Hatch Chiles and Polenta Casserole

It’s hatch chile season! We first had these in New Mexico, roasted up in a grocery store parking lot. I bbq’d these on the grill. An experiment that turned out deliciously.

Roll the chiles in olive oil and grill them on a medium-high grill until both sides are charred.

Charred Chiles
Charred Chilies

Carefully peel off their charred outer skins, and rinse out (most) of the seeds. The more seeds, the spicier, I think.

The Ingredients You'll Need
The Ingredients You

Layer polenta (sliced in 1/2 inch rounds) in the bottom of a large casserole dish (the pre-cooked rolls from Trader Joe’s are handy). In a bowl, mix 2 cans of black beans and a can of corn. Stir in some cumin and garlic powder, and pour on top of the polenta. In the same bowl, now mix four eggs, some milk, salt and pepper. Stir in the chopped hatch chiles. Pour this over the top of the dish. Top with monterey jack cheese.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Then turn it up to 400 and cook until the top is brown. Quick and easy dinner, or lunches for the week!

Polenta and Hatch Chile Casserole
Polenta and Hatch Chile Casserole


  • 2 polenta rolls
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 cans hatch chiles (if you can’t get fresh hatch chiles)
  • 1/4 pound monterey jack cheese (shredded)

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7 thoughts on “Hatch Chiles and Polenta Casserole”

  1. I just made this and it turned out delicious.! I used roasted bell peppers and canned green chiles and didn’t chop them up. At first I was worried because the recipe didn’t say the length of cooking time but I realized it was done when the egg set up.

  2. We just had some Hatch Tamales for dinner tonight. They were delish! I’m thinking about canning some chutney using the rest of the peppers.

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