Recipes for a Cinco de Mayo Party

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Hola amigos! In honor of Cinco de Mayo this weekend, Paula’s test kitchen wanted to round up our top five recipes to help you create a little fiesta of your own at home. Every year in both the United States and Mexico, May 5th is a day to celebrate Mexican pride and heritage, and what a better way to do it than with some festive recipes and drinks? (Though, it’s not a secret that here in the Test Kitchen we don’t need much of a reason to celebrate with food!)

image1. Chili con Queso Dip
Here’s an incredibly simple recipe that tastes like a million bucks! Don’t take our word for it, grab a tortilla chip and take a dip. Go ahead and crack open a cold one, too.

image2. Mexican Shrimp and Grits
If you’re looking for something to set on the dinner table to celebrate with fresh, we recommend whipping up some shrimp and grits with a little south-of-the-border inspiration.

image3. Dee Dee’s Home Run Chicken
Deidre Pujols shared this recipe with Paula on her show, and Paula has been in love ever since. It’s got really authentic flavors, and everyone will be begging for seconds!

image4. Simple Perfect Enchiladas
This one dish wonder is fanastic for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Red sauce, green onions, cilantro, chicken and cheese create a wonderfully savory dish that you can enjoy now or reheat for lunch the next day.

image5. Five Layer Taco Dip
Got company? Treat them to one of our favorite taco dips ever to grace our taste buds. With a homemade taco seasoning that will send you over the moon, we guarantee you can’t go wrong! Did we say it’s ready in only about 30 minutes?

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