These easy Mexican recipes are great for get-togethers, but they are also perfect for weeknight suppers. They are super easy to make, mostly very inexpensive to prepare, and will give you that authentic Mexican flavour you’re looking for.
1. Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos
These easy cream cheese chicken taquitos combine shredded chicken, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and seasonings to make these finger foods that both kids and adult will love. They aren’t spicy, but you could easily add some spice if you wanted by adding in some jalapeños or hatch green chiles.
2. Easy Pork Carnitas
Carnitas is a dish that is great served in tacos, burritos, taquitos, fajitas… the list goes on and on. It’s a delicious Mexican dish made of pork and seasonings, and you’ll probably find it quickly becomes a favourite in your house!
3. Chile Rellenos Casserole Recipe
Chiles Rellenos is a dish that many love, but few want to prepare it because it’s tedious to stuff all those individual peppers. It just takes too long. But this recipe gives you the flavour of authentic chiles rellenos without all the complicated prep.
4. White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce
Chicken enchiladas are a popular item on any Mexican restaurant menu because they’re delicious, but you can make them at home with this incredible recipe that adds a green chille sour cream sauce on top!
5. Mexican Stuffed Pasta Shells
Mexican food and pasta… it shouldn’t work, but it does. There’s something about those amazing Mexican flavours that just works so perfectly with pasta, and this dish is living proof.
6. Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers
This recipe makes a super easy casserole that is done in just 30 minutes or so. It contains corn, peppers, beans, enchilada sauce, and all kinds of other yummy ingredients.
7. Copycat Chipotle’s Barbacoa
Chipotle is an incredibly popular restaurant. I actually really love eating there, but I had to stop going because every time I do it’s so packed there’s nowhere to sit, and I have to stand in line FOREVER to get waited on for a to-go order even at two o’clock in the afternoon which is supposedly the “slow time” for restaurants. I could order through their app and supposedly “skip the line”, but you literally have to just step in front of people to do it and it feels SO RUDE. So I just stopped going.
Fortunately, I can make their stuff at home without the massive lines and crazy crowds. Their barbacoa is my favourite, and this recipe is pretty darned close!
8. Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
Quesadillas are often really bland, lacking any real flavour of their own. You have to dip them in salsa or taco sauce to give them and real OOMPH. But this recipe adds chicken fajita ingredients to come up with a quesadilla recipe that really packs a flavour punch!
9. Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This easy-to-make casserole is chock full of healthy, wholesome ingredients as well as flavor! Your whole family will love it, and it’s healthy to boot!
10. Taco Lasagna Recipe
Like the Mexican Stuffed Pasta Shells recipe, this taco lasagna recipe proves that Mexican flavours really do work incredibly well with pasta. Plus, this is crazy easy to make and won’t take all day, even though it tastes like it does!
11. One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta
Here is yet another amazing Mexican pasta recipe. It’s made in a skillet on the stove top, and it’s so delicious you won’t believe how quick and easy it is to make.
12. Chuletas de Puerco en Salsa
This dish, Chuletas de Puerco en Salsa, or “Pork Chops Braised in Fresh Tomato Salsa”, is a delicious Mexican inspired dish that will make you drool just smelling it! Everyone will want this recipe.
13. Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Once you try homemade enchilada sauce, you’ll never want to buy that goop in the cans again. It’s incredibly easy to make this stuff, and it tastes so much better than the canned type.
14. Albondigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)
Albondigas is a delicious Mexican soup that is packed full of flavour and healthy ingredients. It’s a little spicy, but you can adjust the seasonings to your taste. This recipe is absolutely mouthwatering, and you’ll want to make it again and again.