Is there a mild pepper I can substitute for hot peppers in a recipe?

Is there a mild pepper I can substitute for hot peppers in a recipe? I can't tolerate hot spicy peppers.

Submitted by jkminuete2

Great question! For similar flavor without too much heat, try using canned diced or chopped green chile peppers in recipes that call for hot peppers. They're much more mild but still give that pepper flavor to dishes.

Answered by BHGFood
Community Answers (2)

The heat from peppers comes from the seeds and white pith they're connected to inside the pepper. If you cut out the seeds and white spines, you'll find most peppers are pretty tasty and with little or no heat. I make my own hot sauce and regulate the tolerance level completely by the amount of seeds I include in the mix....Try taking out the seeds...you'll be pleasantly surprised....
Submitted by ChefBobby54