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Like many of you, I will be stuck at home for the next few weeks due to the COVID-19 corona virus. If you’re in need of some easy meal ideas with ingredients that you already have in your pantry, I have you covered! These simple recipes are organized by type and are labeled gluten free (GF), dairy free (DF), vegan and/or vegetarian (V).
To start off the day, here are some pantry breakfast options:
We always have a good stock of cereal and shelf stable milk on hand as well as instant oatmeal packets. If you have an instant pot or other pressure cooker, you can use it to make Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal (DF, GF, V). Granola bars also work well in a pinch!
Simple Lunch Ideas from the Pantry
We like to keep our lunches on the simple side! My go to choices are sandwiches and soups. These vegetarian skillet ideas will be perfect to work from your pantry!
Need to mix up your sandwich game? Try tuna salad (GF) instead of lunch meat.
I usually have canned soups in my pantry, but they’re easy to make as well! Try this Tomato Soup (DF, GF, V option) recipe or Instant Pot Lentil Soup (DF, GF, V). This Vegan Chili (DF, GF, V) is another great option!
Making your Family Dinner with Supplies from your Pantry
Craving Italian food? Make your own pizzas with this homemade pizza dough (DF, V option)!
This budget-friendly Vegetable Fried Rice (DF, GF, V) can be made in your pressure cooker!
Pasta is another easy option that is easy on your grocery budget! Here are some tasty recipes to try tonight: Pantry Chicken Spaghetti, Vegan Bolognese (DF, V), Pesto Chicken Pasta (V option) and Vegan Lentil Ragu (DF, V).
Sweet Tooth? Try these Dessert Recipes with Ingredients from your Pantry!
Three ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (DF, GF, V) are so simple to make with only pantry ingredients.
Wonderfully sweet, delightfully gooey, this is without question the best Chocolate Fudge (DF, GF, V) recipe made without condensed milk (and sugar!) you’re ever going to have! For a quick tasty treat, these No Bake Energy Bites (DF, GF, V) will be a hit with the kids!
Check out these additional ideas to eat from your pantry!