If you’re a fan of spiking your eats with smoky chipotle flavor, you’ll for sure need these 15 Recipes for Leftover Chipotle Peppers to help use up the jar!
It’s a common dilemma, and a delicious one at that: You purchase a small can of smoky chipotle peppers for a recipe, use the one lone pepper your recipe called for, then find yourself wondering what the heck to do with the rest.
Because of their bold smoky flavor, a little bit goes a long way and those itty bitty cans are almost perpetually overkill for a recipe. Same goes for tomato paste, there’s just no need to use the contents in a sitting! Heck, I can’t even make it through a full can of pumpkin in a single recipe.
So naturally, you pop the remainder in the fridge and swear you’ll revisit it within the food safety standard allotted 4-5 days.
Raise your hand if you don’t remember the jar until it sprouts legs and jumps out at you.
You’re not alone.
Naturally the cycle has got to stop (I’m basically lecturing myself at this point) and we (*ahem* I) need a solution, stat!
Freezing is always a fabulous option! Especially when you can portion out the sassy + smoky peppers into little ice cube trays with a drizzle of adobo sauce for good measure. Total win right?!
Nope. You’re going to forget about them in there as well, dude. Trust me.
Thus I’ve rounded up some fantastic uses for chipotle peppers that will help you make the most of your jar, whether it’s plucked fresh from the pantry, scrounged from the fridge, or rescued from a certain death of freezer burn in the icebox.
Recipes for Leftover Chipotle Peppers
These Smoky Chipotle Black Bean Veggie Burgers are loaded with veggies and topped with an irresistible homemade chipotle honey mustard sauce! Guaranteed to impress vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!
This Chipotle Black Bean Dip with Pico de Gallo is healthy and delicious! Serve up this vegan bean dip as a quick and easy snack or appetizer and a tasty addition to taco night.
Say hello to one of the most popular recipes on my blog! These tasty Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers are quick, easy, and a total crowd pleaser!
Each chipotle kissed veggie burger is vegan, gluten-free, freezer-friendly and 100% delicious!
This healthy Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad is a hit at parties and barbecues! Tender cubed sweet potatoes are combined with a zesty homemade sauce for a recipe that’s easy, vegetarian, and gluten-free!
Chipotle Lentil Tacos turn this tasty vegetarian swap into an instant taco party! They’re packed with protein, have literally half the fat of their meaty counterparts, and are totally delicious!
This Skillet Chipotle Shrimp made by Becky of The Cookie Rookie is perfect over pasta or rice for a simple and healthy dinner at home!
Smoky Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili is crazy tasty and SO simple to make! This uber easy and crazy flavorful chili recipe has both Instant Pot and stove top instructions!
My girl Megan at Country Cleaver makes a mean salsa! This smoky roasted salsa is full of traditional Mexican flavors, and a little something extra to make that smoky flavor shine through.
Sausage and Pepper Chipotle Grilled Cheese FTW! Sautéed sausage and peppers are stuffed into the cheesiest, meltiest grilled cheese ever!
Brandy’s chipotle shrimp tacos are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy! Flour tortillas topped with tangy broccoli slaw, shrimp and gochujang mayonnaise. Deliciousness via Nutmeg Nanny.
These Cheesy Chipotle Zucchini Boats are easy to make and fun to eat! Soggy zucchini is a thing of the past! Baked to bubbly perfection, this tasty side dish is sure to win over even the pickiest of eaters.
12. Chipotle Salmon
Christy’s Chipotle Salmon is spicy and sweet and only needs a few ingredients to make this healthy dinner recipe! Via The Girl Who Ate Everything.
These Vegetarian Chili Burgers are made with a trio of hearty beans seasoned with smoky spices and smothered with a flavorful chipotle sauce. These veggie burgers are super tasty and freezer-friendly too!
Jane’s chipotle spiked Chipotle Lentil Fajita Bowls are out of this world delicious and perfect for Meatless Monday!
15. Chipotle Hummus
This healthy chipotle hummus is seasoned with smoky chipotle pepper and just the right amount of lemon and garlic to make this addictive dip your new favorite snack!
Love it so!
If you get a chance to try any of these tasty ways to use up leftover chipotle peppers, let me know!
Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!