From Your Pantry
Don't have time to go grocery shopping? No problem. Here are 10 easy, delicious family meals that incorporate 10 pantry staples.
With the following items on hand, you can make dinner in a snap, without heading to the supermarket: pasta and rice, olive or canola oil, beans―dried or canned, canned tomatoes, eggs, onions and garlic, herbs―fresh or dried, vinegar and lemon juice, cheese―parmesan or cheddar, and frozen vegetables.
Quick Pizza Margherita
Pantry Ingredients: vinegar, oil, cheese, garlic, herbs.
With a prep and cook time of just 30 minutes, you can whip up this delicious dinner in less time than it would take a pizza place to deliver it to your doorstep. Bonus: No tip needed!
Pantry Ingredients: lemon juice, herbs, oil, garlic.
This versatile dish can be served as a quick family meal or as an appetizer at a dinner party. For dinner, serve over a bed of mixed greens, or further utilize your pantry by serving with pasta.
Pantry ingredients: herbs, frozen vegetables.
Chicken potpie is a great second-day meal to reuse leftover chicken. And this one can be made start-to-finish in a little more than half an hour with pleasing results. The crispy crust and warm creamy filling, paired with an easy clean-up, make this recipe a keeper.
Pantry Ingredients: herbs, eggs, canned beans, cheese, onions.
This meal cooks in minutes, and is a great option for a busy night when you don’t have time for grocery shopping or heavy meal preparation. Serve with toast and read the paper while eating for the ultimate breakfast-for-dinner experience.
Lemon-Basil Chicken with Basil Aioli
Pantry Ingredients: herbs, onions, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, oil.
This dish is ready in less than 20 minutes, and can be served several ways. Grab some pasta from your cabinet as a side dish, or toast a few slices of bread instead and use the aioli as a spread for a delicious chicken sandwich.
Shrimp Florentine with Caramelized Garlic
Pantry Ingredients: garlic, cheese, frozen spinach, pasta.
If you're searching for an easy yet elegant dinner, look no further. This seafood dish packs in a lot of flavor and freshness, with a creamy sauce and tons of sweet-and-pungent roasted garlic.
Ham and Egg Fried Rice
Pantry Ingredients: rice, eggs, onions, garlic, oil, beans.
Linguine with Spicy Red Clam Sauce
Pantry Ingredients: olive oil, onion, garlic, canned tomatoes, herbs.
This recipe is quick, easy, and filling with a side salad and garlic bread―definitely a keeper. If you like spicy, try adding a little extra cayenne, but use a light hand; it's powerful stuff.
Chunky Vegetarian Chili
Pantry Ingredients: oil, onion, garlic, canned beans, canned tomatoes.
Our top-rated vegetarian chili requires minimal attention while it cooks, allowing you to multitask on a busy evening. It works well as a meal for a family with dietary restrictions too, since it's vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.
Shrimp Fried Rice
Pantry Ingredients: rice, frozen vegetables, eggs, oil, onions, vinegar.
This dish is simple, fresh, and superfast. It's bright and tasty, as well as a cheap and more healthful alternative to Chinese takeout. With a total cook time of less than 20 minutes, it's a stress-free way to spice up a weeknight meal.