Are you excited about Cinco De Mayo? We sure are! We are over here planning our menu and making sure we have some delicious recipes ready to go. We wanted to share our 16 favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes with you so you can have the perfect party, complete with incredible foods. Don’t worry; all of these recipes are nice and easy to make, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the fiesta!

Refried Bean Dip

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Refried beans, sour cream, cream cheese, and spices are blended together and served warm for the ultimate cheesy Refried Bean Dip! You will definitely want to pair it with tortilla chips for dipping.

Go to the recipe: Refried Bean Dip

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

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This Black Bean and Corn Salsa is a fun take on classic salsa options. The fresh corn goes so well with the citrusy lime juice and other crisp, fresh vegetables. It will be a hit with crispy tortilla chips!

Go to the recipe: Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Easy 4-Layer Fiesta Dip

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This Fiesta Dip combines four layers of goodness for a flavor-loaded dip. Salsa, taco-seasoned sour cream, cheese, olives, and green onions come together for a decadent appetizer that you can prepare in minutes.

To learn more: Easy 4-Layer Fiesta Dip

Taco Dip

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Take all the flavors you love about tacos, and combine them in an easy-to-eat Taco Dip! Tortilla chips, baby carrots, and slices of fresh bell peppers are perfect for scooping up every last bit.

Go to the recipe: Taco Dip

Queso Dip

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Make everyone’s favorite restaurant appetizer even better with this homemade Queso Dip. Garnish it with chopped cilantro, peppers, tomatoes, or anything you like for a pretty presentation and a festive touch.

Go to the recipe: Queso Dip

Corn Dip

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This Creamy Corn Dip is packed with yummy cheese and warm Mexican spices. It’s sweet, spicy, and the perfect way to celebrate. Pair it with chips or veggies, or use it as a condiment with your favorite main courses.

Go to the recipe: Creamy Corn Dip

Taco Pinwheels

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Taco Pinwheels have all the classic flavors of ground beef tacos in an easy-to-eat handheld bite. Store-bought crescent roll dough wraps around ground beef and cheese for a hearty appetizer that can double as a main course.

Go to the recipe: Taco Pinwheels

Cheesy Taco Sticks

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Dip these Taco Sticks into one of the dips I’ve mentioned above, or just enjoy them plain. They are plenty flavorful just on their own, with lots of familiar taco seasoning to keep things interesting.

Go to the recipe: Taco Sticks

Taco Ring

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This Taco Ring is a show-stopper of an appetizer! Seasoned taco meat and cheese are tucked into buttery crescent roll dough and piled with your favorite taco toppings! Guests can easily pull off bites for quick snacking, making this recipe great for a crowd.

Go to the recipe: Taco Ring

Sheet Pan Quesadillas

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Forget about making quesadillas one at a time. This cooking hack shows you how to utilize a sheet pan to make the crispiest and cheesiest Sheet Pan Quesadillas. With this nifty technique, you can say goodbye to standing over the stove top, and serve the whole party at once.

Go to the recipe: Sheet Pan Quesadillas

Sheet Pan Nachos

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The next time you need to make nachos for a crowd, pull out the sheet pan to make these Sheet Pan Nachos. All you have to do is layer the ingredients evenly, and you have a big-batch appetizer that offers an explosion of tastes and textures with each bite. You’ll never have to serve soggy nachos again!

Go to the recipe: Sheet Pan Nachos

7-Layer Dip

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If a four-layer dip isn’t enough for you, this 7-layer dip has got you covered. Creamy, cheesy, and savory, it has everything you love about a classic Tex-Mex dip, all in one bite.

Go to the recipe: 7-Layer Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip

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Spice up your appetizer selection this Cinco de Mayo with the Jalapeño Popper Dip. The zesty dip is easy to make and is such a crowd-pleaser. You might as well make two servings for your party, as it is guaranteed to go fast.

Go to the recipe: Jalapeno Popper Dip

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas cook for hours in a blend of Mexican-inspired spices and citrus juice. As a result, the meat becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender and ultra-flavorful. Use it as a base for burritos, soft tacos, and more!

Go to the recipe: Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Burrito Casserole

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This Burrito Casserole is made with juicy, Tex-Mex-flavored beef that’s layered with flour tortillas and lots of delicious cheese. It takes 20 minutes or less to make!

Go to the recipe: Burrito Casserole

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

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Crockpot your way to a Mexican-inspired dinner with these Chicken Fajitas. You can customize the recipe however you like, but don’t skip the lime wedges alongside! They add the perfect touch of citrusy zest to lighten up and balance out the dish.

Go to the recipe: Chicken Fajitas

More From All Things Mamma

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Your family will love these 21+ Hearty Ground Beef Recipes ranging from popular hamburger meat recipes to great casserole dishes!

Go to the recipe: Hearty Ground Beef Recipes

Best Spring Pasta Recipes

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These spring pasta recipes are loaded with fresh veggies and light sauces. They are perfect for easy weeknight dinners to compliment the warmer spring nights.

Go to the recipe: Best Spring Pasta Recipes

This article was originally published on All Things Mamma.


About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

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