The Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Recipe Collection

Can you believe it? May is upon us! You know what that means: The countdown to Summer is ON and Cinco de Mayo is around the corner!  High fives to us all for being on the tail end of another school year full of too much homework, packing endless lunches & too little sleep. Hang in there and the kiddos will be arguing and complaining about being bored before we know it.

With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I decided to put together a HUMONGOUS list of our all time favorite Mexican recipes. I divided them into categories for easier menu planning and hope this inspires QUITE a fiesta at your house!

Before you start making your menu do we have an awesome tip for you: How to store cilantro to keep it fresh for DAYS! <– We were doing it ALL WRONG!

Mix and Match these Cinco de Mayo recipes to create your own feast. Better yet, make a whole week of it!

Appetizers, Dips, & Sides

Chili Con Queso Final

The BEST Chili con Queso
Easy Dump Salsa
3 Ingredient Queso Blanco
Pico de Gallo
Greg’s Guacamole
Mexican Layered Bean Dip
Cilantro Rice
Carnitas Nachos
Jalapeno Creamed Corn
‘Doctored Up’ Canned Refried Beans
Baked Shredded Chicken Taquitos


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Burritos & Enchiladas

Crockpot beef burritos final

Caramelized Onion & White Chicken Enchiladas
Crock Pot Shredded Beef Burritos
Taco Bell Enchiritos {At Home}

Tacos & Fajitas

Flavorful Chicken Fajitas Final

Double Decker Baked Tacos
Flavorful Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas


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Casseroles & Other Entrees

Preacher's Mexican Macaroni Casserole final

Pollo Loco
Chili Rellenos
Beefy Mexican Doritos Casserole
Taco Meatloaf
Chicken & Doritos Casserole
White Chicken Enchiladas Casserole
Preacher’s {Mexican} Macaroni Casserole

Salads & Marinades

Catelina Taco Salad Final
Chipotle Burrito Bowl
Best Ever Fajita Marinade (for steak & chicken)
Aunt Sue’s Taco Salad
World Famous Taco Salad

Desserts & Drinks

fried ice cream margarita final

White Rose Infused Sangria
Mango Peach Sangria
El Bee’s Margaritas
Margaritas Fruit Salad
Mexican Chocolate Frosted Brownies
”Fried” Ice Cream Pie


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We hope your family has a huge fiesta with these delicious Cinco de Mayo recipes!

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With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I decided to put together a HUMONGOUS list of our all time favorite Mexican recipes.