If you are in need of some tasty Cinco de Mayo food, then you have come to the right place. Everything you need to celebrate is right here. Whether you want to use your air fryer, pressure cooker, or make something a little more traditional, here are ten recipes to help get your celebration started. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Air Fryer Taco Pizza

A tasty Mexican style taco pizza that’s topped with marinated steak, fresh tomatoes and melted cheese on a flatbread. Packed full of flavor, this dish is perfect for Cinco De Mayo or any occasion where tasty food is a requirement.

taco pizza that was made in the air fryer


Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla

Ready for a melty cheesy chicken quesadilla? Made in the air fryer in about 10 minutes, you can’t go wrong. This is not an authentic Mexican quesadilla, but the green chilis and chipotle do give it an amazing flavor. The gooey creamy cheese inside will remind you that this chicken quesadilla is something unique.

chicken and cheese quesdailla, with a side of salsa on a white plate with black rim


Bison Tacos with Pico de Gallo and Queso

These tacos aren’t the traditional Cinco de Mayo food, but they definitely will bring some unique flavor to your plate. Bison tacos with bacon, queso blanco, pico de gallo, sour cream, and hot sauce in a white corn tortilla. Just put all the ingredients on the table and let the family build their own tacos. Quick, easy, and delicious!

not traditional cinco de mayo food, but this is bacon and bison tacos with pico de gallo and cheese on a white plate with red trim


Instant Pot Mexican Street Corn

Corn on the cob can be such a hassle to boil on the stove, but it comes out perfect out of the pressure cooker. Topped with some delicious cheese and seasonings will keep you coming back for more. This Cinco de Mayo is the perfect time to cook up some corn, cover it in mayo, and roll it in some grated firm feta or Mexican cotija cheese.

mexican style corn made in the instant pot on a wooden cutting board being ready to serve as Cinco de Mayo food


Cumin and Lime Sour Cream

This Cumin and Lime Sour Cream is a simple way to add a bunch of flavor to your Cinco de Mayo plate. This makes your sour cream taste so much better, while not costing you much time in the kitchen. Get a bowl and combine the seasonings into the sour cream and that’s it. All you have to do is stir! 

cumin lime sour cream in a glass jar


Guacamole You Can Brag About

A great side to have with any Mexican food is guacamole. If you always bought yours because you thought it was hard to make, don’t worry, we have you covered. You can make it at home for half the price and it tastes even better. Plus, you can brag, “Oh yeah, I made it.”

guacamole with tomatoes and onions inside a wooden bowl


Cheesy Chicken Taquitos in The Air Fryer

These crunchy, zesty, and cheesy chicken taquitos will be the last variation of the dish you’ll ever need. Once you try them, you’ll never pull them from the frozen section again. This recipe is simple, easy, and only takes 10-15 minutes to create, if you’ve cooked the chicken in advance.

some taquitos with sour cream and guacamole getting ready to be served as cinco de mayo food


Taqueria Style Pickled Jalapenos

Ever been to a nice taqueria and wondered why their pickled jalapenos were so much better than the ones you got from the grocery? Turns out they are more than just chilis vinegar, and salt. These savory, spicy, and slightly sweet pickled jalapenos are perfect for everything Mexican, or just as a spicy snack.

taqueria styled jalapeno inside of a white bowl


Versatile Taco Hash

This is the perfect recipe to taco-ify your meals. If you’re trying to cut out some carbs but don’t want to miss out on some tasty Cinco de Mayo food, this hash is the answer. Top this on rice and beans, add this to scrambled eggs, or fill taco shells with it!

taco hash inside of a white bowl


Weekday Burrito in a Bowl: Instant Pot

Quick and easy burrito in a bowl. Keto friendly if you leave out the rice and do not have a tortilla. If you still want to celebrate with some Cinco de Mayo food, but don’t have a lot of time, put your Instant Pot to use and get some quick and easy flavor going. 

instant pot burrito in a bowl, contents including meat, beans, corn, mexican rice, sour cream, and guacamole



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