Whether you can’t get out and go grocery shopping, or prefer to stock your shelves rather than fill your fridge, there are so many cozy recipes you can make using only pantry staples.
Here are just a few of our favorites!
While you can certainly add some fresh peppers and shredded cheese, you can make a simple, delicious and filling plate of nachos with:
- canned beans
- a jar of salsa
- a can of nacho cheese
- jarred jalapenos
- tortilla chips
Evenly layer each ingredient, bake at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes, and you’re all set!
Chickpea shakshuka is a hearty, savory dish that can be enjoyed with rice, pasta, or crusty toast. It takes only about 30 minutes to prepare, and can basically use any mix of spices you have in the pantry! Try out this recipe.
Mexican Bean Soup
Pretty much all you need are canned tomatoes, beans and spices to create a comforting Mexican bean soup. This quick recipe takes only 20 minutes and feeds a family of four!
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Sweet potato pancakes taste like an extravagant brunch item, but they’re actually super easy to make! This recipe does require eggs, but you can probably find most of the other items already in your pantry.
Upgraded Boxed Mac and Cheese
While there’s nothing like a classic box of easy ‘mac, stir in your choice of these pairings of extras to make the meal a little more special:
- bacon bits and chipotle powder
- black beans, chili powder and taco seasoning
- chickpeas and curry powder
- canned beans and salsa
- packaged tuna and breadcrumbs
Pasta and Tomato Sauce
This might be the easiest, quickest, most affordable family meal ever! Boil your favorite boxed pasta in water, strain, then stir in a canned sauce to serve a delicious meal in less than 15 minutes. If you’d like to make your own sauce, you can still use canned tomatoes and season with your favorite spices from the pantry.
Canned Vegetable Soup
Stir your favorite mixture of canned veggies into a pot of chicken stock or vegetable broth, add some spices, wait for it so simmer for a few minutes, and enjoy. Yes, it really is that easy!
Depending on who you ask, ambrosia salad is either a classic dessert or a side dish! It usually involves a mixture of canned fruits, coconut, mini marshmallows, and something to mix it all together with.
For a recipe that doesn’t require anything from your refrigerator, try mixing:
- mandarin oranges
- maraschino cherries
- miniature marshmallows
- shredded coconut
- vanilla pudding cups
- canned pineapple
Mix all of the ingredients together, chill in the refrigerator, then enjoy!
Chickpea “Cookie Dough"
If we told you that you could make a tasty treat that tastes exactly like cookie dough, but’s make from chickpeas, would you believe us?! This recipe asks for nothing more than canned chickpeas, chocolate chips, oat or almond flour, nut butter and sweetener to create a sweet snack that you’d think was too good to be true.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Is there anything more comforting than the smell of sweet chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven? This chocolate chip cookie recipe doesn’t require a single ingredient from your refrigerator!
When it comes to cozy recipes, you don't need a fridge full of produce to make a meal that's hearty and delicious! In fact, all you really need are a couple of staples on your shelves, a little bit of time, and mayyyybeeee a pair of adorable Fuzzy Babba slipper socks, to start cooking some cozy recipes the whole family will love.
Will you try any of these recipes? What are some of your favorite easy, cozy recipes from pantry staples? Tell us in the comments!