The Ultimate Guide to My Favorite Pantry Meals! More than 125 Recipes Using Pantry Ingredients.
All of my favorite pantry meals, here in one place!
Over the last week you guys have been requesting one big post with all of my favorite pantry meals, so here it is! Categorized by pasta, beans, potatoes and more. There are so many favorites here – most are full dinners, but there’s an occasional breakfast thrown in along with a big snack section at the bottom.
In addition to storing canned or bagged items in my pantry, I always have certain frozen or fresh items on hand. For many of these recipes with fresh produce, you can use frozen or canned if you have it. You can also sub different grains for the ones mentioned or use flavors that more easily fit your own tastes. I’m all about you taking these recipes and making them your own. Be sure to share what you make with me on
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what to eat this week. 125+ of My Favorite Pantry Meals Pantry Meals: Pasta
I’ve automatically drawn to pantry meals with pasta – so simple and easy. Here are a bunch of those that I love.
creamed spinach mac and cheese homemade spaghettios shredded brussels and kale spaghetti cacio e pepe pie charred cauliflower carbonara cajun chicken penne harvest squash pasta sauce butternut squash baked ziti l emon spaghetti one pot mushroom swiss chard pasta spicy garlic pasta with chickpeas weeknight peanut noodles sweet potato cream pasta with crispy kale 15 minute sesame ramen noodles easy pasta frittata one pot chili cheese pasta brown butter garden vegetable pasta weeknight bacon broccoli pasta sheet pan gnocchi caramelized shallot, spinach and goat cheese pasta gruyere mac and cheese with caramelized onions kale cacio e pepe butternut squash stuffed shells butternut squash carbonara spicy parmesan shrimp skillet farfalle with marinated feta and arugula toasted gnocchi with herb brown butter cheesy bucatini pie four cheese skillet rigatoni mac bacon egg and brussels carbonara brown butter parmesan chicken linguine Pantry Meals: Grains
I love a grain bowl – they are so versatile. Feel free to sub rice, farro, quinoa, etc for any of the grains mentioned here. Use up what you have!
best ever veggie burger hummus halloumi bowls quinoa burrito bowls crispy rice salad with kale strawberry burrata quinoa salad pineapple chorizo rice bowls garlic kale cashew fried rice bacon brussels fried rice slow roasted tomato farro salad thai chicken quinoa bowl white chicken quinoa chili buffalo quinoa sliders sweet potato quinoa cakes pineapple cashew fried rice crispy quinoa sliders portobello brown fried rice breakfast fried rice grain bowls roasted cauliflower farro salad breakfast quinoa BBQ quinoa salad Pantry Meals: Beans
Beans are easily one of my favorite foods. Everything here from lunch and dinner to apps and snacks!
game day beer chili the best hummus platter crunchy roasted chickpeas marinated white beans with olive oil toast black bean tostadas green goddess falafel tuscan tomato bean soup everything white bean hummus baked black bean taquitos avocado hummus slow roasted tomato hummus hummus with roasted cauliflower chickpea curry with coconut rice white bean tortellini soup with havarti toasts white bean soup with crumbled bacon Pantry Meals: Potatoes and Squash
Potatoes and squash last for ages, especially when stored in a cool, dark spot. Lots of my favorite mains and side dishes make up this list!
crispy smashed potatoes smashed rosemary potatoes with burrata sweet potato pierogies slow roasted sweet potatoes with spicy garlic chickpeas grilled gorgonzola potatoes french onion stuffed sweet potatoes lemon butter spaghetti squash spaghetti squash parmesan butternut squash french breads hasselback butternut squash butternut squash pot pie butternut squash kale salad sweet potato chowder sweet potato ginger soup whipped bourbon bacon sweet potatoes cheesy black bean stuffed sweet potatoes veggie fajita stuffed sweet potatoes sheet pan sweet potato breakfast hash spicy roasted squash with feta and herbs roasted squash with pepita relish Pantry Meals: Breads
Baking soothes the soul! I love to make dough from scratch and you usually have all the ingredients to do so. There are so many delicious varieties here.
skillet cornbread pretzel focaccia bread brown butter herb garlic knots caramelized onion garlic butter focaccia white cheddar beer bread asiago cheese bagels garlic herb parker house rolls everything fontina biscuits beer cheese soft pretzel garlic bread sweet potato honey dinner rolls buttery cloverleaf rolls homemade croissants Pantry Meals: Soup
A few of my favorite pantry-ingredient friendly soups, some using beans and fire roasted tomatoes, other’s using grains and pastas!
minestrone with kale pesto curried tomato tortellini soup chicken parmesan soup the best tomato soup EVER chicken taco soup spicy sausage, kale whole wheat pasta soup lemon chicken soup butternut squash quinoa chili chickpea pasta soup creamy chicken and dumplings smoky gruyere squash soup with spicy chickpeas creamy cauliflower soup Pantry Meals: Homemade Snacks
Homemade snacks ranging from muffing to crackers to party mix and peanut butter cups! Most of these can be made ahead of time and are wonderful to snack on!
easy no bake oatmeal peanut butter balls bursting blueberry muffins smoky savory fire crackers chipotle caramel snack mix party mix superfood jam and peanut butter cups chocolate dipped clementines chocolate stuffed oatmeal bars champagne caramel popcorn toasted quinoa cashew butter cups brown sugar sriracha sesame popcorn addictive homemade snack mix chocolate covered coconut marshmallows no bake almond joy snack mix crunchy quinoa granola chocolate chip cookie dough peanut butter cups coconut butter granola milk chocolate cashew butter no bake peanut butter marshmallow squares homemade peppermint patties