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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    Loaded Cowboy Queso

    Loaded Cowboy Queso is the ultimate football dip! This easy appetizer loaded with cheese, beer, black beans, tomatoes and sausage is our family's favorite tailgating recipe. I often serve it with homemade tortilla chips sprinkled with taco seasoning. —Becky Hardin, St. Peters, Missouri

    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

    2 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

    My husband and I ordered and devoured this salad from Applebee's three separate times before we finally asked the waitress...


    Pressure-Cooker Tex-Mex Risotto

    2 reviews

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


    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...


    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...

    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

    Convenience items make for easy prep and one pan makes for easy cleanup. This quick and easy southwestern dinner is...

    Sheet-Pan Shrimp Fajitas

    I love easy weeknight dinners like this. These sheet-pan shrimp fajitas come together so quickly and are customizable with your...





    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...


    Cowboy Cooking Tips We Learned from a Real Cowboy

    The owner of Bear Creek Smokehouse shares his favorite cowboy cooking tips for smoked meat, jalapeno cornbread and more.


    Tex-Mex Potato Salad

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


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    Air-Fryer Fried Avocado Tacos

    Tacos just got even more exciting! These juicy, flavorful, easy and healthy tacos are for those who are huge fans...

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    Easy Shrimp Tacos

    I love preparing these easy shrimp tacos. Hatch chiles are a staple ingredient in my home state of Texas, and...


    Tex-Mex Grain Bowl

    1 review

    This Tex-Mex grain bowl is special because it is not only healthy but also delicious. Oatmeal is one of those...


    Pressure-Cooker White Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup

    I created this thick and creamy soup by adapting several recipes into one. Although previously a slow-cooker soup, the pressure...


    Air-Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

    3 reviews

    I can never get enough of these air-fryer sweet potato fries! Even though my grocery store sells them in the...


    Pressure-Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

    4 reviews

    A quick and comforting chili that tastes like liquid jalapeno poppers! You cant have just one bowl! —Natasha Galbreath, Spanaway,...


    Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

    1 review

    Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...