Some times we have to turn to what’s in our pantry to get see us through! Whatever the reason, having a few pantry meals in the hopper is going to be a game-changer and is going to keep life simple yet tasty!
There are always times when we cannot get to the store, whether it’s due to illness or circumstances caused by nature. That is why it is a good idea to always keep your pantry stocked with key items.
I’m going to share my list of favorite pantry staples, although I know that during difficult times, these may not be available to you. In most recipes, I offer substitution ideas so that you are always able to make any recipe. I am also available to answer any recipe questions!
Before we talk about pantry meals, let’s get into the pantry staples! Here are my favorites (again, these may not all be available to you at all times)
- Diced tomatoes
- Tomato Sauce
- Crushed Tomatoes
- Tomato Paste
- Black Bean
- Garbonzo Beans
- Chicken Broth (bouillion cubes are also a fantastic item to keep on hand)
- Beef Broth
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Vinegar (s)
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Vegetable Oil
- Soy Sauce
- All-Purpose Flour
- Granulated Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Large Eggs
- Greek Yogurt
- Sour Cream
- Heavy Cream
- Dijon Mustard
- Jarred Garlic
- Unsalted Butter
Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Cream Cheese
- Frozen pasta like tortellini, gnocchi, and frozen bread and rolls
- Canned biscuits
Here Are 14 Pantry Meals To See You Through Any Situation
Easy Potato Soup
This easy potato soup will get dinner on the table in minutes! Start with prepared mashed potatoes and finish with a happy belly!
This homemade chili is hearty and thick! The perfect comfort food to keep you full and satisfied!
This Ramen Soup could replace chicken noodle soup as the most comforting soup in the world!
The broth is full-bodied, the ingredients simple and the process fast and easy!
Let’s give pizza night a facelift with this easy pizza ring!
Biscuits and your favorite pizza toppings come together to create a fun take on everyone’s favorite food!
Tired of the same old pizza toppings? I think it’s time you got adventurous and tired this super tasty pickle pizza! Dill pickles and bacon make this pizza mouth-watering and memorable!
Buffalo chicken chili will warm you from the inside out! It’s hearty, filling and perfectly seasoned!
This Buffalo Chicken Chili will satisfy any appetite!
Cheeseburger pot pie is simple, home-cooked comfort food that will both please and nourish your family
This modern take on cabbage and sausage is a simple family meal. Brussels sprouts replace traditional cabbage in the German-inspired hearty and satisfying recipe!
Who’s says monkey bread can only be sweet? This savory monkey bread recipe takes two popular sandwich fillings and serves them up with a simple honey mustard dipping sauce!
This easy cassoulet recipe is loaded with beans, veggies, Andouille sausage, and chicken! The perfect one-pot meal for those cold wintry nights!
This spinach frittata is great for holidays, special occasions, brunch, lazy Sunday mornings, or when you need a quick and easy dinner idea!
This sheet pan sausage dinner is inspired by the flavors of fall. Cheesy sausage is baked alongside sweet potatoes, apples and a simple apricot glaze!
Some nights you need to get dinner on the table quickly! This Easy Italian Meatball Bake comes together quickly and is made with only a few simple ingredients!
Spicy and saucy, that’s how I would describe this shrimp diablo!
This one-pot wonder comes together quickly and it is made with simple ingredients. Make it extra spicy if you can handle the heat!