These pantry recipes use mainly shelf-stable pantry staples. These recipes are perfect for cleaning out your pantry, or can be kept with your emergency food supply for shelter in place meals.
Do you have an emergency food supply in your pantry?
We’ve been pretty diligent (off and on) about keeping an emergency go-bag ready, just in case there’s a disaster (like a tornado) where we need to quickly flee our home. This page has the checklist we used to help get our go-bags ready.
But until very recently, we didn’t have much of an emergency food supply in our home.
Our apartment is tiny, so I always thought I didn’t have the room.
Plus, I’ve never needed an emergency food supply.
The only reason I’ve been stuck inside in the past has been bad weather, like snow or icy roads. And that never lasted very long.
Recently though, I’ve had some incentive to be more proactive about my food supply. But really, an emergency food storage is good to have on hand at all times.
Because you never know what life will toss your way.
So I finally did it. I stocked my pantry with dry goods and made an effort to be prepared.
As I assembled my pantry staples, I wondered what I would do if I ran out of eggs and milk. Which recipes work best for cooking almost entirely from the pantry?
This collection of pantry recipes is designed to work with your emergency food supply, but is also perfect if you’re simply trying to use up food from your pantry or cook on a budget.
Breakfast Pantry Recipes
Here are my favorite breakfast recipes made with pantry staples, such as oats, grits, and nuts.
Pantry Snacks, Lunch + Dinner
These easy main dishes use pantry staples like lentils, canned fish, canned vegetables, and grains.
Do you have a favorite pantry recipe? Let me know what it is in the comments!