5 Creative Cinco de Mayo Recipes to get the Fiesta Started!
Sponsored by Mission® Cinco de Mayo is a time for fun, festivity — and fabulous food! Whether you’re planning a modest family gathering or a full-scale fiesta, these five recipes can put some Mexican spice into your party.
1. Chicken and Cheese Mexican Casserole
Chicken and Cheese Mexican Casserole
Shredded chicken breast, crunchy tortilla strips, fresh tomatoes and green chilies, all smothered in cheese. What’s not to love? Serve this Chicken and Cheese Mexican Casserole at your Cinco de Mayo celebration to ensure none of your guests go home hungry. This dish takes just half an hour to prepare and 15 minutes to cook, so there’s no need for guests to wait around with growling bellies.
2. Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Bake
Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Bake
If you want to spice up your Cinco de Mayo party, why not try this Chipotle Chicken Enchilada Bake recipe? Use gluten-free Mission Tortillas to allow your gluten-intolerant friends to join in the fun, or stick with soft flour tortillas for that authentic Mexican vibe.
3. Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
No party is complete without chips and dip. This Roasted Red Pepper Dip is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite crunchy corn chips. Add color to your spread with an arrangement of your favorite fresh raw veggies.
4. Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you branch out from the standard tomato or red pepper dips, why not try this delicious Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe? Rich, creamy and full of flavor, this dip is sure to delight. It’s easy to make, too; simply bake the dip for 20 minutes and then serve it warm with tortilla strips. Alternatively, you can use the Buffalo Chicken Dip as filling for your enchiladas or as part of a burrito bar to provide even more delicious options for your party guests.
5. Baked Taquitos
Taquitos are small tortillas that are rolled around your favorite filling combination, which could include beef, chicken or cheese. In this Baked Taquitos recipe, the filling combines BBQ pulled pork, crispy bacon crumbles, eggs and salsa. Who could resist such a tempting treat?