Ginisang Upo Recipe

Ginisang Upo is bottle gourd sautéed in garlic, onions, and tomatoes. This Ginisang Upo recipe also makes use of ground pork for additional flavor and texture.

This Ginisang Upo Recipe is a simple Filipino vegetable dish that can be considered as an everyday food. Aside from ground meat, fish and other seafood can also be added when cooking this delicious dish.

For those who don’t have any access to bottle gourd, you can use Chayote (sayote) as a substitute. Try to go to the nearest Asian or Mexican grocery to find this vegetable.

Preparing this meal is so easy. It will only take you less than 20 minutes to complete everything.

Try this delicious Ginisang Upo Recipe and let me know what you think.

Ginisang Upo

Ginisang Upo Recipe


  • 1 medium sized Upo (White Squash) , sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium sized onion, diced
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 lb ground pork
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Watch the cooking video

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat the pan and pour the cooking oil
  2. Sauté the garlic, onions, and tomatoes
  3. Put-in the ground black pepper and ground pork then simmer for 3 to 5 minutes
  4. Add the Upo (White Squash), cover the pan, and simmer for 6 minutes
  5. Add salt to taste
  6. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 3


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  1. Joy Pascual says:

    Hi po…I’m a mother of two, married for more than a decade & I didn’t learn how to cook until I saw your website and I’m just very thankful for sharing the recipes…I’m very happy that I could cook now just by following your simple steps…I have been cooking from your recipes for a while now at hindi pa naman pumapalpak…whenever my husband ask me to cook something for him, my first step is to go to your website, get the ingredients, mamalengke, & simply follow your cooking instructions…I wish you well & more power…happy new year…happy cooking :)

  2. Hi! In our place upo is not availabe instead can I use zucchini? Thanks & God bless.

  3. Mmmm. I’ve only recently discovered or affirmed my love for anything ginisa because it appeals to my weird attraction to thunderstorms and cyclones. I loved sipping coffee beside the glass wall of the condo I used to rent in the middle of a thunderstorm. I don’t get to do that lately anymore. Ginisa for me is like that. There are stirring, combining stuff. It’s a beautiful chaos. And it’s a good excuse to get lots of onions, garlic and tomatoes in my mouth.

  4. Hi eva, please let me know the result. Thanks.

  5. sheena says:

    Hi po.Can you show us how to cook rellenong bangus? thanks…more power!!

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