Not sure what to make and want to be prepared? Make your shopping trip to the store easier. Use my printable grocery list for these 10 pantry recipes and you will be always prepared to make s delicious meal.

Make easy family-friendly dinners with tasty pantry stapes. These recipes use shelf-stable pantry ingredients, a few frozen foods and a couple of refrigerator items that could be frozen if needed. This pantry meal plan is most useful where electricity is still running, but access to a store is limited!


What’s on the menu?

  1. Tortellini Soup
  2. White Chicken Chili
  3. Tuna Noodle Casserole
  4. Pizza Pasta
  5. Shrimp Fried Rice (can use any protein)
  6. Chicken Burrito Bowls
  7. Taco Soup
  8. Chili
  9. Italian Skillet
  10. Black Bean Soup

—–> Click here to download the grocery list 

No worries if you get to the store and a few items are missing. These recipes can be forgiving. Swap in a different protein, type of bean or pasta and these recipes will still work.

Shrimp Fried Rice

Make fried rice better than any restaurant that you have had! Made with fresh shrimp, peas, carrots, egg, rice and topped with green onions, you will never have takeout again!!

shrimp fried rice in cast iron skillet

Italian Skillet

A bubbly skillet meal made of ground beef, your favorite spaghetti sauce, and egg noodles

italian pasta in skillet

White Chicken Chili 

This recipe calls for ground chicken but you can easily substitute rotisserie, canned for chicken breast.

white chicken chili

One Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

This recipe for One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls is packed with flavor and so easy to make. The best part is, everything cooks in just one pan, even the rice.

mexican rice burrito bowl in a skillet

Taco Soup

Quick and Easy Taco Soup Recipe is filled with ground beef and uses lots of pantry staples! 5 cans in fact!

taco soup topped with sour cream in bow crackers to side


A traditional chili recipe made with ground beef, beans, and a homemade blend of seasonings. Put it in the slow cooker for an easy meal.


Pizza Pasta

This one is a kid-pleasing pasta.

pizza pasta in white bowl

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Good and creamy comfort food that uses pantry staples.

tuna noodle casserole on white plate

Spinach Tortellini Soup

This satisfying main-dish soup is ready in just 15 minutes thanks to shortcut staples like packaged tortellini and frozen spinach.

spinach tortellini soup in bowl with bread to the side

5 Ingredient Black Bean Soup

This 5-Ingredient Black Bean Soup is full of great flavor and ready to go in just 20 minutes!

bean soup in metal pot ladle scooping up soup

Pantry Items

Here are a few more items that have a long shelf life that will help you make pantry recipes.

Jarred Spaghetti Sauce

Jarred Salsa

Tomato Sauce


Dried Beans

Canned Beans

Canned and frozen Vegetables

Canned fruit

Canned Meats

Canned Soups

Peanut and Nut Butter


Dried Fruit

Canned Milk

More Pantry Meals:

About Cindy Hopper

Learn More

you may also like


  1. This recipes are so helpful! I can’t wait to make the taco soup Easy and delicious.

  2. No Jen, you are right but it is now working. I accidentally posted the wrong link. The list is several pages long so just print the actual shopping list. I wanted people to be able to omit ingredients for meals they might not like. You will see when you open it. Thanks so much for letting me know. I hope you find it helpful.

  3. This is exactly what I’m looking for at this time when we’re with each other 24-7! Thanks for some great recipes I can assemble from ingredients already on hand.

  4. Wow, these recipes are great and I have most of the ingredients in my cabinet. My sister and I were just talking about using up things in our pantry. This meal plan will provide a very tasty variety to do just that.

  5. Well this will certainly come in handy! Thanks for your effort to keep us organized in the midst of chaos!!!

  6. This is perfect! My whole family loves that taco soup recipe. Hoping to try some of the others while we’re all home and eating food from our freezer and pantry.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *