Mexican Recipes

Mexican Recipe Menu Planning

Like any dinner party you’ll want to plan your menu beforehand. 

  • Decide which dishes you want to make fresh and which dishes can be made ahead of time. (See the individual recipes for more storage and reheating information.)
  • Mix in traditional favorites with a couple new dishes. Be sure to try out the new dishes beforehand to work out any recipe kinks.
  • Use dishes with different flavors and textures.

Typically, for a meal with guests we like to have the following:

  • APPETIZERS – 1-2 (Salsas + Dips can be made ahead of time.)
  • SIDES – 1 (Rice is a great one that can be made ahead and kept WARM in the slow cooker or chafing dish)
  • MAIN DISHES – 1-2 (That can be made ahead of time). Anything Fried is usually made right before serving.
  • DESSERTS – 1 (Usually made ahead of time and extended with ice cream) 😉

Most Popular Mexican Dishes

Chicken Tacos

25 minutes

4.98 from 38 votes

Taco Casserole

40 minutes

4.95 from 118 votes

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

40 minutes

4.95 from 287 votes

Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos

15 minutes

4.99 from 291 votes

Baked Chicken Chimichangas

25 minutes

4.99 from 70 votes

Red Cheese Enchiladas

47 minutes

4.86 from 245 votes

Tips for Picking out Sides

Once you have selected your main dishes you can start choosing the side dishes.

  • Use seasonal ingredients if you can. They’re often fresh and cost effective. 
  • Find side dishes that  can be prepped and/or made ahead of time.
  • Be sure to test out new recipes before serving so you can work out any kinks.
  • For 6 or fewer guests have 3-4 different sides, then add one more side for every 5 guests. 

Homemade Flour Tortillas

45 minutes

4.90 from 28 votes

Bean Dip

30 minutes

4.98 from 117 votes

Sweet Salsa Verde

5 minutes

4.98 from 38 votes

Homemade Salsa

10 minutes

4.99 from 75 votes

Homemade Spanish Rice Recipe

45 minutes

4.95 from 1167 votes

Newest Cuisines

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

3 hours 35 minutes

5 from 102 votes

Chicken Tacos

25 minutes

4.98 from 38 votes

Chicken Quesadillas

12 minutes

4.87 from 84 votes

Chicken Taco Soup

4 hours 15 minutes

4.95 from 17 votes

Albondigas

50 minutes

4.98 from 86 votes

Taco Casserole

40 minutes

4.95 from 118 votes

Puking Pumpkin

7 minutes

5 from 14 votes

Crockpot Taco Soup

4 hours 5 minutes

5 from 12 votes

Taco Soup

20 minutes

5 from 19 votes