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Fresno Pepper Substitute

10 Best Substitutes for Fresno Pepper

Check out this list of the ten best substitutes for Fresno peppers, whether you're looking for more heat or something milder. With so many different types of peppers available, there's sure to be one that fits your needs!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Course Substitutes
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 109 kcal



  • Best Substitute for Fresno Pepper
  • Jalapeno Peppers, SHU 2,500-8,000
  • Mild Pepper Substitutes under 2,500 SHU
  • Anaheim Pepper, SHU 500 – 2,500
  • Pasilla Pepper, SHU 1,000-2,500
  • Kashmiri Chili, SHU 1,500-2,500
  • Medium Hot Pepper Substitutes 2,500 to 10,000 SHU
  • Guajillo Pepper, SHU 2,500-5,000
  • Jalapeno Peppers, SHU 2,500-8,000
  • Chipotle Pepper, SHU 2,500-10,000
  • Aleppo Pepper, SHU 10,000
  • Hot Pepper Substitutes 10,000+ SHU
  • Serrano Pepper, SHU 10,000-23,000
  • Cayenne Peppers, SHU 30,000-50,000


  • When substituting Fresno peppers, it's important to consider the level of heat you want in your dish.
  • For milder flavors, try Anaheim or Pasilla peppers, which range from 500-2,500 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).
  • For a slightly spicier option, Guajillo peppers range from 2,500-5,000 SHU.
  • For something with more heat, try Serrano or Cayenne peppers that have a SHU range of 10,000-50,000!


Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 457mgPotassium: 627mgFiber: 10gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 4650IUVitamin C: 174mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Fresno Pepper Substitute, Substitutes for Fresno Pepper
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