Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner. Here are 30+ quick & easy Mexican inspired Cinco De Mayo recipes that will add a ton of flavor to your celebration! These recipes include salsa, guacamole, tacos, enchiladas and some chilled margaritas too! Most of these can be made-ahead and are perfect for potlucks, parties or a cozy Mexican Fiesta at home.
What is Cinco De Mayo
In case you're wondering what it is, Cinco de Mayo means '5th of May' in Spanish, and it is pronounced as Seenkoh-de-Maayo.
Unlike popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. In fact, it is the annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.
But like with any celebration, Cinco De Mayo is an opportunity to get together with family and friends, and enjoy some amazing Mexican food and delicious margaritas! Let get this party started!
Quick & Easy Cinco De Mayo Party Recipes
If you're hosting a party, or going to attend one, this collection of quick and easy Cinco De Mayo recipes that will add tons of flavor to your party! They're super easy to make, can be made ahead and are great for potlucks and get togethers.
I plan to add more recipes to this collection so be sure to bookmark it!
Dips & Condiments
Want Dips for your Chips? This collection will wow you with flavor, ease of making and a variety of the vibrant and colorful dips and salsas. Open a bag of tortilla chips or cut up some assorted veggies sticks and dig right in!
Main Meals & Side Dishes
It ain't no fiesta without a delicious dessert! Choose between a creamy, velvety Mexican rice pudding, a rich and luscious caramel sauce or a silky smooth flan- either way, you'll be in dessert heaven!
Arroz Con Leche (Mexican Rice pudding)
Arroz Con Leche, literally translates to ‘Rice (Arroz) with Milk (Leche)’. Try this dump and start pressure cooker recipe for this evergreen and satisfying dessert.
With the Instant Pot, making rice pudding for a party is a breeze. Simply pour all the ingredients in the pot, set the porridge mode, and go enjoy a margarita! The end result is a creamy, rich and smooth dessert that everyone loves.
Instant Pot Flan
This Flan recipe is a keeper! It's by my friend, Valerie, from One Happy Housewife. It is rich, creamy, silky and looks like something I want to dive right into 🙂 Thanks for letting me add your recipe here Valerie!
Dulce De Leche (Cajeta)
Dulce De Leche is a delicious caramel syrup. Also known as Cajeta in Mexico, it is great for dipping and spreading on toast, cookies, churros and ice-cream!
Chilled drinks anyone? Nothing like a cool and refreshing margarita or mojito to enjoy Cinco De Mayo. Cheers!
I really hope you enjoy these recipes that have been on repeat in my home for several of our Cinco De Mayo get-togethers over the years! You can also checkout the entire range of Mexican-flavored recipes for more inspiration. Enjoy!