of oven close to the broiler, but not too close to where they're almost touching. Turn them every 3 minutes until the skin of the peppers is wrinkled and charred on all sides.
  • Place the roasted peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 10 minutes to sweat. Remove the plastic wrap and peel away the skin of the peppers. Cut stem, scrape the seeds, and roughly chop the peeled peppers.
  • While the peppers are sweating, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil,  onions and garlic. Sauté for 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions have softened, become translucent and started to caramelize.
  • Transfer the onions, garlic and peeled peppers into a large blender. Add in the sour cream, cilantro and salt. Blend until sauce is smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Enjoy immediately or transfer into a glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Poblano Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 58 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 24.8mg30%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 24.8mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.2mg