Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner. Here are 20+ quick & easy Mexican inspired Cinco De Mayo recipes that will add a ton of flavor to your meal! These recipes can be made-ahead and are perfect for potlucks, parties or even a cozy celebration at home.
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!
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.
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.
Quick & Easy Cinco De Mayo Party Recipes
If you're hosting a party, or going to attend one, I have put together 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.
Many of these recipes are made in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot, and I plan to add some more stove-top, oven-cooked, and, even some 'no-cook' recipes to this list going forward, so be sure to bookmark it! So, let's get this party started!
Dips & Condiments
Arroz Con Leche (Spanish 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 so 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.
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!
This popular hispanic caramel syrup, known as Cajeta in Mexico is great for dipping and spreading on toast, cookies, churros and ice-cream!
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! Enjoy!