27 Puerto Rican & Caribbean Thanksgiving Recipes: Give Thanks Island Style!

by Melanie Edwards on November 15, 2016 · 10 comments

in Puerto Rico, Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Family, lots of delicious food, and an opportunity to truly reflect on all that we have by giving thanks for everything that is good in our life. It really is a great family day! Being Puerto Rican, our Thanksgiving dinner menu has always consisted of many dishes that are not found in most North American homes. From a turkey infused with sazón to desserts and drinks like flan and coquito, our Puerto Rican Thanksgiving is one I look forward to each year. Since my husband is also from the Caribbean, we’ve been adding dishes from his island of Trinidad to our Thanksgiving menu, making for one delicious Caribbean Thanksgiving feast! Our kids really do get to embrace their heritage in a wonderful way. If you’d like to add some variety to your Thanksgiving menu, check out this collection of oh-so-good Puerto Rican & Caribbean Thanksgiving recipes!

27 Puerto Rican & Caribbean Thanksgiving Recipes


27 Puerto Rican & Caribbean Thanksgiving Recipes

Many of these recipes are published right here on modernmami, but I’ve noted those that are from other sites. While there is a wonderful mix of traditional and not-so-traditional dishes, all of the recipes have a Puerto Rican or Caribbean flair. Enjoy these Puerto Rican & Caribbean Thanksgiving recipes with your family and friends!

25 Puerto Rican & Caribbean Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Side Dishes from Puerto Rico & the Caribbean

25 Puerto Rican & Caribbean Thanksgiving Recipes

Photo courtesy of Simple by Clara

Thanksgiving Meats from Puerto Rico & the Caribbean

25 Puerto Rican & Caribbean Thanksgiving Recipes, Cranberry Apple Pastelitos (Puff Pastries)

Thanksgiving Desserts from Puerto Rico & the Caribbean

25 Puerto Rican & Caribbean Thanksgiving Recipes, Coquito

Holiday Drinks from Puerto Rico & the Caribbean

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ghadah Kaleel November 19, 2016 at 11:57 am

Thank you for linking to my potato stuffing. It is definitely one of the must-haves on our West Indian Thanksgiving table. All these other recipes look delicious! I will be trying them as well 🙂


2 Melanie Edwards November 19, 2016 at 10:58 pm

You’re so welcome! So many delicious Caribbean recipes, right?


3 Brenda November 21, 2016 at 11:30 am

Se ven deliciosas. ¡Las quiero probar TODAS! La salsa de cranberry y piña creo que será de lo primero que haga pq tengo una bolsa grande en la nevera.


4 Melanie Edwards November 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Ay que bueno! Verdad? Le dan ganas de probrar todas!


5 Celeste November 21, 2016 at 12:04 pm

Gracias por compartir. Me encanta la idea de separar esto por temas, aunque reconozco que ahora estoy rethinking el menú porque el pavo con mofongo me llama la atención. Thanks!


6 Melanie Edwards November 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Pavo con mofongo tambien me llama la atención pero nunca lo he tratado! Uno de estos dias… 🙂


7 Mou Design November 21, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Love it!! A lot of flavor from our little island! My favorite…arroz con gandules!


8 Melanie Edwards November 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Yes, we have so many flavorful dishes! That’s one of my favorites too! Well, its hard to pick just one favorite. LOL


9 Marielisa Ortiz Berríos November 21, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Excelente recopilación de recetas. Voy a tenerlas presentes para los próximas días. Gracias por compartirlas.


10 Melanie Edwards November 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

Gracias, Marielisa! 🙂


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