8 Tasty Pantry Meal Recipes We Love

pantry meal recipes

Cities around the country are announcing a “stay-at-home” policy, so it’s recommended that we all stock up on non-perishable pantry items that can last a while. We wanted to help by sharing a collection of some of the best pantry meal recipes we’ve come across recently. Ready to dig in? Let’s go!

pantry meal recipes

Pantry Meal Recipes

Fist, let’s start out with some basic pantry items you should have on hand right now. In general, you’ll want to stick to dried goods and canned items like the following staples we recommend:





-Canned vegetables (beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, carrots, pumpkin puree, etc.)

-Frozen veggies

-Coconut Milk

-Nuts and nut butters




-Dried fruit

-Self-stable boxes of milk or dairy alternatives, like oat milk

*Note, this list is just a recommendation and does not cover all the things you may want or need in your own pantry. Use this as a guide, but trust your own judgment.

And now, our favorite pantry meal recipes:

Curry Lentil Soup

Soup is ideal comfort food, and we all need some of that right now. This curry lentil soup is vegan-friendly and features one of our favorite panty staples — coconut milk. The curry flavor is perfectly complemented by the bell peppers, onions and ginger.

Everything Hummus

We’re crazy about hummus over here. But we’d never made our own until we discovered this recipe for Everything Hummus. We just had to try it, and we were not disappointed. It features the classic flavors you love, like lemon and garlic, plus 

Anything Frittata

The ultimate pantry meal, a frittata can be made with pretty much anything you have on hand. It’s a great way to use up your veggies and add some protein into your diet.

Chicken Ramen Noodle Bowls

Canned chicken soup is a common pantry staple. With this recipe, you can elevate the basic version and turn it into tasty ramen.

Black Bean Tacos

Put that can of black beans to good use with this simple black bean taco recipe. You can get creative with the toppings by adding things like cheese, sour cream or guacamole.

Tomato Rice

Simple, but oh-so-delicious, we love this recipe for tomato rice. With just five ingredients, you can whip up a hearty, pantry-friendly meal in no time.

Pumpkin Chili

It may not be pumpkin season, but canned pumpkin is another great staple to have in your pantry. And because it’s not super popular right now, it’s a fun way to mix up your dinner options this time of year. This pumpkin chili is an unexpected, delicious option to make for dinner this week.

Burrito Bowls

These deconstructed burrito bowls feature all the flavors you love minus the tortilla wrap. We prefer bowls over burritos because they have fewer carbs and they’re easier (and less messy) to eat at home.


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