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18 Thirty-Minute Mexican Recipes

Save your sanity with these eighteen 30 Minute Mexican Recipes – perfect for weeknights, busy schedules, and lazy dinners!

18 (30-Minute) Mexican Recipes!

If you’re anything like me, this time of year you find yourself with about six million things to do and simply not enough time in the day. Can you BELIEVE Thanksgiving is next week? Yesterday, my sister and I talked about “getting a head start on holiday shopping.” <— this is the domestic life I have built for myself.

We’re so busy working on the new house that we’ve decided not to decorate the house for Christmas this year.

It kinda breaks my  heart, but at the same time I know that I would really regret putting up all of those decorations when we are trying to pack up the house and move in early January.

We are not even getting a tree! I feel like the house is going to be so sad. I am such a Grinch.

Anyway, the point of all of this sad narrative is that we are all super busy this time of year and could use some quick and easy meals.

You’re probably going to get sick of the turkey-cookie-gravy-pie diet that is traditional for this time of year, so I thought you’d love to add some quick and easy 30-minute Mexican recipes to your meal plan!

These recipes aren’t necessarily traditional Mexican fare – many of them are fun twists on authentic recipes, or totally new fusion ideas!

Alright, without further adieu, here are eighteen 30 minute Mexican Recipes:

(Click on the titles to get the recipes!)

1. Burrito Bowls from I Heart Naptime

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

2. Mexican Beefy Nacho Casserole from Real Food Dad

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

3. One Pot Mexican Pasta Skillet from Damn Delicious

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

4. Chicken Posole Soup from The Kitchn

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

5. Simple Mexican Lasagna from The Slow Roasted Italian

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

6. Saucy Mexican Chicken Skillet from The Wanderlust Kitchen (ahem, yours truly)

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

7. Chicken Enchilada Bowls from Lauren’s Latest (fellow Portland chick!)

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

8. Easy Taco Pie from Damn Delicious

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

9. Smothered Chile Colorado Burritos from Le Creme de la Crumb

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

10. Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup from The Wanderlust Kitchen

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

11. One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Rice from Host the Toast

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

12. Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Skillet from iFoodReal

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

13. Spicy Fish Taco Bowls from Pinch of Yum

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

14. Tortilla Crusted Tilapia from The Wanderlust Kitchen

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

15. Chopped Chicken Taco Salads from How Sweet Eats

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

16. Chicken Enchilada Skillet from Damn Delicious

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

17. Fajita Burgers from The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

18. Steak Burrito Bowls from Handle the Heat

18 (30-Minute!) Mexican Recipes - just what you need for this busy time of year!

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Anetta

Hi, I'm Anetta! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel stories from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. I believe that food brings us together as much as it sets us apart. Be brave, try something new!

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  1. As a mexican, I can say that this food isnt mexican. Probably its inspired in some of our recipies but you never ever will find this food in mexico.

    1. Hi, Carolina! You’re right, I’d estimate about 90% of any and all food labeled or referred to as Mexican in the U.S. is a far cry from the delicious food you can get in Mexico. I love authentic Mexican food, but I also love a lot of these Mexican-inspired recipes. Anything’s better than Taco Bell 😉

      1. I think it would be mindful to say Mexican inspired or actually look for 30-minute Mexican recipes. I agree on NO taco bell but also in not advertising recipes that are not true to its nature or title.

        Quick 30-minutes Mexican recipes:

        http://www.tortillerialostacatacas.com/receta-de-quesadillas-de-flor-de-calabaza/

        http://www.saboramexico.com.mx/sabor/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2448:tinga-de-res-al-chipotle&catid=83:antojitos-mexicanos&Itemid=460

        http://recetas-mexicanas.com.mx/arroz-con-crema-y-rajas

        Or look for tostadas or grain free some Chile Relleno

        We get offended when our food and culture gets offended and we do have many recipes that are actually light, healthy and not tacos.

        BTW Nachos are more popular in US than here and Tex-Mex is only eaten there as well.

  2. Hi Antetta, Everything looks delicious and I’m getting hungry… :). I will try some of the recipes soon. Thank you for the round-up!
    The links to your recipes work but not the ones to the other bloggers. Even though they are easy to figure out, I guess you might like to correct them.
    Julia

    1. Hi, Julia! Thanks so much for letting me know – some sort of weird glitch must have occurred. It’s all fixed now!