Rachel Cooks®

Mexican & Southwestern

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Crispy Sweet Potato Tacos – Vegan

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Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

image of bright and colorful mango slaw, the perfect slaw for fish tacos, in a white bowl with a black spoon. Garnished with a lime.

Mango Slaw – perfect slaw for fish tacos

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Taco Salad Recipe – with optional homemade dressing

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Vegan Tacos with Roasted Carrots, Mushrooms, Quinoa, and Black Beans

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7 Layer Dip Recipe – THE BEST!

cilantro lime instant pot quinoa

Instant Pot Quinoa | Plain and Cilantro Lime Recipes

These easy vegetarian cauliflower tacos are full of flavor and protein! Even meat-lovers are going to flip over these fun tacos. Whether it's for Meatless Monday or a full-on vegetarian lifestyle, you're going to love these! They're also easy to make vegan. Make them tonight! 

Cauliflower Tacos with Chickpeas – Vegetarian

Sheet pan fajitas are great for busy weeknights and also great for bigger crowds! You'll love this hands-off approach to fajitas! Get the recipe on rachelcooks.com!

Sheet Pan Fajitas – Easy Recipe for Chicken Fajitas! | with video

These Shrimp Tacos are a refreshing taste of the tropics thanks the zesty avocado, mango and pineapple salsa. They're easy to make and are a hit for any party or taco night. The extra salsa is amazing on chips or sprinkled on a salad!

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

This Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup with Noodles is cozy, comforting and easy to make. You'll love the twist on classic enchiladas with thick, hearty noodles swimming in a delicious broth. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup with Noodles

A complete meal that's made in one pot and is ready in 30 minutes, healthy, and full of flavor -- this Instant Pot chicken is a weeknight lifesaver!

Southwestern Instant Pot Chicken and Quinoa

The chili powder and cumin coating on these oven roasted sweet potatoes makes them absolutely perfect in burrito bowls, on tacos, or on their own! They're great with eggs at breakfast, too. Get the simple recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Southwestern Style

In a rush? This 30 minute One Pot Taco Pasta with Ground Turkey and Black Beans is here to save the day! It's creamy, satisfying, and the pasta cooks in the same pan as everything else! Get the healthy 30 minute recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Taco Pasta – One Pan, Healthy, 30 Minutes – With Video

Chicken and black beans make this Southwestern Quinoa Bowl an incredibly filling and healthy lunch or dinner. It's ideal if you do meal prepping! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Southwestern Quinoa Bowl with Chicken

Ridiculously easy and perfect for game day, handheld refried bean dip is a hearty appetizer that everyone loves. Let your guests add their own toppings. Get the fun appetizer recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Refried Bean Dip with Cheese — Easy and Handheld!

Perfect for parties or a busy weeknight, these turkey enchilada slow cooker meatballs are easy to make, healthy, and so flavorful! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Turkey Enchilada Slow Cooker Meatballs with Cheese

Perfect any time of year, but super perfect on your Christmas cookie tray, these Mexican Chocolate Cookies are an easy sweet and just slightly spicy slice-and-bake shortbread recipe. Get the Christmas cookie recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Mexican Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Switch up the chicken soup routine with this easy and flavorful slow cooker 5 ingredient enchilada verde soup. Made in the slow cooker! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Soup (5 ingredient!)

Mix up your routine with a southwestern twist on a classic chicken salad recipe. You can prep it on the weekend - it's quick, easy and incredibly filling. Get the healthy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Southwest Chicken Salad Recipe – with video

Mexican Spinach Dip Recipe – great for parties!

A salad so beautiful, you’ll barely want to eat it! But you’ll definitely want to because this southwestern chopped salad is full of flavor thanks to an easy to make dressing and tons of great vegetables. Get the fun mason jar salad recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Southwestern Chopped Salad in Mason Jar

How about we put the cheese inside the “chips” and use quesadillas as the base for some summer-inspired quesadilla nachos? The result is incredible!

Quesadilla Nachos

This southwestern guacamole toast is going to be your lunch go-to meal. It's easy to make, filling, and packed full of flavor thanks to peppers, sweet corn, lime, and cilantro. Get the avocado toast recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Southwestern Guacamole Toast Recipe