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A large oval serving plate with chiles poblanos in a creamy white sauce.

Rajas Con Crema (Roasted Poblanos in a creamy sauce)

There’s nothing easier than these Rajas Con Crema. It’s the type of side dish you can make any night of the year, or even special occasions like holidays or get togethers. The cream sauce is silky and delicious plus it goes perfect with the roasted poblano peppers. So good!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 483kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 3 large Roasted Poblano Peppers cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ large white onion Sliced in strips
  • 2 garlic cloves finely shopped
  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bullion powder or 1 cube
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 oz cream cheese (or use 8 oz for extra creaminess) (or reduced fat cream cheese for less calories)
  • 1 cup Mexican crema, heavy whipping cream or sour cream (or plain fat-free Greek yogurt for less calories)
  • 1 cup shredded melting cheese such a Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Mozarella, Monterrey jack, etc.


  • In a medium saucepan or skillet, add the butter and onions over medium-high heat. Sautee until onion starts to soften. Add the garlic and roasted poblano strips. Cook for two minutes stirring often.
  • Add the corn, chicken bullion & black pepper and mix well.
  • Lower heat to medium, add the cream cheese and Mexican crema (or your substitute). Mix well.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes or until the cream starts to bubble. 
  • Finally, add the shredded cheese and cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let it sit covered until the cheese has melted. Serve hot or warm.


To re-heat just turn the stove back on on low heat until heated through. 
Serve as a side dish, in tacos or add cooked shredded chicken when you add the poblano peppers. if you use rotisserie chicken it would make a great fast meal! 


Serving: 2cup | Sodium: 567mg | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 206mg | Cholesterol: 125mg | Calories: 483kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Fat: 37g | Protein: 15g | Carbohydrates: 22g