Instant Pot Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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We’re rounding up the best Instant Pot recipes for Cinco de Mayo with Mexican and Tex-Mex flavors to celebrate this May.

a collage of six Tex-Mex and mexican foods to cook in the Instant Pot and serve for Cinco de Mayo or Taco Tuesday

These easy Instant Pot / pressure cooker Cinco de Mayo recipes are great for your holiday menu. And during rest of the year, these are our favorite dishes to add to the dinner spread on Taco Tuesday.

From side dishes to entrees, this list is full of Mexican flavors you’ll love.

A pinterest image promoting Instant Pot Cinco De Mayo Recipes, overlaid on two pictures: chicken enchilada soup in a white bowl garnished with sour cream on top and easy chicken tacos on a white plate on the bottom

What Is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo was first celebrated after the Mexican army beat the French in the 1800s. It stayed a small regional holiday until the 1960s, when activists encouraged a day to celebrate Mexican culture with parties, parades, and delicious food here in the United States.

This year, we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture with a homemade feast. And as always, we like to make our dishes simple and faster with an Instant Pot so we can spend more time with family and friends.

What Do You Eat on Cinco de Mayo?

We recommend making Mexican favorites like fresh salsas, tacos, tostadas, and more. The Instant Pot recipes below are a combination of quick Tex-Mex favorites and our spin on more traditional Mexican dishes.

Instant Pot Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these delicious Instant Pot recipes featuring Mexican and Tex-Mex flavors. (Also great for Taco Tuesdays!)

Cinco de Mayo Entree Recipes

Instant Pot Chili, Soup and Stew Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Side Dish Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Desserts


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