10 Super Tasty And Easy Store Cupboard Recipes

Jill Holtz

March 24, 2020

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Are you looking for recipes that are simple to make and can use store cupboard ingredients? When shopping time is limited, or you need to be home-based for a while, then these simple but delicious recipes can be rustled up with what you have in your pantry. Here are 10 Super Tasty And Easy Store Cupboard Recipes to try:

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When you need to be based at home or can’t get out to get groceries quickly or it’s the end of the month and money is a bit tight, then you need easy-to-cook recipes that you can make from things you have in your kitchen cupboard.

Here are some easy store cupboard recipes to inspire you, all of which are designed to feed and fill your family.


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Easy Store Cupboard Recipes to Try

#1. Tuna Pasta Bake

tuna and pasta bake

Image courtesy of Jamie Oliver

This handy recipe for tuna pasta bake from Jamie Oliver’s website uses tinned tuna, tinned tomatoes and dried pasta. It’s low cost and it’s also super easy to make at the same time.

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#2. Spanish Chicken Stew

spanish chicken stew

Image courtesy of Tesco

The great thing about this Spanish chicken stew recipe, apart from being delicious and using tins from your cupboard, is that it is a one-pot recipe, so less washing up – always a bonus in my book!

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#3. Sausage and Bean Hotpot

sausage and bean hotpot

Image courtesy of Good Housekeeping

This sausage and bean hotpot is a real comfort food recipe and uses two store cupboard items that you are bound to have: baked beans and Worcestershire sauce.

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#4. Chicken With Lime, Honey and Soy

Image courtesy of Lorraine Pascale

This recipe for chicken with lime, honey and soy from Lorraine Pascale is easy to throw together and uses lime, honey and soy sauce for the flavours.

Serve the chicken with rice and steamed veggies, or you could do couscous with it.

#5. Three Bean Curry

Image courtesy of Hungry Healthy Happy

This three bean curry from Hungry Healthy Happy is packed with protein and easy to adapt. You can make the recipe but then add in different ingredients to vary it such as kale, more chilli if you want it spicier, or other veggies that your kids like.

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#6. Pasta with Chickpeas (Pasta e Ceci)

pasta and chickpeas

Pasta with chickpeas (Pasta e Ceci) is a real budget-friendly family dinner recipe. To make this recipe even more economical, you could use dried chickpeas instead of tinned. Soak them overnight, then cook for 2 hours, or until they’re tender but not too soft.

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#7. Sausage and Mash Bake

sausage and mash bake

Image courtesy of Good To Know

This recipe for sausage and mash bake from Good To Know is made with pork sausages cooked with a yummy store cupboard ingredients sauce and topped with mashed potato.

#8. Tomato and Bacon Pasta

tasty tomato and bacon pasta

This tomato and bacon pasta is one of my standby recipes – I know I can cook it up in under 30 minutes from prep to table. I always keep a packet of bacon bits or pancetta handy in the fridge so I can rustle it up.

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#9. Meatballs with Spaghetti

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This meatballs recipe from Bord Bia is really versatile. You can make it with either minced beef or lamb, with some basic store cupboard ingredients – garlic, onion, seasoning, passata and tomato puree.

You can prepare the meatballs in advance then just make the sauce and spaghetti when you’re ready to get dinner ready.

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#10. Simple Beef Curry

Jolene Cox Simple Beef Curry Recipe - Mykidstime

This recipe for simple beef curry only takes 10 minutes of prep. You can then leave it cooking for the afternoon to fill the house with the most delicious smell!

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Over to you now. What other store cupboard recipes are on your go-to meal list? Tell us in the comments below. 

10 Super Tasty And Easy Store Cupboard Recipes

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