Easy Mexican Recipes That Bring Bold Flavors in 30 Minutes or Less
No one can say no to nachos! That's especially true for these classic nachos smothered in beef, beans, salsa, and cheese. This easy Mexican food can easily tide everyone over until dinner as an appetizer, satisfy party guests, or even take center stage as the main entrée for the night.
Queso Fundido Pizzas
What's Mexican night without avocado? We don't even want to think about it! This south-of-the-border pizza is piled high with sausage, cheese, salsa, beans, cilantro, and, of course, avocado for the ultimate Mexican pizza. These pizzas make easy Mexican meals (almost like taco night!) because they're quick to toss together, and everyone can customize their own toppings.
Picadillo-Style Chicken Taco Salad
Tortilla-Crusted Chicken with Stewed Tomatoes & Corn
Perfectly seasoned juicy chicken served on top of stewed veggies and topped with crispy homemade tortilla strips makes a full-flavor dinner that comes together quickly. If you're looking for side dishes to bulk up this dish, try serving with an easy Mexican rice recipe, refried beans, or fresh fruit.
Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream
We look forward to taco night all week long, but this easy Mexican dish might inspire you to swap tacos for tostadas. You can top your tostadas just like tacos. For this recipe, we piled on spiced tilapia, shredded cabbage, tomato, and avocado—but since you don't fold it in half to eat, a tostada can handle even more toppings than a regular taco. Top with only your favorite ingredients for family-friendly Mexican made easy.
Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad with Jalapeño Dressing
Grab all your favorite veggies, because the more you add to this easy Mexican salad recipe, the better it gets. Don't be afraid to toss fruit in, too—alongside a rainbow of veggies, we added sliced mango to this simple chopped salad. Adding queso fresco and pumpkin seeds at the end is optional, but if you ask us, both are a must for more Mexican flavors.
Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers & Onions
Here's a tip for your quick and easy Mexican recipes, especially homemade fajitas—rather than slicing a chicken breast, start with chicken strips to make your prep simpler. Chicken fingers seasoned in a marinade of fajita seasoning, lime juice, and hot sauce take on bold, delicious flavor. Served in a tortilla with veggies charred on the grill, these chicken fajitas are perfect for a party.
Mexican Skillet Dinner
Say hola to a weeknight-perfect one-pan meal of browned chorizo, seasoned rice, corn, and pinto beans under melty Mexican-blend cheeses. With the melted cheese on top, this dish reminds us of an easy Mexican casserole recipe, but it's cooked in your skillet and not baked. And it only takes 25 minutes to toss together.
Spiced Pork Chops with Zucchini & Onion
Yep, you can include pork chops in your repertoire of easy Mexican meals. To give this simple dinner south-of-the-border flavors, stir together a spice blend with ground New Mexico chile pepper, cocoa powder, and cayenne pepper. Then you can brighten your succulent spiced pork with queso fresco, fresh cilantro, and onion.
Pico de Gallo Salsa
Some Mexican salsa recipes can be a little time-consuming to make, especially if you decide to can your own salsa. So when you need an easy Mexican salsa recipe that you can start scooping up almost right away, make pico de gallo. This simple salsa only needs four ingredients and 20 minutes, and once it's done you can use it for chips, tacos, burritos, salads, meat—you name it!
Mega Beef Tacos with Soft & Crunchy Shells
Having trouble deciding if you want crunchy or soft-shell tacos? Have it both ways with these double-shell tacos loaded with family-friendly fillings. Doubling up on shells is also a great way to keep all your toppings inside the taco, so you don't drop a single bite of this easy Mexican recipe.
Bring the flavors of coastal Mexico to your kitchen with this easy, authentic Mexican recipe. Featuring quick-cooking tilapia fillets, mushrooms, and olives in a spicy tomato sauce, this fish skillet comes together in just 25 minutes.
Stomach growling? You can get a triple dose of hunger-satisfying protein by making this easy Mexican dish. A crisp tortilla topped with a protein-packed trio of smooth bean spread, sausage, and chicken will satisfy even the biggest hunger. To give this easy Mexican dinner a burst of freshness, top with shredded cabbage and roasted red peppers.
Want an easy Mexican casserole recipe that's ready to eat in 30 minutes? The best way is to make it mini! By making four small casseroles instead of one large one, you can prep and bake a delicious Mexican dinner in less time. And trust us, you'll want to eat this beef casserole topped with fluffy cornbread as soon as possible.
Fish Tacos with Lime Sauce
Make restaurant-quality fish tacos at home! Featuring flaky breaded fish, crunchy cabbage and carrots, and a creamy three-ingredient citrus sauce kicked up with chili powder, this beloved Mexican recipe is ready in 30 minutes. Even if you mix up a homemade margarita on the side to enjoy with this easy Mexican meal, you can still have everything ready quicker than going out to eat.
Quick Breakfast Migas
Jalapeño-Peach Wonton Poppers
Perfect for parties, these baked jalapeño poppers are stuffed with cream cheese filling and beautifully topped with a fresh peach sauce. If you like your easy Mexican recipes extra spicy, you'll love this simple appetizer. There's a double dose of fiery jalapeños in both the creamy stuffing and the sauce, so you'll feel the burn when you take a bite. If heat isn't your thing, omit some or all the jalapeños.
Tortas de Albondigas (Mexican Meatball Subs)
Fish Tortas with Mexican Cocktail Sauce
This quick and easy Mexican recipe looks complicated at first glance, but using tilapia and a shortcut for a crispy crust keeps it speedy. A quick dip in cornflakes and Mexican spices gives the fish full flavor and crispness. Topped off with a shortcut cocktail sauce, mayo, lettuce, and pickle, this sandwich has all the fixings.
Black Bean Cakes with Salsa
Take a peek in your fridge and pantry, and you'll probably see everything you need to make this vegetarian Mexican recipe already on hand. Curious what holds these spicy patties together? Three words: Corn. Muffin. Mix. It's handy for an easy Mexican cornbread recipe and even handier for keeping your black bean patties intact.