Rach's Master Shopping List: All The Pantry Staples You Should Have On Hand

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Rach shares her master shopping list of pantry staples that she likes to have on hand at all times.

We suggest printing it out and sticking it on the fridge — that way, you can easily scan your cabinets before going grocery shopping and pick up anything you're out of. Or, you can screenshot and save this list to your phone's camera roll so you can pull it up quickly.

Keeping these ingredients in your kitchen will help make mealtime even simpler, because you won't need to run out to the store every time you cook. Plus, some of Rach's recipes use ONLY cupboard ingredients, perfect for when you're really running short on time!

Check out Rachael's simple recipes for Frico EggsGarlic Confit and Easy Pizza Dough.

Rach's Tip: Buy the smallest unit of spices available so you can replenish them as they age. Anything over 6 months old should be thrown out. Salt and pepper are the exceptions to this rule and can be bought in larger quantities because you'll use more of them.

Master Shopping List

Baking Goods and Spices:

  • Ground Allspice
  • Bay Leaves
  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Coriander
  • Ground Cumin
  • Curry Paste or Powder
  • Fennel Seeds
  • Grill Seasoning
  • Whole Nutmeg
  • Dried Oregano
  • Paprika, Smoked and Regular
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Dried Thyme
  • Coarse Salt
  • Coarse Black Pepper or Peppercorns
  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cayenne Flour


  • Hot Sauce
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Spicy Brown Mustard
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Capers
  • Roasted Red Peppers (jarred)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Bread Crumbs, Plain and Italian
  • EVOO (you know what that is!)
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Honey
  • Tamari
  • Vinegar: Red Wine, Balsamic, and a mild light one like cider, rice or white wine

Dairy and Deli:

  • Milk
  • Half-and-Half
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • Grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Bacon


  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Flat Leaf Parsley
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Idaho Potatoes
  • Small Red, Baby Potatoes
  • Yukon Gold or Small White Boiling Potatoes
  • Spanish or Yellow Onions
  • Shallots
  • Garlic

Freezer Items:

  • Frozen Peas
  • Frozen Corn
  • Frozen Chopped Spinach

Canned Goods/Pantry:

  • Chicken Stock (boxed)
  • Beef Stock (boxed)
  • Italian Tuna (in EVOO)
  • Tuna in Water
  • Canned Clams
  • Canned Alaskan Salmon
  • Anchovy Filets
  • Diced Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
  • Canned Crushed Tomatoes
  • Canned Tomato Paste
  • Canned Tomato Sauce
  • Chipotle Chilies in Adobo or Dry Chipotle Powder
  • Canned Black Beans
  • Canned Chickpeas
  • Canned Cannellini Beans

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Other Groceries:

  • Long-Cut Pastas
  • Short-Cut Pastas
  • Couscous
  • White Rice
  • Loaf of bread


  • White Wine (one bottle)
  • Red Wine (one bottle)
  • Dry Sherry

Courtesy of RachaelRay.com

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