Mirepoix is an aromatic mixture prepared by sautéing diced veggies in butter, oil, or any other type of fat. It is typically used to flavor sauces, soups, and rice and pairs with ingredients like chicken and beef to produce hearty, healthy meals that are bursting with flavor.
Whether you’ve come across a pre-packed mirepoix mixture at your local store or intend to make your own, these 13 recipes using mirepoix are sure to inspire you to get creative in the kitchen. Take your cooking to the next level with these irresistible dishes!
This recipe delivers all the classic flavors of a traditional chicken pot pie in a hearty soup form! Make it by cooking chicken breast with mirepoix, chicken stock, and a handful of herbs and spices. Serve hot with crusty bread or crackers for a simple but warm and comforting meal.
This tomato sauce for pasta starts with mirepoix as a base, so you know it’s going to be the best condiment you’ll ever taste. The irresistible sauce is also brimming with lots of aromatic herbs that take the flavors of juicy crushed tomatoes to the next level. You can serve it with pasta or as a dip for breadsticks!
This hearty, healthy soup is all you need to warm yourself up on cold winter days. It is brimming with good-for-you veggies, including mirepoix and protein-rich chicken, and is one of the most underrated soups you can try. The well-seasoned soup is delicious enough to enjoy as-is, but you can also serve it with some bread or crackers for some crunch.
This recipe pair’s protein-rich lean ground turkey with mirepoix, aromatic garlic, and flavorful spices, so you can be assured you’ll be able to meet your health goals without sacrificing flavor. The Spanish olives and tomato paste give the dish a deep layer of flavor. It tastes divine, so be sure to make a large batch!
This chicken and egg noodles recipe comes together in a snap, making it the perfect recipe to try when you’re short on time. The mirepoix blend of onions, celery, and carrots forms its veggie base, giving the dish an extra boost of nutrition and flavor. The star of this recipe is the creamy herb-infused sauce, which gives yummy flavors in every mouthful.
This authentic Italian dish has layers upon layers of meaty tomato sauce, pre-cooked lasagna, and velvety béchamel sauce instead of ricotta — all of which are topped with a mixture of three types of cheese to bake. It produces a golden-brown dish, which is especially divine as leftovers. So, make a big batch on the weekend to enjoy during the weekdays.
This dish is brimming with wonderful flavors, and it’s ready in just 30 minutes! The one-pan meal is made with sausage, rice, mirepoix, and beans with an Italian twist from spices and fresh herbs, making it a must-have in your cooking arsenal. You can also add bell peppers, tomatoes, and freshly grated Parmesan to take this hearty, healthy meal to the next level.
If you’re a fan of meatloaf, you have to give this recipe a try. It uses healthy and flavorful ingredients, including mirepoix, ground beef, ground pork, and cheese, to produce the most delicious meatloaf. Brush it with a sauce prepared from ketchup, dark brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce before baking for a lip-smackingly good meal.
This one-pot meal will make cooking on weeknights a fun affair. It comes together quickly, although you can further speed up the prep time by purchasing packaged mirepoix. Once this rice, chicken, and herb dish is cooked, stir in some almond slivers, parsley, and butter for a flavor-packed meal.
This perfect rice pilaf recipe has two versions, one of which includes using mirepoix to give the meal an incredible depth of flavor. The recipe calls for adding orzo to sautéed mirepoix and cooking until lightly toasted, then stirring in spices, chicken stock, and rice and simmering until all the liquid is absorbed. Serve it immediately to enjoy.
Take your seafood meals to the next level with this delightful shrimp bisque. It calls for adding shrimp to a base with mirepoix, garlic, tomato purée, cognac, and shrimp stock. Simmer until it’s cooked through and blend until smooth. Mix in some butter and flour, season it to taste, then serve garnished with chives and a drizzle of olive oil.
This fruity dressing or stuffing is a must-have recipe in your cookbook. It uses store-bought mirepoix — which cuts down prep time — with bread cubes, juicy pomegranate arils, and loads of dried fruit and herbs to produce a dish with layers of complex flavors. It also has the most amazing textures and is especially delicious when served with a garnish of mint leaves.
This protein-packed meal uses quinoa, mirepoix, and vegetable broth to create a crowd-pleasing dish for all to enjoy. The quinoa is flavored with dried Italian herb seasonings and cooked with mirepoix and broth until its tender. Serve it with a drizzle of apple cider vinegar to give it a depth of flavor, and add salt and black pepper to taste.