Pantry cooking. I know, it’s not exactly the first place you’d turn to whip up a romantic date-night meal, is it? Cooking from the pantry cooking may not seem exciting, but it really can be. With a well-stocked pantry, cooking from the cupboard becomes the home cook’s version of Iron Chef as you wield your skills to make something from essentially nothing. And, a well-stocked pantry can mean the difference between constantly heading to the store and having the option for a home-cooked meal at all times.
As part of the Family Food Summit, I’ve been talking up home cooking tips for the last week . It wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t talk recipes, though. As a means of taste-testing some pantry experiments, I came up with these Greek-influenced garbanzo bean burritos that are filling, healthy, and only require only a few fresh ingredients.
Tempting as subsisting solely on bean burritos can be, here are a few more recipes that you can cook up in under 30 minutes. With a well-stocked pantry and few fresh ingredients, you can create dozens of different and exciting meals – not to mention that they’re all healthy and very affordable.
Under 15 minutes:
Egg-in-a-hole topped with arugula, Parmesan, and prosciutto
Salmon Flatbread Pizza
Wilted Greens with Balsamic Fried Eggs
Tuscan bread salad
Tapenade and Manchego Sandwiches
White Miso Mussels with Watercress
Lemon Chicken with Artichokes
Egg Salad Gribiche
Beet Greens and Feta Pasta
What else do you like to make when you feel the urge to dig around in the pantry? Share your ideas in the comments below!