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

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

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

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

Chicken Quesadillas

Better Homes and Gardens

A deli-roasted chicken is a handy main ingredient to have for quick dinner ideas. This dish really needs no recipe. Simply shred the chicken and tuck it into tortillas, along with cheese and other favorite fillings.

Total: 25 mins

Gazpacho Salsa

Better Homes and Gardens

When you use fresh ingredients from your garden, this snack dip will really pop with flavor.

Guacamole

Fine Cooking Magazine

Guacamole is best made as close to serving time as possible.

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas

Swanson Premium Chicken

If you enjoy the bold flavors of Buffalo chicken wings, why not try these easy-to-make quesadillas? They're just as good as the wings, without all the mess...and they're on the table in just 20 minutes.

Total: 20 mins

Mexican Four Cheese Chicken Nachos

Pace Salsa & Picante

You can make restaurant-style chicken nachos at home using this simple recipe...and it only takes 15 minutes!

Total: 15 mins

Mini Tacos

Pace Salsa & Picante

These little taco-flavored treats in wonton crusts make mouthwatering, family-favorite appetizers.

Total: 25 mins

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.

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

Black Bean Nachos

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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

Spicy Mustard Stir-Fry Bites

Better Homes and Gardens

Make the filling for these mini chicken or beef fajita appetizers in the slow cooker, then assemble at party time.

Mexican Appetizers  Recipes: Take your pick!
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