Discover the mouthwatering magic of 67 Mexican Christmas foods, where tradition meets culinary delight. These traditional Mexican Christmas food items will be a hit on Christmas Day or special occasions.

Discover the mouthwatering magic of 67 Mexican Christmas foods, where tradition meets culinary delight. These traditional Mexican Christmas food items will be a hit on Christmas Day or special occasions. #christmasonadime #mexicanchristmasfood #mexicanrecipes
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Best Mexican Christmas Recipes

Everyone will love this Mexican food for Christmas that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Skip the turkey this December and enjoy these new dishes for Feliz Navidad.

Also see Mexican Christmas Desserts or Best Christmas Eve Dinners.

Discover the mouthwatering magic of 67 Mexican Christmas foods, where tradition meets culinary delight. These traditional Mexican Christmas food items will be a hit on Christmas Day or any day of the year. #christmasonadime #mexicanchristmasfood #mexicanrecipes

1. Red Pork Tamales

These Red Pork Tamales are bursting with incredible flavors for the best Mexican dish.

Red Pork Tamales
Red Pork Tamales is traditional Mexican food at its best.
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2. Mexican Sweet Bread

Experience pure bliss this Christmas with homemade Mexican Sweet Bread.

Mexican Sweet Bread
Mexican Sweet Bread can easily be made at home with simple ingredients.
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3. Pozole Rojo

The flavors intensify over time, making it a fantastic make-ahead delight.

Pozole Rojo
One of the most iconic Mexican dishes, this “ultimate” Pozole Rojo recipe is PACKED with deliciously bold and robust flavors that will absolutely WOW your taste buds!
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4. Chicken Pozole Verde

This hearty delight can be done in just one hour, perfect for your Christmas feast.

Chicken Pozole Verde
Pozole Verde is a comforting Mexican stew filled with shredded chicken and hominy in a delicious green chile broth made from tomatillos, jalapeños, and cilantro.
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5. Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

It’s time to indulge in a festive flavor that will make your Christmas extra special. You can serve with Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Mexican Cinnamon Cookies
 These buttery Mexican cookies are usually made with butter, flour, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
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6. Pork Pozole Rojo

Get ready for a bowlful of pure comfort with Pork Pozole Rojo.

Pork Pozole Rojo
Bright, vibrant flavor that will keep you coming back for spoonful after spoonful. Healthy, hearty and satisfying. 
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7. Mexican Wedding Cookies

These tender delights melt in your mouth, delivering a burst of rich, buttery pecan dough.

Mexican Wedding Cookies
These Mexican wedding cookies are tender, delicate, and full of rich, buttery pecan flavor.
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8. Easy Flan

Savor the velvety texture and exquisite flavors of this classic Mexican dessert.

Easy Flan
Easy flan recipe will help you make a silky smooth, creamy, rich and sweet custard topped with oozing caramel sauce.
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9. Champurrado

With each sip, you’ll be transported to a cozy Mexican fiesta.

Champurrado
 The gateway atole, at least for me, is the chocolate one called champurrado, and it has quickly eclipsed all the other hot chocolates I've tried.
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10. Mexican Christmas Punch

Perfect for your Christmas celebration, this punch is easy and tasty.

Mexican Christmas Punch
Mexican Christmas Punch is a warm, deliciously fruity, naturally sweetened punch perfect for cold weather.
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11. Cranberry Margaritas

With each sip, you’ll be transported to a tropical paradise.

Cranberry Margaritas
So when happy hour arrived yesterday, I decided to take a shortcut and just whip up a batch of cranberry margaritas using store-bought cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice.
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12. Sopapilla

As a fried Christmas dessert, it’s the perfect treat for your holiday festivities.

Sopapilla Recipe
This delicious restaurant style Sopapilla Recipe is easy to make at home with pantry ingredients and everyone loves them too. 
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13. Tres Leche Cupcakes

These heavenly treats are light, airy, and fluffy.

Tres Leche Cupcakes
Tres Leche Cupcakes are light, airy, and fluffy and are lightly soaked in three milks.
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14. Tres Leches Cake

This recipe holds the power to make desserts vanish in an instant.

Tres Leches Cake
Tres leche cake recipe is very simple but always the first dessert to disappear at parties.
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15. Pumpkin Empanadas

These delightful pastries will transport your taste buds to a world of seasonal bliss.

Pumpkin Empanadas
These sweet empanadas use simple ingredients and are so delicious.
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16. Sopapilla Cheesecake

Cut into bars and serve at parties for an effortless Christmas treat.

Sopapilla Cheesecake
Layers of flaky pastry, creamy cheesecake and a delicious cinnamon mixture make this Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe the best.
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17. Mexican Buñuelos

This recipe is light, crispy, and adorned with a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

Mexican Bunuelos
Light, crispy, and dusted with cinnamon sugar, this gorgeous Mexican Buñuelos recipe is the perfect dessert all year round.
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18. Chicken Tamale Casserole

Prepare to dazzle your taste buds with Chicken Tamale Casserole.

Chicken Tamale Casserole
This Chicken Tamale Casserole has a sweet cornbread crust topped with enchilada sauce and chicken.
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19. Cream Cheese Churro Cheesecake

Indulge in the decadence of Cream Cheese Churro Cheesecake.

Churro Cheesecake
Decadent layers of cinnamon mixture make this Cream Cheese Churro Cheesecake recipe delicious.
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20. Churro Bites

These bite-sized treats are perfect for Christmas snacking.

Churro Bites
Deep fried Churro Bites taste amazing coated with cinnamon and sugar.
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21. Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Add a flavorful twist to your Christmas celebration with Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup.

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup is one of my favorite go-to soup recipes for busy weeknights.
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22. Red and Green Enchiladas

Experience the best of both worlds with Red and Green Enchiladas topped with tomatoes.

Red and Green Enchiladas
The best of both worlds with these red and green, two-tone enchiladas!
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23. Hatch Green Chili Ribs

Get ready to spice up your Christmas with this this culinary adventure.

Hatch Green Chili Ribs
Hatch Green Chili Ribs are about to go down and when I tell you these are the ultimate game day food, I’m not messing around!
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24. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Peppers

Prepare for a fiesta of flavors as you savor the perfectly seasoned quick and easy chicken.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Enjoy this delicious chicken mixture with tortillas or serve it alone to suit everyone in the family!
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25. Marranitos

Let the enchanting aroma and delightful taste transport you to a world of Mexican traditions.

Marranitos
Marranitos get their delicious spicy-brown goodness from molasses.
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26. Mexican Chicken Marinade

This marinade is perfect for your next Mexican-inspired Christmas meal.

Mexican Chicken Marinade
Bursting with the bright fresh flavors of cilantro and lime, it's a versatile and easy recipe for your next Mexican-inspired meal.
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27. Zucchini Corn Tamales

These fluffy treats are a Christmas showstopper that will leave everyone in awe.

Zucchini Corn Tamales
Fluffy and easy to prepare, these tamales are perfect for any special occasion.
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28. Ensalada De Nochebuena

Add a burst of festive colors to your Christmas table with Ensalada De Noche buena.

Ensalada De Nochebuena
This traditional Ensalada de Nochebuena or Christmas Eve Salad is a colourful fruit salad featuring fresh pomegranates, oranges, pineapple, jicama and beets in a citrusy dressing.
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29. Instant Pot Taco Soup

Spice up your Christmas feast with Instant Pot Taco Soup on the Christmas menu.

Instant Pot Taco Soup
Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe can be ready in just 15 minutes using your pressure cooker and it is so filling and delicious.
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30. Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

This quick recipe takes plain rice to a whole new level of flavor.

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
Jazz it up quickly and easily to make this tasty Instant Pot Cilantro lime rice recipe.
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31. Crockpot Mexican Beef Stew

Embark on a flavor-packed adventure with Crockpot Mexican Beef Stew.

Crock Pot Mexican Beef Stew
If you are looking for a new stew recipe, this delicious Crock Pot Mexican Beef Stew is the one to try.
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32. Mexican Cornbread

It’s time to elevate your cornbread game and make this recipe for your Christmas feast.

Mexican Cornbread
Hot out of the pan, fully stuffed, and primed for pairing with your favorite warm-you-up soup, it’s Mexican Cornbread.
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33. Taco Pasta Salad

Dive into a fiesta of flavors with Taco Pasta Salad.

Taco Pasta Salad
Taco Pasta Salad is a delicious pasta salad made with Mexican flavors, seasoned ground beef, crunchy nacho cheese chips, and a delicious creamy dressing! 
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34. Homemade Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

These crispy delights are the ideal companions for salsa.

Homemade Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
The perfect chips to serve with salsa, guacamole or queso.
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35. Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Brace yourself for a flavor-packed adventure. Add a few side dishes and you are set!

Green Chili Chicken Enchilada
Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas will make Mexican Monday everyone’s favorite day of the week.
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36. Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas

Experience the ultimate Mexican delight with Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas.

Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas
Make this Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe for Mexican Monday when you need a quick but delicious dinner idea.
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37. Cheese Enchiladas

Indulge in the ultimate Mexican Christmas delight with these Cheese Enchiladas.

Cheese Enchiladas
This cheese enchilada recipe is so easy and delicious for Mexican Monday.
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38. Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Experience the magic of Mexican-inspired Christmas dinner with this family-favorite.

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This easy chicken enchilada casserole recipe is a family favorite.
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39. Skillet Beef Burrito With Rice and Beans

Spice up your Christmas feast with this mouth-watering Skillet Beef Burrito recipe.

Beef Burrito
This Beef Burrito Recipe is a delicious grab and go meal making it perfect for busy weeknights but special enough for family dinner any night of the week.
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40. Chunky Guacamole

Dive into a fiesta of flavors this Christmas with this Chunky Guacamole.

Chunky Guacamole
But instead of being a big bowl of green mush, you actually get to see all of those pretty vibrant ingredients mixed in together.
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41. Chicken Nachos With Wasabi Guacamole

Get ready for a flavor explosion with these Chicken Nachos topped with Wasabi Guacamole.

Chicken Nachos With Wasabi Guacamole
Utilize a rotisserie chicken to make these delicious spicy chicken nachos with ease.
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42. Salsa Picante

Ignite your taste buds with this lightning-fast Salsa Picante.

Salsa Picante
This Salsa Picante is quick and easy to make and can be thrown together within minutes for an easy dip when you have guests over. 
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43. Mexican Tetelas

Delicate triangles filled with beans, herbs, and cheese make a timeless Christmas delight.

Mexican Tetelas
Tetelas are a sort of triangular empanada or quesadilla that predates the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
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44. Crockpot Refried Beans

Unlock incredible savings and taste buds bliss with these Crockpot Refried Beans.

Crock Pot Refried Beans
With very little effort, you will have refried beans that are so healthy and delicious.
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45. Crockpot Mexican Lasagna

Unleash a burst of flavors with this mouth-watering Crockpot Mexican Lasagna.

Crock Pot Mexican Lasagna
Crock Pot Mexican Lasagna Recipe has layers of delicious cheese, refried beans, beef and more for the best dinner idea. 
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46. Mexican Red Rice

Elevate your Christmas feast with this flavorful Mexican Red Rice.

Mexican Red Rice
Fluffy, beautifully seasoned Mexican Red Rice!
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47. Black-Eyed Pea Quinoa Salad

Revitalize your Christmas spread with this vibrant Black-Eyed Pea Quinoa Salad.

Black-Eyed Pea Quinoa Salad
Whether you're a fan of black-eyed peas or not this quinoa salad is full of flavor and nutrients.
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48. Slow Cooker Pozole

Warm your soul this Christmas with Slow Cooker Pozole, a comforting Mexican pork stew.

Slow Cooker Pozole
Slow Cooker Pozole is a Mexican pork stew recipe that’s comforting, hearty and brings such a feeling of warmth.
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49. Pork Mole Negro

Embark on a flavor adventure with Pork Mole Negro, a tantalizing Mexican Christmas dish.

Pork Mole Negro
My pork mole features pork shoulder braised in a dark, rich and spicy ancho chile sauce.
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50. Hatch Chile Relleno Casserole

Experience cheesy perfection with this easy Hatch Chile Relleno Casserole.

Hatch Chili Relleno Casserole
This easy Hatch Chile Relleno Casserole is a delicious vegetarian meal that’s fluffy and full of gooey cheese.
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51. Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies With Dulce De Leche Filling

Indulge in Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies for a decadent treat.

Mexican Chocolate Icebox Cookies with Dulce De Leche Filling
This dessert is a perfect sweet treat after dinner.
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52. Churros With Chocolate Sauce

Whisk yourself away to a Christmas fiesta with these Churros with Chocolate Sauce.

Churros with Chocolate Sauce
Making chocolate churros requires just a few ingredients and 30 minutes—the perfect treat for a family night or get-together!
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53. Spiced Hot Cocoa

Warm your soul with a cup of Spiced Hot Cocoa for a festive blend of flavors for Christmas bliss.

Spiced Hot Cocoa
Cinnamon and nutmeg adds festive flavor, but it's the star anise that makes this warm drink extra special.
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54. Ensalada Navideña

Celebrate Christmas with Ensalada Navideña, a dreamy mix of fruits in a creamy dressing.

Ensalada Navideña
Ensalada Navideña (or Mexican Christmas Fruit Salad) is a mixture of apples and other fruits covered in a dreamy and creamy dressing. 
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55. Authentic Mexican Chiles En Nogada

Embark on a flavor journey with Authentic Mexican Chiles En Nogada.

Authentic Mexican Chiles en Nogada
Chiles en nogada is an authentic Mexican recipe. It is most often served on holidays like the Mexican independence day.
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56. Mexican Menudo

Embrace a bowl of flavorful tradition with Mexican Menudo.

Mexican Menudo
This Menudo hits your palate like a great Mariachi ensemble hits your ears: classic, harmonious, and full of traditional soul.
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57. Mexican Jelly Roll

Get wrapped up in the delightful simplicity of Mexican Jelly Roll slices or Niño Envuelto.

Mexican Jelly Roll
A popular Mexican pan dulce, it’s more like cake and goes great with ice cream as you might expect
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58. Rosca De Reyes

Join the Three Kings celebration with Rosca De Reyes on January 6th. Baby Jesus is hidden inside the bread.

Rosca De Reyes
Rosca de Reyes, or Three Kings Bread, is a soft orange-flavored sweet bread that’s traditionally made in Mexico to celebrate Three Kings Day, or Epiphany.
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59. Mexican Tea Cookies

Dive into a world of delightful flavors with Mexican Tea Cookies.

Mexican Tea Cookies
Mexican Tea Cookies are delicious and easy to make for dessert.
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60. Cranberry Jalapeño Margarita

Raise a glass to the holiday season with a festive Cranberry Jalapeño Margarita.

Cranberry Jalapeno Margarita
Homemade cranberry juice, jalapeño simple syrup, and tequila are the main ingredients in this festive and flavorful Cranberry Jalapeño Margarita.
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61. Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Indulge in the ultimate Christmas treat with Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.

Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
These delicious Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are filled with warm spices like cinnamon, melty chocolate, toasty ground oats, and crunchy nuts for an unusually satisfying cookie experience.
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62. Baked Chicken Chalupas

Experience the Tex-Mex magic of Baked Chicken Chalupas in this popular dish.

Baked Chicken Chalupas
Crisp cabbage on top adds bite and texture, making Baked Chicken Chalupas a very wonderful way to get dinner on the table in a hurry!
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63. Fresh Lime Margarita

Elevate your margarita game with the Fresh Lime Margarita.

Fresh Lime Margarita
All you really need are: good tequila, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.  
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64. Tacos Al Pastor

Savor the festive flavors of Christmas with this easy Tacos Al Pastor recipe. It is packed with flavor.

Tacos Al Pastor
This 30-minute Easy Tacos al Pastor version gives you all the flavor without all the fuss!
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65. Mexican Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Embark on a chocolatey adventure with Mexican Chocolate Shortbread Cookies.

Mexican Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
These Mexican Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are a nice chocolate shortbread cookie.
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66. Arroz Con Leche

Delight in the creamy bliss of Arroz Con Leche, a Mexican Christmas food classic.

Arroz Con Leche
This delicious Mexican dessert is simple to make and a classic rice pudding recipe. 
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67. Crockpot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco

Take your taste buds on a fiesta with Crockpot Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos served at Mexican Christmas dinner.

Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos
This Crock pot Mexican Shredded Beef Taco recipe has become one of our favorite Taco Tuesday meals and I’m certain you will love this recipe, too!
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Celebrate the flavors of Mexican Christmas eve recipes and ignite your taste buds with a fiesta of culinary delights. You might also like to make Tortilla Pinwheels.

Discover the mouthwatering magic of 67 Mexican Christmas foods, where tradition meets culinary delight. These traditional Mexican Christmas food items will be a hit on Christmas Day or  any holiday. #christmasonadime #mexicanchristmasfood #mexicanrecipes

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