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Create a meal plan with these 20 Easy Meals with Pantry Staples! Each of these recipes works with pantry items.
Having a good stock in the pantry is essential for times when the unexpected happens and you need to really cook from the pantry. This list of pantry staples is a great start to know what you should store in your pantry.
I’ll admit I’m not one that keeps large quantities of foods, I just do not have space or need for it. I typically will have enough on hand for about 2 weeks’ time, then I’ll need to go to the store again.
There are though some things like oils, canned goods and such that hold for a while and are perfect to store in the pantry. These will be helpful with this list of easy meals with pantry staples.
What types of pantry staples should you keep?
Let’s talk about easy meals with pantry staples and what you should have in your pantry.
- Oils and Vinegar
- Herbs and Spices
- Canned Goods
- Canned Meats
- Peanut Butter
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- …and must-haves for your family
Easy meals with pantry staples also include some refrigerator staples and freezer staples too such as dairy and meat products. We keep those on hand as well, just enough to last at least 2 months.
Can you freeze flour?
A few tips, first if you keep products like beans, pasta, and flour in your pantry be sure they are in high-quality storage containers to avoid any unwanted visitors making a home there, this could be moths or weevils. Be sure to protect your pantry staples so they last a while.
I tend to actually keep large quantities of flour and baking mixes on hand, so I actually freeze them. They are great in the freezer, but you just want to bring them to room temperature before using them for a recipe.
Flour is perfect to freeze in the freezer and most likely you won’t have to worry about any unwanted visitors.
What do you consider easy meals with pantry staples?
These pantry meals are going to use staples from the pantry, fridge, and freezer. This means pasta, soups, and bread, that are perfect to make with pantry staples.
These pantry meals may look a bit different for you if you keep different items than I do on hand; however, you can adapt them or hopefully they will give you some ideas to help you with your meal prep.
Remember I have plenty of gluten-free recipes too for you that are good pantry meals as well.
Enjoy these delicious easy meals with pantry staples!