Mexican Appetizers

Good not only for Cinco de Mayo celebrations, these easy Mexican appetizers are full of authentic south-of-the-border flavor. From guacamole to quesadillas to jalapeno poppers, guests will say "Ole!" to these easy Mexican appetizers.

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Mexican Pizza

Food & Wine

Deconstructed nachos were the inspiration behind this fun pizza. Made with chili-spiced black-bean puree, tomatoes, olives, shredded lettuce, and low-fat Jack cheese on a whole-wheat crust, the pie also gets a little low-fat sour cream (that nacho staple) on top.

Total: 45 mins

Nacho Cheese Bites

Pace Salsa & Picante

Bite-size appetizers are always perfect for entertaining--these fit into both casual settings or more upscale cocktail parties. Serve with additional salsa for dipping.

Total: 1 hr 25 mins

Cheesy Picante Quesadillas

Pace Salsa & Picante

All you need is 20 minutes and four ingredients to make these tasty quesadillas, oozing with melted cheese and flavored with picante sauce and green chiles.

Total: 20 mins

Grilled Mediterranean Quesadillas

Betty Crocker

Party time? Start with tasty apps from the grill. They're easy to prep and ready in minutes.

Total: 30 mins

Pace® Mucho Queso Pizza

Pace Salsa & Picante

This scrumptious dish features a prepared pizza crust topped with Pace® Mexican Four Cheese Salsa con Queso, shredded chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and basil, that is baked until the queso is hot and bubbly, and can be cut into pizza slices or smaller appetizer-size pieces.

Total: 30 mins

Macho Nachos

Better Homes and Gardens

Balance the hot bean-and-cheese-topped chips with cool salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for a party appetizer that is always in demand.

Homemade Tortilla Chips and Guacamole

The Food Channel

Crunchy salty tortilla chips and creamy guacamole are impressive when they're freshly made at home.

Indian-Spiced Tomato Salsa

Food & Wine

This chunky, tangy salsa is fragrant with garam masala, the Indian spice blend that includes coriander, cardamom, and cumin.

Total: 20 mins

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Pace Salsa & Picante

Crisp, cheesy, spicy and satisfying all describe these easy-to-make snacks. Beans, Pace® Picante and shredded cheese are layered with onion in between tortillas and baked in a hot oven to a golden brown. Cut into wedges and serve with extra Pace® Picante Sauce.

Total: 20 mins

Super Easy Cheesy Quesadillas

Pace Salsa & Picante

Imagine a hot tortilla snack that's ready in 5 minutes accented with the flavor of your favorite Pace® Salsa.

Total: 10 mins

Monterey Jack Chicken Quesadillas

Pace Salsa & Picante

Each bite of these flavorful quesadillas is packed with a blend of Swanson® Premium Chunk Chicken, Monterey jack cheese, chopped green chilies and chili powder, topped with a dollop of sour cream and Pace® Chunky Salsa.

Total: 20 mins

Black Bean Nachos

Better Homes and Gardens

For game time appetizers or snacking anytime, these nachos are a top choice.

Chili Powder Chicken with Cilantro Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

On a heat scale of 1 to 10, these chicken strips are an 8. If your palate prefers something cooler, dip them in the herbed sour cream before taking a bite.

7-Layer Southwestern Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this bean, cheese, sour cream, and salsa dip with homemade or purchased tortilla chips.

Brie Pecan Quesadillas

Better Homes and Gardens

A filling of rich, velvety Brie and crisp pecans gives a sophisticated note to quesadillas.

Total: 15 mins

Grilled Taco Nachos

Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... What's a great party without nachos? Create a really great party with these really great nachos!

Total: 35 mins

Mexican Four Cheese and Chicken Quesadilla

Pace Salsa & Picante

Your favorite restaurant-style quesadillas can be easily made at home with this fabulous recipe featuring salsa con queso, chicken red pepper and guacamole that comes together in just 15 minutes.

Total: 15 mins
Mexican Appetizers  Recipes: Take your pick!
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