45 Cinco de Mayo Recipes for Your Festivities

Yes, yes. Cinco de Mayo is not the holiday we make it out to be in the United States. We’ve been over this before. Still, who am I to rain on anyone’s parade?

What’s the problem with some levity? Every good party needs a theme, after all, and this is a pretty harmless one. So get out your tequila and tortillas! It’s time to party!

A collection of 45 Cinco de Mayo Recipes for Your Festivities - Poet in the Pantry

I have a few recipes here on Poet in the Pantry to get you started before we go through the more than 40 other recipes I’ve gathered from blogging friends who wanted to be part of your party, too!

Classic Margarita

MargaritaStrawberry Mint Tequila Smash

Strawberry Mint Tequila SmashTex-Mex Lasagna

Tex-Mex Lasagna ~ Poet in the PantryCheeseburger Quesadilla Deluxe

Cheeseburger Quesadilla Deluxe - Poet in the Pantry

And here we go… Get your Pinterest boards ready… You’re about to fill them up!

Beverages:

Easy Cashew Horchata ~ Farmgirl Gourmet

Easy Cashew Horchata ~ Farmgirl GourmetFrozen Bahamarita ~ Cravings of A Lunatic

Frozen Bahamarita ~ Cravings of A LunaticGrapefruit Margarita with Chili Lime Rim ~ The Girl in The Little Red Kitchen

Grapefruit Margarita with Chili Lime Rim ~ The Girl in The Little Red KitchenNaturally Sweetened Horchata (Dairy-Free) ~ The Roasted Root

Naturally Sweetened Horchata (Dairy-Free) ~ The Roasted RootOrange Blossom Margarita ~ Tori Avey ~ Inspired by Our Delicious Past

Orange Blossom Margarita ~ Tori Avey ~ Inspired by Our Delicious PastPaleo Margarita ~ A Girl Worth Saving

Paleo Margarita ~ A Girl Worth SavingRestaurant-Style Watermelon Margaritas ~ Ari’s Menu

Restaurant-Style Watermelon Margaritas ~ Ari's MenuRose Margarita ~ Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Rose Margarita ~ Karen's Kitchen StoriesSangria Swirl Frozen Margarita ~ Dessert for Two

Sangria Swirl Frozen Margarita ~ Dessert for TwoSkinny Blackberry Margaritas ~ Dinners, Dishes & Desserts

Skinny Blackberry Margaritas ~ Dinners, Dishes & DessertsSpicy Chili Pepper Mango Margarita ~ Pineapple & Coconut

Spicy Chili Pepper Mango Margarita ~ Pineapple & CoconutStrawberry Mango Margarita ~ A Cedar Spoon

Strawberry Mango Margarita ~ A Cedar Spoon

Appetizers:

Avocado Queso Dip ~ Farm Fresh Feasts

Avocado Queso Dip ~ Farm Fresh FeastsCorn and Green Chili Con Queso Dip ~ The Creative Bite

Corn and Green Chili Con Queso Dip ~ The Creative BiteGuacamole ~ Cooking on the Front Burner

Guacamole ~ Cooking on the Front BurnerGuacamole Deconstructed & Skewered ~ Tasting Page

Guacamole Deconstructed & Skewered ~ Tasting PageMexican Meatballs ~ Home. Made. Interest.

Mexican Meatballs ~ Home. Made. Interest.Nacho Cheese Dip & Sauce ~ Chocolate Moosey

Nacho Cheese Dip & Sauce ~ Chocolate MooseyPineapple Cucumber Salsa ~ One Sweet Mess

Pineapple Cucumber Salsa ~ One Sweet Mess

Entrees:

10-Minute Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce ~ An Edible Mosaic

10-Minute Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce ~ An Edible MosaicAvocado Cream Slaw Fish Tacos ~ Noshing with the Nolands

Avocado Cream Slaw Fish Tacos ~ Noshing with the NolandsBeef Enchiladas Verde ~ Will Cook for Smiles

Beef Enchiladas Verde ~ Will Cook for SmilesBeer Braised Pork Carnitas ~ Girlichef

Beer Braised Pork Carnitas ~ GirlichefBlood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos ~ Cooking on the Weekends

Blood Orange Halibut Ceviche Tacos ~ Cooking on the WeekendsChicken Burrito Bowls with Hatch Chile Rice ~ Home Cooking Memories

Chicken Burrito Bowls with Hatch Chile Rice ~ Home Cooking MemoriesChipotle Chicken Enchiladas Skillet ~ It’s Yummi

Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas Skillet ~ It's YummiChipotle Salmon Tacos ~ What’s Gaby Cooking

Chipotle Salmon Tacos ~ What's Gaby CookingGrilled Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa ~ Foxes Love Lemons

Grilled Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa ~ Foxes Love LemonsLime Chicken Soft Tacos with Cilantro Lime Rice ~ Our Life Tastes Good

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos with Cilantro Lime Rice ~ Our Life Tastes GoodMexican Cauliflower Tator Tot Casserole ~ Food Faith Fitness

Mexican Cauliflower Tator Tot Casserole ~ Food Faith FitnessSeven Layer Burritos ~ Dessert Now, Dinner Later

Seven Layer Burritos ~ Dessert Now, Dinner LaterSkinny Roasted Shrimp Chile Rellenos ~ Apron Strings

Skinny Roasted Shrimp Chile Rellenos ~ Apron StringsSlow Cooker Caldo de Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup) ~ The Lemon Bowl

Slow Cooker Caldo de Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup) ~ The Lemon BowlSlow Cooker Spicy Asian Portobello Tacos with Sriracha Slaw ~ Tasty Yummies

Slow Cooker Spicy Asian Portobello Tacos with Sriracha Slaw ~ Tasty YummiesTaco Chicken Tenders ~ Rachel Cooks

Taco Chicken Tenders ~ Rachel CooksTaco Stuffed Peppers ~ Tried and Tasty

Taco Stuffed Peppers ~ Tried and Tasty

Dessert:

Arroz con Leche ~ Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom

Arroz con Leche ~ Confessions of an Over-Worked MomCinco de Mayo Popsicles ~ The View from the Great Island

Cinco de Mayo Popsicles ~ The View from the Great IslandCitrus Mojito Pops ~ Donuts, Desserts and Dirt

Citrus Mojito Pops ~ Donuts, Desserts and DirtFried Ice Cream with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Bowls ~ Taste and Tell

Fried Ice Cream with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Bowls ~ Taste and TellPiña Colada Cake ~ Tammilee Tips

Piña Colada Cake ~ Tammilee Tips

Dessert/Beverage (kind of defies categorization!):

Margarita Cake -n-Jello Shots ~ The Kitchen Is My Playground

Margarita Cake -n-Jello Shots ~ The Kitchen Is My Playground

What will you be making for your festivities?

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