Are you ready to transform the way you plan your meals? With a few simple steps, you can create delicious and hassle-free meals and Recipes using Pantry Staples.
Whether your family loves pasta dishes or tacos, planning out your meals with items found in the pantry allows for greater flexibility when it comes to deciding what's for dinner.
I hope to ease the burden of trying to figure out what's for dinner every night this week with easy recipes you can prepare without a trip to the grocery store.
Check out the other Weekly Meal Plans available for you and grab the FREE Pantry List Essentials Printable below!
This week's featured recipes are all created using items that are found in your pantry...well if you're pantry is well-stocked.
When you have a well-stocked pantry and freezer, you'll be able to create delicious meals for your family without having to run to the grocery store a few times a week.
So what should you have in your pantry? I'm including a free printable to help you see what some of the popular items should be in a well-organized pantry.
This printable is just a guideline. Don't purchase items you know your family is not going to eat.
Pantry Meal Planning
This is just an example of how I like to meal plan. You could also incorporate a “leftover meal” or even “clean out the refrigerator” night.
Try to use what you have in your pantry and freezer to plan meals. It helps to keep a list so you know exactly what you have on hand.
Assign each day of the week a different category and then plan a meal according to that category.
- Monday - Meatless, Vegetarian or even Leftovers from the weekend.
- Tuesday - Taco Tuesday or Mexican Recipe
- Wednesday - Chicken, Beef or Fish
- Thursday - Pasta or Italian Night
- Friday - Sandwiches and Soup
- Saturday - Pizza or Eat Out, Order In
- Sunday - Comfort Food Meal
Now, pick a side dish to serve with the recipes listed below. Side dishes could include potatoes or rice along with one or two veggies. A tossed salad with homemade ranch salad dressing is always nice too.
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2020 with new photos, and information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!