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Easy Mexican Recipes Your Family Will Crave

10 Fun Mexican Recipes the Kids Will Love


Kids seem to naturally love Mexican food, and these recipes are a cinch to make. This collection includes classics, like chicken enchiladas, fajitas and guacamole, plus some new favorites, like my Mexican rice and BBQ chicken quesadillas. And contrary to what you might think, many of these recipes are incredibly healthy, too. Guacamole, for example is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. My Mexican rice is made with fiber-rich black beans and lots of vegetables. And salsa is rich in antioxidants and vitamins.

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1. Mexican 7 Layer Dip Recipe

Mexican 7 Layer Dip Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

This Mexican dip is one of my go-to appetizers for parties of all kinds, from tailgating to holidays. Serve with good-quality tortilla chips, and watch this dip disappear!

2. Guacamole Recipe

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Cool and creamy, guacamole makes a wonderful topping or dip for just about any Mexican food. The key is to make this recipe at the last minute. Otherwise, the avocados might turn brown.


3. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
Stephanie Gallagher

The sweet, smoky flavor of BBQ chicken is always a hit with the kids. Add some cheese, and put it between tortillas, and you've got an easy snack, lunch or dinner recipe the whole family will adore.


4. Mexican Chicken Salad

Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

Think your kids won't eat salad? Think again. Once they get a taste of this Mexican chicken salad recipe, with rotisserie chicken, corn, black beans and crushed tortilla chips, they will change their minds. Be sure to chop the lettuce into small, bite-sized pieces. That tends to make salad more appealing to kids.

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5. Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Chicken Enchiladas
Stephanie Gallagher

These chicken enchiladas taste like they came from an authentic Mexican restaurant. But with only seven ingredients, this recipe is a cinch to prepare. The trick is to use the highest-quality green salsa you can find.


6. Mexican Rice Recipe

Mexican Rice Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

This Mexican rice recipe is so hearty and flavorful, it can serve as a light vegetarian main dish all on its own. And it's full of fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins.


7. Taco Salad Recipe

Taco Salad Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

This taco salad recipe is one of my favorite quick and easy dinner recipes. You can add to it lots of different ways. Try topping this salad with sliced black olives, chopped fresh tomatoes and guacamole or sour cream. Serve with cornbread.


8. White Chicken Chili Recipe

White Chicken Chili Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

This white chicken chili recipe gets its terrific flavor from fresh tomatillos, jalapeno peppers and cilantro. Rotisserie chicken makes this Mexican recipe easy to prepare.


9. Chicken Fajita Recipe

Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas are fun for the kids, because you can make a fajita bar with all the fixings, including sour cream, guacamole, cheese and salsa, and let the kids help themselves. These chicken fajitas also work well for parties.


10. Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Tres Leches Cake
Stephanie Gallagher

When you think of Mexican food, sweets may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But rest assured, once you try this tres leches cake, you will think of nothing else. Moist and sweet, this tres leches cake melts in your mouth.


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