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
"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
Rach loves frying grated cheese with eggs for a yummy, low-carb, protein-packed breakfast or salad topper.
GET THE RECIPE: Frico Eggs
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
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
"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
Buffalo anything is good. Buffalo potatoes are even better.
GET THE RECIPE: Buffalo Potato Salad
Ripe tomatoes make this pasta salad stand out from the crowd.
GET THE RECIPE: Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad
"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
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
These cold sesame noodles come together in minutes and are even better than takeout!
GET THE RECIPE: Rachael's Sesame Noodles
"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
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
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
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
A fun take on a home-cooked classic!
GET THE RECIPE: Mini Turkey Meat Loaves and Baked Beans
This recipe finds a whole new use for ballpark-style hot dogs.
GET THE RECIPE: Frank & Beans Casserole
17. Tuna Casserole
Rachael makes a spin on the classic comfort food.
GET THE RECIPE: Tuna Casserole
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