Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some of our favorite Tex-Mex recipes! Chips and salsa, enchiladas, fajitas, and quesadillas make the perfect easy dinner served with a delicious margarita!

Collage of Cinco de Mayo recipes

I LOVE Mexican and Tex-Mex food so I’m all about celebrating on Cinco de Mayo. We’ve got everything from party food to easy family dinner recipes. Whatever you need to add a little flavor on May 5th!

So mix up some Cinco de Mayo drinks and set out a spread of Cinco de Mayo dips, salsas, and choose your favorite Tex-Mex dinner whether it’s tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, or quesadillas. We’ve got quick and easy twists on classic recipes that you’re whole family will love.

Dips and Salsas

I love nothing more than some chips and salsa to go along with a delicious Tex-Mex dinner, the hard part is figuring out which salsa to pick. We’ve got your traditional tomato salsa, fruit salsa (add some chicken for delicious Mango Chicken Salad), and delicious dessert salsa’s served with cinnamon chips.

If you’re having a party take it to the next level with an additional dip that captures all of those Tex-Mex flavors that you can scoop right up onto a chip! Corn, beans, sour cream, and guacamole are essentials!

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bowl with Mango Salsa
Mango Salsa
This easy mango salsa recipe combines sweet mango with savory red onions, and a creamy avocado for a healthy salsa recipe that everyone will love. 
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fresh pico de gallo with lime slices on top
Salsa Fresca
Salsa Fresca, is a fresh tomato salsa filled with sun-ripened tomatoes, crunchy onions, fragrant garlic and cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. It is a bright, fresh salsa recipe that makes a great addition to any meal.
Scoop of fruit salsa on a baked cinnamon chip
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
This easy Fruit Salsa is made with sweetened fresh fruit that you scoop up with crisp, homemade cinnamon chips. It’s a delicious summer salsa that is perfect for parties and potlucks!
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make ahead 7 Layer Dip in glass dish
Mexican 7 Layer Dip
Mexican 7 Layer Dip is an easy dip to make for parties. Layers Tex-Mex flavors come together in to make a simple cold dip to serve with tortilla chips.
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red pepper slice with Creamy Jalapeno Corn Dip on it
Creamy Jalapeño Corn Dip
Creamy jalapeno corn dip is the perfect cold dip for summer parties. Make it ahead of time and bring this side to your next barbecue, picnic or potluck!
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Easy Taco Dinners

Enjoy tacos for Cinco de Mayo whether it’s a classic like our pork tacos, or a delicious keto take on tacos where the shell is made from cheddar cheese (yum!!). Simple recipes with lots of flavor will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Pulled Pork Tacos on platter
Pulled Pork Tacos
Shredded pork on corn tortillas with your choice of toppings make this pulled pork taco recipe a quick, easy, and delicious meal!
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Instant pot Pork Belly Tacos
Instant Pot Pork Belly Tacos
Instant Pot Pork Belly Tacos are melt-in-your-mouth, tender, braised pork belly, coated in a sweet and spicy sauce, served in a mini corn tortilla. They are the ultimate game day snack!
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Hand holding a keto taco made with a cheese taco shell
Keto Tacos
These easy cheese taco shells are perfect for making Keto Tacos! Baked cheddar cheese formed into the shape of a taco and filled with seasoned ground beef for a low carb taco night!
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Enchiladas are my absolute favorite Tex-Mex meal. Traditionally they are made with corn tortillas rolled around cheese, chicken, or beef, and covered in sauce before baking. We’ve put our own little spin on them by turning classic chicken and beef enchiladas into casseroles. For a more traditional version we also have an awesome recipe for enchiladas filled with tender braised beef.

Beef Enchilada Casserole on a fork
Beef Enchilada Casserole
Beef Enchilada Casserole is layers of seasoned ground beef, cheese, enchilada sauce, and soft flour tortillas baked until everything is hot and bubbly. It’s an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!
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top down shot of chicken enchilada casserole recipe in a dish
Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole is layers of soft tortillas, spicy chicken, melted cheese, and a rich, red enchilada sauce.
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braised beef barbacoa enchiladas
Beer Braised Beef Enchiladas
These easy beer braised beef enchiladas as tender beef barbacoa cooked in a flavorful sauce and cooked inside flour tortillas topped with sauce and cheese. 
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I make fajitas for my family all the time. They are so easy to throw together, peppers, onion, beef or chicken, and a simple homemade spice mix all cooked together for a delicious meal that you serve on flour tortillas. Make them in the oven or try a fun twist on this classic recipe by turning it into a pasta salad or delicious grilled skewers.

Oven Chicken Fajitas in less than 30 minutes
Oven Chicken Fajitas
Oven chicken fajitas are a super simple and keto friendly dinner your family will love! It requires very little prep and cooks up in less than an hour for an easy meal any day.
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easy potluck Steak Fajita Pasta Salad
Steak Fajita Pasta Salad
Perfectly cooked fajita steak and vegetables tossed with pasta and topped with a glorious dressing that brings all of the flavors of this Fajita Pasta Salad together.
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chicken fajita skewers with lime slices
Grilled Chicken Fajita Skewers
These Grilled Chicken Fajita Skewers have all of the flavors of a classic fajita on a stick!
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Quesadillas are like a Mexican grilled cheese. Flour tortillas filled with cheese and then toasted on each side until the outside if crisp and the inside is fully of melty cheese and meat. They are a great dinner idea for kids and adults on Cinco de Mayo, make a few and serve with chips and salsa.

three stack ingredients to make Chicken Quesadillas on a black plate
Chicken Quesadillas
Crispy, cheesy chicken quesadillas are good for lunch, snack, or dinner. Comfort food at it's best!
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Pulled Pork Quesadillas on a black plate with jalapeno slices
Pulled Pork Quesadillas
These Pulled Pork Quesadillas use tender, delicious pulled pork to make an easy weeknight dinner or a quick and delicious lunch!
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