Going to the grocery store used to be a lot of fun for David and me, but lately, it’s one of the saddest and most depressing places to go. Seeing all those empty store shelves reminds us just how tough the times are right now due to the Coronavirus. It’s times like these when we need to do our best to look inside our pantry and create some delicious home-cooked meals without a lot of effort. These pantry recipes are crucial right now more than ever.
This is a collection of some of our favorite pantry recipes made of whole food ingredients. From soups to pasta to yummy snacks and desserts we have pulled together a list of 25 pantry recipes using pantry staples, in addition to some basic refrigerator and freezer items.
Make sure you save, print or pin your favorites on Pinterest. They will come in handy for the next few weeks. Our hope is that some of these delicious pantry recipes will become favorites that you will prepare for years to come.
Hopefully, this will all be over soon. Until then, try to have some fun creating delicious food in your kitchen and let us know if you try any of these recipes. We’d love to hear from you!
Stay healthy and well friends!
This healthy crock-pot black bean soup is packed with hearty plant-based protein, veggie, and spice and oh so easy to make. It practically makes itself! [GET THIS RECIPE]
Satisfying hearty beans and healthy greens add flavorful texture to this Tuscan White Bean Soup. This rustic soup delivers flavorful, goodness to each bowl. [GET THIS RECIPE]
This homemade Potato Cheddar Soup is a hearty rich and creamy soup with richly seasoned flavors that will keep you coming back for more. A gluten-free vegetarian treat! [GET THIS RECIPE]
Create a meal that tastes just like you slow-cooked it all day with this chicken enchilada chili. This hearty and flavorful dish comes together quickly! [GET THIS RECIPE]
Made with creamy Gruyère and Gouda cheeses, this skillet jalapeno mac and cheese has a subtle warmth with diced jalapeno and cayenne pepper. So yummy! [GET THIS RECIPE]
Cajun Pasta with Andouille Sausage: Cajun spices season this pasta dish tossed with fire-roasted tomatoes, onions, peppers, andouille sausage, and cheese. [GET THIS RECIPE]
Penne pasta with beefy Portobello mushrooms, sweet caramelized onions, and tangy goat cheese. A quick and easy Meatless Monday meal ready in just minutes. [GET THIS RECIPE]
Kielbasa Pasta is a one-pot wonder of pork Kielbasa, onions and tortellini smothered in a creamy tomato sauce, topped with scallions. Comfort food galore! [GET THIS RECIPE]
Pasta Puttanesca is a classic Italian robust pasta dish traditionally with anchovies, black olives, capers. A quick and easy meal with intense Italian flavor! [GET THIS RECIPE]
With only a few ingredients you can have a simple tuna salad that’s perfect for as is in a sandwich, wrap, or served as an appetizer! [GET THIS RECIPE]
It only takes 5-minutes to make this delicious high protein, high fiber chickpea avocado salad. A vegetarian salad for a super healthy Meatless Monday meal! [GET THIS RECIPE]
This amazing Greek Chickpea Salad is healthy light and fresh and is loaded with protein-packed chickpeas, that will leave you feeling fuller longer. Tasty! [GET THIS RECIPE]
This Tuscan Tortellini Pasta Salad is loaded with pasta, salami, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach topped with parmesan cheese and balsamic dressing. [GET THIS RECIPE]
This roasted beet salad with fresh spinach, feta cheese, slices of red onion and candied walnuts, drizzled with balsamic maple cinnamon dressing. [GET THIS RECIPE]
Farm-fresh oven-roasted peanuts is an all-natural healthy alternative to store-bought peanut butter. Peanut butter never tasted so good! [GET THIS RECIPE]
Wholesome homemade granola bars are easy to make, packed with rolled oats, and toasted coconut mixed combined with a sticky honey brown sugar sauce, with chopped fruit and nuts. Makes a great snack! [GET THIS RECIPE]
Peanut butter bread is a 5 ingredient, nutrient-dense, easy to make bread that is low-carb, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free but oh so good! [GET THIS RECIPE]
Spivey’s Spicy Smoked Snack Mix combines Crispix cereal Cheez-Its, pretzels, and peanuts tossed in spicy butter sauce and kissed with applewood smoke. A great party snack! [GET THIS RECIPE]
This roasted red pepper hummus is simple and delicious. A creamy hummus infused with roasted red peppers, tahini, and garlic. Enjoy as a healthy snack! [GET THIS RECIPE]
A nice, refreshing change from the normal chocolate brownies, these orange brownies are moist and cakey, with an extra delicious citrus glaze. [GET THIS RECIPE]
A Sunday breakfast treat, these fluffy, soft, sweet homemade cinnamon rolls smothered in creamy sugar glaze. Guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone’s face! [GET THIS RECIPE]
Rich, thick and sinfully indulgent, this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake has a cookie crust with creamy peanut butter cups topped with a chocolate ganache. [GET THIS RECIPE]
These Applesauce Muffins are moist, filled with chunky applesauce and topped with a cinnamon crumb topping. They will make your kitchen smell like fall! [GET THIS RECIPE]
A great breakfast or snack, these gooey sweet cinnamon roll muffins, you get all the cinnamony goodness of a cinnamon roll without the work! Easy and yummy! [GET THIS RECIPE]