Delicious Healthy Recipes Made with Pantry Staples

Practicing good health routines, including eating good foods instead of overly processed foods is one way of taking care of ourselves during this pandemic crisis. Now that I’ve shared the ‘must-haves’ for your pantry basics, it’s time to share some delicious healthy recipes made with pantry staples.

Being prepared for long-term homestays certainly helps reduce the stress that we’re all feeling right now.

So here are some relatively easy recipes for you!

Now you know that I just have to start with pasta and soups! Since pasta is the easiest, let’s start there:

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

If you don’t have your own roasted and frozen red peppers, there are jarred red peppers next to the olives in your food store.

Pantry Staples: Dried Pasta, jarred red peppers, parmesan cheese

Cacio e Pepe

Quite simply pasta, cheese and pepper. Easy, inexpensive, fast, and amazingly delicious!

Pantry staples: Dried pasta, black pepper, pecorino cheese

Spaghetti with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

Pantry Staples: Dried pasta, breadcrumbs, garlic, butter

Spaghetti with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

Lentil Soup

Pantry staples: dried lentils, vegetables, canned tomatoes, parmesan cheese

Italian Lentil Soup New Year's Tradition

Pasta e Fagiole

Pantry Staples: Dried pasta, canned beans, canned tomato sauce & paste, onion, garlic, parmesan cheese


Pantry Staples: Canned beans, canned tomatoes, ground beef and pork from the freezer, onions, spices

Pastina Chicken Noodle Soup

Pantry staples: Chicken stock, dried pasta, parmesan cheese

Since we all have potatoes, carrots, and onions in our pantries:

Roasted Parmesan Carrots

Pantry Staples: carrots, olive oil, parmesan cheese

Roasted Parmesan Garlic Carrots

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Pantry Staples: Potatoes, Garlic, Sour Cream, Cream Cheese, Butter

Creamiest, Dreamiest Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Potatoes

Pantry Staples: Potatoes, Garlic, Rosemary, Olive oil

Italian Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

Tuna and Orzo Pasta Salad

Pantry Staples; Canned tuna, jarred sundried tomatoes, dried pasta, onion

Italian Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna and Artichoke Pasta Salad

Pantry Staples: Canned tuna, canned artichokes, olives, dried pasta, onion

Tuna Pasta Salad

Chicken Salad

Pantry Staples: Chicken (either from a can, rotisserie, or from the freezer), onion, mayonnaise, celery, dried cranberries, grapes

Turkey Bagels with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto & Basil Pesto

Pantry Staples: Bagels, turkey slices from deli or meat department, jarred sundried tomato pesto, jarred basil pesto, red onion

Homemade Asiago Cheese Bread

Pantry Staples: Flour, olive oil, asiago cheese, yeast

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Please take care of yourself and your loved ones!