30 Mexican-Inspired Cinco De Mayo Recipes You Have to Make

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Ah, Cinco De Mayo, the perfect excuse to indulge in some delicious Mexican cuisine! I’ve got some super easy and tasty recipes to share with you. Think fresh salsa, guacamole, awesome tacos, and even a sweet treat to finish it off. Let’s make some yummy food! – we have it all!

Birria Quesatacos with Consomé

Birria Quesatacos with Consomme by Gimme From Scratch
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Imagine biting into a crispy corn tortilla, filled with tender, shredded birria meat and melted Oaxaca cheese, then dipping it into a rich, flavorful broth. The burst of flavors and gooey melted cheese make these Birria Tacos with Consomé irresistibly mouthwatering.

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Chicken Flautas

Chicken Flautas by Aleka's Get Together
Photo Credit: Aleka’s Get Together

The result is a mouthwatering combination of textures and flavors that will leave you and your guests wanting more. With this recipe, you can easily whip up a batch of Chicken Flautas in no time and impress your family and friends with your culinary skills.

It’s a great snack or appetizer to serve both kids and adults at your next Mexican themed fiesta!

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4 Ingredient Guacamole

4 Ingredient Guacamole by Resplendent Kitchen
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Are you ready to make the perfect guacamole? This simple 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe will have you making this delicious, creamy, and healthy dip in no time!

All it takes is a few simple ingredients and just a few minutes. Whether you’re entertaining guests or looking for an easy snack that packs a punch with flavor, this amazing guacamole recipe delivers. So grab your ripe avocados, garlic, and fresh lime!

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Mexican Paletas Popsicles

Mexican Paletas Popsicles by Budget Delicious
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These colorful Mexican Paletas (fruity popsicles), made with four ingredients are easy to make and refreshing on hot summer days.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Paletas Popsicles

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado

Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado by As Easy As Apple Pie
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This Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser! It’s incredibly easy to make and filled with vibrant colors, delicious flavors, and satisfying textures. The best part? You can have it ready in just 20 minutes. Whether you prefer it warm or cold, it’s the perfect side dish for any summer picnic or BBQ gathering.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla by J Cooking Odyssey
Photo Credit: J Cooking Odyssey

Look no further than these Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas for your mid-week meal. These healthy vegetarian quesadillas are packed with fresh vegetables and use low-fat cheese. They are so easy to make but most importantly taste absolutely delicious!

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla

Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

Mexican Tater Tot Casserole by Well Fed Baker
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This Mexican Tater Tot Casserole is a perfect blend of spiced chicken, black beans, jalapeños, and cheese, topped with crispy tater tots. Ideal for family dinners or potlucks, this easy and delicious recipe brings a zesty twist to your favorite comfort food.

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Mexican Fiestada Pizza

Mexican Fiestada Pizza by Healthy Kids Recipes
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If your family loves tacos and pizza, try this easy Mexican Fiestada Pizza recipe for a match made in heaven! This homemade Mexican pizza is easy to customize with your favorite taco-style fixings for an easy weeknight meal the whole family will devour.

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Sopaipillas by I Heart Eating
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

Best Sopaipilla recipe! This easy sopaipilla recipe makes 12 light and airy pieces of fried dough that are coated in cinnamon sugar.

Get the Recipe: Sopaipillas

Chicken Fajita Tacos

Chicken Fajita Tacos by Mid Wexican
Photo Credit: Mid Wexican

Chicken Fajita Tacos are a delicious and easy meal go-to when food needs to hit the table quickly – a homemade fajita seasoning shines in this simple chicken fajita recipe, but packaged fajita mix works beautifully when time is short.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Fajita Tacos

Easy Pork Carnitas – Mexican Pulled Pork

Easy Pork Carnitas – Mexican Pulled Pork by Xoxo Bella
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Having an easy pork carnitas recipe up your sleeve is always a good idea. Mexican pulled pork flavoured with lime and orange juice, slow cooked for hours, always comes out perfect and is delicious served as street tacos in corn tortillas, burrito bowls or over rice. You could even enjoy it as a filling for baked potatoes. You just can’t go wrong with this Crispy Pork Carnitas recipe.

Get the Recipe: Easy Pork Carnitas – Mexican Pulled Pork

Beef Enchilada Pasta (One Pan Meal)

Beef Enchilada Pasta (One Pan Meal) by Semi Homemade Kitchen
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If you’re a fan of Mexican flavors and quick, one-pan meals, you’re in for a treat with this Beef Enchilada Pasta recipe! This delightful fusion of cheesy, savory goodness brings together the best of both worlds, making it a go-to dinner option for busy nights.

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Elote Fries

Elote Fries by Piper Cooks
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Elote Fries are an easy weeknight meal with tasty, simple, budget-friendly ingredients and big flavors. Load up your fries with Mexican street corn inspired toppings like lime-infused grilled corn, chili and lime seasoning, grated cheese and crumbled cheese, and a Mexican crema sauce. Top it with Charritos, spicy peanuts, pickled red onions, and more lime for tangy, cheesy, spiced, and delicious loaded fries.

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Oven Baked Nachos

Oven Baked Nachos by Free Your Fork
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This easy Oven Baked Nachos recipe leans on simple ingredients and bake for just 10 minutes! Store bought tortilla chips, shredded cheese, salsa, and canned beans makes for quick prep (perfect for a snack, appetizer, or last minute dinner idea!).

Get the Recipe: Oven Baked Nachos

Mexican S’mores

Mexican S’mores by Budget Delicious
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These campfire treats are warm and melty with a delicious cinnamon flavor for a tasty campfire treat that can also be enjoyed indoors.

Get the Recipe: Mexican S’mores

Mexican Lasagna with Tortillas

Mexican Lasagna with Tortillas by Evolving Table
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This cheesy Mexican Lasagna recipe is a family favorite! Easily make it by layering corn tortillas with a taco-seasoned ground beef mixture, salsa, black beans and cheese. Bake it in the oven for a busy weeknight dinner or save it as a freezer-friendly casserole, perfect for last-minute meals or bringing to loved ones!

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Mango Avocado Salsa

Mango Avocado Salsa by J Cooking Odyssey
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This Mango Avocado Salsa with pineapple is fresh, zingy and complements so many dishes. The salsa is so easy and quick to put together. It’s delicious, pretty, customizable and is filled with Indian alphonso mango, pineapple and avocado – and the secret ingredient? Passionfruit.

Get the Recipe: Mango Avocado Salsa

Easy Mexican Cornbread

Easy Mexican Cornbread by Cooking Gorgeous
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This Mexican-Inspired Cornbread is both effortless and incredibly tasty, made with a blend of cornmeal, flour, cheddar cheese, green onions, and jalapenos.

Get the Recipe: Easy Mexican Cornbread

Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)

Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup) by Skinny Spatula
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Albondigas Soup is a hearty and comforting Mexican soup made with flavorful, juicy meatballs in a delicious tomato-based broth. It’s also packed full of veggies for a balanced meal the entire family will enjoy.

Get the Recipe: Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)

Mexican Chocolate Cake

Mexican Chocolate Cake by Vintage Kitchen Notes
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It’s a super moist chocolate cake with a touch of cinnamon and spice for a little kick. A one-bowl recipe that can be made as a sheet or layer cake, cupcakes, or bundt cake. The topping is a smooth cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Both parts can be made in advance.

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Chicken Mole with Homemade Mole Sauce

Chicken Mole with Homemade Mole Sauce by The Forked Spoon
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Mexican Mole Sauce is made with layers of complex and bold flavors, simmered together over a long period of time before being blended until smooth. Learn how to make this delicious chicken mole and serve with warm rice, beans, wrapped in tortillas, or drizzled over your favorite tacos, nachos, and veggies.

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Steak Fajitas

Steak Fajitas by Confetti and Bliss
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These sizzling Steak Fajitas feature tender, marinated strips of succulent steak grilled to perfection. Nestled beside this savory goodness, are sautéed peppers and onions. Tuck these beef fajitas into warm corn tortillas or flour tortillas. Serve with your favorite garnishes.

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Mexican Potatoes

Mexican Potatoes by Recipes From a Pantry
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Mexican Potatoes is a zesty side dish that pairs perfectly with your favorite Mexican-inspired main dishes. Whip up this easy baked Mexican Potatoes recipe for a Taco Tuesday you won’t forget!

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Elote Dip

Elote Dip by Peel with Zeal
Photo Credit: Peel with Zeal

Elote Dip is the recipe that’s going to take your Cinco de Mayo party or Taco Tuesday to a whole new level! This hearty Tex-Mex dip is made from charred corn, cream cheese, mayo, plenty of cheese, and the zestiest flavors, like garlic, paprika, chili powder, and fresh lime zest.

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Slow-Cooker Pork Posole

Slow-Cooker Pork Posole by Saving Dessert
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This popular Mexican stew has a deep rich flavor and a warming heat from the earthy chipotles in adobo sauce. While canned chipotles are not typically used in a posole recipe, it’s a great shortcut in place of the hard-to-find dried ancho and guajillo chiles that must be toasted and rehydrated. This recipe may not be completely authentic, but it sure is tasty!

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pork Posole

Pollo Asado – Mexican Style Grilled Chicken

Pollo Asado - Mexican Style Grilled Chicken by Chicken Fried Kitchen
Photo Credit: Chicken Fried Kitchen

Pollo Asado is a perfect blend of smoky, tangy, and savory flavors, and it can be served as the main course or as part of a bigger meal. It pairs perfectly in a bowl or on tacos, with Elote en Vaso used as a topping. So grab your apron, fire up the grill, and get ready to discover the delicious and timeless flavors of Pollo Asado.

Get the Recipe: Pollo Asado – Mexican Style Grilled Chicken

Crockpot Mexican Casserole with Ground Beef

Crockpot Mexican Casserole with Ground Beef by Haute and Healthy Living
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Looking for a low-prep dinner for those busy weeknights? This Crockpot Mexican Casserole is bursting with your favorite Mexican flavors, yet it’s so much cheaper and healthier than getting takeout at a local restaurant!

Get the Recipe: Crockpot Mexican Casserole with Ground Beef

Easy Mexican Tuna Salad

Easy Mexican Tuna Salad by Somebody Feed Seb
Photo Credit: Somebody Feed Seb

Awaken your taste buds with a spin on a traditional tuna salad! Ensalada De Atun, or a Mexican Tuna Salad, is a versatile recipe that can be served many different ways for easy dinners or a quick lunch for the whole family! This Mexican tuna recipe uses mainly pantry ingredients, but is extremely flavoursome, high in protein and budget-friendly!

Get the Recipe: Easy Mexican Tuna Salad

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas by Saving Dessert
Photo Credit: Saving Dessert

This Easy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe is quick, flavorful and satisfying, and I bet you’re going to love it as much as I do.

Get the Recipe: Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Blackened Fish Tacos

Blackened Fish Tacos by Living Chirpy
Photo Credit: Living Chirpy

These Blackened Fish Tacos are a great homemade alternative to restaurant fish tacos. They’re served with a delicious homemade coleslaw, pico de gallo and cajun remoulade.

Get the Recipe: Blackened Fish Tacos

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I love to share recipes with real ingredients that are both sweet and savory (especially sweet:) My mission with Gimme From Scratch is to inspire you with recipes that will bring your families together in the kitchen. I'm introverted at heart but know how important socializing can be for maintaining good relationships, when writing not only am looking forward to sharing information - It's also building connections between readers who love good food as much as I do!

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