Looking for recipes to make with canned foods and dried ingredients? Here are over 80+ Family Friendly Pantry Recipes made with common pantry items.
One of the most valuable skills you can learn is how to cook with the ingredients you have on hand.
If money is tight or you aren’t able to go to the grocery store as regularly as you once might have, meal planning from your pantry.
Even if you aren’t on a strict budget, I think it’s a great idea to use what you have in your house to cook and only supplement with food from the store.
However, I know that it can sometimes be difficult to come up with recipes. I’ve opened up my pantry many times and seen a bunch of canned foods and thought…what am I actually going to make with all of this?!
But the truth is – you can do so much. And even if a recipe doesn’t specifically say to use cans, you can often adapt it to use what you have in a can:
- Beans instead of beef (or to help ground beef go further)
- Canned chicken can often be substituted for chicken breasts, tenders, etc.
- Canned tomatoes are a great substitute for fresh tomatoes
- Canned corn works well in place of fresh or frozen
Below we have gathered together a collection of recipes that mostly use ingredients many people have in their pantry.
We hope that this will be helpful to you! First, here are a few from Clarks Condensed. We have TONS of recipes on Clarks Condensed, many of which use pantry items. But I thought I’d highlight a couple of favorites below.
The best taco soup is one of our favorites! You can substitute the fresh tomatoes for canned tomatoes, and if you don’t have any ground beef – no problem. The beans are hearty enough!
Crispy black bean tacos are an easy, vegetarian option. Our family loves these, and they are so easy to make!
These green chile chicken enchiladas my go-to recipes for busy nights. I often use fresh chicken, but you can easily use canned chicken instead!
If you have some powdered mashed potatoes and some ham in the fridge/freezer, these ham and potato roll-ups are SO easy and delicious!
Cindy Maudsley lives in Utah with her husband and five children. Aside from writing, her passions include her family, faith, and spreading infertility awareness. She also loves a good book or podcast, true crime documentaries , Netflix binge, diet Coke and Target run