Traditional Latin American Recipes to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

plantain empanadas from Hounduras plus lots of great recipes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Costa Rican arroz con pollo recipe plus lots of great recipes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Chiken Jocon recipe from Guatemala

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.

Pork Carnitas plus lots of great recipes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Arroz con gandules recipe plus lots of great recipes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Choco flan plus lots of great recipes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Colombian pandebono plus lots of great recipes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Instant Pot Refried Beans plus lots of great recipes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Crispy plantain arepas plus lots of great recipes to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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.

Chilean lamb and beef baked empanadas

Latina American Recipes for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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