In these uncertain times, we’re making use of our staple store cupboard ingredients to whip up some delicious recipes that the whole family will love. For those struggling to find inspiration with basic ingredients, here are our favourite stress-free, store cupboard recipes to try…
Creamy pesto & kale pasta
Pasta is the ultimate store cupboard go-to. This creamy veggie dish can be made with just a handful of ingredients, and a variety of pasta types depending on what you have readily available.
Next level dhal makhana
Pick up a packet of black dhal on your next shopping trip to enjoy this delicious comfort dish. Be sure to rinse and soak the dhal – it doesn’t take long and makes the dhal more easily digestible. It also means it’ll definitely cook in the time stated.
Saucy bean baked eggs
This simple five-ingredient dish makes use of your staple store cupboard ingredients – tinned tomatoes and beans. What’s more, it’s a quick and easy comfort food at its best.
Easy-to-scale cheesy fish pie with kale
You’ll likely surprise yourself and realise you have the majority of ingredients for this simple recipe hidden in your cupboards and fridge drawers. Why not batch make, and freeze an uncooked pie for up to three months?
Easy Singapore noodles
We love this recipe for so many reasons. It’s healthy, vegan and super cheap to make – but best of all, it’ll be on the table in just 30 minutes, and we guarantee you’ll be digging in for seconds.
Hearty lentil one pot
Another lentil dish to try. Providing an impressive five of your 5-a-day in each portion, this filling vegan stew is low calorie and low fat, and also provides fibre, vitamin C, iron and calcium. It really ticks all of the boxes!
Easy sausage & fennel risotto
A bag of risotto rice can go a long way in creating a filling and comforting dish. It’s worth taking a little extra care with this recipe in adding the stock a ladleful at a time for the ultimate creamy finish.
Pasta e fagioli
Packed with veg, pasta and beans, this satisfying soup is both nutritious and filling. If you’ve no dried beans on hand, simply drain and rinse canned beans instead.
Squash, chickpea & coconut curry
Dig out a tin of coconut milk and a can of chickpeas and throw in some store cupboard spices to create this flavoursome veggie dish.
This recipe uses a whole host of store cupboard ingredients; from jars of olives to staples such as spaghetti and chopped tomatoes. And best of all, it’s delicious!