Our 18 Best Recipes Using Pantry Staples

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Playing Curtis Stone's Brekky Bagel Sandwich
Curtis Stone's Brekky Bagel Sandwich

Do you need recipes you can make from the contents of your pantry? Maybe a comforting dinner for the family or a quick and healthy lunch while you work from home? Well, we've got you covered with 18 of our best recipes that use pantry staples — so you can stay safe, stay healthy and stay at home

BREAKFAST RECIPES WITH PANTRY STAPLES

1. Curtis Stone's Brekky Bagel Sandwich

Brekky Bagel Sandwich
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"The meats I've selected are ones that I usually have in my fridge, but you can use whatever cured or deli meats you have on hand. Frying them up gives them a nice crispy bite and releases more of their savory flavor," says chef Curtis Stone.

GET THE RECIPE: Curtis Stone's Brekky Bagel Sandwich

2. Frico Eggs

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Rach loves frying grated cheese with eggs for a yummy, low-carb, protein-packed breakfast or salad topper.

GET THE RECIPE: Frico Eggs

3. Bottom-of-the-Jar Peanut Butter & Chocolate Overnight Oats

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You can make this one right in your nearly finished peanut butter jar!

GET THE RECIPE: Bottom-of-the-Jar Peanut Butter & Chocolate Overnight Oats

4. Budget-Friendly Savory Cornmeal Waffles and Fried Eggs

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Rustic Joyful Food's Danielle Kartes says, "These waffles are amazing topped with chili and cheese. They also make a mean ham and Swiss sammie!"

GET THE RECIPE: Budget-Friendly Savory Cornmeal Waffles and Fried Eggs

LUNCH RECIPES WITH PANTRY STAPLES

5. Rachael's Easy Pizza Dough

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"You cannot make your own dough in 30 minutes, of course," Rach says. "But here's a simple recipe that makes two pizzas and you can keep them on hand in the freezer."

GET THE RECIPE: Rachael's Easy Pizza Dough

6. Buffalo Potato Salad

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Buffalo anything is good. Buffalo potatoes are even better.

GET THE RECIPE: Buffalo Potato Salad

7. Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad

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Ripe tomatoes make this pasta salad stand out from the crowd.

GET THE RECIPE: Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad

8. Carla Hall's Skillet Cornbread

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"Southern cornbread is a starch, not a sweet, and is used for soaking up all the yummy juices on the plate. This version is perfect for doing just that," Carla Hall says.

GET THE RECIPE: Carla Hall's Skillet Cornbread

9. Curtis Stone's Shortcut Ham and Navy Bean Soup

Curtis Stone’s Shortcut Ham and Navy Bean Soup
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Using dried beans for soup is super budget-friendly—but it also takes a long time. Not when you use an Instant Pot or pressure cooker to soften them (which cuts cook time in half)!

GET THE RECIPE: Curtis Stone's Shortcut Ham and Navy Bean Soup

DINNER  RECIPES WITH PANTRY STAPLES

10. Rachael's Sesame Noodles

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These cold sesame noodles come together in minutes and are even better than takeout!

GET THE RECIPE: Rachael's Sesame Noodles

11. Jacques Pépin's Chicken in Garlic, Vinegar and Tomatoes

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"This chicken is cooked only on the skin, covered so the skin is crispy and the flesh is cooked by the steam," Jacques Pépin says.

GET THE RECIPE: Jacques Pépin's Chicken in Garlic, Vinegar and Tomatoes

12. Budget-Friendly Chickpea Fried Rice

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This budget-friendly meal from Rustic Joyful Food author Danielle Kartes is perfect for anytime you need something quick, cheap and tasty.

GET THE RECIPE: Budget-Friendly Chickpea Fried Rice

13. Valerie Bertinelli's Hamburger Helpa

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Valerie Bertinelli makes dinner a breeze with this one-pot meal from her book of family recipes.

GET THE RECIPE: Valerie Bertinelli's Hamburger Helpa

14. Rachael's Toasted Cacio e Pepe

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This easy, cheesy one-pan pasta has a delish nutty flavor that comes from toasting the spaghetti in butter before cooking it.

GET THE RECIPE: Rachael's Toasted Cacio e Pepe

15. Mini Turkey Meat Loaves and Baked Beans 

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A fun take on a home-cooked classic!

GET THE RECIPE: Mini Turkey Meat Loaves and Baked Beans 

16. Frank & Beans Casserole

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This recipe finds a whole new use for ballpark-style hot dogs.

GET THE RECIPE: Frank & Beans Casserole

17. Tuna Casserole

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Rachael makes a spin on the classic comfort food.

GET THE RECIPE: Tuna Casserole

18. Bottom-of-the-Jar Honey Bear

Honey Bear
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Use the bottom of the honey jar (or bear!) to make a quick salad dressing or marinade for a chicken or pork dinner.

GET THE RECIPE: Bottom-of-the-Jar Honey Bear

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