20 Festive Cinco de Mayo Recipes

It’s that time of year again! You know, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo… the day that makes it perfectly acceptable to consume nothing but chips, salsa, guacamole, and margaritas for all the live long day. Quite a lovely foodie holiday, isn’t it? I’ve wrangled together a list of 20 recipes that are perfect for celebrating this very festive Mexican holiday. From appetizers, to dinner, and dessert, you’re covered. Be sure to check back throughout the week as well; I have a few more Cinco de Mayo-themed recipes to share with you in anticipation of Saturday! Enjoy!


1. Cream Cheese-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
2. Guacamole
3. Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa
4. Jalapeño Popper Dip
5. Seven Layer Dip
6. Taco Dip


7. Chicken Fajita Enchiladas
8. Chicken Tortilla Soup
9. Chili-Rice Dinner
10. Favorite (Hardcore) Chili
11. Grilled Fish Tacos
12. Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
13. Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread
14. Taco Rice Salad
15. Thick and Hearty Chili
16. Wendy’s Copycat Chili


17. Caramel-Topped Flan
18. Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares
19. Margarita Cupcakes
20. Tres Leches Cake

What are some of your favorite things to make for Cinco de Mayo??