Every culture has foods that are uniquely their own—even (and especially!) when it comes to Christmas recipes. Just the smell of some foods cooking is enough to evoke thoughts of our childhood and our abuela’s kitchen. For most families, gathering to share lovingly cooked food is what the holidays are all about, because the act of serving food to someone is basically showing them love. As Cesar Chavez noted, “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart.”
Read Related: Holiday Latino Recipe Roundup
Whether you’re cooking for the family on a weeknight or entertaining friends, you’ll love the taste of these Latin-style Christmas recipes. Some are classic dishes with a little twist; some are new recipes that we guarantee you’ll be eager to try. These recipes will spice up your Christmas this year and are certain to become new family favorites for many holiday gatherings to come.