I have a recipe that calls for Poblano peppers but our store does not have them. I found this which references using Anaheim Peppers but they don't have those either.

What is a good alternative?

It is a roasted stuffed pepper dish that I need them for.

  • Not an alternative, but look to see if there are any latin or international markets near you. Poblanos are relatively thin skinned, so bell peppers plus some other hot pepper for seasoning might throw off the balance and/or cooking time.
    – Joe
    Dec 21, 2018 at 18:41

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You can stuff any pepper which is large enough.

Poblano are moderately spicy. You can use bell peppers, but they will not be spicy. You might want to make up for that by including some spicier small peppers in your stuffing, perhaps a serrano or a jalapeno or seventeen, depending on your personal taste.

  • seventeen peppers....that would be hot
    – Taryn
    Mar 1, 2013 at 22:17
  • @bluefeet No accounting for taste :-)
    – SAJ14SAJ
    Mar 1, 2013 at 22:24
  • Thanks for the help, I will keep this in mind. I am going to check out a few more stores to see if I can find the poblanos. :)
    – Taryn
    Mar 2, 2013 at 14:13
  • Hatch chiles or larger Californias might work as well. Mar 5, 2013 at 14:52

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