Searches for pantry staple recipes, depression era recipes, and recipes for hard times are increasing as we face trying to cook with what we already have during self-isolation.
Although what one person may have on hand in their pantry will be different from another person, these simple recipes using basic ingredients will give you some ideas for how you can use the ingredients you have on hand. For more tips, read Pantry Basics: Easy Quarantine Recipes Using What You Have On Hand.
Beef and Beans
Tangy and delicious, Beef and Beans is an easy stovetop meal that you can have on the table in under thirty minutes. Simple ingredients and easy prep make Beef and Beans a great option for a busy night.
Cheesy Tuna Casserole
Cheesy Tuna Casserole is easy, yummy family fare that goes from pantry to table in under 30 minutes. It's easy comfort food that is affordable and kid-friendly!
Chipped Beef Gravy
We love to have breakfast for dinner at our house, and one of our favorites is biscuits and gravy. This creamy chipped beef gravy is delicious over homemade buttermilk biscuits or soft rolls, or you can serve it over toast.
Easy Frozen Burrito Casserole
Dress up frozen burritos with Easy Frozen Burrito Casserole. It goes beyond just making frozen burritos taste better - it will actually become a family favorite!
Easy Skillet Ramen
Tomatoes, corn, peas, and ground beef perk up ramen noodles in this easy one-pan dish.
Pinto Beans Over Cornbread
Pinto beans over cornbread is a frugal, filling, and flavorful meal.
Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes and Sausage
Using frozen hash browns as a base for this easy crockpot soup means less prep. Just slice the kielbasa and dice the onion, combine everything in the crockpot, and turn it on for a ready-to-eat evening meal.
Smoked Sausage Corn Chowder
Serve this quick and easy sausage and corn chowder with crusty bread for dipping.
Chicken Fried Rice
This Chicken Fried Rice is an authentic recipe that I learned to make when we lived in Japan. It can be made with most any meat, or you can make it vegetarian.
Quick & Easy Black Beans and Rice
This quick stovetop Black Beans and Rice can be made in the time it takes to cook the rice. Adjust the spices to your taste by using salsa that is hot or mild, or add a chopped jalapeno to the pepper and onion.
Four ingredients pack a flavorful punch in this quick and simple Skillet Kielbasa.
Turkey And Cheese Tortellini
We do a lot of planned leftovers at Add Salt & serve, and this is a delicious and easy way to use leftever turkey or chicken. The cheesy sauce makes it a family favorite!
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