There are so many great ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15. In addition to reflecting on our unique Hispanic history and culture, the month is also a great time to celebrate through food. You’ll love these 10 delicious recipes from different Latina American countries. Perfect for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month these easy recipes are a great way to get conversations started about the Latino culture and learn more about each of these countries.
Plantain and Cheese Empanadas from Honduras – Global Table Adventure
Sweet and crispy these plantain turnovers are sure to become your new favorite Latina American recipe.
Costa Rican Easy Arroz con Pollo Recipe – PuraVidaMoms
Arroz con pollo is a popular dish in many Latin American countries, this version from Costa Rica is easy to make and sure to be a hit with everyone in the family.
Jocon Chicken Stew from Guatemala | Growing Up Bilingual
This healthy cilantro and tomatillo chicken stew is a traditional Mayan Guatemalan dish and one of my favorite Guatemalan recipes.
Pressure Cooker Pork Carnitas from Mexico | This Old Gal
This pressure cooker (or instant pot) version of Mexican carnitas is easy to make. You can use the carnitas to make tacos or enchiladas.
Puerto Rican Arroz con Gandules – ModernMami
This easy one-pot dish made with a combination of rice, pigeon peas is the quintessential Puerto Rican comfort food.
Choco Flan | Living Sweet Moments
Flan originated in Europe and was brought to American by the Spanish. It has become one of the most widespread desserts in Latin America. Every country has their own flan versions and choco flan is one of my favorites.
Colombian Pandebono Cheese Bread Recipe | CoolMomsCoolTips
Pandebono is a traditional Colombian cheese bread made with corn flour and cassava starch. This dish is not only delicious and easy to make, it’s also gluten-free.
Instant Pot Refried Beans | Allergy Free Alaska
Refried beans are one of the most well-known Mexican dishes. What you might not know is that refried beans are also popular in many other Latin American countries, specially in Central America. This easy instant pot recipe is ready in minutes.
Venezuelan Gluten Free Crispy Plantain Arepas | LivingSweetMoments
Arepas are usually made from white corn and are very popular in Venezuela and Colombia where they are eaten daily. This recipe for plantain arepas takes this delicious dish to a whole new level. Eat them on their own or split them to make a sandwich.
Chilean Baked Lamb Empanadas | Growing Up Bilingual
Empanadas have always been one of my favorite foods and many Latina American countries have their own version of this savory or sweet pastry filled dish. This is a recipe for the most traditional Chilean empanadas filled with ground meat, olives and raisins and topped with a slice of hard-boiled egg.