15 Quick and Easy Pantry Recipes

Here are 15 Quick and Easy Pantry Recipes that are full of plant-powered nourishing goodness! When you go shopping through your pantry, you’ll be amazed by the number of delicious meals you can quickly and easily whip up.

Let’s start with Breakfast!

Get creative with substitutions.

Don’t stress if you don’t have all the ingredients, but I bet you have a lot:)

  • Maybe you don’t have fresh berries but perhaps you have frozen?
  • Most of us have an apple lying around which you could grate into oatmeal or pancake batter.
  • A pinch of cinnamon and a splash of maple syrup makes everything taste fabulous.
  • Swirl a spoonful of jam or fruit preserve, into your oatmeal or dollop it on top of a pancake for a treat.
  • You get the idea, “making do” can actually be delicious!

Blueberry Pancakes

Lovely pancakes from your pantry!

Oil-Free Granola

Use any dried fruit, nuts, and seeds that you have available. Don’t be constrained by the suggestions in the recipe. I made this with dried pineapple which I had forgotten I had and it was wonderful!

Steel Cut Overnight Oats

To cut down on milk make your oatmeal with water and add a dash of milk at the end. Using vanilla extract and cinnamon adds plenty of flavor and you won’t miss the milk:)

Steel cut oats from the pantry


Soups are wonderful and forgiving. Use any vegetables you may have, don’t worry if they’re looking a little wilted, no one will ever know once they’re made into soup!

Lentil Soup

If you don’t have lentils use any type of canned bean instead.

A warming Lentil Soup

Vegetable and White Bean Soup

 Vegetable and Bean Soup

Vegan Pho Soup

If all you have is a carrot and some frozen edamame that will be delicious!

Vegan Pho Soup


Thank Goodness for Pasta, everyone loves it and it happily sits in the pantry for years before finally going out of date. You can throw a lot at pasta and it still tastes good:)

Dried herbs and spices are a Godsend. Look in your spice cabinet, I bet you have plenty that will liven up your pasta dishes.

Vegan Teriyaki Noodles

Use rice, soba, or udon noodles. In a pinch, you could always use spaghetti.

Creamy Tomato Pasta

Creamy Tomato Pasta

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttenesca made with pantry staples


There is nothing more versatile than a can of beans and almost everyone has them in their pantry. They keep forever and cook up into a feast. Here are a few ideas for some Quick and Easy Pantry Recipes with beans. Again, don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients.

  • use water instead of stock and add some dried herbs and spices
  • try dried herbs and spices instead of fresh
  • if you don’t have the specified type of bean use whatever you do have!
  • don’t have a can of coconut milk for the Chana Masala? no problem it’s delicious with and without coconut milk.

Delicious Three Bean Chili

Great recipes from your pantry

Baked Chickpeas

Baked Chickpeas

Chana Masala

Chana Masala!

Something Sweet 🙂

Blueberry Crisp

Got a big old bag of frozen blueberries in your freezer and some oatmeal in the pantry? Then you’ve got the fixings for a delicious blueberry crisp.

Delicious blueberry crisp with ingredients from the pantry

Chocolate Energy Balls

Don’t be picky about the type of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, these are delicious with almost every type.

Energy Bites made with ingredients from your pantry

Luscious Chocolate Pudding

A delicious chocolate treat straight from the pantry!

15 Quick and Easy Pantry Recipes

I hope you love this lineup of 15  Quick and Easy Pantry Recipes, and find some inspiration to “shop your pantry.” If you do try one of the recipes, please take a picture and share it on Instagram and I’ll repost it on my stories. I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment and rate the recipes! Thanks so much and happy cooking:)