Stock up with staple ingredients for these pantry recipes. These recipes are great during emergencies or anytime!
What is a pantry recipe?
In short, anything could be seen as a pantry recipe! When I make a pantry recipe, I am looking to use up staples that I have on hand in the house. Whether it comes from the pantry or fridge or freezer, these are recipes that I can cook up easily and not have to run to the grocery store.
What essentials should you have in your pantry?
In The Pantry
Some of these essentials are no-brainers and some may surprise you!
- baking powder and baking soda
- olive oil
- vegetable oil
- chicken stock or broth
- beef stock or broth
- vegetable stock or broth
- canned tomatoes
- tomato sauce
- tomato paste
- canned beans: black, kidney, white
- dried bread crumbs
- vinegars: balsamic, cider, white, sherry, and wine vinegars
- soy sauce
- hot sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- dried basil
- bay leaves
- crushed red pepper flakes
- seasoned salt
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- dried parsley
These should always be in your pantry and ready to go when you need them.
In the Fridge
And, while these aren’t quite things you keep in the pantry, you should have these items in the fridge as well.
- butter and/or margarine
- parmesan cheese
- your favorite cheeses
In the Freezer
When you are done stocking the fridge, it’s time to stock the freezer.
- frozen corn
- frozen peas
- frozen carrots
- ground beef
Other Items to Have on Hand
If you want an even fuller pantry, you can add these bonus items. I always have these on hand.
- maple syrup
- brown sugar
- confectioner’s sugar
- cooking spray
- vanilla extract
- Herbs and spices: allspice, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, coriander, dill, marjoram, dry mustard, Italian seasoning, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme
Now that we have all of our supplies, it’s time to get cooking!
One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole
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Creamy Tomato & Spinach One Pot Pasta
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Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole
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Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Casserole
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Easy Fried Rice
This easy fried rice recipe tastes like something you’d get at a Chinese restaurant.
Southwest Chicken Bake
This Southwest chicken bake is exactly what we can to eat right now. It's cheesy and comforting and super-simple to make.
Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake
You can pre-make this pasta bake and pop into the oven whenever you are ready to eat dinner.
One Pan Creamy Ham & Peas Pasta
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Turkey Chili Taco Soup
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One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
Two favorite comfort foods come together in this super easy, 30 min one-pot meal that the whole family will go crazy for!
One-Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe
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One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls Recipe
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One-Pot Chicken & Stuffing
Easy comfort food for the win! You’ll love this savoury, flavourful dish.
Creamy Chicken Pasta Recipe Casserole
This casserole has it all going on – a creamy sauce, tender chicken and veggies and a crispy topping.
Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Such an easy recipe and one that I think my whole family would really like.