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Time It Right: 23 Best Filipino Food For Potluck Sorted By Prep Time

Time It Right: 23 Best Filipino Food For Potluck Sorted By Prep Time

Ever start a recipe and find out half way that it needs overnight marination or a 4-hour cook time? WIth these recipes, you won’t have to order last minute because you forgot to read through the whole recipe. We’ve grouped the best Filipino food for potlucks according to time so you can choose how much time you want to save (or spend!) cooking in the kitchen – yes, this includes marination time! Whether you’re looking for 15-minute dishes or have enough time for dishes that take longer, we’ve got your planning covered with this easy to navigate guide.

Best Filipino Potluck Food Ready in 15 Minutes or Less

Ensaladang Mangga with Salted Egg

This fresh and healthy salad is made extra flavorful using shrimp paste and Knorr Shrimp cube.

Estimated Total Cook Time: 11 minutes

Crunchy Calamares

Who knew this classic Pinoy appetizer takes only 15 minutes to make from scratch? Now you can bring this to all of the Filipino-themed potluck parties you’re going to.

Estimated Total Cook Time:15 minutes

Pinoy-Style Caeasar Salad

Salads are great when it comes to potluck food. Add a Filipino-spin to the healthy dish with this guide on making Pinoy-Style Caesar salad.

Estimated Total Cook Time:15 minutes

Mango Otap Float

Who doesn’t love dessert? This easy Filipino potluck food requires virtually zero cooking in the kitchen and requires only three ingredients to make. Crispy Otap, ripe mango, and Selecta Super Thick Classic Vanilla is all you need to create a sweet dish for your sweet family reunion.

Estimated Total Cook Time:5 minutes

Best Filipino Potluck Food Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

Quick & Easy Ginataang Alimasag

Nothing says celebration more than ginataang alimasag. Turn this popular dish into an easy Filipino potluck food using Knorr Ginataang Gulay Complete Recipe Mix to get all the tropical flavors of coconut milk minus the hassle.

Estimated Total Cook Time:20 minutes

Ridiculously Easy Steamed Pompano

Take a break from all the deep-fried dishes for your Filipino potluck and make this steamed pompano instead. This dish uses Knorr Liquid Seasoning Chili for a flavor-packed dish with a little bit of heat.

Estimated Total Cook Time:20 minutes

Garlicky Beef Salpicao with Steak Rice

Don’t be fooled, this impressive dish that’s possibly one of the best dishes you can bring to a Filipino potluck is so easy and quick to make using only a handful of ingredients. Make sure to use the best beef you can find for best results.

Estimated Total Cook Time:20 minutes

Adobo with a Korean-Twist

Impress your Korean-loving friends by bringing this Korean Adobo to your potluck. Don’t forget to serve with steamed rice!

Estimated Total Cook Time:30 minutes

Creamy Sweet Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salad is a mainstay in Filipino potlucks, this recipe puts a different spin to it by adding fruit cocktail and cream into the mix. It’s perfect for kids and kids at heart with a sweet tooth.

Estimated Total Cook Time: 30 minutes

Best Filipino Potluck Food Ready in 45 Minutes or Less

Impressive Steamed Lapu-Lapu in Soy Sauce

Sure, you can make sweet and sour fish but why not take it up a notch and bring this impressive steamed lapu-lapu in soy sauce, marinated in umami-rich Knorr Liquid Seasoning Original.

Estimated Total Cook Time: 40 minutes

Creamy Chicken Macaroni Salad with Cheese Pimiento

Classic and oh so delicious, make this creamy macaroni salad with cheese pimiento for your next Christmas party! Made extra creamy with Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise, you can’t go wrong by making this delicious Filipino classic.

Estimated Total Cook Time:40 Minutes

Fresh Lumpia with Ubod and Pork Giniling

Skip the lumpiang shanghai and make this delicious fresh lumpia instead. This dish goes next level with linamnam all thanks to the addition of Knorr Shrimp Cube. It’s definitely a Filipino potluck dish that’ll have everyone asking you for the recipe.

Estimated Total Cook Time:45 minutes

Special Chinese Sticky Rice

This easy-to-cook dish is perfect for those wanting as little hands-on time as possible. With this flavor-packed dish, all you have to do is chop and prep the ingredients then toss everything inside a rice cooker to cook. It’s simple but impressive enough to serve in your Filipino potluck party.

Estimated Total Cook Time:45 minutes

Milky Filipino Spaghetti

Take classic Filipino spaghetti to the next level by adding a milky-twist to the classic using evaporated milk. This makes for a creamy pasta that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Estimated Total Cook Time:45 minutes

Best Filipino Potluck Food Ready in 60 Minutes or Less

Paskong Pancit Canton with a Nutty Twist

Take the familiar flavors of Pancit Canton and take it up a notch by adding peanut butter and Knorr Liquid Seasoning Original into the mix. This results in a creamy and flavorful dish that’s perfect for Filipino potlucks..

Estimated Total Cook Time:60 Minutes,main

Arroz Valenciana

Want paella without the specialty ingredients and special cookware? Make Arroz Valenciana instead. This Filipino version of paella is equally impressive and delicious minus the fuss.

Estimated Total Cook Time:60 minutes, main

Festive Sotanghon Guisado

On a budget but still want to make something delicious for your potluck party? Skip the canton and make this sotanghon guisado instead. It’s an easy, budget-friendly pancit that’s made extra meaty using Knorr Chicken Cube.

Estimated Total Cook Time:60 minutes, main

Meaty Spaghetree

It’s no typo, this recipe uses the spaghetti we all love and transforms them into cute little trees for all the kids and kids-at-heart to enjoy. It’s an easy Filipino potluck food that’ll surely bring joy to your Christmas festivities.

Estimated Total Cook Time:60 minutes

Best Filipino Potluck Food Ready in More Than 60 Minutes

Baked Spaghetti with Chorizo de Bilbao

Elevate the usual baked spaghetti to icon status by adding a Spanish flair to the dish. Using Chorizo de Bilbao and Knorr Cream of Mushroom soup, this baked spaghetti is a creamy and flavorful dish that’ll have everyone asking you for the recipe.

Estimated Total Cook Time:120 minutes, main

Pinoy Christmas Ham

Christmas ham is a mainstay in Filipino parties which makes it one of the best Filipino foods for potluck. With our recipe, you’ll be rewarded with a succulent Filipino ham that’s sweet, salty, and fragrant all thanks to the combination of bay leaves, sugar, and Knorr Pork Cube.

Estimated Total Cook Time: 3-4 days including brining time

Special Beef Morcon

This dish takes time and effort to make but is well worth it. You and your guests will be rewarded with a delicious combination of flavors that will make the holidays extra special.

Estimated Total Cook Time:150 minutes

Budget-Friendly Pata Tim

Don’t be fooled by the time it takes to cook this pata tim, this dish requires almost zero hands-on-time. Most of the cook time is spent letting the ham hock simmer until the pork is tender and the sauce is thick. It’s the perfect Filipino potluck food to make when you want something indulgent minus the effort.

Estimated Total Cook Time:105 minutes

Pinoy Lechon Manok

Instead of buying Filipino potluck mainstay lechon manok from your regular shop, why not try making it instead? Made extra flavorful with Knorr Liquid Seasoning Original, this recipe might have you swearing off store bought lechon manok for good.

Estimated Total Cook Time:4 hours to overnight with marination time

Armed with this arsenal of ideas for the best food to bring to Filipino potlucks, you can make the best dishes that your time can accommodate. This means less (or more if you want) time spent in the kitchen and rushing out the door. With a little planning and preparation, you can make the holidays less stressful and more delicious with the 23 best Filipino potluck dishes your friends and family will enjoy.

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