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20 Easy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

20 Easy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these easy Mexican-inspired recipes for mini eats, appetizers and meals!
By Burn The Wine

You can hit up your local Mexican restaurant on Cinco de Mayo – or better yet, you can make some fun eats right at home.

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and you know what that means – a perfect opportunity for tasty foods and a party!

These recipes are inspired by Mexican favorites but are easy, doable versions. You don’t wanna fall short of the occasion – nacho party (it’s totally a pun, guys, c’mon!).

Here’s a fantastico list of some tasty favorites guaranteed to please.


1. Honey Lime Enchiladas

As delicious as the restaurant version, but you've got this one! So easy and so fun to serve up for a Mexican celebration.


2. Taco Cupcakes

Ok, so we might be taking liberties here. With tacos. And cupcakes. And even wontons. But, DUDE! These are incredible!


3. Chorizo Mexican Breakfast Pizza

I have to tell you that I am terribly excited about the delicious corn and bean combo all over this tasty pizza. Slice it up in small squares for amazing appetizers! 


4. Sopa Seca (Mexican Noodle Casserole)

The difference between this and spaghetti? The noodles are toasted first, then combined with a flavorful tomato sauce. The noodles soak up the sauce while they bake and the result is just delish.


5. Roasted Red Pepper Guacamole

Kick up your guac with roasted red peppers. Not only do they add flavor, they add great color too!


6. Mini Spicy Chicken Bites

Cinco party? Yeah, you've gotta have these.


7. Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole

Shredded chicken, cheese, and tasty tortilla chips are combined for a fiesta in your mouth. 


8. Mexican Hash Brown Breakfast Cupcakes

ZOUNDS! Get your spicy potato on with the super-cute savory cupcake featuring Betty Crocker Seasoned Skillets hash brown potatoes and Old El Paso chopped green chiles. Easy as uno, dos, tres!


9. Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

These cute little roll-ups are big on flavor. Prepare to eat them by the fistful.


10. Slow Cooker Barbacoa

Employing the use of your slow cooker will help free up your time for other party-related shenanigans, like making your piñata. 


11. Mini Taco Pies

Similar to #2, but these mini-pies feature a Bisquick base. Take your pick!


12. Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili

Oh man, I hope you're ready to spice up your life and try out this great chicken chili recipe. 


13. Taco Braid

A few easy ingredients and nimble fingers are all you need to make this magical and delicious bread braid that's stuffed with taco filling.


14. Tacos Al Pastor

For traditional pork tacos, here's your step-by-step how-to!


15. Spicy Mexican Corn Chowder

Easy and filling, this chowder is a kicky way to please your dinner guests.


16. Cinco de Mayo Glazed Chicken Wings

These wings will be a buffet table hit at your Cinco party!


17. 7-Layer Bean Dip

This party fave is perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Just add chips!


18. Chicken-Chile Quesadillas

Eat these for lunch or dinner, or slice them in smaller pieces for appetizers.


19. Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

What could satisfy your Mexican food cravings better than cheese (and more cheese) and chicken wrapped in tortillas?


20. Chip-Crusted Jalapeño Poppers

If you enjoy a kick in your appetizer, try these!