15 Easy Mexican Appetizers Anyone Can Make

Taco'bout delicious: These creative Mexican appetizer recipes come together quickly for a potluck, a party, or just a pantry meal with the family.

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Layered Buffalo Chicken Nachos with Creamy Gorgonzola Sauce

Courtesy Smells Like Home

Shred up leftover chicken to make this easy Mexican appetizer from Smells Like Home, which combines crunchy chips with bubbly, melted cheese and velvety avocado.

Queso Fundido with Chorizo

Courtesy Smells Like Home

Whether you're celebrating Cinco de Mayo or that your team just scored, this Mexican appetizer dip from Smells Like Home should satisfy. Loaded with chorizo, jalapeños, and an optional splash (or three) of tequila, it's best served warm with sturdy chips for scooping.

Pulled Pork Taquitos with Chipotle Ranch Dipping Sauce

Courtesy Iowas Girl Eats

Blogger Iowa Girl Eats rolls corn tortillas around slow-cooker pulled pork and shredded cheese, then serves this festive Mexican appetizer with a smoky sauce for dipping.

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Chicken, Spinach, and Pepper Jack Enchiladas

Courtesy Amy Donovan

Fearless Homemaker stuffs tortillas with sweet onion, green chiles, cream cheese, shredded Cheddar Jack, and more in this easy Mexican appetizer, then suggests spooning salsa verde (fresh or store-bought) on top.

Grilled Pepper Poppers

Courtesy Beth Sachan

These zesty peppers from Eat.Drink.Smile blend three cheeses (goat, parm, and cream cheese) in a handy, edible jalapeño for a bite-sized Mexican appetizer. Scrape out most of the seeds if you aren't a hot-and-spicy fan.

Black Bean and Sweet Corn Guacamole Dip

Courtesy Iowa Girl Eats

Velvety black bean dip, earthy guacamole, and sweet corn kernels are layered in a pretty presentation by Iowa Girl Eats, with an additional sprinkle of crumbly Cojita cheese for a salty snap.

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Mini Chicken Chimichangas

Courtesy Tessa Arias

Handle the Heat riffs on the classic Mexican appetizer with this fried, flaky take with a filling of corn, salsa, shredded chicken, and melted cheese.

7-Layer Mexican Dip

Courtesy Leah Short

Sliced black olives, tomatoes, and green onions dot the top layer of this colorful dip from So, How's It Taste?  Try adding chipotle powder for a smoky flavor.

Tableside Guacamole

Courtesy Angela Roberts

The secret ingredient in this guac from Spinach Tiger? Freshly squeezed orange juice. This recipe scales up really well: use one avocado per person and adjust the other ingredients accordingly.

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Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Courtesy Tessa Arias

Skip the freezer aisle and instead make these fun Mexican appetizers from Handle the Heat with simple, fresh ingredients like red bell pepper, cilantro, garlic and lime juice. If you're eating meatless, serve with refried beans instead of chicken.

Vegan Red Pepper Spinach Quesadillas

Courtesy Alyssa Rimmer

Not just for vegans, though: this Mexican appetizer from Queen of Quinoa only requires five ingredients and comes together really quickly for parties. P.S. No judgment if you start making these for breakfast, too.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Courtesy Lemons & Anchovies

Pantry staples like canned chicken broth, tomatoes, corn, and black beans make short work of this classic Mexican soup from Lemons and Anchovies. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, diced avocado, chopped cilantro, crushed tortilla chips or sour cream—and don't forget a squeeze of lime.

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Creamy Pumpkin Mexican Soup

Courtesy Alyssa Rimmer

This nourishing bowl from Queen of Quinoa blends smooth pumpkin puree with cashew milk and adds heat from cinnamon, chili powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper.

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Courtesy Cookie and Kate Blog

This meatless meal from Cookie & Kate shines with flavor from lime and jalapeño. Creamy avocado contrasts against crispy tortilla strips, baked golden brown.

Hibiscus Flower Enchiladas

Courtesy Lindsay Landis

Chewy dried hibiscus flowers complement shredded carrots and jicama in these inventive enchiladas from Love and Olive Oil, which are smothered in a generous tomato chipotle sauce, plus crunchy purple cabbage and salty Cotija cheese.


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