Cuban Food

Browse through a collection of Cuban food recipes all in one place! From favorites like Cuban roast pork and fricase de pollo to hearty soups, like ajiaco and sopa de pollo there’s something that’s sure to please. So take a look around and find your new favorite Cuban dish!

Medianoche

Medianoche

A medianoche is a popular sandwich typically eaten as a snack, lunch or after a night of partying. Medianoche translates to midnight and this sandwich can be found in cafeterias and restaurants all over Miami. Some call it the Cuban sandwich’s cousin because they’re almost identical.

Pan con Lechon

Pan con Lechon

Pan con lechon is a roast pork sandwich that’s really popular in South Florida and it’s a delicious way to use leftover roast pork. Pan con lechon translates to bread with roast pork, which is appropriate because those are the star ingredients. Add some sliced onions and mojo sauce to top it off.

Cuban Sandwich (Cubano)

Cuban Sandwich (Cubano)

A Cuban sandwich, also called simply “Cubano” or Sandwich Cubano, is made with ham, roast pork, pickles and swiss cheese all generously stacked on Cuban bread. The sandwich is then lightly buttered and heated on a plancha (sandwich press) until the bread is toasty and the cheese is melted. It’s one of the best sandwiches ever!

Carne con Papas

Carne con Papas

Carne con papas is a popular Cuban dish that’s on regular rotation in many Cuban households. It’s a home-cooked comfort food favorite! In English carne con papas translates to beef with potatoes. The ingredients are similar to what you’d put in a beef stew, but it’s saucy instead of soupy.

Malanga

Malanga

Malanga is a root vegetable that’s used in the Caribbean, Latin America among other countries. In Cuban cuisine it’s used in soups, stews, mashed, fried, and boiled. We’ll go through what this simple tuber is, and offer a collection of recipes to use it in.

Malanga Chips

Malanga Chips

These baked malanga chips are crispy, delicious and easy to make. Malanga is a starchy root vegetable that’s popular in the Caribbean and Latin America. In Cuban cuisine it is used in stews, soups, mashed, boiled, fried, and in this recipe, baked into chips.

Turkey Picadillo

Turkey Picadillo

This turkey picadillo is just as good as a traditional beef picadillo. Don’t worry all the flavor is still there. A combination of vegetables and spices make sure of that. Maybe you’re trying to cut down on red meat or save a few calories, either way making Cuban picadillo with ground turkey delicious is very doable!

Sopa de Chicharos (Cuban Split Pea Soup)

Sopa de Chicharos (Cuban Split Pea Soup)

This Cuban style split pea soup is called sopa de chicharos, potaje de chicharos, or simply chicharos in Spanish. It’s a thick soup that’s loaded with split peas, vegetables and smoked pork. It makes a hearty, nutritious and affordable meal.

Sofrito

Sofrito

Sofrito is a combination of aromatics sautéed in oil. It’s used in Latin American, European and Caribbean cuisine. It adds a unique and deep flavor to food.

Cuban Beef Recipes

Cuban Beef Recipes

Some of the most popular Cuban dishes are made with beef. From ropa vieja, the national dish of Cuba, to bistec de palomilla, which is on regular rotation in every Cuban kitchen, this collection of Cuban beef recipes has all the favorites.

Cuban Food Pantry

Cuban Food Pantry

Cuban cuisine is simple. There are no fancy ingredients – on the contrary there are lots of beans, rice, cheap cuts of meat and root vegetables. Here we’ve put together a list of pantry items and ingredients common in Cuban food, along with a collection of classic recipes to use them in.

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo (Cuban Chicken and Rice)

Arroz con Pollo, or chicken and rice, is a classic Cuban one pot dish. Made with chicken and seasoned yellow rice it’s a Sunday dinner- comfort food favorite!

Sopa de Platano (Plantain Soup)

Sopa de Platano (Plantain Soup)

Sopa de platano (plantain soup) is a thick, starchy soup that’s popular in Caribbean cuisine. In this recipe we’re going with a simple Cuban-style sopa de platano. The ingredients are few and simple so that the plantains get a chance to shine.

Cuban Chicken Recipes

Cuban Chicken Recipes

If you’re looking for something different to do with chicken, try these Cuban chicken recipes. Add a taste of the tropics to your dinner routine! In this collection you’ll find everything from soup to fried chicken. Each recipe is different and delicious!