In need of some amazing recipes for your Mexican food fix? When I am craving Mexican food, I keep some of the best recipe ideas I found on hand to choose from. Recently, my kids and friends have been asking for them, so I decided to put a list together to share. Whether you are craving queso cheese dip, something fried and crunchy, melt in your mouth enchiladas or the best little dessert ideas ever, these 35 Mexican food recipes are some of the best around. Easy ideas for a last minute lunch or dinner, perfect snacks to take to a party and homestyle dishes that are sure to become family favorites. Try them all, you can thank us later!
Best Mexican Food Recipes
1. Creamy Jalapeño Chicken Empanadas
Flaky pastry crust wraps itself around shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, corn, and jalapeños to make these golden brown beauties. Love me an empanada and this spicy concoction sounds insanely delicious. Definitely trying this recipe soon!
2. Mexican Three Bean Salad
This Mexican Three Bean Salad is chock full of veggies, protein-rich beans, and southwest flavor. Enjoy it as a side dish for Taco Night, or make it the main event by stuffing it into tortillas for a delicious meatless meal! Loaded with Mexican flavors, this recipe is guaranteed to be the next instant favorite.
3. Chicken And Avocado Tacos With Creamy Cilantro Sauce
Take tacos to a whole new level with the addition of avocado and my favorite cilantro cream sauce. I would not say no to this amazing, flavorful chicken tacos with the creamiest avocado & cilantro sauce. The perfect meal to enjoy at any time of the week. The best part? These tasty tacos are bursting with flavor and are made in under 30 minutes!
4. Mexican Chicken Skewers with Rice and Picante Salsa
The Mexican Chicken Skewers with Picante Salsa are great for the barbecue! Served as a main dish or an appetizer, these chicken skewers are amped up with a ton of flavor. And I can never resist the call of Mexican food. Especially this Picante salsa!
5. Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichangas
If you need party food for a crowd to make at the last minute, this yummy Blueberry Cheesecake Chimichangas recipe is really quick and easy to make. If you still haven‘t tried any sweet chimichangas, try this recipe from Sweet Spicy Kitchen, I‘m sure you‘ll love them.
6. Mexican Dinner Rolls or Bolillos
Bolillos next to the Tortilla is a staple to Mexico. Delicious, freshly baked bolillos are an absolute must-try! They taste so good right out of the oven and every bakery keeps baking them all day long. They are the best rolls to eat with your eggs and beans for breakfast so you better try this great recipe from Green Healthy Cooking.
7. Chiles Rellenos Stuffed With Mexican Queso
Vibrant in color and intense in flavor, chiles are found in many Mexican dishes. This is the ultimate comfort food. So flavorful, and not too spicy, with a simple, yet deeply flavorful sauce. This dish is sure to please. Just look at that melty cheese!
8. Cream Cheese And Chicken Taquitos
Everyone loves these creamy, cheesy Chicken Taquitos! Taquitos is a Mexican dish consisting of a small tortilla that is rolled around a filling of meat and cheese and then deep-fried. Rolled and fried to perfection, these babies are sure to be the family’s favorite.
9. Shredded Mexican Beef
Simple to prepare and super delicious! This fork-tender Mexican shredded beef is delicious on its own and perfect for weekly meal prep with rice, beans, plantains, and peppers to round them out! This beef makes the perfect base for a variety of dishes from enchiladas, to burrito bowls, to nachos with a fabulous result every single time.
10. Mexican Chopped Salad
This simple Mexican Chopped Salad recipe has fresh vegetables, black beans, and a smoky vinaigrette. It’s a great side dish or an easy vegetarian main course that’s satisfyingly delicious. Fresh, vibrantly colored, loaded with flavor – this is one salad that I can never get enough of.