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20+ Recipes Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

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Enjoy this list of the best Cinco de Mayo recipes you can easily whip up for a fiesta with your loved ones! Salsas, enchiladas, Mexican casseroles, and more!

I always love a good reason to celebrate, throw a party, and gather my loved ones around for some yummy food and fun. And, Cinco de Mayo is no exception. Over the years I have accumulated quite the amount of Mexican-inspired recipes. In this roundup post, I’ve pulled them all together in one place for your convenience.

From yummy salsas and guacamole to Mexican casseroles, there is just about anything you could ever want to cook for this special day in this recipe round up. So, call or text your friends and/or family and plan a special get together. Because I’ve got all your bases covered for your fun Cinco de Mayo menu.

Ultimate List of Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Enjoy this list of the best Cinco de Mayo recipes you can easily whip up for a fiesta with your loved ones! Salsas, enchiladas, Mexican casseroles, and more!

Pickle de Gallo

It’s just like pico de gallo but with pickles! If you love pickles half as much as I do, you will absolutely devour this Pickle de Gallo! And, what a fun conversation starter for your Cinco de Mayo. Whip this up and watch as your guests go from intrigue to indulging every last scoop of this popular Mexican salsa with a fun little twist.

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Lazy Man’s Salsa

Sometimes plain ol’ jarred salsa just won’t do. This recipe for my Lazy Man’s Salsa is one of those that is so quick and easy, folks won’t believe you when you say it took mere minutes to put together. You simply combine my list of simple ingredients, and refrigerate for a few hours so all those flavors marry. Then, set it out and watch your Cinco de Mayo guest gobble it up!

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Guacamole

My homemade Guacamole recipe is so simple anyone can make it. With only four simple ingredients and little mixing, your guests will eat up this guacamole and be begging for more!

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Salsa Chicken Dip

What began as a fun Facebook live challenge turned out to be an absolutely delicious dip your Cinco de Mayo guests will love. The folks watching a Facebook live I hosted challenged me and some of my food blogger friends to make a dish out of a few ingredients we had on hand. The result was this really delicious Salsa Chicken Dip. It’s a hearty dip that makes for an excellent fiesta appetizer to hold over your guests until meal time.

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Ranch Guacamole

Take your regular guacamole and bump it up a notch with my Ranch Guacamole recipe! This 4-ingredient, flavor-filled Ranch Guacamole is the perfect blend of smooth and tangy. The only thing that’s better than the taste, is just how easy it is to make.  All you need to do is to smash up 4 avocados, then stir in some lime juice, mayo, and a packet of ranch dip mix.  It’s seriously that simple.

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Easiest Mexican Inspired Salsa Rice

This Easiest Mexican Inspired Salsa Rice tastes just like that rice at your favorite local Mexican place. No boxed Mexican rice ever got it quite right in my opinion. So, one day I got to work in the kitchen, and I finally nailed down a recipe that pretty much mimics those flavors we all love when we order up a plate of rice at the local Mexican restaurant. It’s delicious, super simple to make, and comes together in only 30 minutes! Enjoy!

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5 Ingredient Beef Enchiladas

This quick and easy beef enchilada recipe only calls for 5 ingredients. It’s the perfect main course for a busy weeknight and definitely the perfect dish if you need to make something super simple on Cinco de Mayo! This is one of my most popular recipes on the blog, and I completely understand why. And, you will too! Give it a try!

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Chicken Fajita Casserole

This Chicken Fajita Casserole has amazing flavor and is so easy to make with very few dishes to clean. Chicken, cheese, veggies, rice, and a delectable sauce combine for absolute perfection!

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Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad is a light, adaptable, and delicious salad that is bursting with incredible flavors and surprisingly easy to make. This salad offers endless customization possibilities. Whether you prefer sliced black olives, fresh corn, or all the Mexican-style ingredients, once you master the base recipe, you can tailor it to your liking and create your own signature version. Or better yet, deconstruct the ingredients and let your Cinco de Mayo guests build their own Taco Pasta Salad with all the fixing options! How fun!

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Cheesy Salsa Chicken and Rice

You will love the irresistible flavors of my Cheesy Salsa Chicken and Rice! This dish brings together the savory taste of yellow rice with the zesty kick of salsa, creating a perfect dish for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. What makes it even better is that everything cooks together in one dish, making preparation a breeze and cleanup a snap. This Cheesy Salsa Chicken and Rice is not only a delight for your taste buds but also a convenient and fuss-free meal that’s sure to become a favorite in your kitchen and a hit at your fiesta!

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Easy Taco Soup

I know it’s May and the weather may be a tad warm for soup… or so you think! If you’ve got a large crowd and you need something that is just about foolproof, then this Easy Taco Soup is the go-to recipe for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta! This classic and super easy 7-can Taco Soup recipe is simple and full of flavor! Serve over rice or with corn chips, topped with cheddar and sour cream!

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Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Pie

Prepare to be amazed by the mouthwatering flavors of Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Pie! This recipe is a fun twist on classic sour cream chicken enchiladas that you simply have to taste to believe. If you’re a fan of traditional enchiladas, you’ll love this new take that’s both easy to make and bursting with flavor. Once done, serve it with your favorite salsa or enchilada sauce for even more flavor. Get ready to enjoy every bite of this scrumptious Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Pie!

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Ultimate Enchilada Meatloaf

Here me out… meatloaf meets enchiladas. You’re going to have to trust me on this one, and give my Ultimate Enchilada Meatloaf a try! It’s a delicious, south-of-the-border, cheesy twist on meatloaf! This amazing dish is packed with tons of Mexican flavor from enchilada sauce, crushed tortilla chips, onions, garlic, green chiles, taco seasoning. And, it is filled with an entire block of cheddar cheese!  It is absolutely amazing!

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One-Pan Taco Pasta

This One-Pan Taco Pasta is like a deconstructed taco teamed up with pasta! It’s simple, delicious, and the perfect family weeknight skillet meal! Since it cooks in one skillet (yes, even the pasta), that means less time in the kitchen and more time with your Cinco de Mayo guests! And, save the leftovers! They are just as good reheated the next day!

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

This recipe for my Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas is perfect for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta! A pork shoulder is seasoned with a variety of flavorful spices and slow cooked until fall-apart tender. The meat is then shredded and crisped up under the broiler and used on tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, or even eaten just by itself!

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Beef Enchilada Crescent Roll-Ups

Don’t have much time to dedicate to cooking for your Cinco de Mayo meal? Try this delicious and easy-to-make Beef Enchilada Crescent Roll-Ups recipe! It combines the convenience of canned crescent rolls with always-delicious enchiladas.

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Mom’s Mexican Cornbread

Mom’s Mexican Cornbread is cheesy, delicious, and a skillet meal all by itself or a perfect side dish recipe. And, you control the spice level with optional jalapeños. Enjoy this Southern twist to your Cinco de Mayo spread.

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30 Minute Fiesta Chicken Soup

Going to be pressed for time this Cinco de Mayo? I have the perfect dish for you to make… 30 Minutes Fiesta Chicken Soup. It’s one of those set it and forget it type of meals. You put the chicken breasts and broth in a slow cooker in the morning and cook on low for about 8 hours. Then, that evening you finish up the recipe in less than 30 minutes!

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Loaded Brisket Nachos

Who doesn’t love loaded nachos. And why not try it with some delicious brisket?! My Loaded Brisket Nachos are a crowd favorite. It starts with a slow cooked brisket and ends with a spread of nachos topped with your favorite toppings! Your Cinco de Mayo guests could even take all the toppings and make their own plate of nachos. How fun!

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Chicken Enchilada Cornbread Casserole

This Chicken Enchilada Cornbread Casserole is cooked up in one skillet and absolutely delicious. The ooey-gooey goodness of the cheesy topping and the rich filling flavors of this casserole brings a comforting dish to your Cinco de Mayo table.

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Chicken Tamale Pie

This Chicken Tamale Pie is a variation of the classic Tamale Pie. My recipe calls for chicken, and I love to use a rotisserie chicken for added flavor, plus it makes it so easy.  I also like to use the sweet cornbread mix for the topping. I think the flavor variations between the chicken, sweet cornbread, and enchilada sauce is like a party in your mouth. Your Cinco de Mayo guests will be begging for your recipe!

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Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

This Creamy Chicken Enchiladas recipe only calls for 7 ingredients and features a creamy cream cheese addition. It’s the perfect recipe for a busy day when you still want to have a fun and festive meal on Cinco de Mayo!

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Southern Sheet Pan Nachos

Your Cinco de Mayo guests will be begging for this recipe! My Southern Sheet Pan Nachos feature melted pimiento cheese spread and smoky pulled pork combined on crispy, crunchy tortilla chips and topped off with your favorite nacho toppings like red onion, Serrano chilies, tomatoes, sour cream, and then the whole thing is drizzled with BBQ sauce.  Mercy! It’s Mexican nachos and Southern flavors all wrapped into one! Yes please!

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