Our produce experts don’t wear capes, but they’re pretty much Hatch Chile heroes. Not only do they search far and wide for chiles bursting with flavor, they’re also an authority on everything from picking to prepping. Get ready to deepen your addiction to the Southwest’s most coveted pepper because this year, we brought the heat—and how-to's on how to handle it.

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recipe_chile_01 History of Hatch

Did you know that the 'Hatch Chile' is not a variety of pepper? It's actually just a term to describe several different varieties grown in Hatch, New Mexico. Hatch has become the chile capital, known for producing chile peppers with unique, zesty flavor. These Hatch Chiles are so appetizing that they have cultivated a fan following each summer. 

Fun fact: Many people think that the red Hatch Chiles and green Hatch Chiles are different types of peppers, when in fact, they come from the same plant, just picked at different times. The red Hatch chile pepper is simply more ripe than the green chile.


This chile pepper has cultivated quite the following due to its unique, fiery flavor and short season. Easy to cook with, we like to think Hatch Chile goes with everything. Spice up your life this summer with authentic green chile recipes that are sure to be a winner amongst all. 

How do you Hatch? Keep reading for more inspiration!

recipe_chile_01 Prep, Roast & Prep Hatch Chiles

Join in on the Hatch Chile obsession this summer with our foolproof instructions on hacking Hatch Chile season. We've got a checklist on how to pick the perfect chile peppers as well as step-by-step instructions on how to roast and prep them for your delicious recipe of choice. Don't miss out on the fresh, fiery flavor we all know and love!


Are Hatch Chiles new territory for you? Don't worry - we've all been there. Click here for everything you need to know about the renowned Hatch Chile peppers and how to prep your peppers for greatness. You won't regret it! 

recipe_chile_01 In The Kitchen with Hatch

Full of delicious flavor and easy to cook with, Hatch Chiles are the perfect addition to any recipe if you're looking to add a little bit of spice. Liven up your plate with our irresistible recipes such as this Hatch Chicken Alfredo or even this Hatch Green Chile Queso Blanco. There’s no wrong way to use a Hatch Chile! 



Whether you're adding it to a breakfast classic like in these Hatch Chile Cornbread Waffles, or even a dessert like this Spicy Vanilla Milkshake we've got a Hatch Chile recipe for it all. Take the heat to the next level and indulge in the bold taste Hatch Chiles have to offer. For more Hatch Chile recipe inspiration, check out our Pinterest board or our recipe box.

recipe_chile_01 Spice Up Your Summer

Backyard barbecues are a summer essential as nothing says summertime like firing up the grill and enjoying the nice weather with friends and family. Spice up your summer barbecue classics this summer by incorporating Hatch Chiles into your grilled favorites like burgers, poppers and even corn on the cob. Check out our tips on how to incorporate these undeniably delicious green chiles into your summer barbecue here.


Entertaining this summer just got a whole lot easier. Stop by our deli to pick up Hatch Chile salsa and queso and don't forget to grab Hatch Chile poppers and Hatch fresh cut corn from the produce section before picking up your Hatch burgers.

Looking for a refreshing snack or side dish this summer? Try this Spicy Hatch Watermelon Salad for a dish that is both refreshing and spicy, and will leave your family wanting more. 


recipe_chile_01 Preserve The Fiery Flavor All Year Long

The fiery flavor of Hatch Chiles doesn't have to disappear after the season is over. Check out our tips and instructions on preserving the Southwest's favorite pepper for spice year round.


It takes two easy steps to turn fresh Hatch Chiles into a year full of flavor and zest. Don't wait for the season to be over! Preserve your Hatch Chiles today to have a spicy addition to your favorite recipes throughout the year. Keep reading for more Hatch inspiration! 

recipe_chile_01 More Hatch (P)inspiration

Click here to view all of our delectable Hatch Chile recipes and get more Hatch inspiration on our Pinterest board!

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What are you waiting for? Join the party by shopping fresh or roasted Hatch green chiles online or plan a trip to your local Albertsons Market.