10+ Sauces for Stuffed Peppers (with Easy Recipes)

Whether you prefer tangy, spicy, or creamy flavors, the right sauce can take your stuffed peppers to the next level. Here are 10+ tasty sauces for stuffed peppers!

Stuffed peppers are a versatile and delicious dish that can be enjoyed in various cuisines around the world.

While the filling is often the star of the show, the sauce you choose can take your stuffed peppers to a whole new level of flavor.

In this post, we’ll explore 10 sauces that will enhance your stuffed peppers. Let’s dive in and explore these easy recipes!

The BEST Sauces for Stuffed Peppers

Overhead shot of stuffed poblanos arranged in baking dish drizzled with lime crema.
Lime Crema: Add a burst of freshness to your stuffed peppers with a zingy cilantro lime sauce. The combination of vibrant flavors creates a light and refreshing sauce that beautifully complements the peppers.
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Creamy Chipotle Dressing: For a smoky and creamy sauce, try a chipotle dressing. Combine mayonnaise, adobo sauce, lime juice, and spices for a tangy and mildly spicy flavor. This sauce adds a delicious kick and a hint of smokiness to your peppers.
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Romesco sauce in white bowl next to almonds and crusty bread.
Romesco Sauce: Packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor. This roasted red pepper based Spanish sauce is delicious with stuffed peppers.
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Mojo Sauce: This Green Mojo Sauce can be used for topping SO many different things. It's loaded with fresh herbs, garlic and spicy peppers and it just perks up everything that it comes in contact with.
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Spicy Sriracha Mayo: If you enjoy a spicy kick, Sriracha mayo is a fantastic choice for your veggie burger. Combine mayonnaise with Sriracha sauce, lime juice, and a pinch of salt to create a creamy and fiery sauce.
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Aji Verde: This Peruvian Green Sauce is a spicy and versatile condiment. Made with jalapeno, cilantro, and fresh lime juice, plus Greek yogurt to give it a creamy texture.
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Classic Garlic Aioli: A versatile and creamy sauce, garlic aioli adds a burst of flavor. Made with garlic, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and a touch of Dijon mustard, this sauce brings a tangy and garlicky kick.
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Small bowl of aji amarillo sauce topped with habanero pepper and surrounded by french fries.
Aji Amarillo: This Aji Amarillo Sauce is a spicy and versatile Peruvian condiment. Spicy yellow pepper paste is blended with creamy and tangy ingredients, leaving you with an outstanding dipping sauce, spread, or dressing.
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Smoky Barbecue Aioli: Combine the richness of aioli with the smokiness of barbecue sauce to create a memorable sauce for your peppers. This recipe incorporates mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and barbecue sauce for a smoky, creamy, and tangy sauce.
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Chimichurri sauce in small jar with spoon.
Chimichurri Sauce: Packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor.
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How to make ahead and store

Many of these stuffed pepper sauces can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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10+ Sauces for Stuffed Peppers

Whether you prefer tangy, spicy, or creamy flavors, the right sauce can take your stuffed peppers to the next level. Here are 10+ tasty sauces for stuffed peppers! Try these Stuffed Poblano Peppers loaded with a mixture of beef & rice and topped with a zesty lime-crema. This healthy recipe will be on your table in 30 minutes.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people


Lime Crema

  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema (or sour cream)
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped (divided))


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • In a small pot, combine the rice, 1 cup of water and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Set aside. 
  • Place poblano peppers on a sheet pan. Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the skin is browned and blistered. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool, leaving the oven on. When cool enough to handle, make a lengthwise slit in each pepper and remove and discard the ribs and seeds.
  • While the peppers cool, in a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high until hot. Add garlic and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, 2-3 minutes, until softened. Stir in the tomato paste and cumin. Cook, 2-3 minutes. Add ground beef. Cook, breaking the meat apart with a spoon, until cooked through. Stir in the currants, pepitas and cooked rice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stuff each pepper with the filling. Bake 4 to 6 minutes, or until heated through. Remove from the oven.
  • While the peppers bake, in a small bowl, combine Mexican crema, lime juice, half the cilantro and 1 tablespoon of water. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drizzle the peppers with lime crema and sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Enjoy. 
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Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 106.1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 4.3mg

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