15 Best Easy Pantry Meals – Cheap & Healthy Dinners for When You Have to Stay at Home

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Are you looking for some great ideas of cheap and healthy pantry meals for the situations when you have to stay at home? Like in a pandemic for example, when you are sick and can’t go shopping whenever you’d like to, during a quarantine, etc. Here is a collection of the best and easy pantry dinner recipes which you can cook using the products most of us already have at home in our pantry.

15. Cheesy Marmite Hash | Slimming Friendly

Since I first made this cheesy Marmite hash a few months ago – mainly because I needed to do a food shop and was forced to get creative with what I had left in the cupboards – it’s become a firm favourite in my household.

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14. Garlic Butter Pasta

This vegetarian garlic butter pasta takes just 15 minutes from start to finish and uses only 6 ingredients! It’s the easiest, most flavorful weeknight dinner ever and even the pickiest of eaters in your family are going to LOVE it!

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13. Tomato and Garlic Pasta Recipe

You are less than 30 minutes away from the most delightful tomato and garlic pasta you’ve ever tasted! Fresh, ripe grape tomatoes combine with butter, garlic, white wine and a splash of heavy cream to create the lightest, creamiest pasta sauce you’ve ever tasted.

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12. Chicken Spiedini Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce

This Grilled Chicken Spiedini Recipe with Lemon Butter Sauce is perfect to grill all summer long! Plus, this crispy chicken spiedini is super simple and ready in about forty minutes!

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11. Sweet and Spicy Chili Mac and Cheese

The absolute BEST Sweet and Spicy Chili Mac! Amazing combo of sweet and spice makes this one tasty dinner or tailgating game day fave.

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10. Chicken Chili: Healthy Crockpot Meal

As healthy as it is easy, this Chicken Chili will become your new go-to meal for busy nights! Pop all the ingredients in the Crockpot, and even kids and non-chili fans will love.

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9. Creamy Sun-dried Tomato and Spinach Pasta from the Pantry

This creamy sun-dried tomato and spinach pasta is a quick and easy weeknight meal for when you find yourself scouring the pantry looking for dinner ideas! I love a good “pantry pasta” recipe that begins with what I already have sitting in the pantry.

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8. Instant Pot Beef and Pasta (Beefaroni)

Ridiculously easy, comforting, and delicious, this Instant Pot Beef and Pasta inspired by Beefaroni is going hit the spot!

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7. Best Instant Pot Penne Pomodoro Recipe

Penne pomodoro is an easy pasta recipe that will please everyone in your family. Making this vegetarian pasta dish in the Instant Pot turns this meal into an easy one pot wonder, perfect for the busiest of weeknights or even for kids lunchbox!

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6. Easy Instant Pot Spanish Rice Recipe

Instant pot Spanish Rice is an excellent side dish for just about any meal and so much tastier than boxed, and it comes together with just a few ingredients and minimal effort.

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5. Easy Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

This easy vegetarian black bean chili recipe is a great meatless meal to throw together with pantry staples when you don’t know what’s for dinner! Naturally gluten free.

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4. Crock Pot Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Vegan Pumpkin Chili with black beans and quinoa is a hearty meal perfect for fall and winter. This meatless chili is easy to adapt using your favorite vegetables and beans.

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3. Minestrone Soup with Quinoa

Hearty, healthy, and delicious minestrone soup with quinoa – an easy-to-prepare vegetarian and gluten-free soup recipe.

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2. Easy and Scrumptious Apple Cinnamon Pancakes for Fall

Enjoy the delicious flavor of fall with these apple pancakes! They are fluffy, scrumptious and topped with apple slices simmered in maple syrup and cinnamon. Easy + healthy for the best breakfast you’ll make this fall!

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1. Buffalo Chicken Bowls

Buffalo Chicken Bowls are a delicious healthy dinner! These bowls are so easy to make and loaded with good for you protein, fats and carbs! Simple to prep ahead of time too!

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