6 Marvelous Mexican Casseroles: Muy Grande, Muy Delicioso
Whether you’re planning a Cinco de Mayo party or just looking for something different for a weeknight dinner, Mexican-inspired casseroles are a perfect way to satisfy your craving for a bit of south-of-the-border spice. Casseroles are a great “make ahead” meal, and because you can adjust the portions according to the number of people you’re serving, they’re a great potluck dish, too.
In honor of the Mexican holiday that Americans love to celebrate, we’re giving you a variety of our favorite Mexican-style casseroles. Each of these recipes features Mexican flavors and ingredients, but the similarity ends there. We love the variety of Mexican cuisine; from the seafood of the coasts to the hearty beef-and-bean dishes of central Mexico, the flavors are rich and diverse. Our recipes reflect that range of styles. There’s a shrimp and mole casserole that literally takes the tamale out of the cornhusk, and a great Mexican chicken casserole that’s sure to wow kids and adults alike. Regardless of the occasion, these Mexican casseroles add flavor and fun to any meal.
This cheesy, gooey casserole takes only 15 minutes to prepare and can easily be assembled ahead of time and frozen. Ideal for dinner on a busy evening, it comes out of the oven bubbling and delicious.
We love the smooth and creamy texture of the polenta in this health-conscious casserole. Using ground turkey keeps the calorie count low, but fresh cilantro, cumin and garlic ensure that the flavor doesn’t suffer at all.
Here’s a great recipe for a Cinco de Mayo brunch. Eggs and potatoes are a classic breakfast combination, but the addition of fresh salsa and chili powder kick up the flavor, with delicious results.
Preparing tamales from scratch is a long and complicated process, but our recipe for tamale casserole gives you all of the flavor with a lot less work. The combination of sweet shrimp with the complex and exotic flavor of black mole sauce is muy excelente!
Pinto and black beans replace the meat in this vegetarian-friendly Mexican pie. Serve with fresh salsa and guacamole, and you have a meal that’s as good to look at as it is to eat.
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