Having a well-stocked pantry is key to making quick and easy meals. You may be surprised at how a few choice ingredients can go a long way.
Perfect for snacking or for baking recipes, dried fruit should be a regular in your cupboard. Add it to your oatmeal, favourite cookie mix, or simply munch on it on its own.
Try making a Dried Fruit Terrine
If you’re out of breadcrumbs or panko, crackers make an equally tasty breading alternative. They also make a quick and easy snack for kids.
Try substituting it in this Farfalle with Shrimp and Garlic Breadcrumbs recipe</p
If you’re in a pinch for a quick lunch look no further! Canned tuna is a quick and easy (and not to mention yummy) lunch option.
Check out these 11 creative ways to use canned tuna.
This popular condiment can be used for more than just a tasty sauce for your hot dogs and fries. You can also use it for curries, too!
Syrup is not something you want to run out of just before sitting down for pancakes or waffles. It also makes a sugar substitute for many baking recipes.
Try making this Maple Cookies with Maple Glaze recipe
A breakfast must-have or a quick baking addition, rolled oats should always be on your pantry list.
This grain sits somewhere in between the beans and rice. It’ a great weeknight side dish or the star of a main salad.
Whether you want to whip up a quick soup or throw together a rice dish, chicken stock is a must-have staple in the kitchen.
Try making Tyler Florence’s Chicken Noodle Soup
The possibilities are endless with this grain. Whether as a meal or a side dish, rice is a multipurpose staple that you can build your recipes from.
Try making a Spicy Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice
Beans can be the best weeknight side dish or added to a salad or stew. Run through the food processor, and you can make a great dip! Keep a variety stocked so you’ll never run out of options.
Make sure to include this staple on your shopping list; if you’re keeping extra stashes in the cupboard be sure not to break the seal to ensure optimal freshness.
Try making a Chai Coffee Cake
Whether you prefer whole wheat, white, spelt or gluten-free, flour comes in handy for a variety of recipes, including sauces, bakes and homemade pancakes.
Try making a basic Bechamel Sauce
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
From soups and stews to a shepherd’s pie, canned vegetables make a great backup when you don’t have time to get to the store.
Try making Shepherd’s Pie with “Squashed” Potatoes