22 Cinco de Mayo Inspired Recipes

Cinco de Mayo meets Taco Tuesday and we have more than 20 recipes to inspire your Cinco de Mayo dinner plans!

Whether you like chicken or beef, taco or enchilada, soft or hard shell; there’s something on this list for you. You might find a few new recipes to add to your regular dinner menu.

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Crock Pot Taco Rice Casserole

My middle kid enjoys the inside of the tacos more than the tacos themselves, so this recipe is perfect! But it also works great if you want to make the casserole the insides of your taco. You have choices.

Recipe and photo by www.chasing-saturdays.com. 

Crock Pot Spicy Enchilada Stack

I love another good Crock Pot recipe and this Crock Pot Spicy Enchilada Stack is delicious. It’s also great reheated the next day, if you have any leftovers.

Recipe and photo by www.chasing-saturdays.com.

Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are usually one of those things I only order at restaurants. It just feels like a lot of work to do at home. But this recipe turns this dish into a one-pot-meal by using the crock pot.

Recipe and photo by www.chasing-saturdays.com.

One Skillet Chicken Rotel and Rice

Rotel is an amazing ingredient–it adds so much flavor! My kids even enjoy the mild version, so we always have some on hand. This one skillet meal is definitely one we’ll add to the rotation.

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifefeeds.com.

Southwest Fajita Steak Salad

Don’t get me wrong, the salad is a great recipe. But the best part of this recipe is the flank steak marinade. Use it in this salad, for fajitas, or eat it with a fork!

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifefeeds.com.

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

We love chicken tacos, especially if there are leftovers! We can eat off this recipe for days. And everyone knows how I love an easy recipe I can dump in the crock pot!

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifefeeds.com.

Taco Meatloaf

Meatloaf + Tacos, is there any better comfort food around? Meatloaf + Tacos + Doritos, that’s what.

Recipe and photo by plowingthroughlife.com/

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Bars

If you’ve never had a churro, you’re missing out. Doughy soft goodness wrapped in a cinnamon sugary cruch. This combines that with cheesecake. And it’s so simple. You many never be the same again.

Recipe and photo by plowingthroughlife.com.

Easy Salsa Restaurant Style

It’s Cinco de Mayo, but chips and salsa could be an every day occurence for me. This salsa uses things you probably already have– Rotel. Perfect for leftover tortilla chips in need of a good salsa.

Recipe and photo by www.beyerbeware.net.

Low-Carb Taco Soup

If you are low-carb, gluten-free, Keto, or just hungry this Cinco de Mayo, this taco soup will not disappoint. It’s like queso you can eat with a spoon!

Recipe and photo by www.beyerbeware.net/.

Air-Fryer Mini Beef Tacos in the Ninja Foodi

Tacos are always a hit for Cinco de Mayo and these cute mini beef tacos will be the hit of your celebration.

Recipe and photo by www.beyerbeware.net.

Taco Bake

Looking for a new taco Tuesday recipe? This Taco Bake is a crowd pleaser and kid approved.

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecooks.com.

Burrito Style Enchiladas

These enchiladas have made it into the regular rotation in our house. I usually make extra so I can freeze some for later. These freeze so well.

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecooks.com.

Crock Pot Chipolte Shredded Beef

I’m often intimidated by roasts, mine never turn out very good. But this roast is so flavorful. We love to eat it on tortillas or in nachos, but this beef is so yummy, you’ll eat it on just about anything.

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecooks.com.

Taco Cheeseburger Cups

If you have little kids, sometimes a fun dinner is the best dinner. And these taco cheeseburger cups are fun! Some kids have said they are even better than real tacos.

Recipe and photo by www.myfearlesskitchen.com

Slow Cooker Taco Style Sloppy Joes

Tacos or sloppy joes–how many times have your stared at your pantry asking that question? Today is the day when you have both! This is a great take on an old classic.

Recipe and photo by www.myfearlesskitchen.com.

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I love an easy recipe as much as I love tortilla soup. Thank goodness someone came up with the perfect version of tortilla soup made in the crock pot.

Recipe and photo by www.thebackroadlife.com.

Electric Pressure Cooker Taco Beef

I have a newly acquired love of my Instant Pot and love trying out new Instant Pot Recipes—check out our 15 Best Instant Pot Recipes. The instant pot makes this meat so tender in a fraction of the cook time.

Recipe and photo by www.theseoldcookbooks.com.

Taco Salad with Homemade dressing

We love to make extra taco meat so we can have taco salad the next night. What makes this recipe so special is the homemade dressing. This is a great recipe to pass along to your friends.

Recipe and photo by www.theseoldcookbooks.com

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Taco seasoning is not just for tacos! I use it in snacks, soups, and other main dishes. Rather than stock up on packets, I make my own using this fantastic recipe.

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecrafts.com.

Ugly Bean Taco Dip

It’s called ugly, but I actually think it looks good. And, who cares what it looks like, it’s amazing! A great party dip, it’s super easy to throw together for unexpected guests, or unexpected cravings.

Recipe and photo by www.farmwifecrafts.com.

Mexican Pork Pozole Soup

This is a comfort soup and would be great for a taco Tuesday in November. But if you want to make it now, it makes a great freezer recipe. Make a few batches and pull one out this Fall.

Recipe and photo by www.fencerowtofencerow.com.

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