Mexican Christmas Recipes
Turkey & Chorizo Soft Tacos
Chiles, chipotle, and chorizo give these tacos a healthy kick of flavor, but the best part is that you can use pre-cooked turkey to speed up the process. Pro-tip: mix up the toppings for an ultra-festive presentation. We like the red and green combo of cilantro and sliced red chiles!
Recipe: Try Rach's Turkey & Chorizo Soft Tacos
Boozy Mexican Hot Chocolate
Nothing screams holiday more than a hot, cozy drink—with a healthy splash of Kahlúa, of course. Serve this instead of coffee as an after-dinner warmer.
Recipe: Try our Boozy Mexican Hot Chocolate
The secret in the sauce? Jalapeño and red onion.
Recipe: Try our Cranberry-Lime Relish
Rachael Ray's Posole Rojo with Turkey or Chicken
If you've got frozen Thanksgiving turkey burning a hole in your freezer, put it to use for Christmas dinner. Whether served as an appetizer or the main attraction, your guests will love this holiday spin.
Recipe: Try Rach's Posole Rojo with Turkey or Chicken
Pork Lover's Tamale Pie
It's not a Christmas ham—it's better. Why? Because Christmas hams aren't topped with a thick layer of gooey cheddar cheese, that's why.
Recipe: Try our Pork Lover's Tamale Pie
Spicy Cranberry Margarita
It's festive, fiery, and fresh—exactly how a holiday cocktail should be.
Recipe: Try our Spicy Cranberry Margarita
Aarón Sánchez's Chorizo & Cornbread Stuffing
Honestly, you'll want to start making this stuffing year-round. It's that good.
Recipe: Try Aarón Sánchez's Chorizo & Cornbread Stuffing
Shrimp & Guacamole Lightning Rounds
Every holiday party needs pre-dinner munchies. Might we suggest serving this one with the aforementioned spicy margarita?
Recipe: Try our Shrimp & Guacamole Lightning Rounds
Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Those who say enchiladas don't belong on the Christmas table have clearly never had these.
Recipe: Try our Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Mexican Chocolate Flan
Boost the flavor of standard Spanish custard with a spicy chocolate topping made from ancho chiles and cinnamon. Plus, guests will love having their own individual ramekin—especially in one of these fun, bright colors.
Recipe: Try our Mexican Chocolate Flan
Mexican Pimento Cheese Dip
This creamy, cheesy dip is super easy to throw together (just seven ingredients!), so you might as well double the batch. It'll be gone before you know it—and you'll want some leftovers.
Recipe: Try our Mexican Pimento Cheese Dip
Chicken & Salsa Verde Tamales
It's a daunting recipe, but the end result will be 100 percent worth it. You can stick whatever's not eaten in the freezer to really make those leftovers—and your hard work—worthwhile.
Recipe: Try our Chicken & Salsa Verde Tamales
Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Poblanos
This twist on a classic Mexican Christmas recipe is so good you'll want to add it to your holiday lineup for years to come. Hot tip: wear gloves when working with the poblanos to keep from spreading the spicy oils. No tears on Christmas!
Recipe: Try our Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Poblanos
Cherry-Chipotle Turkey Breast
Turkey is indescribably better when coated in this mixture of sour cherries, dijon mustard, chipotle, and honey. It speaks for itself, so just go make it—now.
Recipe: Try our Cherry-Chipotle Turkey Breast
Cod with Arrabbiata Sauce, Olives & Capers
Cod stewed with tomatoes, olives, and capers is a Mexican Christmas classic, but fusing it with Italian is even better. Spaghetti may not sound very holiday-forward, but take one bite of this dish and you'll be a convert.
Recipe: Try our Cod with Arrabbiata Sauce, Olives & Capers
Nachos are a tried-and-true crowd pleaser. Dress them up for the holidays with festive pomegranate seeds and cilantro!
Recipe: Try our Holiday Nachos