Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

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 Recently a friend recommended a recipe for an Italian Wonderpot and I was instantly hooked. It’s got the brains of slow cooker recipe but much quicker – and you don’t have to remember to put it in hours ahead of dinner time. As I prepared this meal for the umpteenth time, a Mexican version popped into my head.


Mmm…a Mexican Wonderpot recipe would be the perfect solution for those nights when I just need a good hearty dinner with a Mexican flare!  Though, called a “Wonderpot” recipe, you don’t need an actual wonderpot to make this.  Nope, all you need for this Mexican wonderpot recipe is a large pot.  Well, that and your ingredients.


Here, friends, is the result of my brainstorming!




Mexican Wonderpot Recipe, Dinner in 15 minutes
This versatile Mexican Wonderpot recipe is perfect for a dinner in with the family or for entertaining guests.

Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

Mexican Wonderpot Recipe
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  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 12-14oz Penne
  • 28 oz fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream


  • Add four cups of vegetable broth to a large pot. Add Penne to the pot. Also add the canned tomatoes (undrained), olive oil, beans, onion (thinly sliced), garlic (thinly sliced), corn, green pepper, red pepper, and salt and pepper.
  • Make sure the ingredients are submerged under the liquid, place a lid on top of the pot, and then turn the heat on to high.
  • Allow the pot to come up to a full, rolling boil over high heat then remove the lid and turn the heat down to medium.
  • Allow the pot to continue to boil over medium heat, without a lid, for 10-15 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Stir the pot every few minutes as it cooks to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom, but avoid over stirring which can cause the pasta to become sticky and mushy. The pot must be boiling the entire time.
  • After the pasta is cooked, add cilantro. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and a spoonful of sour cream

Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

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  1. Sandy Cain says
    This looks SO good! The only change I would make (just personal preferance) is to leave off the cilantro - I can't stand the stuff. I guess you use Montery Jack cheese for this? Maybe I'd use a blend of Jack and Cheddar. Anyway - pinned and planned - thanks!!!!
  2. Vlad & Barkly's Dee says
    This looks (and sounds) absolutely delicious! I'm going to try it with my gluten-free Penne and goat & sheep's cheese replacements (cow milk allergies). I bet this is one that it would exchange with great results!
  3. Wow this sounds really good and would be easy to make vegetarian. Thank you for sharing!!!!
  4. This looks amazing and perfect for the nights I forget to thaw dinner! It would also be the perfect use for leftover ground meat. Pinned!
  5. WOW! I love how easy this is! I make a Taco Soup that is pretty easy too but I love to mix things up, I will definitely try this one!
  6. This looks delicious! I love anything Mexican though!
  7. Andrew Hall says
    Wow! What an easy and filling meal!
  8. Ooh good!!
  9. Mary Withrow says
    This looks good! I love recipes like this because they are so easy to change up for the ingredients you might already have around the house.
  10. RICHARD HICKS says
    We eat a lot of Mexican food. I can't wait to try this one out. Looks great!
  11. Barb Stenby says
    Oh My Goodness this looks tasty! And so easy! I can't wait to try it!
  12. Kathy Pease says
    This looks so delicious and satisfying. I know my family would love it so I have to try this when I go shopping this week ..Thanks for the recipe :)
  13. I'm so intrigued by these wonder pot meals. I just never knew if they actually turned out well or if it was going to get added to my Pinterest fail list. I'm going to try this, my family loves Mexican food.
  14. This looks like a great recipe to try. We will probably have Mexican food for the next two weeks because we eat based on sales flyers and that is what is on sale right now.
  15. Marti Tabora says
    This looks and sounds absolutely fantastic, I never would have thought of it. I sure am glad you did though, I will definitely be making this.
  16. courtney hennagir says
    I have never heard of a wonderpot meal but I can't wait to try this! I know my whole family will love it! Pinning it for this weekend,thank you!
  17. Wow this looks delicious! Think I need to try it!
  18. Birdiebee says
    This recipe looks so delicious. I am going to have to try this when we have our summer party later this year and them is "Mexican".
  19. shelly peterson says
    Oh does this look delicious. Mexican food is my favorite. I love that this looks so easy to make.
  20. Oh!!! That looks so incredible and easy. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.
  21. Dorothy Boucher says
    Now this looks like something I would put together, I love dinners that can be tasty but also looks good, for some reason I seem to eat better that way and love my vegi's and beans :) thumbs up on this recipe :)
  22. Barbara Montag says
    I love all Mexican foods & this looks so good. Definitely a wanna make for us!
  23. this sounds like a great mix of flavors!
  24. Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe
  25. Christina Kelbel says
    I do love my mexican food. Great creation, I will be pinning and trying this myself. Thanks for sharing.
  26. This sounds delicious! We will have to give this a try...
  27. this is the perfect mexican dish for me and my family. Easy to cook and delicious looking enough to eat
  28. I can't believe there is no meat in it. It doesn't need it for the beans work for the protein. This sounds like a yummy and healthy recipe for my husband and I to try. Thanks! I am going to pin it too!
  29. This recipe sounds right up my families alley. Thanks for sharing and love the name to Mexican Wonderpot sounds perfect.
  30. I'm full of awe and wonder at this Wonderpot! I love this idea, and adore making Mexican food - this one will be a fav because it is so easy!! but has everything in it that we love about Mexican foods - yum!
  31. Julie Wood says
    This recipe looks so delicious and I want to make it because it is healthy. I like the ingredients and think it is so easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
  32. this looks so easy to make!
  33. David Fultner says
    These looks tasty and easy to make.
  34. christina moore says
    this sounds good
  35. We love Mexican dishes. This looks like a great one we need to try. Love how easy this is to follow and make.
  36. Francine Anchondo says
    That looks really good . I will have to try it out.
  37. I pinned this recipe a few months ago, and just made it tonight--Sept. 16th. It is delicious!!! And so easy! I got home at 6pm and we were eating at 6:30 (made a salad as a side). Thank you so much for sharing! Yummilicious!!!
  38. David Fultner says
    Looks tasty.Penne ala Mexico
  39. Looks very tasty! I can't wait to make this for my hubby.
  40. Yummy! I love Mexican recipes! I can't wait to try this one.
  41. Brooke Owens says
    Oh this looks so yummy! I love mexican food and pasta so this is a win win for me!