100 Delicious Budget-Friendly Pantry Meals

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If you keep your pantry well with store cupboard essentials, you should always have the ingredients on hand to make a budget friendly meal whenever you need to, without having to plan in advance.

These pantry staple recipes will help you cook up some delicious meals that are cheap and easy, without shopping for extra ingredients.

Here are some common pantry staples for inspiration:


  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Flours
  • Oats
  • Baking Soda
  • Sugar
  • Lentils

Fruit & Veg

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Corn
  • Garlic
  • Salad items


  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Condiments


  • Oils
  • Vinegars
  • Sauces
  • Seasonings
  • Spices
  • Herbs


  • Tomatoes
  • Tuna
  • Vegetables
  • Meats
  • Stock

Starters Soups And Salads

  1. Sweetcorn Fritters from Vegan On Board
  2. Tuna And Chick Pea Appetizer from Calm Eats
  3. Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from Plants Dish
  4. Lentil Sliders from Any Reason Vegans
  5. Mung Bean Hummus from Mind, Body And Spirit Wellbeing
  6. Crispy Roasted Chickpeas from Calm Eats
  7. Easy homemade bread from FrugalBloggerEats
  8. Dough Bread from The Holy Mess
  9. No Knead Bread from The Curious Frugal
  10. Olive Bread from The Curious Frugal
  11. Homemade Cheez-It Crackers from Barth Bakery
  1. Crock Pot Black Bean Soup from Savor And Savvy
  2. Potato and leek soup from Allergyummy
  3. Pastina Soup from Christina’s Cucina
  4. Mexican Noodle Soup from Vegan Huggs
  5. Split Pea Soup from Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen
  6. Broccoli Cheese Soup from Wholesome Yum
  7. Instant Pot Lentil Soup from Little Sunny Kitchen
  8. Fire Roasted Tomato And Lentil Soup from Plants Dish
  9. Pasta e Ceci (Italian Chickpea Soup) from Pina Bresciani
  10. Pumpkin Black Bean Soup With Cheese Crackers from Ripped Jeans And Bifocals
  1. Homemade Potato Pumpkin Soup from Francine’s Place
  2. Chicken  Taco Soup from Food, Folks And Fun
  3. Cheap And Easy Italian Style Beans and Greens Soup from Foodal
  4. Pressure Cooker Armenian Lentil Soup from This Old Gal
  5. Thai Chicken Salad With Canned Chicken from Low Carb Yum
  6. Simple Chick Pea Salad from Sustain My Cooking Habit
  7. Vegan Chickpea “Tuna” Salad from Drugstore Divas
  8. Easy Chicken Salad from Wholesome Yum
  9. Curried Egg Salad With Tuna from Savoury With Soul


  1. Easy Meat Lasagne from The Curious Frugal
  2. Quick And Easy Chicken Dumplings from DIY With My Guy
  3. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole from Wholesome Yum
  4. Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake from Little Sunny Kitchen
  5. Mini Turkey Meatloaf With Ketchup Glaze from It’s Garden Thyme
  6. Mushroom Stew from Nourish Plate
  7. Easy Greek Rice from Recipes From A Pantry
  8. White Cheddar Mac And Chicken Bake from Bitz n Giggles
  9. 30 Minute Cheesy Mexican Rice Skillet from Flavor The Moments
  10. 20 Minute Sweet and Spicy Noodles from Served From Scratch
  1. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie from Baking Beauty
  2. Grandma’s Goulash from Simply Stacie
  3. Lentil Bolgnese With Spaghetti from By The Forkful
  4. Cheesy Hamburger Skillet from Foodal
  5. Cajun Brown Rice And Beans from A Hedgehog In The Kitchen
  6. Potato Bacon Casserole from Happy Foods Tube
  7. Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole from Bake It With Love
  8. Silly Chilli Macaroni from Saving Talents
  9. Chicken Chimichangas from Janine Huldie
  10. Tater Tot Casserole from Feast For A Fraction
  1. Quick Boiled Aloo Chat from Spoons Of Flavor
  2. Turkey Butternut Enchiladas from Sumptuous Spoonfuls
  3. Cornbread Chilli Casserole from Dancing Through The Rain
  4. Slow Cooker Vegan Chilli from Happy Kitchen
  5. Spaghetti alla Puttanesca from Cooking With Dry
  6. Classic Corn Casserole from Feast For A Fraction
  7. Chicken Noodle Casserole from Two Kids And A Coupon
  8. Mexican Lasagna from Baking Beauty
  9. One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls from Food, Folks And Fun
  10. Spicy Tomato Mackerel With Rice from A Mummy Too
  1. Fried Cabbage and Potatoes from Allergyummy
  2. Easy Chilli Verde from Girl Just DIY
  3. Pork With Creamy Mushroom Salsa from Food Meanderings
  4. Instant Pot Black Beans (No Soak) from Tasty Galaxy
  5. Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans And Rice from Recipe This
  6. Pasta Carbonara from The Pioneer Woman
  7. Leftover Ham Rice And Beans from Food Meanderings
  8. Instant Pot Risotto from Nourish Plate
  9. Vegan Lentil Chilli from This Old Gal
  10. Sesame Noodles from Moon and Spoon and Yum
  1. Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas With Ham Hock from Savoury With Soul
  2. Perfect Vegan Sloppy Joes from Happy Kitchen
  3. Instant Pot Pinto Beans from Little Sunny Kitchen
  4. Lentil Dahl from Nourish Plate
  5. Black Bean Rice Open Faced Tacos from A Mummy Too
  6. Quick And Easy Canned Salmon Impossible Pie from A Taste For Travel
  7. Instant Pot Cabbage from Tasty Galaxy
  8. Super Easy Vegetarian Fried Rice from Served From Scratch
  9. One Pot Pizza Pasta from Baking Beauty
  10. Bacon Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper from Bake It With Love
  11. Instant Pot Burrito Bowls from Deliciously Sprinkled
  12. Easy Chicken Pot Pie from Thrifty Frugal Mom

Sweets and Desserts

  1. Chocolate cake from Rachel’s Crafted Life
  2. Peanut Butter Oreo Oatmeal Bake from Any Reason Life
  3. Cinnamon Raisin Bread from At Home With Kathy
  4. Instant pot vanilla cake from Corrie Cooks
  5. Baking Powder Biscuits from Food Meanderings
  6. Instant Pot Caramel Rice Pudding from Recipe This
  7. Easy Chocolate Mousse from Barth Bakery
  8. Easy Marbled Banana Bread from Barth Bakery
  9. Best Easy Blueberry Muffins from Barth Bakery
  1. One Bowl Baked Oatmeal from Traditional Homemaker
  2. Easy Chocolate Mug Cake from Tasty Galaxy
  3. Fudgy Black Bean Brownies from Gathering Dreams
  4. All Bran Fruit Loaf from Crumbs Corkscrews
  5. 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies from Mommy Wonders
  6. Homemade Brown Sugar from The Yellow Bee Design Co
  7. Instant Pot Rice Pudding from Veg Recipes Of India
  8. Skillet Apple Crisp from The Kitchn
  9. Impossible Pie from Kidspot Kitchen

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