Southwest

Southwestern recipes were born where cultures meet. The influences of Mexican and American cuisine make for some winning dinners, soups, apps and desserts.

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    Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette

    We’ve all been there. It’s 7 p.m. and you’re at home with a sudden craving for Chipotle. You don’t feel like going all the way to Chipotle, they don’t have a drive-thru, and delivery is kind of slow. What’s a hungry person to do? You make an at-home Chipotle salad complete with a copycat version of their Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette! It’s one of our favorite homemade salad dressings.—Lauren Habermehl, Pewaukee, Wisconsin


    What Is Hominy and How Do You Cook It

    All hominy is corn, but not all corn is hominy. We break it down and explain what hominy really is.


    Farmers Market Street Tacos

    I love going to my local farmer's market and seeing what fresh produce is in season that I can throw...


    Cheeseburger Nachos

    1 review

    Cheeseburger nachos are the perfect game-day graze. Load them up with all the toppings or let everyone claim part of...

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    Cowboy Spaghetti

    14 reviews

    Cowboy spaghetti starts on the stovetop and finishes in the oven, giving you plenty of hands-off time to prepare a...


    Loaded Cowboy Queso

    2 reviews

    Loaded Cowboy Queso is the ultimate football dip! This easy appetizer loaded with cheese, beer, black beans, tomatoes and sausage...

    Are You Making Nachos the Right Way?

    The trick is in the layers.


    Mexicali Quiche with Avocado Crust

    New Mexican cuisine is my favorite, and this quiche uses an avocado crust filled with many delicious ingredients. Top with...



    Copycat Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger

    My niece fell in love with the quesadilla burger from Applebee's and challenged me to make it at home. She...

    Avocado-Lime Ranch Dressing

    5 reviews

    This avocado lime ranch dressing is a Chick-fil-A copycat recipe. This version has no sugar added, is half the calories...


    Air-Fryer Avocado Fries

    Avocados just got even more exciting! These juicy, flavorful, easy and healthy air-fryer avocado fries are for those who are...


    Copycat Southwest Chicken Salad

    1 review

    My husband and I loved this salad the first time we ate it at Applebee's. After eating it three times...


    Pressure-Cooker Tex-Mex Risotto

    4 reviews

    I love food with lots of flavor and a Mexican twist, but am too lazy to stand over a pot...


    Jackfruit Tacos with Green Apple Salsa

    These easy jackfruit tacos are flavored with taco seasoning and topped with fresh green apple salsa. Make them vegan by...

    Frittata Goes to Mexico

    1 review

    I love my air fryer, as you can multitask while you’re air frying. These individual Mexico-inspired flavored mini frittatas are...


    Air-Fryer Southwestern Chicken Enchiladas

    These air-fryer enchiladas are not only quick and easy but a perfect dinner for Taco Tuesday or any day of...



    Pressure-Cooker Sonoran Clam Chowder

    1 review

    Being from New England originally I always appreciated a good rich clam chowder. But living in the Southwest the past...


    A 7-Day Meal Plan of Southwestern Dinners

    Stock up on sour cream, cilantro, lime, avocado and your favorite salsa— you'll be using them all week. Enjoy taquitos,...


    Easy Tamale Pie with Peppers

    2 reviews

    My family loves anything with southwestern flavor, so this recipe is a big hit. It's super quick and easy to...


    Sheet-Pan Shrimp Fajitas

    2 reviews

    I love easy weeknight dinners such as this one. The sheet-pan shrimp fajitas come together so quickly and are customizable...



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    Air-Fried Butternut Squash Tacos

    Butternut squash tossed with southwestern spices makes a wonderful base for vegetarian tacos. I'm always looking for easy and healthy...


    Slow-Cooker Poblano Pork Loin

    3 reviews

    We love seasonal poblano peppers, so this slow-cooker pork loin with many southwestern seasonings is a family favorite. It can...


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    55 Tex-Mex Recipes Bursting with Southwestern Flavor

    Mix a bit of Texas with a bit of Mexico and you've got some great flavor combos. Give these Tex-Mex-inspired...


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    49 Mexican Chicken Recipes

    Spice up your life with these Mexican-inspired chicken recipes. You'll find tons of fun-and-funky twists on your favorite Mexican and...


    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

    1 review

    I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...