Looking for some simple store cupboard recipes you can make from staple ingredients? You’re in the right place! With everything from easy dinners to bread and sweet treats, I’m going to show you just how easy it is to create marvellously delicious food using only what you have at home.
If you’ve run out of bread and can’t make it to the shops, need a family meal fast or want to make some cookie bars to lift people’s spirits, this post is exactly what you need!
With help from some wonderful bloggers from around the world, I’ve collated a TON of recipes to see you through the coming weeks.
Using simple ingredients that you would usually find in your cupboards, pantry, fridge or freezer – my aim is to keep you full, satisfied and happy through the medium of food. I don’t know about you but I am always happy when I have food. After I’m fed, I feel like I can take on the world!
What are store cupboard ingredients?
By ‘store cupboard recipes’ I mean that they use ingredients that are commonly found at home. So in your cupboards this could be things like tinned tomatoes, chickpeas, beans, stock cubes/pots, rice, pasta etc. In your pantry – things like flour, yeast, sugar, onions and garlic. In your fridge – things like butter, eggs, cheese and milk. And in your freezer – things like frozen vegetables. Of course, every household varies, but you get the idea.
What can you make with store cupboard ingredients?
You wouldn’t believe the things you can make using just the items you have in your home. You can enjoy everything from tuna pasta bake and naan bread pizza to butter biscuits and homemade bread! Keep scrolling down this post for a giant list of epic store cupboard recipes you can make using everyday ingredients.
What if I don’t have all the ingredients?
Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients. There are always ways of substituting or even leaving things out altogether. The whole point of these recipes is to utilise what you have in the store cupboard, pantry, fridge or freezer. If you are unsure about anything or need a little help, you can always contact me! Get in touch via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be more than happy to help you.
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Super Simple Store Cupboard Recipes
With family meals, homemade bread and naughty treats to make you happy, these fabulous store cupboard recipes are made using ingredients you would commonly find at home. Who said 'store cupboard' had to be boring?!
Easy No Knead Mug Bread
This is the easiest bread recipe EVER!! You don't even have to knead it or weigh anything out. Trust me - this one's a keeper!
Auntie Cathy's Incredible Tomato Pasta Sauce
This intensely delicious balsamic tomato pasta sauce is slow cooked to perfection and perfect for freezing. What are you waiting for? Stock up now!
CRAZY Tasty Coconut Chickpea Curry
Incredibly tasty, seriously simple and delightfully cheap, this wonderfully quick coconut chickpea curry will become a household staple!
Pea & Sweet Corn Fritters Recipe - Cook it Real Good
You can make these deliciously healthy pea and sweet corn fritters with just a few pantry and freezer staples. Great for lunch boxes or simple dinners. These quick and easy fritters will be ready in 30 minutes.
Choc Chip Cookie Bars
Made with simple ingredients, these choc chip cookie bars are easy to make and guaranteed to make you go mmmmm!
Heavenly Honey Mustard Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
When the world gives you macaroni, make macaroni cheese! A classic recipe that fills your tummy and makes you happy.
No Yeast Pizza Dough | Easy Pizza Dough Recipe without Yeast
No yeast? No problem! This super easy No Yeast Pizza Dough recipe is exactly what you've been looking for.
10 Minute Peanut Butter Curry
Delicious 10 minute Peanut Butter Curry that’s gluten free & vegan using store cupboard ingredients!!
Honey Sriracha Chicken
Simple, spicy and delicious, this honey sriracha chicken can be whipped up in no time!
No Knead Artisan Bread
No knead bread is a recipe that requires only 4 ingredients. Making artisan bread from scratch is easy and will impress your friends and family!
Beautiful Butter Biscuits
With just a few household ingredients, you can make these gorgeous butter biscuits! A great activity for the kids and something delicious to eat at the end of it.
15 Minute Tomato & Mozzarella Naan Pizza
Naan bread keeps for ages and you can top with whatever you have in - literally the perfect cheap meal in!
Easy Tinned Mackerel Pasta Recipe
This tinned mackerel pasta can be ready in just over ten minutes and is a great way of using tinned fish and frozen vegetables to make a tasty balanced meal.
Easy Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe
This easy cut out sugar cookie recipe makes a simple sugar cookie made with cookie cutters.
Classic Tuna Pasta Bake
An absolute classic, this recipe uses regular household ingredients to create a mouthwatering masterpiece!
How to Make Perfect Homemade Doughnuts
Make the most PERFECT homemade doughnuts with that elusive 'white ring' using this easy step by step recipe!
Light, fluffy and full of gooey, melty cheese, these cheese scones are the ultimate tea time treat.
The Easiest Fluffy Vegan Pancake Recipe
This CRAZY simple yet incredibly light and delicious vegan pancake recipe will blow your mind! You need this one in your armoury...
CRAZY Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe
With NO precooking required, minimal pots, minimal prep and incredible results - this tasty slow cooker chicken recipe is one you need in your life.
The BEST Italian Homemade Pizza Dough
Make authentic Italian pizza at home with just 5 simple pantry ingredients.
Copycat Chocolate HobNobs
Who doesn't love a good chocolate hobnob? Feel good factors will go sky high with this recipe.
The Best Roast Garlic & Tomato Pasta Sauce
Garlic and tinned tomatoes roasted perfectly together to make a delicious pasta sauce you will crave again and again!
Simple & Spicy Rosemary Thins
Looking for a tasty snack? These spicy rosemary thins are quick and easy to make.
Sandwich Bread (100% Whole Wheat Flour)
This whole wheat sandwich bread is a healthier alternative for homemade bread.
World's Best Chilli (According to the Mr!)
Bringing the best out of store cupboard ingredients, this chilli recipe is one of the best I've ever tasted!
Chocolate Cinder Toffee Recipe
This easy step by step recipe will enable you to make your very own chocolate cinder toffee. (Also known as honeycomb or hokey pokey.)
Amazingly Delicious Caramel Shard Cookies
Magnificently delicious caramel shard cookies! Making something out of nothing never tasted so good...
Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe
This easy shortbread cookie recipe is one you absolutely need in your life! Yielding the most wonderfully crunchy yet melt in the mouth shortbread cookies you've EVER eaten...
Cheesy Tuna Casserole
This cheesy tuna casserole recipe made with pantry staples is sure to be a family favourite!
Dairy Free / Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies are SO good that no one will be able to tell they're free from anything! Dairy free and suitable for vegans, this will be a treat you'll make again and again...
Have you made any of these recipes?
Will you be making any of these simple (yet delicious!) store cupboard recipes? I’d love to know if you are! Send me your pics and comments on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or email me at email@example.com.
Sunday 29th of March 2020
I love your recipes easy and the way i like it the less ingredients the better for me im a bloke that's why i say that but i still use all of recipes thank you
Sunday 29th of March 2020
Hi Donal. Aww thank you so much! I’m SO happy you love my recipes :) I try to keep them as easy as possible. Emma x