15 Best Easy Weeknight Mexican Recipes - Damn Delicious (2024)


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The best quick-and-easy Mexican weeknight meals that the whole family will love!

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It’s no surprise that Mexican food is a favorite around here. After all, we grew up in Los Angeles our entire childhood! So here it is: my top 15 Mexican favorites – dishes that I make at least once a month!

1. One Pan Mexican Quinoa – Wonderfully light, healthy and nutritious. And it is so easy to make – even the quinoa is cooked right in the pan. [GET THE RECIPE.]

2. Enchilada Pasta – All the flavors of cheesy enchiladas are tossed together in this quick and easy pasta dish. [GET THE RECIPE.]

3.Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing – A tex-mex style salad with an incredibly creamy Greek yogurt cilantro dressing. [GET THE RECIPE.]

4. Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers – These stuffed bell peppers will provide the nutrition that you need for a healthy, balanced meal. [GET THE RECIPE.]

5. Beef Enchiladas – Loaded with a simple and hearty crumbled beef filling, these cheesy enchiladas will be on your dinner table in no time. [GET THE RECIPE.]

6. Mexican Rice – Restaurant-style Mexican rice can easily be made right at home, and it tastes a million times better too. [GET THE RECIPE.]

7.Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet – The easiest enchiladas you will ever make. No rolling, no folding. Just throw everything into a skillet and you’re set. [GET THE RECIPE.]

8. Taco Salad – All the flavors of a taco in a healthy salad with arefreshing, tangy lime vinaigrette. [GET THE RECIPE.]

9.Easy Taco Pie – The easiest, cheesiest pie you will ever make in a single skillet in just 30 min – perfect for those busy weeknights and picky eaters. [GET THE RECIPE.]

10.One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta – This Mexican-inspired pasta dish can be made in 30 minutes or less in a single pan. You can’t beat that. [GET THE RECIPE.]

11.Chicken Enchilada Skillet – An inside-out enchilada skillet made in less than 30 minutes.[GET THE RECIPE.]

12. Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas – The easiest carnitas you will ever make in the crockpot, cooked low and slow for the most amazing fall-apart tender goodness. [GET THE RECIPE.]

13. Easy Burrito Bowls – Skip Chipotle and try these burrito bowls right at home. It’s easier, healthier and 10000x tastier. [GET THE RECIPE.]

14.White Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sour Cream Sauce – These enchiladas have the easiest cream sauce you could ever make. It’s so good, you’ll want to guzzle it down. [GET THE RECIPE.]

15.Quinoa Enchilada Casserole – A lightened-up, healthy enchilada bake chockfull of quinoa, black beans and cheesy goodness.[GET THE RECIPE.]

posted on October 14, 2014under round up
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  1. Shannon July 11, 2017 @ 9:37 AM Reply

    Every single one of these pictures is making my mouth water! Good thing today is taco Tuesday!! 🙂 Can’t wait to make any one of these dishes.

  2. Julia @ Happy Foods Tube July 11, 2017 @ 6:29 AM Reply

    I was just thinking of cooking some delicious Mexican dish so thanks for the inspiration! All these look amazing!

  3. Victor May 15, 2015 @ 6:31 PM Reply

    Mmm, cilantro-lime dressing sounds so refreshing. Hispanic style summer salads, absolutely. The east coast’s “Mexican food” is appalling from what I’ve experienced. In fact, most of the food on the east coast is sub-par from what I’ve experienced. For this reason alone, I’ve been forced to quickly ramp up my own cooking skills in an attempt to mitigate what was lost when I left California’s Bay Area. If there’s one thing I’ll always miss about San Francisco, it’s the cuisine. But thanks to websites like this one, Damn Delicious, and you, Chungah, I just might be able to concoct a little bit of my beloved west coast cuisine right here in my east coast home. Cheers!

    P.S. That cheesy enchilada rice skillet is literally making my mouth water.

  4. Leyna November 21, 2014 @ 7:30 PM Reply

    Wow…a wonderful selection of Mexican recipes from the heart! Well done!
    Love the one pot quinoa!

  5. Elli Friesen October 23, 2014 @ 1:02 PM Reply

    What amazing recipes you show! Got to love a girl who’s not shy about calories! Taste first, everytime! Have made several recipes already!

  6. Mac October 15, 2014 @ 10:18 PM Reply

    You make the best food!

  7. Jules @ WolfItDown October 15, 2014 @ 11:46 AM Reply

    Mexican food seems to always hit the spot, and now – I want all of the above! A DamnDelicious tapas, si por favor! x

  8. Maggie October 15, 2014 @ 9:25 AM Reply

    You seriously need to do a cookbook! I’ve been using you’re recipes a lot lately. My family loves these dishes!!

  9. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. October 14, 2014 @ 10:10 PM Reply

    I love all of these ideas! Mexican is our fave and I love how easy it can be to make!

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks October 14, 2014 @ 9:04 PM Reply

    Look at all these Mexican recipes! I mean I knew you had a ton but seeing them all together makes me want to break out some chips and guac and margaritas 🙂

    • Chungah October 14, 2014 @ 9:07 PM Reply

      Come on over – we’ll have margaritas and stuff ourselves fat with guacamole 🙂

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