16 easy and delicious vegetarian pantry staple recipes. These recipes use pantry staples like canned beans, veggies, rice, lentils to make wholesome meals.
Simple & healthy recipes using pantry ingredients is always good to have in one's repertoire. When there is limited access to fresh ingredients, these come in very handy. Here's a handy list from Good Housekeeping on what staples to stock up.
This round up includes 16 easy to make vegetarian recipes with pantry staples like canned tomatoes, rice, lentils, beans etc. If there is any fresh ingredient in the recipe that you don't have on hand, then simply omit it or find a closest pantry substitute. All of these recipes are simple, easy to make and are versatile.
Being an Indian, I have at least 3 different types of rice in the pantry and it is the first thing I reach to when I am out of fresh ingredients. So here are some of my favorite easy pantry dinners using rice:
I always keep my stock of dried and canned beans for quick weeknight meals. They are healthy, nutritious and delicious. Luckily the family enjoys them too, so here are a few easy pantry meals using beans that we like:
Pasta & Noodles:
I can't think of running out of dried pasta and noodles (especially Maggi). These are my go-to when I have to make some vegetarian pantry staple recipe. They are life savers on busy weeknights when I don't have energy to think of what to make.
I literally start boiling water and then start thinking what sauce is going on that pasta. It's usually store bought pesto or marinara with sauteed or roasted veggies with pasta and that's for dinner that day!!!
Soups are hearty and comforting. They don't really need a lot of fresh ingredients and are great to make even with canned beans and veggies. Also these are perfect to use up that forgotten container of vegetable broth. Here are some of vegetarian recipes using pantry ingredients: