No Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without amazing Mexican food and drink. To help you celebrate this fun-filled day, Grits and Pinecones and I have partnered to showcase 39 of our best Mexican inspired recipes. This all-inclusive Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup takes you from spicy beginnings to delectable endings and everything in between….
Cinco de Mayo
Cheesy Salsa Dip in a Bread Bowl is an amazing appetizer to serve at your Cinco de Mayo celebration. You will absolutely love the blending of flavors and the taste. You can serve it with tortilla chips, fresh veggies, toasted bread cubes, etc. It’s a snap to put together, and can be made ahead of…
No Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without a Margarita. Take your festivities to the next level with this Ultimate Frozen Margarita. It’s made with fresh lime juice, and Grand Marnier rather than the standard Triple Sec. One sip and you’ll be hooked!
Pico de Gallo is the perfect addition to your Cinco de Mayo festivities. This super simple condiment uses only a few fresh ingredients, but is huge on flavor. Use it to dress up tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, taco salad, and more, for out of this world flavor.
Easy Cheesy Mexican Rice with Chicken is just in time for Cinco de Mayo. It’s an amazing one-pot meal with an incredible blend of flavors and textures. It makes a lot, so be prepared for yummy leftovers!
If you like nachos, you’ll absolutely love this Easy Cheesy Nacho Casserole. I made it with a delicious spicy meat mixture with rice, two cheeses and sour cream. Then, I finished it off with additional cheese, tortilla chips, and an incredible nacho cheese sauce! It’s not only easy to make, but also can be made…
Enchiladas with Awesome Red Sauce – the name says it all! The enchiladas start with a spicy meat mixture wrapped in a tortilla shell. Then, they’re topped with an incredible red sauce, onions and cheese, and baked to bubbling perfection.
The combination of the Instant Pot, and dried Black Beans is a match made in heaven! With the Instant Pot, you can cook the unsoaked dried beans in 30 minutes. Instant Pot Smashed Black Beans are creamy, spicy, and oh so easy to make. On top of that, they’re absolutely delicious.
Mexican Wedding Cookies, are served at most weddings and celebrations in Mexico, and are perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Known as Polvorones, these buttery confections are packed with a toasted pecans and dusted with confectioners’ sugar. They literally melt in your mouth and break into fine crumbs, leaving the extra crunch of the toasted pecans.
Mexican Key Lime Tartlets with Cream Cheese Pastry are a perfect end to your Cinco de Mayo feast. Their awesome blend of tart and sweet will have you clamoring for more of these delectable bite-sized morsels. What’s even better is that the shells and the key lime mixture can be made ahead of time, and assembled right…