Our Spiciest Recipes
Dan Dan Noodles
Our lighter take on the classic Szechuan pork-and-noodle dish calls for dark leafy greens (think spinach, mustard greens, or tatsoi). DIY chili oil takes it to the next level.
Habanero chile gives this salsa a spicy assist and colorful boost. Remove the stem and seeds for less heat.
Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes, Habanero Chile, and Mint
Fiery habanero chile and cool mint take the classic spaghetti-and-tomatoes combo to the next level. On the table in just 15 minutes, this makes a quick, satisfying lunch or dinner.
Texas Red Chili
Using fresh and dried chiles gives this dish an incredible depth of flavor. It's also a great make-ahead recipe and can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen for up to three months.
Spicy Chickpeas With Fresh Green Chiles
With cayenne and 'Pinocchio's Nose' chiles -- you can also use jalapenos -- this Indian-style vegetarian dish has a spicy bite. Serve with yogurt to temper the burn.
Seared Spicy Fajitas
Jalapenos give the classic pepper-and-onion mixture extra bite in this South-of-the-border skillet favorite.
Spicy Chard with Ginger
An easy five-ingredient saute that calls for cooking Swiss chard until tender and gilding it with spicy jalapenos and fresh ginger.
Thai Beef with Chiles and Basil over Coconut Rice
Our take on this popular Thai restaurant dish is easy to make at home in less than 30 minutes. Red jalapenos or long hot peppers give it great color and plenty of heat.
Jalapeno Corn Muffins
With fresh jalapeno and corn kernels, these spicy-sweet muffins will brighten any breadbasket.
Pico de Gallo
How hot will this salsa be? The jalapeno ribs and seeds are the determining factor. Leave them in for maximum heat, or remove them if you prefer less kick.
Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry with Peanuts
A one-bowl stir-fry that can be on the table in just 15 minutes. Spiked with jalapeno or serrano chile and brightened with crisp snow peas, it beats delivery in speed and taste.
Chili-Rubbed Salmon with Papaya and Scallions
A generous dusting of pure ground chiles makes for grilled salmon that packs a piquant punch.
Cayenne-Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa
The perfect complement to these spicy chicken breasts? A soothing salsa made with cool, buttery avocado.
Chipotle Chicken and Rice
The chipotle chiles in this stovetop casserole lend an earthy, subtle heat to the dish.
Smaller and spicier than their bell-pepper cousins, poblanos are good for stuffing. This rendition has a bean-and-cheese filling and an extra kick from jalapeno.
Chicken with Poblano Cream Sauce
This easy recipe pairs juicy, golden chicken with a roasted poblano cream sauce and only takes 25 minutes from start to finish. Throw in a couple more chiles if you dare.
Another recipe that shows the versatility of poblanos. Here they amp up the flavor of a comforting chicken and cannellini bean stew. The accompanying lime wedges, cilantro sprigs, and salsa fresca brighten the dish even more.
Spicy Poblano Rice
An easy Tex-Mex side dish, this rice gets its lovely green color from fresh cilantro and parsley and its subtle spiciness from poblano chile.
Spicy Chicken Empanadas
We double down on the heat in these tasty chicken turnovers, using both fresh poblano chiles and canned chipotle chiles in adobo.
Honey-Roasted Eggplant with Chiles
Fresh green Thai chiles turn up the volume in this roasted eggplant dish while honey provides a mellow sweetness.
Spicy Shredded Napa Cabbage Salad
Thai red chiles provide the perfect amount of heat in this light, crunchy slaw that you can put together in minutes.
Flecked with fiery Thai or serrano chiles and fresh lime zest, these peanuts are packed with flavor and the perfect excuse for a party.
Spicy Indian Chicken Soup
Onion, ginger, and garlic -- a classic flavor trio in Indian cuisine -- form the base of this soup, which takes on a pleasing spiciness when finished with serrano chile, cumin, and coriander.
Easy Horseradish Whipped Potatoes
Pungent horseradish is mixed into fluffy mashed potatoes for a piquant holiday side dish.
For a spicy, modern twist on this southern classic, just add horseradish.
Kimchi Stew with Chicken and Tofu
A whopping two jars of kimchi give this chicken and tofu stew its intense heat. Ginger, garlic and anchovies round out the flavors beautifully.
Kimchi Fried Rice
Our favorite cruciferous veggie gets a flavorful kick from red chiles, cumin and mustard seeds, ginger, and garlic.
Wasabi Deviled Eggs
If you like your deviled eggs with plenty of bite, try this pungent wasabi version. Rice-wine vinegar lends the creamy yolks a pleasant tang.
Salmon with Wasabi Sauce and Baby Bok Choy
Perfect for a busy weeknight, this easy dinner jazzes up seared salmon with a zesty wasabi sauce in under 30 minutes.
Spicy Carrot Soup
Chickpea and Butternut Squash Stew
Spicy, aromatic harissa gives this hearty bean and vegetable stew a lively dimension. Use dried chickpeas to heighten the flavors even further.