Cuban Recipes

Embark on a flavorful journey through Cuba with our curated collection of authentic Cuban recipes. From iconic dishes to hidden gems, this board is a…
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30 Minute Arroz Con Salchichas Recipe (Cuban Yellow Rice with Sausage)
Arroz con salchichas is a Cuban yellow rice dish cooked in a flavorful tomato-based sofrito sauce and served with sliced Vienna sausages. Comfort food at its finest! This delicious Cuban 30-minute dinner staple is the perfect, quick weeknight dinner for any day of the week.
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Best Easy Coconut Lime Cuban Shortbread Cookies (Tosticas de Morón)
Easy to make, buttery Cuban shortbread cookies (Torticas de Morón). A classic Cuban cookie made with a hint of lime and coconut. The best shortbread cookie recipe ever!
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Fufu de Platano (Cuban Boiled Mashed Plantains)
Fufu de Platano, a beloved Cuban classic, celebrates the beauty of mashed plantains. Ripe and unripe plantains are boiled and then mashed to a creamy perfection. Seasoned with salt, onions, garlic, a hint of lime, and a touch of chicken stock, it's a burst of Cuban flavors in every spoonful. Whether as a side dish to your favorite main dish or enjoyed solo, it's a delightful harmony of sweet and savory, capturing the essence of Cuban cuisine with each delectable bite.
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Malanga Chips (Taro Chips) - Air Fried, Baked or Deep Fried
Malanga Chips (or Taro Chips) are made with 3 ingredients – malanga (taro root), neutral oil, and salt. Learn how to turn these versatile tubers into crunchy chips using 3 different methods – in the air fryer, baked in the oven, or deep fried on the stove. This deliciously easy snack is perfect for any day of the week and can be enjoyed on its own, or with your favorite dip.
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Yuca Frita (Fried Yuca / Yuca Fries) - Stovetop or Air Fryer Options
Yuca frita (or yuca fries) is a delicious Latin American side dish, appetizer, or snack that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Learn how to turn yuca (or cassava) into fried yuca two ways — on the stovetop or in the air fryer! You can either peel and boil yuca from scratch or use leftover Cuban yuca con mojo. The Cuban version of French fries!
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How To Make Tostones (Twice-Fried Green Plantains)
Tostones are twice-fried plantains made with green plantains that are peeled, sliced, fried, smashed, and then fried again. Tostones are a classic Latin staple but if you want to give them a Cuban twist, serve tostones with a Cuban garlic mojo dipping sauce! Enjoy tostones on their own, as an appetizer, or as a side dish for picadillo, arroz con pollo, sopa de pollo, and more!
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Cuban Mojo Criollo (Mojo Marinade Recipe)
A homemade Cuban mojo marinade (mojo criollo) made with sour oranges, lots of garlic, spices, and olive oil. This marinade will give chicken, meat, shrimp, and pork the most delicious citrusy-garlicky flavor ever! The best marinade you'll ever make!
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The Best Tamal en Cazuela Recipe (Cuban Tamal Casserole)
Tamal en cazuela is basically Cuban tamales without the chore of actually making Cuban tamales. Tender, braised mojo-marinated pork cooked in a thick, sweet, and savory cornmeal and tomato-based stew. It's absolutely to die for. You and your family will absolutely LOVE this dish!
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Cuban Beef Pastries (Pastelitos de Carne)
Pastelitos de Carne (Cuban Beef Pastries)! A delicious Cuban pastry filled with beef picadillo, baked, then brushed with simple syrup. The perfect savory-sweet snack or breakfast that are super easy to make!
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Cuban Shredded Chicken Recipe (Vaca Frita de Pollo)
Vaca frita de pollo is an easy-to-make Cuban shredded chicken recipe made with Cuban mojo marinade then pan-fried with sautéed onions. Great use for leftover chicken! This is one of my favorite meals to make whenever I’ve had a busy day and I just want something DELICIOUS and easy.
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Arroz Con Leche De Coco Recipe (Coconut Rice Pudding)
An easy-to-make and deliciously creamy arroz con leche de coco (coconut rice pudding) made Cuban-style with full-fat coconut milk, cinnamon, and toasted coconut flakes! Creamy, slight coconut flavor, sweetened with a bit of sugar, and showered with coconut flakes.
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Guava and Cheese Pastries Recipe (Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso)
Pastelitos de Guayaba + Queso! Cuban pastries (turnovers) made with puff pastry and filled with guava paste and cream cheese. Just 4 ingredients! You and your family will fall in love with these easy-to-make sweet, tart guava cheese turnovers. Enjoy them for breakfast or as a delicious snack.
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Authentic Yuca with Mojo Recipe (A Cuban Staple!)
A simple boiled yuca recipe made Cuban-style with homemade citrus-garlic mojo sauce. This traditional root vegetable turned Cuban side dish makes an appearance during the holiday and for dinner on any day of the week. Learn how to make this popular Cuban staple from start to finish in just a few easy steps!
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12 Recipes That Use Cuban Sofrito! Including what is Cuban sofrito?
Cuban sofrito is the aromatic base of Cuban recipes. It typically consists of green bell peppers, onions, and garlic. Other secondary ingredients include tomatoes, pimientos, chorizo, ham, spices, and herbs. Recipes that use sofrito includes picadillo, arroz con pollo, Cuban beans, rice, soups, stews, beef, chicken, seafood, and more! See 12 recipes here!
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Creamy Guava Swirl Cheesecake with Maria Cookie Crust
This guava cheesecake is rich and creamy with swirls of guava marmalade on a buttery Maria cookie crust. This guava swirl cheesecake is the perfect blend of sweet, tart, and tangy. Smooth, creamy, the way cheesecake was meant to be. You and your family won't get enough!