What to Watch: Enjoy Mexican-Inspired Recipes and Spicy Dishes All Weekend

Start building your Cinco de Mayo menu this weekend with Mexican-inspired recipes and spicy dishes from Food Network.
By: Rosanna Talarico

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Start building your Cinco de Mayo menu this weekend with Mexican-inspired recipes and spicy dishes from Food Network. On Saturday morning, The Pioneer Woman is cooking up a Tex-Mex feast featuring a layered Mexican Salad, Taco Potatoes, Green Chile Chicken and Key Lime Pie. Next, Trisha Yearwood is bringing on the heat with her Penne with Spicy Sausage Sauce on a new Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. Then, on The Kitchen, the chefs are giving you the lowdown on three spicy ingredients you could use in everyday cooking and teaching a lesson on the differences between Tex-Mex and Mexican tacos. Also, special guest Marc Murphy will be serving a juicy and spicy skirt steak.

On Sunday morning, watch Giada at Home for a variety of savory 15-minute pasta recipes that are perfect for weeknight dinners. Then, don’t miss the spicy food lineups on Southern at Heart and Farmhouse Rules for flavorful recipes like Damaris Phillips’ Enchalasagna and Nancy Fuller’s famous Spicy Three-Meat Chili, Jalapeno Cornbread and a Fiery Triple Chocolate Cream Pie. In the evening, starting at 8|7c, tune in for action-packed competition and a whole lot of laughs on new episodes of Guy’s Grocery Games, Spring Baking Championship and Cutthroat Kitchen.

Ree Drummond's daughter Alex and her best friends are heading to college, and while they have a dorm room craft day, Ree's cooking up a Tex-Mex feast with juicy marinated Green Chile Chicken, spicy Taco Potatoes, a layered Mexican Salad and a real show-stopping finale, Key Lime Pie.

Saturday 10a|9c

Trisha Yearwood and her sister, Beth, make a hearty Italian feast to refuel with after a sisterly sparring session at the boxing gym. On the menu are Penne with Spicy Sausage Sauce, Garlic Bread, and Orange and Almond Biscotti for dessert. Trisha's also mixing up a special cocktail she calls Knockout Punch.

Saturday 10:30a|9:30c

The heat is on in The Kitchen with the spicy Southern classic dish, hot chicken. Try three spicy ingredients in your everyday recipes and learn the difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican tacos. Chef Marc Murphy serves up a spicy skirt steak, plus delicious spicy sweets and a mouthwatering spicy margarita.

Saturday 11a|10c

It's a busy weeknight and you want to get a great dinner on the table fast. Giada De Laurentiis shows us how to make four pasta dishes that can all be accomplished in 15 minutes: Gemelli with Kale Pesto and Olives, Penne with Corn and Spicy Sausage, Orecchiette with Broccoli and Pecorino, and Orzo with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta and Mint.

Sunday 10:30a|9:30c

Inspired by a recent trip through Mexico, Damaris Phillips invites her fiance and brother over to reminisce about the trip while enjoying a hot meal of Seared Lima Beans with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds  alongside her showstopping creation, Enchalasagna. After all the hot stuff, a Coconut-Tequila Lime Pie is the perfect dessert to cool things down.

Sunday 12|11c

Today, Nancy Fuller is bringing the farmhouse to the firehouse with her food. She's whipping up a spicy meal to say thank you to the local men and women who serve the community. She makes her famous Spicy Three-Meat Chili, Jalapeno Cornbread, Creamed Kale with Pearl Onions and Fiery Triple Chocolate Cream Pie.

Sunday 12:30|11:30c

The four chefs ready to throw down in Flavortown must first create a hearty lunch with a five-pound weight restriction. Next, the chefs must make an innovative dinner incorporating Guy Fieri's crazy grocery list. The two chefs left standing will battle it out with their best dishes featuring high-end and low-end items.

Sunday 8|7c

The seven remaining bakers take sweet and tart to a whole new territory. In the first challenge, they must create a honey dessert, and for their Main Heat challenge, they have to pucker up to lemons and limes and bake a springtime citrus treat.

Sunday 9|8c

Two chefs have to make fast food while carrying around a cardboard car. Then one chef has to prep their scallop dish underwater. Finally, one chef has to make doughnuts on the giant doughnut that they have to wear.

Sunday 10|9c
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