From pizza to chocolate muffins, these healthy and easy recipes come together with simple pantry ingredients you most probably have in your kitchen already.
A well-stocked cupboard or pantry makes cooking easier, especially when we’re facing difficult times.
If you’re planning to go to the grocery store less often, or you’re preparing for a possible self-quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak, a well-stocked pantry and these 14 easy pantry recipes will get you through your stay at home.
From pizza, curry and pasta, to soup, salad and muffins, these recipes can be made with flour, dry pasta and rice, canned foods and/or frozen ingredients.
I’ve included below a list of simple pantry staples, basic freezer-friendly ingredients and some fresh products that last long in the fridge.
They’re all items that can be used frequently, are not expensive and will last for weeks.
All the recipes I’m sharing use food included in the following list of pantry ingredients:
- Pasta, rice, and grains
- Extra-virgin olive oil, vegetable oils, vinegar
- Dry or canned beans, lentils, chickpeas and peas
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned tuna, salmon
- Flour, sugar, good dark chocolate, cocoa, soda, yeast and baking powder
- Curry paste, spices & dry herbs
- Potatoes, onion, leeks, ginger & garlic
- Long-life milk & coconut milk
- Bread and breadcrumbs (if you freeze them they keep a lot longer)
Some other ingredients that should be considered as pantry ingredients are butter, Parmesan cheese, frozen veggies and fruit, so it’s best to stock up on those. But they’re all easy to substitute with cupboard ingredients if necessary.
Spending more time at home means you can skip the take-away and make authentic Italian pizza at home.
All you need is 5 five simple cupboard ingredients, and this dough recipe can also be used to make pizza bread.
Feel-good Butternut Squash Soup
Frozen chunks of butternut squash or pumpkin paired with spices, can easily turn into an immune-busting soup for lunch or dinner. Serve with grilled bread or pizza bread using the pizza dough recipe.
Olive Oil Shortcrust Pastry Dough
This super easy butter-free shortcrust pastry is the best alternative to the classic pastry dough and can be used to make pies, tarts and cookies.
Simple Tomato Pasta Sauce
Classic Italian tomato sauce is ready in just 20 minutes and calls for super simple ingredients.
If needed, substitute fresh basil with a pinch of good dried oregano. Add cooked dry lentils to make a nutritious vegan spaghetti…