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Cinco de Mayo Recipes

12+ Cinco de Mayo recipes that include tacos, bakes, dinner bowls and more! Simple, delicious and quick to make at home! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

If you’re looking to create a delicious little fiesta at home for Cinco de Mayo, then make sure to keep scrolling for some delicious and easy Mexican food ideas. These Cinco de Mayo recipes include tacos, bowls, casseroles, salsas, dessert and more!

Classic Tacos

Create a make-your-own taco night for Cinco de Mayo! Put out all of your favourite toppings in a buffet style and let everyone make their own tacos. Fill classic ground beef tacos (made with homemade taco seasoning) or these Turkey or Chicken Tacos with ingredients such as cheese, pico de gallo salsa, mango, tomatoes, purple cabbage, lettuce, green onion, peppers, avocado, cilantro, sour cream, rice, beans and any of your favourite toppings. Don’t forget the flour tortillas or our favourite, corn tortillas!

More Ideas for Tacos

Spicy Orange Steak Tacos

These Spicy Orange Steak Tacos are SO delicious and flavourful. Filled with flavourful flank steak that’s been marinated in a sweet and spicy orange/soy sauce, fresh mango salsa, cilantro and roasted peanuts.

Mexican Street Corn Bowl

Make this Mexican Street Corn Chicken Bowl for dinner tonite! All the flavours of a Mexican Street Corn salad with taco seasoned grilled chicken, fresh toppings and a squeeze of lime juice. So good.

Mexican Dinner Bowls

Think of these Mexican Dinner Bowls as deconstructed burritos! Bowls filled with beef, taco seasoning, rice, corn, beans, tomatoes, cabbage, bell peppers, red onion and fresh lime wedges, all drizzled in a delicious cilantro lime dressing. Delicious!

Creamy Corn Dip

If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious appetizer for a Cinco de Mayo party, this Creamy Corn Dip is it! This recipe makes a big batch and can easily be doubled. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips. So good.

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Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

These Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels are great served as an appetizer or lunch! Delicious, flavourful little bites…with cream cheese, taco spice, peppers, onions, cilantro, salsa and cheddar cheese!

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

These Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers are filled with spiced ground chicken, black beans, tomatoes, onions and garlic. Baked and topped with loads of melted cheese! Serve with salsa.

Grilled Shrimp + Avocado Butter

These Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Butter are so easy to make! A little bit of lime, a little bit of heat, a whole lot of deliciousness.

Easy Mexican Rice Recipe

This spicy and flavourful Mexican Rice is a delicious side dish (so good with Mexican Grilled Shrimp). It’s also great on tacos!

Creamy Jalapeno Popper Penne

This family favourite Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Baked Penne is creamy, flavourful and so delicious! Have it ready and on the table in under 1 hour.

Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

This Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole is ready in 1 hour! Serve with fresh salsa, slices of avocado, and tortilla chips for dipping.

Classic Loaded Nachos

Keep it simple with a sheet pan of classic nachos! If you’re looking for the ultimate nacho recipe, look no further! These Loaded Nachos have everything you could want on them…all your favourite toppings including a recipe for homemade taco seasoning and homemade guacamole. Make them as an appetizer or enjoy as a meal.

Guacamole Recipe

This Cilantro, Garlic + Red Pepper Guacamole is our favourite guacamole recipe! Delicious with tortilla chips or with tacos.

Cheesy Hot Taco Dip

This Cheesy Baked Taco Dip is a layered dip with cream cheese, refried beans, salsa, peppers + onions, chicken and cheese! 

Sheet Pan Fajita Chicken Dinner

This is such a fun way to serve a fajita dinner without all of the work! Just line a pan with chicken, peppers and onions then season generously with taco seasoning, and you’ve got a Fajita Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner…so easy and delicious. Ready in less than 1 hour. Serve with flour or corn tortillas, extra salsa and fresh taco toppings.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

These Slow Cooker / Crockpot Chicken Fajitas are easy and delicious! Serve with all of your favourite toppings…chips, salsa, guacamole, cilantro… Then use the leftovers to make Fajita Soup.

Pineapple Cake

Don’t forget dessert! This easy Pineapple Cake is aperfect ending to a tasty Cinco de Mayo dinner!

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I hope you enjoy these Mexican recipes! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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