Prepare for Christmas: recipe for the classic pionono, the inevitable starter for dinner

Prepare for Christmas: recipe for the classic pionono, the inevitable starter for dinner
December 8, 2023 – 12:00

Pionono is a dish that adapts to all tastes. Learn different ways to prepare this Christmas classic.

The pionono is one of the christmas recipes easier to prepare. It’s done in 5 minutes and It can be adapted to the tastes of all families. Is a practical and economical recipe which allows us to put creativity into practice when mixing flavors.

The versatility of this food, allows Try new combinations to surprise palates. Below, we leave you two classic recipes and a different option in case you dare to try something new this holiday season.

Reversal of a classic: vegetarian pionono

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  • 1 spinach pionono
  • 150 gr machine cheese
  • 1 tomato
  • 1-2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2 can corn kernels
  • lettuce
  • optional: grated carrot or hearts of palm
  • c/n Mayonnaise or mixture of mayonnaise and cream cheese


  • Stretch the pionono leaving the porous part facing up. Spread generously with mayonnaise or a mixture of cream cheese and mayonnaise.
  • Place the cheese and other ingredients in rows.
  • Put a little more mayonnaise on top and roll with pressure.

Classic sweet and sour pionono recipe: ham and cheese


  • 1 sweet pionono
  • 200g. cooked ham
  • 100g machine cheese
  • 3 hearts of palm
  • 1 tomato
  • Lettuce
  • 10 olives
  • 200g. mayonnaise
  • Pinch of salt

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Pionono ham and cheese.
  1. Spread the pionono with mayonnaise.
  2. First add layers of ham and cheese. Then spread the lettuce cut into thin strips, the tomato, the hearts of palm and the chopped olives evenly on top.
  3. Roll up and decorate the outside.

Tuna pionono


  • 1 sweet pionono
  • 50g. cream cheese
  • 100g. mayonnaise
  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 50g. of black olives
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs

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Classic tuna pionono.

Classic tuna pionono.


  1. Mix the tuna with the mayonnaise and cream cheese.
  2. Spread the filling on the pionono and add the olives, parsley and chopped hard-boiled egg on top.
  3. Roll up and decorate with more mayonnaise.

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