Are you trying to figure out what to cook these days? We all need recipes that are simple, delicious, healthy, and made with accessible ingredients. Well, here you go… scroll down for 10 pantry meals to make now.
I’ve always been pretty good at opening my pantry and coming up with something to cook for dinner with whatever’s in there. And, now, in these unprecedented times, this skill has become invaluable. When you scroll down and look through these 10 pantry meals to make now, please remember that it’s only food. It is not rocket science. You can change and substitute the ingredients for something similar in your pantry.
So, what constitutes a pantry meal? Well, for me, a pantry meal is one that can be made from the dry goods that are in most people’s pantries. Pasta, beans, grains, etc. are classic pantry meals. Also, I consider my freezer an extension of my pantry because I always have chicken and ground meat in there.
Feel free to reach out to me in the comments below if you have a substitution question, or any other question for that matter.
Also, at the bottom of this post is a link to my free ebook all about how to reduce your stress with foods.
Here Are 10 Pantry Meals To Make Now
This Fried Wild Rice recipe is a classic pantry meal. You can substitute any rice for the wild rice, and use any veggies that you have on hand.
This Simple Vegan Peanut Butter Curry is the easiest, most comforting dish you can make. And really, almost anything will taste good in it. Even if you think you are not a curry lover, I urge you to try this.
I don’t know about you, but hidden in the way back of my pantry are cans of sardines, anchovies, etc. If you do too, use whatever canned fish you have in this Paleo Pasta With Sardines, Anchovies, and Breadcrumbs. Also, use whatever pasta makes you happy.
Everything tastes better in a skillet. This Chicken And Corn Skillet is delicious. It can be made with frozen corn and any type of chicken you have on hand.
This Paleo Beefaroni is feel-good food. Use whatever meat you have on hand, and it works with whatever pasta makes you happy.
Pasta Carbonara is comfort food at its best. And this Paleo Pasta Carbonara is no exception. You only need a few ingredients and a few minutes… perfect.
This Chickpea Penne With Arugula Pesto is perfect as-is, but if you don’t have arugula, you can use kale, spinach, chard, or basil — whatever you have will work.
If you’ve got some chicken broth in your pantry, and some veggies in your fridge, you can make this Healing Slow Cooker Chicken Soup. I’ve even been known to make this without the chicken.
This Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Bowl is made with jarred roasted peppers, jarred sun-dried tomatoes, and a few other things that you may find hiding in the back of your pantry… and it is delicious.
10. Turmeric Chicken
This Turmeric Chicken is the perfect thing to make if you’ve got some chicken on the bone in your fridge or freezer. Trust me… this one’s a keeper.
There you have it… but one more important thing: If you are feeling stressful and anxious now, you are not alone. Please download my free ebook about how to use food to reduce your stress.