26 Best Mexican Potluck Dishes For A Crowd

Mexican Dishes For Potluck
Mexican Dishes For Potluck

Are you having Cinco De Mayo or any simple family gathering? Then Mexican food will be best this time.

Food is the memorable highlight of any event or party, so you must choose suitable dishes. If you were wondering what to try at this Cinco De Mayo, these Mexican dishes are perfect for serving for these events. Or you can try these event-specific easter potluck recipes or potluck casseroles.

1. Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 30 minutes
  • Refreshing and tangy
  • Mouth-watering flavors of chopped tomatoes
  • Deliciously succulent and spicy

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail is a refreshing cocktail that is loved specifically by adults. The ingredients like onion, tomatoes, chilled shrimp, creamy avocado, jalapeno, and cucumber, with a hint of Mexican hot sauce, add all the dreamy flavors.

It has tangy, crunchy, and scrummy vegetables, making this recipe super-duper-healthy. It is best to serve in spring or as a summer dessert because of its satisfying tooth flavors. Easy to make and easy to serve Mexican potluck at gatherings.

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2. Chicken Burritos

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 30 minutes
  • Juicy and cheesy
  • Loaded with chicken filling
  • Freezer-friendly recipe

Chicken Burritos are quick to make with cheesy and juicy flavors. They have a chicken burrito, Mexican rice, lots of cheese, and refried bean filling, making it a super healthy recipe to try.

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3. Chicken Tamales

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Traditional and classy recipe
  • Hot filling of beef and chicken
  • Perfectly serve on holiday parties

Chicken Tamales is an easy-to-make recipe that is made of lard and chicken broth that tastes piquant and finger-licking. Its spicy red sauce and shredded chicken filling can satisfy your craving at any time of the day. You can also make them with all your leftovers in the freezer.

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4. Tres Leches Cupcakes

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Light and airy
  • Creamy and milky flavors
  • Topped with whipped cream

Tres Leche Cupcakes are so light and easy to make dessert. The whipped cream topping looks impressive. You can also add your favorite toppings. The less sweetness and topped strawberries fill your mouth with happiness. They are perfect for serving at family functions or birthday parties because it one of the best Mexican cake flavors.

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5. Chicken Enchilada Casserole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Cheesy and spicy
  • Sinfully delicious and captivating
  • Crowd-pleasing recipe

Chicken Enchilada bake is one of the most famous Mexican recipes due to its uniqueness. It has tortilla layers, enchilada sauce, cheese, and shredded chicken; all come together to make this dessert according to your taste. If you want the best Mexican appetizer potluck recipe, it is a perfect meal to serve as a dinner. For a vegan version, see my favorite Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole.

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6. Ground Beef Taco Dip

What’s Special?

  • Total time Taken: 20 minutes
  • Easy and delicious
  • Flavorful filling
  • Perfect for feeding a crowd

Ground Beef Taco is a flavorful dip with a tasty filling. It has a creamy base of seasoned beef that makes it hit—a super-fast and easy-to-make taco with taco-seasoned cream cheese, ground beef, and tomatoes. Though you can top it with your favorite toppings, it serves best with mushrooms and chopped tomatoes.

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7. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 3 hours 40 minutes
  • Green chili and salsa flavored
  • Tender and moist
  • Super easy to through at any event

Similar to the Crockpot beef recipes, the Slow Cooker Mexican chicken is an easy-to-throw recipe for your spicy cravings. The chicken is very tender and moist and melts in the mouth. This slow-cooking chicken is a versatile addition to chimichangas, tacos, burritos, or potluck salads.

Check out our favorite slow-cooker potluck recipes.

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8. Mexican Carnitas

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Juicy and crispy combination
  • Spicy and irresistible
  • Perfect for serving at parties

Crispy Carnitas is so juicy and tender with its soft and yummy texture. This recipe hides a lot of scrummy flavors inside it and fills your mouth with happiness whenever you try it. Serving them with nachos topping will take this Mexican dish to another level.

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9. Mango Guacamole

Mango Guacamole

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 10 minutes
  • Fancy new guac food
  • Refreshing and flavorful
  • The simple taste of avocado

Mango Guacamole is a variation of Avocado Guacamole and one of the best potluck sides to host a party. The scrummy mango adds an exquisitely sweet taste and is a perfect treat for taste buds. Smooth complements have a simple and delightful taste of avocado. The lime and cumin make it the sweetest dip you cannot resist.

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10. Shrimp Gazpacho

What’s Special?

  • Total time Taken: 20 minutes
  • Extremely tasty and refreshing
  • Ideally served with hearty bread
  • The best recipe for summer

Shrimp Gazpacho is the perfect and delicious cold soup that tastes amazing with its most refreshing flavors. This traditional recipe has shrimp that look so pleasing and taste super delicious—one of the most extraordinary Mexican potluck breakfast recipes you can enjoy with a creamy avocado relish. Pairing it with a warm garlic slice would be the best deal of all time.

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11. Mexican Layered Salad

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 15 minutes
  • Cool and creamy
  • The crunchy and crispy texture
  • Perfect for summer parties

Mexican Layered Salad is a cool and creamy recipe that can be your last-moment potluck recipe. This Mexican salad is super fancy to look at and has delightful visuals. This salad has many flavors and colors, perfect for serving with any other side dish. The crunchy tortilla strips and creamy dressing can be used as its topping.

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12. Nacho Tots

What’s Special?

  • Total Time Taken: 25 minutes
  • Easy and versatile
  • Loaded with seasoned beef flavors
  • Topped with shredded cheese

Nacho Tots is a crispy and delightful food that is super healthy with many proteins. It has tater tots that have scrummy seasoned beef flavors. You can top it with your favorite grilled vegetables, but it tastes best with shredded and velvet cheese with grilled tomatoes and nacho toppings. Serve it with melting cheese and sprinkled toppings that look appealing and pleasing.

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13. Green Chile Beef Burritos

Green Chile Beef Burritos

Green Chile Beef Burrito is a warm food that has shredded beef filling inside it that tastes amazing. These burritos are super easy to make. You can use your favorite toppings to top it. It cooks slow and low all day and then quickly assembled to serve in the last minutes.

A perfect meal after a hectic routine fills your mouth with happiness and your favorite flavors. This delicious food is best served at weeknight parties when everyone wants something delectable.

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14. Simple Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Simple Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Simple Creamy Chicken Enchilada is the most uncomplicated yet delicious food you can try. It is quick and does not compromise on flavors. These creamy enchiladas are the perfect treat with shredded chicken, green chiles, and scrummy white cheese sauce. The unexpected creamy flavors make it cheesy, rich, and unbeatable.

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15. Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches (Milk Cake)

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake is a popular and traditional Mexican dessert made over the years. Its rich and creamy flavors are so refreshing that they take away your worries in seconds. The three kinds of milk used in it add different flavors to it. It is the perfect and best cake to satisfy your kid’s sweet cravings at any time. The incredible serving with whipped cream topping and berries is the best idea—a perfect dessert for holidays and birthday parties.

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16. Mexican Papaya Salad

Mexican Papaya Salad

Potluck parties are not only about main courses or side dishes. Some potluck salads and dips make the dinner table complete.

So here is a Mexican-style papaya salad, flavored with red onions, cucumbers, and lime dressing. It is a completely vegan and gluten-free potluck dish so everyone can enjoy it. Since this recipe can be prepared in a few minutes, this must be on the list of your easy vegan potluck ideas.

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17. Sheet Pan Fajitas

Sheet Pan Fajitas

When I want to make a dish that is not only flavorful but also colorful and attractive, I make this Sheet Pan fajitas.

It has so much to offer, the protein from chicken and the nutrients from vegetables. Season it with dried herbs and mild spices.

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18. Ceviche


Take it as a light summer meal or a salad to your potluck parties, Ceviche is something without which a Mexican meal is incomplete. It is a treat for seafood lovers as fish is tossed up with refreshing summer vegetables. Pair it up with some crispy tortilla chips.

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19. Mole Black Beans

Mole Black Beans

Black beans are equally nutritious as any animal protein. In this recipe, beans are baked in a classic Mexican mole sauce and can be served with any main meal. If you are not a vegan, you can top this with any favorite cheese, or do it with tofu to keep it vegan.

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20. Chiles Rellenos Casserole

Chiles Rellenos Casserole

The chili rellenos casserole is the perfect dish to satisfy the crowd’s cravings. Refreshing flavors of the cheddar cheese, milk, eggs, chili peppers, flour, tomato sauce, and cooking spray melt in the mouth and please the taste buds.

Tastes incredible even without frying; the gooey layers of the cheese and peppers melt in the mouth. Looks golden-colored because of the eggy topping. Crazily simple yet scrummy!

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21. Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad (using gluten-free ingredients)

The Mexican Street corn casserole is the perfect dish to enjoy Mexican food. Filled with Mexican spices, corn, feta cheese, and cilantro. With just a few ingredients, it tastes super tasty. Assemble the ingredients and enjoy this corn salad with your kids. You can make this delicious recipe in the morning and pack it in kid’s lunch boxes. You can also serve the corn casserole on the cob; tastes perfectly delicious.

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22. Chorizo Queso Fundido

Chorizo Queso Fundido

The cheese season never ends, so the Chorizo Queso Fundido recipe is here. A lot of melted cheese and little hints of spiciness are all that you need. This dip goes perfectly with the chips and anything else you like to serve. Grab jalapeno, white cheddar cheese, white onion, Mexican chorizo, chihuahua cheese, and minced garlic to make this delicious dip. An easy snack dip that you can serve with tortillas.

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23. Chicken Pozole

Chicken Pozole Chilaquiles

Have you tried chicken pozole before? If not, then you have missed one of the best pozole recipes. The shredded chicken breasts and chewy hominy mixed to give the bold flavors of the cilantro, tomatillos, and chiles. This chicken pozole recipe contains garnishing, which makes it more appealing and delicious. Filled with shredded chicken in a green Chile broth.

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24. Mexican Black Bean & Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Black Bean & Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Easy stuffed bell peppers taste incredible with black beans, Mexican rice, green onions, quinoa, cheddar, and cumin. Have you tried and tasted the stuffed bell peppers before? If yes, try stuffing them with black beans and rice this time. Look golden and cheesy from the outside but tender and soft inside. Fresh flavors of the pepper and stuffed beans are the perfect combinations to try something unique this time.

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25. Sopa de Albóndigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

Sopa de Albóndigas

When on a cold winter evening, you need something warm and cozy to warm you up, and something fulfilling and nutritious, try this Sopa de Albóndigas. Thanks to the chunky beef, chickpeas, and spinach, the soup is rich in nutrients and full of protein, making it the best main meal. You can also serve it with tortillas, crackers, or croutons. Try adding grated cotija to it to make a more delicious and cheesy soup.

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26. Horchata Rice Pudding

Horchata Rice Pudding

If you love thick, creamy desserts but can’t tolerate dairy products, here is a dairy-free recipe. The Horchata rice pudding requires almond milk and rice milk and makes a delicious, festive treat that everyone loves. Cinnamon gives it a pleasant and aromatic flavor and cloves give it a slightly sweet taste. Add a bit of vanilla essence to make it more flavorful.

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Mexican Dishes For Potluck

26 Mexican Potluck Recipes to Spice Up The Next Party

Adalynn Ward
Are you having Cinco De Mayo or any simple family gathering? Food is the memorable highlight of any event or party, so you must choose suitable dishes. If you were wondering what to serve for a party, try these easy Mexican potluck dishes for these crowded events.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Dinner, Main Course, Salad
Servings 6 persons


  • Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
  • Chicken Burritos
  • Chicken Tamales
  • Tres Leches Cupcakes
  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole
  • Ground Beef Taco Dip
  • Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
  • Mexican Carnitas
  • Mango Guacamole
  • Shrimp Gazpacho
  • Mexican Layered Salad
  • Nacho Tots
  • Green Chile Beef Burritos
  • Simple Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
  • Shortcut Tres Leches Cake
  • Mole Black Beans
  • Ceviche
  • Sheet Pan Fajitas
  • Mexican Papaya Salad
  • Chiles RellenosCasserole
  • Mexican Street CornSalad
  • Chorizo Queso Fundido
  • Chicken Pozole
  • Stuffed Bell Pepperswith Mexican Rice and Black Beans

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