These easy dinner recipes make use of ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry. Keep these recipes in your back pocket for days when you can’t make time to make a quick trip to the grocery—you can easily get your fill of good-tasting dishes by keeping your spice rack well-stocked with different herbs and seasonings.
Here are the 10 pantry staples we used for this round-up:
Canned beans or vegetables (tomatoes, corn, garbanzos, etc.)
Seasoning (salt, pepper, dried herbs, and spices)
Cooking oil or butter
1 Cacio e Pepe
This easy pasta recipe only uses pepper, cheese, and salt for flavor. It proves that simple ingredients can make a dish shine if they are utilized properly.
2 Tomato Pasta
Canned tomatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients you can keep in your pantry. Use canned tomatoes to whip up soups, stews, stir-fries, and pasta.
3 Rice and Bean Salad
You can use leftover rice and canned beans and vegetables to put together a colorful and tasty dish like this one!
4 Garlic and Cheese Toast
Pair your grilled cheese sandwich with a hit of garlic and even a quick tomato soup on the side.
5 Quatro Formaggio Omelet
Eggs and cheese are a match made in heaven! You can serve this omelet with rice or bread to make your meal heftier.