15 Easy One-Pan Recipes Packed with Flavor

One pan dinners are a Wednesday night meal plan winner. Mesa de Vida healthy global cooking and seasoning sauces make them easier, and tastier, than ever! 

Whether it is a pot, a pan, a skillet, a slow cooker, or the pressure cooker, below you'll find 15 delicious recipes perfect for your busiest nights. You'll never wonder "what's for dinner" again - and you'll save a ton of time on the cleanup!

*Make sure you tag your #OnePanWednesday creations with us over on social media

Mediterranean Beef and Zucchini Skillet Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | April 8, 2020

This is a quick and easy, flavor-packed one-skillet meal that will make the whole family happy, and help you get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Serve this saucy beef and zucchini up over steamed spaghetti squash, or hot cooked pasta. Top with shredded parmesan or crumbled feta cheese if you like,…

Slow Cooker Smoky Latin Chili Stew Recipe | Easy, Healthy, Delicious

By Kirsten Sandoval | April 8, 2020

This easy dump-and-go recipe for an incredible slow cooker chili-style stew is a hearty, healthy meal that anyone can make! Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Cooking & Seasoning Sauce makes it easy, so you can make it amazing. This recipe is incredibly forgiving. Use any meat, beans, or additional vegetables that you like. The recipe…

Black Bean Huevos Rancheros Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | March 10, 2020

This easy protein-packed take on huevos rancheros makes for an amazing breakfast or brunch dish, but it’s also perfect for a vegetarian lunch or dinner too! Any time of day is great to enjoy this flavorful, filling, healthy huevos rancheros recipe that is ready in about 15 minutes! Our Smoky Latin Cooking & Seasoning Sauce…

Greek Braised Chickpeas Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | March 3, 2020

How to make Greek Braised Chickpeas, a delicious and easy chickpea recipe. It’s perfect for a side dish or a vegetarian main entree. Simple pantry staples become a restaurant-worthy dinner that takes about 5 minutes to prep, and is ready in under 30 minutes. This is the first recipe in our Inspired-By Series. We are…

Smoky Latin Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | January 28, 2020

Whether you make it on the stovetop, Instant Pot, or in the slow cooker, this healthy and simple Smoky Latin Chicken Taco Soup recipe is an incredible meal any night of the week! Pour the ingredients into the pan, cook, shred the chicken after cooking, and serve it up. Our Smoky Latin cooking & seasoning…

Smoky Latin Chicken Fajita Burrito Skillet Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | January 24, 2020

This chicken fajita burrito skillet recipe is a quick-fix, one-pan meal that tastes absolutely amazing! I used quinoa for this chicken fajita burrito skillet recipe, but you can also use white or brown rice. This recipe is naturally gluten-free, high in fiber and nutrients. The flavor is all the best things of burritos and fajitas,…

Dirty Rice Recipe | Featuring RightRice

By Kirsten Sandoval | December 27, 2019

This is an easy and healthier take on a dirty rice recipe that makes the perfect 15-minute-meal*! A healthier dirty rice recipe. Our Creole cooking sauce adds all of the flavor, and transforms a couple of simple ingredients – rice and meat – into a global gourmet main entree. Think of this dirty rice recipe…

Slow Cooker North African Fall Vegetable and Lamb Stew Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | October 30, 2019

This easy recipe is healthy fall comfort food perfection for anyone that loves lamb and a great stew. Our North African cooking sauce makes the prep work a breeze, and results in a global gourmet meal you’ll be proud to serve at your table! This recipe is Whole30 and Paleo-friendly and naturally gluten-free. If you’d…

Slow Cooker Caribbean Beef Pepper Pot Soup Recipe – Easy | Whole30 | Paleo

By Kirsten Sandoval | October 10, 2019

Welcome to the Comfort of Fall – Slow Cooker & Instant Pot Recipe Series brought to you by Whole Foods Market and Mesa de Vida! This is a very easy, flavor-packed beef stew recipe that is absolutely incredible. The flavors that develop from our Caribbean cooking and seasoning sauce, along with other pantry staples such as coconut…

Slow Cooker Pozole Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | October 7, 2019

You won’t believe how easy this delicious and healthy Slow Cooker Pozole recipe is when you make it with Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Cooking & Seasoning Sauce! Easy Pozole recipe for your slow cooker. I’m the first to admit, nothing replaces a homemade pot of authentic Mexican Pozole (especially if it’s made by my…

Easy healthy low sodium Jambalaya recipe

Easy, healthy Jambalaya recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | May 23, 2019

Our take on a homemade Jambalaya recipe gets rave reviews from everyone who tries it! We’ll help you make one of the best Jambalayas right at home, with all of the classic flavors, without all of the work. Low-sodium, all-natural jambalaya recipe starter sauce Mesa de Vida Creole Recipe Starter and Cooking Sauce provides all…

Creamy gourmet Mexican Instant Pot macaroni and cheese recipe

Instant Pot Gourmet Latin Mac and Cheese Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | May 17, 2019

If you’re looking for a grown-up, gourmet macaroni and cheese recipe, a homemade, healthier macaroni and cheese recipe, Instant Pot macaroni and cheese recipe, or simply the easiest, most delicious macaroni and cheese recipe you can make at home, you’ve come to the right place! My son is 13 and made this recipe entirely himself!…

Mediterranean Chicken Cassoulet Recipe

By Kirsten Sandoval | April 19, 2019

An amazing quick and healthy Mediterranean chicken recipe with 4 ingredients. Mesa de Vida Mediterranean cooking and seasoning sauce you transform chicken and chickpeas into a global gourmet one-pot wonder. This delicious meal takes minutes to prep, practically cooks itself, and you don’t even have to pick up a knife. All of the incredible flavor…

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Easy, healthy Chile Colorado recipe – Not So Basic Basics with Mesa de Vida

By Kirsten Sandoval | January 23, 2019

If you want to know how to make Chile Colorado at home, this easy and healthy recipe is for you! Chile Colorado is beef cooked in an aromatic, richly-flavored, chile-based red sauce. Some of us may have enjoyed it at our favorite Mexican restaurant, some may have had the pleasure of enjoying a homemade version…

How to Make Paella with Mesa de Vida Recipe Starter Sauce

By Kirsten Sandoval | December 21, 2016

A jar of Mesa de Vida Smoky Latin Inspired Cooking Sauce is the start of an incredible, yet simple, Paella – the ultimate one-pan dish. All of the smoky, complex, Spanish-inspired seasonings, the bright, flavor-enhancing acidic components of lemon juice and a touch of vinegar, along with garlic, onion and peppers are in this one…

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