Easy Pantry Meals

As COVID-19 continues its spread and staying home becomes the new normal, we are all enjoying more home-cooked meals than usual. Providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner at home for your family seven days a week becomes even more challenging when you are attempting to limit grocery trips and are faced with shortages at grocery stores.

Delicious, family-friendly meals and snacks that call for mainly pantry staples and frozen ingredients are a must during this pandemic. Regardless if you have an ample amount of time to spend in the kitchen or if you are busy juggling work, parenting, home-schooling and everything in between, these meals will work for you.

Pasta is an incredible staple to keep stocked in your pantry. But if your pantry is stocked with pasta and there isn’t a jar of marinara sauce to be found, you might find yourself stumped on how to use it. These seven recipes ensure a tasty meal gets on the table even when you’re thinking, “we don’t have anything to eat.”

Easy Tuna Casserole

Easy Lemony Spring Pea Pasta

Garlic Cream Sauce Pasta

10 Minute Angel Hair Pasta

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Vegan Lentil Bolognese

10 Minute Homemade Marinara Sauce

 

Tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays! Beans are another satisfying and filling pantry staple, and they can easily adapt to make tacos, casseroles, and quesadillas that will satisfy the whole family.

Quinoa Black Bean Tacos

Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Black Bean Taco Bowl

Sheet Pan Nachos

 

There are few things as comforting as soups and casseroles, and in times like this, comfort is welcome in all forms.

10 Minute Vegetable Pantry Soup

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

Pantry Vegetable Soup

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Vegetarian Chili

 

If you’ve found yourself snacking more than usual, you’re not alone! These snacks and desserts will not only satisfy your family’s cravings, but they will also help you eat less processed foods as all of these recipes are easy and made with familiar and healthy ingredients.

No-Bake Energy Bites

Almond Coconut Granola Bars

Restaurant Style Salsa

Peanut Butter Cookies

 

Mealtime has, without a doubt, changed since pre-COVID days. We’ve gone from deciding at which restaurant we want to eat dinner, to shopping our refrigerators and pantries, and getting extra creative with what we have. Feel free to improvise with these recipes. If the recipe calls for onion and you’re all out, try onion powder instead. If you don’t have the protein called for in the recipe, substitute with a protein source you do have on hand.