Mexican food takeout is undeniably delicious, from the perfectly crafted guacamole to succulent chicken fajitas and tamales. It’s always good to treat yourself, but while ordering takeout can be convenient, making your food at home can be just as delectable and more affordable. Additionally, preparing your dishes at home can also be quicker than waiting for takeout!

Even if you’re new to cooking Mexican food, these recipes are easy to follow, so there’s no need to worry about success. And the best part is that they are all WW-friendly! So you don’t need to guess how many points each recipe is worth. All the information is right there for you. Our list has various options, from sides to breakfast dishes to dinner entrées. So, next time you feel like ordering food to go, satisfy your cravings with these delicious WW Mexican food recipes instead!

1. Quick Chicken Burritos

Are you looking for a burrito recipe that can give you the same taste as a takeout burrito? Look no further! This recipe will ensure that you can enjoy a fresh burrito without letting the tortilla get soggy before you eat it. This unique burrito contains shredded chicken, beans, rice, and reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese. You can serve it with salsa, cilantro, and low-carb tortillas. Moreover, each burrito is only five points, which is unbeatable!

2. Mexican Chicken with Zucchini, Corn, and Black Beans

Hosting a small gathering? This recipe can help you out! It makes eight generous servings. Delight in the flavors of spicy seasonings, chicken breast meat, tomatoes, zucchini, corn, and red onions. It also has black beans, so this is a protein-rich meal when paired with the chicken! Top it with crumbled feta cheese and cilantro to finish it off just before serving.

3. Mexican Elote Corn Pasta Salad

Are you a fan of Mexican street corn? You’ll love this salad recipe that lets you recreate the flavors of the famous dish, also known as elote. This 6-point recipe combines flavors of corn, scallions, jalapenos, mayo, and fresh lime juice. Of course, it wouldn’t be Mexican street corn-inspired without chili powder and cotija cheese. For best results, use penne or fusilli pasta!

4. Weight Watchers Instant Pot Tamales

The Classy Chapter created this recipe for WW-friendly tamales. Each tamale is only two points. This is an instant pot meal! We can’t lie; making homemade tamales definitely takes longer than getting them from takeout. However, the effort that you put into them is so rewarding! You’ll need roja salsa, rotisserie chicken, seasonings, chicken broth, corn husks, and prepared masa to make this recipe.

5. Nachos Grande

If you always order a giant platter of nachos when going to your favorite Mexican restaurant, this recipe is for you! Weight Watchers posted this dish, and it is eight points per serving. The best part? It only takes 15 minutes in total. These nachos have Mexican-style cheese, salsa, guacamole, fat-free refried beans, and baked low-fat tortilla chips. Finish them off with fresh lime wedges and cilantro for a refreshing finish.

6. Mexican-Spiced Shredded Chicken with Hominy

This entrée is incredibly delicious with assorted seasonings, diced tomatoes, broth, chicken breast, zucchini, and hominy. You’ll be happy to find that it is only one point per serving! You will love the texture variety in this dish. Weight Watchers also suggests that you can drain the liquid and use the mixture as a filling for other foods such as burritos and tacos.

7. Mexican Turkey Burgers with Mashed Avocado Spread

These Mexican-style burgers are perfectly juicy! The base of the burger is made with 93% lean ground turkey, oregano, cumin, onions, and peppers. What makes this burger so fantastic is how you assemble it. It has fresh guacamole with minced onions, cilantro, and lime juice. Toast the buns, then load them up with tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, and the grilled patties. Enjoy this with your favorite side salad!

8. Two-Ingredient-Dough Soft Mexican Tostadas

Make scrumptious tostadas with tostada shells that only require two ingredients: Greek yogurt and self-rising flour! Since the tostada base has Greek yogurt, it has extra built-in protein! You could top them with your preferred toppings. Some ideas include corn, tomatoes, beans, meat, cheese, and herbs. If you follow the Weight Watchers recipe exactly, each tostada will be worth five points.

9. Weight Watchers Baked Chimichangas

Recipe Girl shared this recipe for WW-friendly chimichangas! You’ll need lean ground turkey, vegetables, seasonings, reduced-fat cheese, and low-carb flour tortillas to make them. These chimichangas are perfect for serving with a dollop of Greek yogurt, fresh avocado slices, or zero-point salsa. Serve these with cauliflower rice and refried beans, or enjoy them as they are! And if you have any leftovers, they taste even more delicious the next day.

10. Grilled Mexican-Spiced Meatballs with Fresh Salsa

These spicy meatballs only take 30 minutes to make, and you can serve them in many ways! It truly is a versatile recipe. These aren’t just any plain meatballs. They have crushed tortilla chips, scallions, cilantro, chili powder, and 93% lean ground beef. Additionally, you’ll make salsa with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, Greek yogurt, and fresh lime juice. It’s safe to say that this recipe is jam-packed with nutritious and flavorful ingredients!

11. Creamy Mexican Dip

If you are making burritos, tamales, and quesadillas, it’s always a good idea to make some delicious Mexican-style dip to accompany it. This unique recipe by Weight Watchers features plain fat-free yogurt, salsa, avocado, onions, and seasonings. You can make it ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours. When enjoying it, it is one point per ¼ cup serving.

12. Refried Bean Burritos

Make classic refried bean burritos with this easy recipe that can be made in just 15 minutes! All you need is whole wheat tortillas, refried beans, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, and scallions. Most of the ingredients are fat-free or reduced fat, which is why this recipe comes out to eight points per jumbo burrito. Dip these burritos in zero-point salsa or low-point dip, and you’ll be in heaven!

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13. Chilaquiles Rojos

Our recipe for chilaquiles is perfect for breakfast and brunch! It has a simple ingredient list of five points per serving on the current Weight Watcher system. This meal features baked tortilla chips coated in sauce with fried eggs, sliced radishes, red onions, and cheese. If you don’t like fried eggs, you can make scrambled eggs or prepare them differently. You can finish it off with a fresh lime wedge and cilantro.

14. Corn-And-Barley Chile Rellenos

Here is a lightened-up version of chile rellenos! You can enjoy these as a side dish or make it a meal. The recipe contains chili peppers, barley, corn, cheese, and jalapeno peppers. To serve it, stuff the pepper with the filling mixture and place a dollop of sour cream on top. This recipe makes four servings! You can switch it up by including other components in the filling, such as rice, bell peppers, or avocado.

15. Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas with Black Beans

These cheese quesadillas are bursting with flavor since they have black beans, cheese, and scallions. They taste delicious when you serve them with salsa and sour cream! This is a simple recipe that people of all ages will love. For best results, use reduced-fat dairy products and whole wheat tortillas. Weight Watchers suggests looking for a low-fat seasoned Mexican cheese blend with even more flavor!

16. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with the Works

Make family-style chicken fajitas with this recipe from Weight Watchers. You can serve the fajita meat and peppers on a nice platter, then serve all the fixings on the side in individual serving bowls. With this recipe, you’ll enjoy flavors of fresh jalapenos, sliced avocado, cilantro, pico de gallo, and roasted chicken and veggies. For best results, use low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wraps.

17. Mexican Breakfast Burritos

If you’re in the mood for a Mexican-style breakfast, try making these delicious six-point burritos! They are stuffed with eggs, chili peppers, onions, cheese, and seasonings. You can put the salsa inside the burrito or serve it on the side. These burritos are baked in the oven while wrapped in foil. You can unwrap them and place them under the broiler quickly to make the tortillas crispy.

18. Weight Watchers Homemade Guacamole

Make WW-friendly guacamole with the help of Simple Nourished Living. This recipe is from the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook, but Simple Nourished Living posted online for everyone! You’ll need avocados, plum tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapenos to make this guacamole. Add a dash of freshly squeezed lime juice, salt, and pepper to finish it off. Adjust the seasonings if needed!

19. Chili Con Carne

To make the most irresistible Chili Con Carne, it’s best to use a large Dutch oven, as this recipe suggests. This recipe has an expansive ingredient list, including beans, tomatoes, vegetables, broth, cocoa powder, brown sugar, chuck steak, and more. It’s recommended to prepare ahead of time when making this meal. However, the outcome is worth it, as it makes ten servings and will be a hit when you bring it to a potluck!

20. Huevos Rancheros with Rice and Beans

Indulge in a unique version of Huevos Rancheros with this Weight Watchers recipe! From the spicy jalapenos and savory garlic to the Mexican-style cheese, every detail of this dish is extremely delicious. For the best taste, we recommend using black beans, long-grain brown rice, and a liquid egg substitute. To top it off, a scrumptious tomato mixture with a touch of cilantro will leave your taste buds dancing!

21. Weight Watchers Fiesta Chicken

Midlife Healthy Living crafted a zero-point Mexican chicken recipe you won’t want to miss out on! It has chicken breast meat, salsa, beans, corn, cheese, and tomatoes. You can use it as a salad topping or an enchilada filling. But there are so many other ways to use it. This recipe takes less than a half-hour to make, making six servings.

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22. Weight Watchers Chicken Tacos with Roasted Poblano Salsa

Our WW-friendly Chicken Tacos recipe has a unique homemade roasted poblano salsa to accompany it. In the taco, you’ll enjoy juicy chicken and crisp cabbage slaw. We suggest this recipe for when you need a quick weeknight meal! It only takes 25 minutes in total, and it makes eight servings. When dishing it up, top it with fresh avocado slices and additional salsa.

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