You don’t ever need an excuse for Mexican food; any day can be a Mexican fiesta, if you want it to be. Mexican dinners are the best way to break away from monotony at your dinner table.

Two things that make Mexican food taste delicious are the spices and the cheese. You have to use authentic spices and cheeses, for it to taste like an authentic Mexican dish.

For my Mexican cheese, Pure Dairy has got me covered. They have a blend of Mexican shredded cheese that contains four kinds of cheese – Natural Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Asadero & Queso Quesadilla. This blend is perfect for making traditional Mexican dishes and also Tex-Mex dishes.

Let me share with you a simple but delicious Mexican three-course dinner menu, packed with my favourite Mexican shredded blend. Bring it on!

Appetizer – Loaded Nachos

Deciding on an appetizer can be tricky; it should be light enough to prepare our stomachs for the main course, but not so heavy that our main course will remain untouched.

One of my favourite appetizers is loaded Nachos. It’s delicious and easy to make and perfect for a party. Crispy tortilla chips topped with seasoned chicken, black beans, Mexican Shred Blend and any other nacho toppings you would like. Bake until the cheese is bubbly and add your favourite dips like sour cream or guacamole.

Main course – Mexican Casserole

There is nothing better than a Mexican casserole for the main course. It combines pantry staples with fresh ingredients for that rich, cheesy sensation that I can never stop craving.

First, you need to preheat the oven. Now take a baking dish and evenly scatter crushed tortilla chips on the bottom. Combine chicken, tomato sauce, beans, salsa, corn, garlic, onion, bell peppers, cilantro, salt and pepper in a bowl. Take half of the mixture and place evenly in the baking dish. Sprinkle some Mexican shredded cheese over the mixture. Cover it with the remaining half mixture and again sprinkle the cheese all over the top. Finally, you need to bake it for around 30 mins, and your main course is ready to serve.

Dessert – Mexican Bread Pudding

How can a meal be complete without a dessert? This is why I’m sharing a Mexican bread pudding AKA capirotada recipe.

Made with bread, cinnamon, cloves, piloncillo, raisins and cheese, everyone can enjoy this sweet dessert after a delicious main course.

Generally, bolillo bread is preferred to make this recipe, but any bread will work. First, take some bread and butter it on both sides. For the syrup, you take piloncillo, brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon sticks and boil until the sugar dissolves.

Now take the bread and place in a baking dish to cover the bottom, sprinkle some almonds, raisins, cheese and pour half of the syrup over the bread. Let it rest for 5 minutes, so that the bread can absorb the syrup. Add the next layer of bread and repeat the same process. Bake until it’s golden brown on top and serve it with ice cream and nuts (almonds, cashews).