14 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

by Alli

Cinco de Mayo is May 5th! Are you ready to celebrate? I am! You will love 14 Cinco de Mayo recipes! 

I can eat Mexican food any day of the week. I’ve traveled to Mexico several times and I always enjoy eating where the locals dine. Once, I ordered guacamole and the owner sent his son across the street to buy a fresh avocado to make my guac. It was amazing!

Fun Cinco de Mayo Facts

  • Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held each year on May 5th.
  • The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire. This happened at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. (This is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day)
  • Cinco de Mayo is typically a day of eating tacos and drinking margaritas. However, you probably won’t find ground beef tacos, nachos, and frozen margaritas in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo.

I always enjoy eating authentic Mexican food like Chiles en Nogada. I’m also quite fond of the Americanized Mexican food. I do believe I can eat my weight in chips and salsa. With that in mind, let’s take a look at my top 14 Cinco de Mayo Recipes.

14 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Mexican Chicken Casserole (& Fiesta Party Tips)

Mexican Chicken Casserole - Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Chicken Enchiladas 

Finished Product - Easy Chicken Enchiladas - Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Sweet & Spicy Mango Salsa

BLT Tacos with Chipotle Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - BLT Tacos with Chipotle Mayo

Lobster Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Coleslaw

Lobster Tacos

Mexican Corn Casserole

Mexican Corn Casserole - the ultimate comfort food.

Sombrero Sugar Cookies & Milk Shooters

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Sombrero Sugar Cookies and Milk Shooters - Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Lava Brownies

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Mexican Lava Brownies

Cherry Margarita Mocktails

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Faux Pink Champagne - Cherry Margarita Mocktail with garnishes

Frozen Margarita Mocktails

Cinco de Mayo Recipes - Frozen-Margarita-Mocktail

I can’t forget about my Jalapeno cornbread

Jalapeno Cornbread

If you love jalapenos, you’ll also love these Jalapeno Fries. These chips are amazing and when you remove the seeds, they are not too spicy at all.

Fried Jalapeño Strips on Blue Plate

Mexican Street Corn is one of my all-time favorite recipes! 

Mexican Street Corn on blue plate with limes and sour cream mixture

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