Looking for creative ideas to use what you’ve got? These delicious and satisfying recipes can be made with pantry staples.
In this unprecedented and crazy time for our country and the world, we’re staying in and cooking more. While avoiding the grocery store, we’re trying to use what we have. These recipes feature some pantry ingredients that we always have on hand. We like to keep a good stock of beans (all kinds!), pasta and grains, and a wide variety of canned tomatoes. For baking, we always keep butter, sugar, and flour stocked. Hopefully, these recipes will inspire you to use what you have right now. Let us know in the comments if we can help with substitutions!
Our 10-Minute Homemade Enchilada Sauce is loaded with fabulous South-of-the-Border flavor and can be used in lots of delicious ways!
If you enjoy the flavors of Italy you’ll love this Quick Easy Marina Sauce. It’s bursting with delicious Italian flavor and takes under 30 minutes, start to finish! Check out the post for tons of ideas on how to use it.
This Mexican Corn and Bean Salad is wonderful with chips and makes a fabulous side for sandwiches and grilled entreés. And you can use canned corn and beans as well as the veggies you have on hand.
Slow Cooker Black Bean and Chicken Sausage Soup– This wonderful soup is an easy, fun and super delicious recipe! Perfect for slow cookers; it’ll guarantee smiles all around the table when you serve it! Besides chicken sausage, this is a great pantry staples recipe. Feel free to use canned corn if you don’t have frozen. (I really like the corn in the smaller cans that are labeled “steam crisp” or “summer crisp”.)
With juicy, tender chicken, healthy farro and loads of fresh spinach, this hearty, delicious Lemon Rosemary Chicken and Farro is an easy meal in one pan! You can simply substitute chicken thighs for the breasts in this recipe. Just let them cook a little longer though. You want an internal temperature of 165.
This Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup comes together quickly, is bursting with fabulous flavor and is loaded with lots of healthy veggies! This soup is a great cook-from-the-pantry recipe. It calls for a jar of roasted red peppers, canned tomatoes and chicken broth. No fresh rosemary on hand? Just substitute a teaspoon of dried rosemary before blending.
The easiest and most melt-in-your-mouth delicious scones ever! These Easy Sugar Top Scones can be made ahead and frozen (unbaked) for fuss-free entertaining too! The ingredient list is short: flour, sugar, butter and cream. No cream? Substitute buttermilk! No buttermilk? Make your own – just add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to a 1-cup measuring container. Add milk to the 1 cup mark, stir and let it magically transform into homemade buttermilk! (Let it sit for 8-10 minutes.)
This delicious, five-ingredient Double Almond Paleo Granola is gluten-free and easy to throw together! You won’t want to ever buy granola again! Don’t have almonds? Switch them out for what you have, just follow the same proportions and you’ll be fine!
This crazy delicious French Grandmother’s Lemon Yogurt Cake has a moist, tender crumb, takes minutes to make and has a delightful history! If you have a lemon and some yogurt on hand you probably have everything else you need for this simple but really good cake!
These crisp, buttery melt-in-your-mouth delicious Irish Shortbread Cookies require just one bowl, no mixer and three ingredients; flour, sugar and butter! They come together quickly and disappear even faster, so make plenty!