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Rajas con Crema on a black iron cast skillet topped with a cilantro leaf and surrounded by tortilla chips and more cilantro.
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Rajas con Crema (Roasted Poblanos in Cream Sauce)

Rajas con Crema is made of smokey roasted poblano peppers in a cheesy and creamy sauce. Indulgent, rich, and insanely delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 346kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 4 poblano pepper roasted, seeded, deveined, and sliced
  • ½ package cream cheese or 4 ounces
  • ½ cup Sour Cream (or crema mexicana)
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack (or Oaxaca Cheese)
  • 1 tspn Salt

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, melt the butter and add the onion.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until translucent.
  • Add the roasted poblano pepper strips.
  • Stir to combine and cook for 1 minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Use your spatula to break up the cream cheese.
  • Add the sour cream (or crema Mexicana, if using).
  • Add the cheese and salt.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook on low until cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately with tortillas.

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Notes

TYPES OF CHEESES
  • Monterey Jack
  • Queso Manchego
  • Queso Oaxaca
  • Mozzarella
  • Queso chihuahua
Use any cheese that melts well.
PRO TIP:
Roast the poblano peppers ahead of time. They last in the fridge for up to 5 days and in the freezer for up to 5 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 477mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1229IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 468mg | Iron: 1mg