Quick Mexican Dinners in Minutes

Make it Mexican tonight with these simple, savory dishes.

  • Cheese Quesadillas
    James Carrier

    Cheese Quesadillas

    Prepare these kid-friendly quesadillas on the grill for a smoky flavor and pretty presentation. Stuff with cooked chicken breast, veggies, or additional cheese, if desired.
  • <p>Black Bean Tostadas</p>

    Black Bean Tostadas

    Feel free to riff on this recipe by adding whatever you have on hand, including lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, or chopped cucumber.
  • Mexican Chorizo Hash
    Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr  

    Mexican Chorizo Hash

    This breakfast-for-dinner skillet gets heat from spicy Mexican chorizo. Don't stir the potatoes too much as they cook so they crisp in the pan.
  • Spicy Tortilla Soup with Shrimp and Avocado
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Spicy Tortilla Soup with Shrimp and Avocado

    Chipotle chile and fire-roasted tomatoes lend smokiness to this speedy tortilla soup recipe.
  • Speedy Huevos Rancheros
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    Speedy Huevos Rancheros

    You can make delicious Huevos Rancheros in minutes if you use store-bought salsa and canned refried beans.
  • Lime-Cilantro Pork Tacos
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Lime-Cilantro Pork Tacos

    This one-dish skillet supper takes very little time to prepare. Fill warmed soft tacos with the spicy pork and onion mixture then finish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  • Black Bean-Taco Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
    Randy Mayor

    Black Bean-Taco Salad with Lime Vinaigrette

    This no-cook salad is loaded with good-for-you veggies, roasted chicken breast, and crunchy chips. Prepare the vinaigrette up to 3 days ahead and store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  • Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles
    Randy Mayor

    Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles

    This traditional Mexican breakfast requires only 8 ingredients and can be enjoyed at any time of day. Serve with a mixed green salad topped with diced avocado, tomato wedges, and olives.
  • Chile-Cheese Rice Burritos
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Chile-Cheese Rice Burritos

    Roll up flour tortillas with rice, cheese, and vegetables. This family favorite dish pairs well with a side of refried beans.
  • Turkey Tamale Potpie
    Randy Mayor

    Turkey Tamale Potpie

    Capture the flavors of your favorite tamale recipe in a casserole. This hearty turkey tamale potpie takes under 40 minutes to prepare from start to finish.
  • Tex-Mex Beef Tacos
    Karry Hosford

    Tex-Mex Beef Tacos

    Add some pizazz to traditional soft tacos by including corn kernels and black beans in the filling. The mixture also works well in crunchy corn taco shells.
  • 20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas

    This Mexican meal comes together quickly. All you have to do is prepare the sauce, shred a rotisserie chicken, and pop the enchiladas in the oven for a few minutes.
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