Pantry Recipes – Being able to make meals almost entirely from food in the pantry is a skill we all should have! You never know what life might bring. Right now it’s a pandemic that is keeping us home and limiting what we can find at grocery stores. Several years ago, it was unemployment for our family. We seriously used every last can and grain of rice in our pantry over those two years!

Don’t be intimidated! It’s totally doable and can be fun. It sometimes takes some creativity and thinking outside the box, but we can do this! Here are 35+ pantry recipes to help you out!

Taco Ground Beef Instant Pot Chili

a bowl on a gray plate full of taco ground beef instant pot chili, corn, avocados and fritos chips

Protein No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites

the best protein no bake energy bites!

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

A photo of a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup full of carrots, celery, chicken, pasta, and herbs.

Garlic Butter Parmesan Chicken with Lemon Rice

a cast iron pan full of simple garlic butter parmesan chicken with lemon rice

Best French Toast

A photo of a stack of 4 perfectly made french toast slices dripping with syrup and fresh berries. How to Make French Toast

Angel Hair Chicken Pasta

Easy and a total crowd pleaser, angel hair chicken pasta

Ham and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Ham and broccoli macaroni and cheese

3 Ingredient Chorizo Potatoes

a red and white skillet with quick and easy 3 ingredient chorizo potatoes with cilantro on top

Cafe Rio Copycat Chicken

Cafe Rio Chicken in a slow cooker or instant pot is a great meal idea for taking dinner to someone or for a new baby!

Lightened Up Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Mexican Casserole

a white casserole dish with a Mexican cheesy ground beef and rice casserole being scooped up with a large spoon

One Skilled Smoky Steak and Potatoes

A photo of a cast iron skillet full of golden halved potatoes and beautifully seared steak.

Healthy Maple Glazed Salmon

maple glazed salmon in foil with a fork taking a bite

Instant Pot Southern Macaroni and Cheese

Instant Pot Taco Soup

instant pot taco soup

Chicken Potato Broccoli and Corn Chowder

Quick and Easy Cornflake Ranch Chicken

a grey plate full of steamed veggies and golden, baked quick and easy cornflake ranch chicken recipe which has been sliced into pieces of chicken

Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice Casserole

(Instant Pot Version here too!)

quick and easy cheesy ground beef and rice casserole

Instant Pot Chili

Want the best chili recipe for 2018? I got you covered with this instant pot award winning chili recipe and yes, there's bacon involved!

One Skillet BBQ Chicken and Potatoes

How I love easy, one skillet bbq chicken and potatoes for a make ahead dinner. Roasted potatoes, tender caramelized onions with the chicken, it's fantastic!

Instant Pot Hamburger Helper

A photo of a serving of Instant Pot Hamburger Helper being spooned out of a dish.

Instant Pot Ground Beef Burrito Bowls

A photo of instant pot ground beef burrito bowl stopped with chopped tomatoes, avocado chunks, and chopped fresh cilantro.

Crockpot Chicken and Rice

A dark grey plate with a pile of white Jasmine rice with creamy crockpot chicken shredded over the top and a little parsley in the background

No Knead Artisan Bread

How do you make an Easy No Knead Artisan Bread and have it turn out just like the local bakery? It all starts a day ahead, but don't worry, it's so simple.

Fiesta Chicken and Rice

Slow Cooker Potato Broccoli Corn Chowder with Bacon

a slow cooker potato broccoli corn chowder with bacon and a silver ladle

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

quick and easy dinner idea! It just takes 5 minutes to make this cheesy chicken and rice casserole and it's ready in 30!

Dijon Braised Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

Braised Dijon Chicken and Potatoes are my new obsession. Like, obsessed!

Cheesy Ground Beef Enchilada Chili

Cheesy ground beef enchilada chili only needs a few ingredients, but the most important is the salsa con queso

Homemade Flour Tortillas

A photo of a stack of cooked homemade flour tortillas in a cast iron skillet with the top few tortillas folded in half.

Baked Spaghetti Tacos

Baked Spaghetti Tacos

Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole

(broccoli can be frozen)

Teriyaki Beef Casserole

a glass casserole dish with fried rice, carrots, peas, broccoli, snow peas, and teriyaki beef

Cheesy Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

This is a quick and easy dinner idea with rotisserie chicken, cheesy chicken bacon ranch macaroni and cheese for family dinner!


These pantry recipes should fill your bellies and keep your family happily fed for days and days! The other bonus is that they all make great leftovers too!




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