30 Easy Mexican Recipes

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Explore this unique collection of 30 Easy Mexican recipes, perfect for any occasion. Discover the perfect dish for your next meal or celebration, from traditional favorites to exciting modern twists.

Includes recipes suitable for gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets. Weight Watchers points are included in some recipes.

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Planning a Cinco de Mayo party, a Taco Tuesday party, a Mexican-themed party, a next fiesta, or just a simple everyday lunch or dinner? Well, guess what? I have all the Mexican recipes for you!

This collection includes everyday traditional Mexican cuisine, Tex-Mex recipes, and other fusion recipes everyone will love. Yeap, these are the dishes you’ll find yourself whipping up for all sorts of occasions! #muydelicioso

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These Mexican food recipes include appetizers, snacks, mains, drinks, and desserts like tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, cheese dips, nachos, empanadas, homemade tortilla chips, taquitos, and margaritas.

All you have to do now is read on, then decide which ones you want to make first!

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Walking Taco Casserole

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Get ready to fall in love with the ultimate comfort food delight, the Walking Taco Casserole. With layers of flavorful ground beef, gooey cheese, and the satisfying crunch of Fritos, this dish is a guaranteed winner for both weeknight dinners and lively gatherings alike.

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Refried Bean Dip

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You need a few home staple ingredients, obviously refried beans, to whip up this easy refried bean dip. This is the perfect dip for a delicious addition to any Mexican meal, including tacos, quesadillas, nachos, and more. This is really one of my favorite taco toppings.

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Ground Chicken Chili

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This Ground Chicken Chili recipe is flavorful, satisfying, quick, and easy to make using everyday pantry staples. Don’t forget the sour cream.

This is perfect for busy weeknight dinners and your weekly meal prep.

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Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

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You only need a few pantry staple ingredients and a few minutes of hands-on time to make this family favorite Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas. Ready in no time at all, these can be a healthy weeknight dinner option.

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John Wayne Casserole

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Get ready for an unforgettable flavor with this John Wayne Casserole. Packed with seasoned beef, fresh vegetables, and a golden biscuit topping, this hearty casserole can be on your table in just 1 hour! Tex Mex food at its best.

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Chicken Fajita Casserole

Chicken Fajita casserole in a white casserole dish.
Photo: Budget Delicious

Tender seasoned chicken, onions, peppers, and loads of melty cheese. Everything you love about fajitas in a simple-to-make casserole that you can prepare in advance and toss in the oven for a quick and delicious dinner tonight. 

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Mexican Potatoes

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Mexican Potatoes is a flavorful appetizer or side dish that pairs perfectly with your favorite Mexican-inspired main dishes. So so good.

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Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas Casserole

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Indulge in all the flavors of Mexican cuisine with this simple and foolproof Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas recipe! This hearty and delicious casserole, made with everyday pantry staples, is the perfect solution for a satisfying meal.

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Homemade Guacamole

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Take all your favorite Mexican dishes to the next level with this simple Guacamole that is easy to make with a few everyday ingredients.

Serve this perfectly flavored avocado salsa dip with a whole load of chips. Sprinkle on some cotija cheese for extra flavor.

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Chicken Tinga

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Looking to take your chicken tacos to a new level? You are going to love this simple Chicken Tinga recipe. This easy recipe comes together so quickly, and the flavor is incredible.

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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

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Experience the Ultimate Crockpot Chicken Fajitas Feast with Zero Hassle! This foolproof family favorite bursts with flavor adapts to any palate and keeps your budget in check.

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Chicken Fajita Salad

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Your whole family will absolutely love this easy Chicken Fajita Salad! Homemade seasoned, juicy chicken fajitas, crisp lettuce, creamy avocado, and a delicious cilantro lime salad dressing make a great weeknight meal that comes together in less than 20 minutes.

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Chicken Quesadillas

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Easy to make with a few everyday ingredients, these Chicken Quesadillas are a great party appetizer – as you just cut them up into wedges and add all your favorite dips. They are the perfect grab-and-go treat. The best Mexican food ever.

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Air Fryer Empanadas

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Air fryer empanadas are filled with a tender flavorful beef filling and air fried until crispy on the outside. I love dipping these in loaded enchilada sauce.

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Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

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These golden crunchy Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are totally addictive and incredibly easy to make with just 2 essential ingredients. Just make a big batch and serve with loads of dips.

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Instant Pot Chicken Nachos

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Instant Pot Chicken Nachos are a totally crave-worthy combo of Mexican and BBQ flavors. This easy shredded chicken nachos recipe is great for Cinco de Mayo, game day appetizers, anytime snacking, or even simple dinners. Serve with a Mexican Street corn salad.

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Mexican Deviled Eggs

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These Mexican Deviled Eggs are a tasty take on a classic. They are easy to whip up and ideal as a party appetizer and protein-packed delicious snack or even as a side dish.

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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

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Homemade seasoned, juicy chicken breast with smoky veggies makes a healthy and tasty weeknight meal that comes together in just minutes. Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas for the win.

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Mexican Cheese Dip

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Homemade Mexican cheese dip is cheesy, creamy, and just as flavorful as what you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant.

 A delicious combination of Mexican cheeses, jalapenos, Mexican tomatoes, and salsa, this easy-melted cheese dip recipe is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesdays, game days, or any occasion. 

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Wendy’s Chili Recipe Copycat

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When the weather starts to get cooler, and you seek more comfort food, Wendy’s Chili is about as comforting as it gets. This budget-friendly recipe has so many uses, freezes well, is perfect for meal prep, and can be made to serve your family or a large crowd. 

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Pico De Gallo – Chipotle Copycat

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Pico de gallo translates to “rooster’s beak.” It’s an odd name, and the origin has been lost to time, but the tasty concoction can also be called fresh tomato salsa or fresh sauce. The lime juice is so refreshing. Pico is a light, fresh, and healthy addition to any Mexican meal.

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Chili Nachos

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This really easy Air Fryer Nachos dish is a delicious southwestern meal the whole family will love. Even better is that they are made with leftover pantry staples and cook in less than 5 minutes with minimal prep work. #winningatthiscookingthing.

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Mexican Corn Ribs

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Making Mexican Corn Ribs is a fun twist on traditional corn on the cob. These infamous corn ribs really are the perfect appetizer, party food, snack, or side dish. 

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Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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This zesty pineapple salsa is easy to make with a few everyday ingredients. Enjoy it with chips, or serve it with chicken, fish, or your favorite traditional Mexican dish. 

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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos are crispy on the outside with a cheesy, creamy filling.

Made with rotisserie chicken and canned corn and beans, you won’t be spending a lot of time on meal prep for this easy crispy chicken taquitos recipe. Simple Mexican cuisine at its finest.

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Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

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This creamy Chicken Chicken Fajita Pasta is one of those flavorful comfort food one-pot meals that cooks fast in the Instant Pot, making it the perfect meal for your busy family. 

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Birrara Tacos

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Beef Birria Tacos – These bad boys are the social media superstars regarding tacos, and for a good reason. They are supremely flavorful, juicy, and spicy, with the perfect blend of chili peppers for smokey perfection.

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Baked Ground Beef Burritos

Beef enchiladas on a white plate with rice.
Photo: Wonky Wonderful

Baked Ground Beef Burritos are a great weeknight dinner. Beef, spices, and cream cheese tucked into tortillas, then topped with cheese. Easy to make as green or red enchiladas and add your Mexican rice.

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Drinks and Desserts

Jalapeno Strawberry Margarita

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Whilst not an appetizer, this is one of my most popular party drinks. What is better than a Strawberry Margarita? An awesomely upgraded version like this Jalapeño Strawberry Margarita Recipe, instead.

It is full of sweetness from the fresh strawberries, but not overly sweet, warmth from the tequila, and a hint of spice from the jalapeño pepper. #allthegoodthings.

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Melon Agua Fresca Recipe

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Fruity Agua Fresca is a light and refreshing Mexican fruit drink made with simple everyday, all-natural ingredients and perfect for summer, Cinco de Mayo, cookouts, and more.

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Mexican Paletas Popsicles

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These colorful Mexican Paletas (fruity popsicles), made with four ingredients, are easy to make and refreshing on hot summer days.

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Even More Mexican Recipes

Looking for even more delicious Mexican dishes to try? Check out my collection of 21 Easy Mexican Appetizers, all perfect for serving at any fiesta!

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