Foodies - times are hard. There's just no other way to put it. I feel that we're all trying to help in the ways that we can. For me, it's helping you cook. So I put together the pantry collection from my blog archives and compiled them in one place.
I hope you'll find these recipes useful. Most have under 10 ingredients and can be made with pantry basics.
Crispy Chickpeas with Couscous and Feta
This recipe is the first one I published on my blog! This is so easy and delicious, guys.
Don't have feta? That's fine, you can swap it out for any other cheese, or just go dairy free.
No quinoa? No worries! You can use brown rice or any other grain to enjoy this dish.
Tomato and Garlic Penne
Tomato and garlic penne is a great pantry staple when you swap fresh tomatoes with canned diced tomatoes.
The star of this recipe is pasta water, which I've talked a lot about before. Using a bit of it with the tomatoes and garlic makes this sauce silky and delicious.
Spicy Everything-In-The-Kitchen Noodle Soup
This recipe was created to use up all of the leftover veggies I have in my fridge so they don't go to waste!
I love this soup because it helps eliminate food waste while still giving you a great meal.
If you have some veggies withering down, some broth, and rice or ramen noodles, try this out!
Easy Mushroom Pasta
I developed this recipe when I needed some serious comfort food. We had to take a cat that we were fostering to a shelter, and a little piece of my heart broke that day.
If that recipe comforted me then, it'll comfort me now.
If you don't have fresh mushrooms, you can use drained canned mushrooms! Also, don't worry about any fancy olive oils, use whatever olive oil you have.
This recipe also tastes GREAT paired with white wine, which we all need right now, right?
Ok, you might notice a serious pasta trend here. But hear me out - first, pasta is perfect.
Second, this risotto recipe only has FOUR INGREDIENTS. Risotto deserves this spot in the pantry collection.
This risotto is some serious comfort food. Make it the star of dinner tonight, or serve on the side with some of the meat you've been meaning to use in your freezer.
Protein Blueberry Oat Bars
Ok, let's get to something healthy, shall we?
These protein blueberry oat bars are a great way to make breakfast easy for your family, especially if all of your kids are at home.
If you don't have fresh blueberries, no worries! Use frozen or sub out blueberries with your favorite berry.
Cheesy Cauliflower Gnocchi
Who else has bags on bags of Trader Joe's cauliflower gnocchi in their freezer?
If you do this, FIVE ingredient recipe is for you.
I developed this recipe after coming home from a vacation, searching for something lighter yet comforting. Try it today!
Sesame Peanut Noodles
Have some ramen that's been sitting in your pantry for about a year? Still have some peanut butter in your pantry?
Perfect. Put them to work with these sesame peanut noodles. Don't worry if you don't have fresh green onion for topping! These are delicious without them. And if you don't have chili oil, sriracha is delicious on these too.
Vegan Cannelllini Beans
This recipe is for my vegan friends, or anyone who's running of out meat during this quarantine.
These vegan beans are make of 8 ingredients and about 20 minutes. What can beat that?
One tip - if you don't have fresh basil on hand, no worries. I don't right now either. Some dried basil or dried herbs on top will make a great substitute.
Pantry pasta is great any time of year, and I really mean that. This is just a great recipe full of goodness that I literally always have in my pantry.
With 8 ingredients, you can whip this up in 15 minutes. I won't judge you if you eat it all yourself.
Perfect Pantry Beans
If you're anything like me, you have an abundance of beans in your pantry at all times. So these pantry beans are perfect, always.
My favorite - cannellini beans - are the star of this dish. Inspired by one of my favorite dishes from Italy, these beans are comforting, filling, and healthy.
Colcannon is a classic Irish recipe. Think mashed potatoes, with greens that you need to use.
I used kale in this recipe, but you can really use any greens that you're looking to use up. Or omit them altogether, and call them mashed potatoes.
Brothy Beans and Pasta
By now, you really know that I love beans and pasta. So I combined them and created this recipe.
These brothy beans and pasta are kind of like pasta e fagioli but less "soupy". If you have some stock veggies, beans, and pasta that you're looking to use, give this recipe a try.