Easy SPAM® Manapua

Easy SPAM® Manapua

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In Hawaii, the filled-bun treat called Manapua is spelled mea'ono-pua'a which means "pork cake." Thankfully, this delicious recipe is a lot easier to make than it is to spell.

30 min 4 servings 9 ingredients


  • 1 cup SPAM® Classic 7 oz, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup green onions, finely diced
  • 1 cup napa cabbage, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 8.5-ounce can refrigerated dinner roll dough
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • 1.To make filling, in nonstick skillet, heat olive oil. Add SPAM® Classic; cook until SPAM® is lightly browned. Add cabbage and onions; cook 2 minutes. Stir in soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. Add cornstarch mixture; mix well. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until thickened. Remove from skillet to cool.
  • 2.Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 3.Divide dough evenly into 8 pieces; shape each into flat round disc. Fill each piece dough with about 1 tablespoon filling. Close and pinch ends of dough together to make round balls. Place balls seam-side-down on baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve and enjoy!


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