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18 Best Cinco de Mayo Recipes

18 Best Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Mexican Recipe Round-up for Cinco de Mayo

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to share my Mexican recipe round-up of 18 Best Cinco de Mayo Recipes.

We love Mexican food around here and these recipes are among our favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos are easy, delicious, and something the entire family will love!

Flour taco shells baked with shredded chicken, cheese, and cream cheese inside, piled into a small, blue casserole dish. There is a small white, bowl of green guacamole placed beside the chicken taquitos and there is a multi-colored floral towel around the taquitos. Everything is sitting on a barn wood backdrop.

Blender Salsa – Nothing says “Party!” like a good bowl of salsa! This Blender Salsa is mild and delicious and it pairs perfectly with any Mexican dish!

A blue and white bowl sits in the center of a wooden backdrop with a white, grey, and yellow striped towel behind it. A bunch of parsley sits on the towel and some tortilla chips can be seen just to the bottom right of the frame. The bowl is filled with red, Blender Salsa.

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas – You can’t have Cinco de Mayo without Chicken Enchiladas!

A white casserole dish sits in the center of a wooden backdrop and is filled with Skinny Chicken Enchiladas. The enchiladas are covered in shredded cheese and red enchilada sauce with a dollop of white, sour cream on top in the center. Flakes of green cilantro also covers the enchiladas.

Copy Cat Taco Bell Chicken Quesadillas are a long-time favorite. These Quesadillas will have your guests coming back for more!

A white platter sits in the center of a wooden backdrop with Copy Cat Taco Bell Chicken Quesadillas arranged on the platter. Brightly colored red, orange, and yellow miniature bell peppers are also on the platter and a white bowl containing green guacamole sits in the center of the platter. Green flakes of parsley has been sprinkled over everything for garnish.

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are a great way to add diversity to your Mexican food menu. These shrimp tacos are packed with vibrant, fresh flavor.

A small blue casserole dish with two Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos in the dish. A white and black Aztec patterned towel sits under the casserole dish.

“Life without Mexican food is like no life at all.” – Unknown

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup is a bowl of delicious, creamy, chicken enchilada goodness. Perfect year-round!

Two white bowls filled with Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup sits in the center of a wooden backdrop with a blue towel underneath. The soup is garnished with slices of green avocado, tortilla strips, chopped green onion, and shredded American and Monterrey Jack cheese.

Taco Zucchini Boats make a great, low carb and Keto friendly dinner option.

A white platter contains three Taco Zucchini Boats that have been filled with taco meat, shredded cheese, tomatoes, and drizzled with ranch dressing.

Tex Mex Queso Blanco Dip is the perfect fast and easy side item with only two ingredients – perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

A white and blue bowl sits in the center of a wooden backdrop with a decorative towel behind it. White corn tortilla chips are just visible on a white platter to the left of the frame. The bowl is filled with Tex Mex Queso Blanco dip and topped with blue, red, and white corn tortilla strips.

Easy Beef Enchilada Casserole is my Granny’s specialty and always a fast favorite with everyone who tries it.

A white casserole dish coming into the frame from the right side with Easy Beef Enchilada Casserole in it. The casserole is topped with melted american cheese, diced tomatoes, sliced green onion, and a dollop of plain, nonfat Greek yogurt on top. An orange and blue floral towel is under the casserole dish to the left and everything is sitting on a wood back drop.

Chili’s Queso Dip Recipe is one that your guests will want the recipe for!

A blue and white flower printed bowl with Chili's Queso Dip Recipe inside. A white and gray striped towel is under the bowl with white corn chips to the right of the bowl on the towel. Everything sits on a wooden board backdrop. A hand is holding a tortilla chip that has been dipped in the Chili's Queso Dip Recipe and that is the focus of the frame.

“Surround yourself with tacos – not negativity.” -Unknown

Keto Burrito Bowl is a Low Carb/Keto delight. Big on flavor and low on carbs, this Burrito Bowl is always a favorite.

A white bowl filled with ground beef and cauliflower rice and topped with sour cream, guacamole, shredded lettuce, and sliced cherry tomatoes sits on a wooden backdrop with a gold fork beside the bowl and a blue towel visible around the bowl.

Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is a clean and delicious Whole30 Chicken Tortilla-less Soup that freezes well for meal-prep and leftovers!

A white bowl filled with Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup sits on a wooden backdrop with a blue towel beside the bowl. The Whole30 Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup is garnished with cilantro leaves and two slices of avocado.

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect Mexican side dish, made fast and easy in the Instant Pot. This Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect base for burrito or taco bowls.

A black bowl filled with Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice sits in the center of a wooden backdrop with a white and black aztec printed towel underneath. A bunch of green cilantro has been placed behind the bowl.

Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe is a Chipotle-style burrito bowl, packed with crave-worthy flavor. I use the Cilantro Lime Rice recipe (linked above) for the base.

Two white bowls filled with Chipotle-style Chicken Burrito Bowls sits on a wooden backdrop with a black and white towel underneath. Two silver forks are placed beside the bow.

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos is another easy, Keto Instant Pot favorite.

Chicken tacos in butter lettuce wraps sit on a black platter with a floral, multi colored towel around the platter. The platter is sitting on a wooden board.

“Keep calm and get your Cinco de Mayo on!” -Unknown

Baked Beef and Bean Burritos are delicious, budget-friendly, and make for great lunch leftovers!

A blue plate sits in the center of a wooden backdrop. The plate has a large, cheese covered Beef and Bean burrito in the center. The burrito has also been garnished with a dollup of white sour cream and flakes of green cilantro. A decorative black towel has been placed to the left of the plate and a black fork rests on the left hand side of the plate.

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos can be served on soft taco shells or crunchy. Either way, these Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos are always a tasty meal.

soft shelled chicken tacos with cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and hot sauce sprinkled over the tacos. The taos are on a long, white platter on a barn wood board with a blue towel in the background.

Easy Refried Beans are creamy and delicious, perfect for a side item or stuffed into burrito shells for a simple, vegetarian meal.

An orange and yellow bowl sits in the center of a wooden backdrop with a blue towel underneath. The bowl contains creamy, Easy Refried Beans that have been topped with shredded cheese and green flakes of parsley.

 I hope you enjoy these 18 Best Cinco de Mayo Recipes and that you’ve found something your family will love.

After you’ve given these recipes a try, be sure to come back and leave me a comment below.

I love hearing from you!

Happy Cinco de Mayo Day!


Shared at Full Plate Thursday

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    April 30, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Great post!

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    Miz Helen
    May 7, 2019 at 11:20 am

    What a great collection of Cinco de Mayo recipes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    May 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I’ll use any excuse to eat Mexican! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.

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