Get ready to spice up your holiday season with a dash of Mexican flair! Navidad is a feast for the senses, and we’re not just talking about the tamales. These Mexican Christmas recipes bring a festive fusion of flavors to the table and will add a festive kick to your holiday table.

Ponche Navideño

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Indulge in the heartwarming experience of Ponche Mexicano Navideño. Whether enjoyed with friends or family, its sweet fragrance and fruity essence have the power to enhance those cherished moments, making them even warmer with our loved ones.


Hojarascas cookies displayed with a Christmas light background.
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Embrace the Christmas spirit with this Hojarascas recipe. Mexican cookies crafted from a blend of wheat flour, lard, sugar, and cinnamon. Once baked, they are adorned with a delightful coating of freshly ground cinnamon and sugar, imparting them with their distinctive festive appearance.

Ensalada de Navidad

Overhead of Ensalada Navideña in a bowl.
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Ensalada de Navidad is a creamy Mexican apple salad boasting a delightful sweet and sour profile and a hearty, chunky texture. It is perfect for pairing with roasted turkey or ham.

Lomo Mechado

Lomo mechado pork roast.
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Indulge in the perfection of Mexican Lomo Mechado, a succulent roasted pork sirloin that boasts tenderness, flavor, and juiciness. Stuffed with a delightful combination of prunes, bacon, and nuts, the meat is slow-roasted to perfection and accompanied by a delicious prune sauce.

Red Pork Tamales

Stack of pork tamales.
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These pork tamales stand as the quintessential Mexican holiday delicacy! Light, tender, and remarkably moist and flavorful, they are filled with pork simmered in a delectable and aromatic red sauce. Ideal for sharing, these tamales provide a perfect opportunity to savor and celebrate with friends and family.

Bacalao Navideño

Mexican bacalao navideño on a serving platter.
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Experience the pinnacle of Mexican Christmas cuisine with Bacalao Navideño, a luxurious and comforting fish stew bursting with robust flavors! Master the art of crafting this dish at home with this straightforward, step-by-step recipe.

Mexican Turkey

Whole turkey on a plate with roasted potatoes on the side.
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Elevate your holiday feast with the flavorsome twist of Pavo Navideño, a Mexican turkey recipe that promises to add a burst of flavor to your celebration! Fear not, as mastering this festive recipe is much simpler than it may seem—give it a try!

Pozole Rojo

Pozole Rojo on a bowl with garnish on top.
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For a festive Christmas feast, savor the flavors of Pozole Rojo—a classic Mexican stew crafted with hominy, succulent pork, and a rich red chili sauce. Elevate your experience by garnishing with shredded cabbage, lettuce, onions, radishes, a splash of lime juice, and a dollop of fiery salsa.

Gelatina de Rompope

Gelatina de rompope in cups with whipped cream and strawberry garnish.
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Indulge in the delectable sweetness of Gelatina de Rompope, a delightful dessert crafted with the renowned Mexican drink known as rompope. This delectable treat is ideal for sharing with friends and family during special occasions.

Buñuelos de Viento

Stack of bunuelos de viento with a festive background.
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Buñuelos de Viento, Mexican fritters renowned for their irresistibly crisp texture, practically dissolve on your mouth! These delightful sweet treats are ideal for savoring alongside a cup of hot chocolate and make for a perfect holiday gift to share with family and friends.


Stack of Mazapan candy.
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Celebrate the Christmas season with homemade Mazapan, a delightful Mexican treat characterized by its crumbly texture and sweet flavor, crafted from toasted peanuts and powdered sugar. This simple recipe is perfect for homemade holiday gifts, especially for those who adore peanuts or have a penchant for sweets!

Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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