Central & South America

Take your taste buds on a trip with our favorite Latin American recipes featuring fresh produce, bold flavors and winning combinations.

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Halva-Caramel Alfajores (Caramel Filled Sandwich Cookies)

A modern twist on a Latin American classic, my delicate butter cookies have an irresistible halvah-caramel center. —Andrea Potischman, Menlo Park, California

How to Make Pan de Jamon (Venezuelan Ham Bread)

Pan de Jamon isn't just for Christmas—it makes a tasty snack bread any time of year.


How to Make Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Bread)

Skip the bakery and make your own ornate and delicious rosca de reyes this holiday season.


How to Make Crispy Pork Belly

Meltingly tender meat topped with crispy, savory cracklings: That's crispy pork belly! Here's how easy it is to make this...


Arroz Verde con Pollo

5 reviews

This Peruvian-style recipe is hands-off and surprisingly family-friendly—even my 16-month-old son loves it. Want it spicier? Use jalapenos instead of...

Potato Quesadillas

2 reviews

I made potato-rolled tacos all the time and wanted to switch it up, so I started making quesadillas out of...


Peruvian Ceviche

This Peruvian ceviche recipe is loaded with flavor. Every single bite is uniquely delicious. It is sure to wake up...

How to Make Beef Empanadas

Our Chilean-inspired beef empanada recipe is a great place to start when learning how to make beef...


Chilean Beef and Olive Empanadas

1 review

My hometown of Lorain is known as the International City because people came here from all over the world to...


How to Make Pollo de Coco, Step by Step

This step-by-step recipe for pollo de coco (aka coconut milk chicken) by Marisel Salazar will take your taste buds on...


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13 Recipes with Dulce de Leche

If we could use only three words to describe these recipes with dulce de leche, they would be heavenly, luscious...

How to Make Authentic Alfajores

This recipe for alfajores combines shortbread cookies with a rich dulce de leche filling.


Pacoca

4 reviews

Pacoca (Brazilian peanut candy) is an easy treat that has only five ingredients! It's a popular sweet in Brazil, and...


Lime and Dill Chimichurri Shrimp

2 reviews

Chimichurri is a very popular condiment in Argentina and Uruguay and is most often used as a dipping sauce or...


Chilean Monkey Tail Punch

1 review

Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting...


Brazilian Pork & Black Bean Stew

1 review

During high school, I spent a year in Brazil and fell in love with the culture and food. One of...

Chocolate Alfajores

Chocolate alfajores, also known as alfajores de chocolate, are a popular South American dessert made of slightly sweetened shortbread cookies...


Rollo de Queso

The Bolivian Rollo de Queso is a delightful snack of a light fluffy cheese filling rolled up inside a deliciously...


Argentine Lasagna

2 reviews

My family is from Argentina, which has a strong Italian heritage and large cattle ranches. One of our favorite Argentinian...


Brazilian Feijoada

1 review

A co-worker's mom used to make this feijoada recipe for him and it was his favorite. So I...


Steak with Chipotle-Lime Chimichurri

10 reviews

Steak gets a flavor kick from chimichurri. This piquant, all-purpose herb sauce is so versatile, it complements most any grilled...