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Homemade Roasted Green Chile Sauce + summer photos

Delicious homemade roasted green chile sauce made with hatch green chilies, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and incredible spices to make a great sauce. Perfect for using in enchiladas, tacos, and more.

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

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Homemade roasted green chile sauce on a spoon

How was your weekend? Mine was full of cooking! My roommate and I made arugula salads with fresh fruit vinaigrette, chicken stir fry, and spent hours making chile verde and the best apple crisp in the world. Our bellies were happy.

After all of that cooking, I wanted to bring you something simple: a green chile sauce that goes on top of nearly everything! I’m also a huge fan of how easy this recipe is. All you have to do is roast chiles (or you can used canned), put a couple of ingredients in a pot, and let it simmer for 30 minutes.

Homemade roasted green chiles on a sheet pan

This green chile sauce is slightly spicy, but it reminds me of all things Summer. You can put it on anything, and is now a staple in my diet. I put it in on eggs,  chicken, over enchiladas, in tacos, basically anything… oh and it’s incredible over squash. See?

Homemade roasted green chile sauce being spooned over acorn squash

Doesn’t that look good? I can’t wait to share a million other things that make Fall the best season everrrrr.

Until then, I’ll savor ice cream cones, shorts, the bright blue ocean, fresh fruit, iced coffee, and everything else that makes Summer oh so good. Here’s a look at some photos that I’ve snapped over the past month. (The recipe for the sauce is at the end of this post.)

Blueberries in a container

Yogurt parfait with berries and granola

Two people sitting on a boardwalk with bikes

Monique on a ferris wheel

Sunset in California

Man eating ice cream on the beach

Swirled ice cream cone

Cookbooks on a shelf

Cutting into a pumpkin cake

Kids rollerblading on a boardwalk

Unbaked cookie dough ball

Two women sitting on a bench overlooking the beach

Ice cream sandwiches on display

Two dogs laying next to each other

Leafy greens salad

Browning butter in a pan

People walking in Hermosa Beach

Omelet on a plate with strawberries

Jar of creamy unsalted almond butter

California Republic flag flying

Patios in California

Manhattan Beach Creamery sign

Boardwalk next to the ocean

People on the beach and swimming in the ocean
Won’t you savor the rest of Summer with me? Preferably with this roasted green chile sauce; I’m telling you it’s soooo worth it!

Now, if you don’t know how to roast green chiles, here‘s a great tutorial (with photos!) from the Pioneer Woman. Basically all you have to do is place  green chiles under the broiler for 10-15 minutes. Cool, huh?

You’re gonna need this recipe for another recipe I have coming soon!

Homemade Roasted Green Chile Sauce

Homemade roasted green chile sauce on a spoon
Course Condiments, Sauce, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword roasted green chile sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Serves 2
Delicious homemade roasted green chile sauce made with hatch green chilies, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and incredible spices to make a great sauce. Perfect for using in enchiladas, tacos, and more.


  • 1 1/2 cup roasted hatch green (or Anaheim) chilies, skinned, stemmed, seeded, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 ripe Roma tomatoes, seeded, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken or broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Pinch of sea salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add olive oil and chopped onions. Cook onions until they become slightly caramelized, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes more.
  2. Next add the chilies, tomatoes, broth, cumin, salt and pepper to the onion mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a medium low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  3. Gently whisk in cornstarch and cilantro and continue to simmer another 10 minutes until the sauce becomes thicker.
  4. Transfer to a blender and puree sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

Taste test and add honey or brown sugar if the sauce is too spicy for you.

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