Celebrate the flavors and colors of Mexico with Instant Pot Cinco the Mayo recipes  

Are you ready for some great Instant Pot Cinco de Mayo recipes?  

Cinco de Mayo started off as a local Mexican commemoration of the defeat of the French on May 5, 1862, but has grown into an international fiesta celebrating all things Mexican. Naturally, that means a lot of Mexican food. 

Here’s a menu of ways your Instant Pot can help you spice up your Cinco de Mayo this Sunday. 



Instant Pot Recipes Tortilla soup
01

Spicy Tortilla Soup

By: Meals in a Jar Cookbook by Pamela Ellgen

We are loving these meals in a jar recipes. Prep is easy (and beautiful!), cooking is a breeze, and the results are out of this world. It makes a perfect weeknight meal – just add chicken and go – or a great starter for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Instant Pot Recipes Frijoles Borrachos
02

Frijoles Borrachos (Drunken Beans)

By: Everyday Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook by Leslie Limon

If the idea of bacon and beer in your dish makes your mouth water, then this beautiful bean recipe was designed for you. It’s a great item for sharing, the ideal side or dip for your Cinco de Mayo party.

Instant Pot Recipes Green chicken pozole
03

Green Chicken Pozole

By: Everyday Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook by Leslie Limon

Something about the flavors of Mexico just make for excellent soups, and this one also captures the vibrant colors too. In this case: green. Using a green salsa brings both taste and brightness to the dish, and if you have any extra make sure you have some tortilla chips to enjoy the leftover salsa verde as a dip.

Instant Pot Recipes Mexican stuffed peppers
04

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chipotle Lime Sauce

By: Marci Buttars

These stuffed peppers are amazing, but you may want to make extra Chipotle Lime Sauce because it’s so good you’re going to want to have it with everything you eat.

Instant Pot Recipes mexican-polenta
05

Mexican Polenta

By: Jill Nussinow

Transform simple corn meal into an amazing side dish that is fresh, spicy, and deliciously healthy.

Instant pot recipes fish & pineapple tostadas
06

Fish and Pineapple Tostadas

By: 5 Ingredients of Less by Marilyn Haugen

Sure, fish tacos are wonderful, but how about toasting the tortilla and topping with zesty pineapple, tangy slaw, and hot pepper flakes for a to-die-for fish tostada? Yes please!

Instant pot recipes spicy black beans and bitter greens
07

Spicy Black Bean Chili with Hearty Greens

By: Chop Secrets

If you’re not into beer in your main course, you can easily substitute chicken stock without sacrificing a dollop of delicious. Just don’t think of leaving out the bacon, that would be a huge mistake. Huge!

Instant pot recipes steak fajitas
08

Steak Fajitas With Chimichurri

By: The Essential Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook by Deborah Schneider

You’ll want to plan ahead for this one. It’s quick and easy when it comes time to cook, but marinating the beef overnight to let the flavors develop is worth the advance effort.

Instant pot recipes arroz con leche
09

Arroz con Leche

By: Chop Secrets

A Mexican-style rice pudding is a great way to top off a Cinco de Mayo dinner. Or even a great way to top off anything, for that matter.

Instant pot recipes bread pudding
10

Tres Leche Croissant Bread Pudding

By: Urvashi Pitre

Bread pudding is one of those things that is easy to overlook, but when you use soft, fresh croissants as the bread and spice it up with cinnamon, this sweet, creamy dessert is something you’ll be glad to see completing your Cinco de Mayo feast.

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