Mild Chili Peppers

For those who want to add some spice to their meals without overwhelming the senses. If you’re looking into making your own hot sauce or adding some color to your meal, this is the place for you. See all types of peppers from A-Z for those with more sensitive taste buds. We have you covered for any and all of the mild peppers from around the world.

Aji Pancha Chili Peppers

Origin: Peru

Use: Condiment; paste, dried, minced. Stews, sauces, fish dishes.

Color: Red-Burgundy

Scoville: 500

Hot Fact: This is a wonderful way to add some color to your diet. Plant them at home or pick them up at the market to add a kick to your next hot sauce or chili.

Anahiem Chili Peppers

Origin: Anaheim, CA

Use: To Make Ristras (A decoration that hangs on porches, fences, stands, and markets for good luck.)

Color: Green and Red

Scoville: 500-1000

Hot Fact: These sweet green and red peppers are festive and edible!

Ancho Chili Peppers

Origin: Puebla, Mexco

Use: Making sauce, rubs, chili

Color: Deep red color or green

Scoville: 1,000-2,000

Hot Fact: These peppers may on the hotter side for those with mild taste buds, but it is still great for chili. If you’re not about jalepeno, throw it in your broth for that extra flavor. Great for mild hot sauce!

Banana Peppers

Origin: Americas

Use: Salads, pizzas, stuffed with cheese or meat.

Color: Bright Yellow – Bright Green

Scoville: 0-500

Hot Fact: While they are usually green-yellow, these peppers can change color to red or orange as they become ripe.

Hildago Chili Pepper

Origin: Mexico and Central America

Color: Red

Use: pickling, add to any dish for a kick, salsa, sauces.

Hot Fact: This texture is different than other peppers. While usually waxy, this pepper is rather fuzzy.

Carmen Italian Sweet Peppers

Origin: Italy

Use: Roasting, Stuffing

Color: Red

Scoville: 500

Hot Fact: This pepper is also known as Corno De Toro, due to it’s horn-like shape. If you have ever had a stuffed sweet pepper at your favorite Italian restaurant, there is no doubt it was probably one of Carmen’s.

Cascabel Chili Peppers

Origin: Mexico

Use: add to soup, salsa, stew, sauce

Color: Deep Red

Scoville: 1,000-3,000

Hot Fact: People have been known to buy whole pods for dried chili kitchen art!

Chilaca Chili Pepper

Origin: Central Mexico: Guanajuato, Valisco, Zacatecas, Northwestern Regions

Use: Dried for pasilla, sauces, table sauce, condiment

Color: Deep Brown

Scoville: 1,000-2,500

Hot Fact: Pasilla is another world for this chili, which is best used dried. It can also be sold in powdered form.

Cubanelle Chili Pepper

Origin: Cuba, Dominican Republic

Color: Green

Use: frying, cooking, sautee

Scoville: 0-1000

Hot Fact: These sweet peppers are known as Italian Frying Peppers. No explanation required.

Dolmalik Chili Pepper

Origin: Turkey

Color: Light Green – Reddish Brown

Use: Powder to season meats

Scoville: 1,000-2,000

Hot Fact: The Dolmalik Chili Pepper is also used for grilling.

Doux Des Landes Chili Pepper

Origin: France

Color: Red

Use: fresh or cooking

Scoville: 0

Hot Fact: This pepper can grow up to over a foot long.

Guajilo Chili Pepper

Origin: Meixco

Scovilles: 2500 – 5000

Color: Reddish brown

Use: Whole, dried,mole sauce, salsa, soup. chile, tamales.

Hot Fact: This pepper heavily populates Mexican food and ranks the spiciest on this list.

Hatch Chili Pepper

Origin: Hatch Valley, New Mexico

Color: Red and Green

Use: Gravy, Chile Verde, Seasoning, Spice, Stuffing, Puree, Baking, Dressing.

Scoville: 1000-2500

Hot Fact: These peppers are named after their location. Hatch Valley is located right on the Rio Grande.

Mulato Chili Pepper

Origin: Mexico

Color: Green

Use: Ground into Chile peppers or sauce.

Scoville: 2500-3000

Hot Fact: 1 of the unholy trinity of peppers used in mole sauce.


Origin: New Mexico

Color: Harvested green, grows to red.

Use : Spice, salsa, salad, roasting, pickling, more!

Scoville: 2500-3000

Hot Fact: The New Mex Big Jim Chile Pepper is one of the peppers grown in Hatch Valley.

NuMex R Naky Chili Pepper

Origin: United States (hybrid.)

Color: Red

Use:  Stuffing or roasting

Scoville: 250-750

Hot Fact: This is a hybrid pepper that was discovered by a University of New Mexico professor.

Paprika Chili Pepper

Origin: Hungary

Color: Dark red/brown

Use: Powdered spice

Scoville: 250-1000

Hot Fact: This popular spice is used in chili powder. If you’ve got a sensitive palate, don’t pile on the paprika!

Pasilla Chili Pepper

Origin: Mexico City

Color: Starts out green and goes  to brown.

Use: Roasting, cooking, stuffing, frying

Scoville: 250-3999

Hot Fact: Combine this chili in sauces with fruit to balance out the hotness.

Pepperoncini Chili Peppers

Origin: Italy

Color: Yellow-green, green-red

Use: soups, sauces, salads, garnish

Scoville: 100-500

Hot Fact: At only 10 calories a serving, pepperoncinis are perfect for flavor if you’re trying to eat healthy or cut calories.

Pimiento de Padron

Origin: Garcia, Padron Spain

Color: Green – Red

Use: fried in oil and served as tapas.

Scoville: 500-2500

Hot Fact: Named after it’s place of origin, it is notable due to the fact it is hot in random places, sweet in others. While usually mild, 10-25% are hot.

Picante/Peppadew Chili Pepper

Origin: South Africa

Color: Red

Use: Cheese, sandwiches, omelets.

Scoville: 1177

Hot Fact: Only South Africans refer to this pepper as a “peppadew.”

Purple Marconi Chili Peppers

Origin: Italy

Color: Red, Purple, Golden

Use: frying, stuffing, cooking, roasting, or raw.

Scoville: 0

Hot Fact: Each color offers a distinc flavor. Purple has more of a deep flavor, the golden is a gentle sweetness, and red is also a sweet treat.

Poblano Chili Peppers

Origin: Puebla, Mexico

Color: Green

Use: Dried, roasted, stuffed, used in Mole s  Scoville: 1000-2000

Hot Fact: This slightly spicy pepper gets it’s name from it’s place of birth.

Rocotillo Chili Peppers

Origin: Peru but grown in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Southern United States.

Color: Green/Yellow – to Red, Orange/Brown

Use:  Soup, Stew, Salsa


Hot Fact: This chili pepper may look small, but it packs a punch.

Santa Fe Grande Chili Peppers

Origin: New Mexico

Color: Green/Yellow – Orange – Yellow/Red

Use: Raw, salsa, sauces, grilling.

Scoville: 500-700

Hot Fact: This is also known as the guero chili pepper.

Senise Chili Pepper

Origin: Italy

Color: Red

Use: meats, soups, and stews.

Scoville: 400

Hot Fact: These peppers have a silky, sweet,and nutty flavor.

Sweet Bell Pepper

Origin: South America

Color: Red, yellow, or green.

Use:  Raw, stuff, roast, grill, bake, sauce, stew soup, seasoning, and more.

Scoville: 0

Hot Fact: Bell peppers can also come in white, orange, or purple.

Tangerine Dream Chili Pepper

Origin: Mexico

Color: Orange

Use: pickled or on salad platters

Scoville: 0

Hot Fact: Bright and colorful, this pepper purely focuses on sweetness rather than the spice most peppers provide.