5 recipes for your Cinco de Mayo party. No Bake Mango Cheesecake, mango margaritas, homemade queso, Mexican skillet dinner, and baked tacos will make all of your guests happy.
I don’t need a holiday to eat Mexican food, but I’m thrilled that there is one. It is the one cuisine that I could eat every single day and not get tired of it. When we lived in California, we were so spoiled by amazing Mexican food. I took a trip to San Diego and it made me long to live near great Mexican food again. I will purposely book flights with a layover at O’Hare just to eat some Torta Frontera. It’s the best.
Truthfully, the Mexican that I make is probably not very authentic. I am willing to keep trying until I get it right. It is the thing that is most requested at my house, and everyone not only eats it – but they like it. That my friends, is not easy to do.
Here are a few things that you might like if you are craving some delicious Mexican food this Cinco de Mayo.
No Bake Mango Coconut Cheesecakes – Ok, not 100% authentic (probably not even 25%) but I think that Mexican desserts are often overlooked. Sure, we all know about churros and fried ice cream, but with all of the tropical fruit in Mexico, I really feel like we can do better. These mini cheesecakes are a good place to start.
Mango Margaritas with Sugar Salt and Lime Rim – Since we are already talking about tropical fruit, we might as well add some to our margarita. It is a holiday after all. I had the BEST mango margarita in Mexico a few months ago. They are a treat, but worth it. These go down easy.
Homemade Queso – Most queso is made with processed American cheese. I don’t like the plasticky texture that has. This queso is made like a traditional cheese sauce but has a secret ingredient to stabilize it so that you can reheat it if needed. Don’t leave out the pickled jalapeno, it’s the best part.
Mexican Skillet Dinner – I make a version of this about once a week. I change it up a million different ways, but it never disappoints. Everyone in my house loves this, and I love that I can sneak a lot of vegetables into them without them being the wiser.
Baked Tacos – My husband never liked crispy tacos and I didn’t make them because I knew that he wouldn’t eat them. I made these baked tacos and so many things made sense. He didn’t realize that you were supposed to heat the taco shells in the oven before you stuffed them. Yeah, I wouldn’t like a cold taco shell either. Now he is a convert and the kids love these tacos.