25 Easy Pantry and Freezer Meals
Hi friends! How are all of you doing? Raise your hand if you are staying put at home! My kiddo is off from school for at least the next three weeks and we are all being encouraged to stay indoors. These are unprecedented and nerve-wracking times.
And to make matters worse, grocery stores around the country are being wiped clean as we all want to make sure our homes are fully stocked with enough food and supplies to last us at least a few weeks in case. Heck, you can’t even find toilet paper.
I posted a poll on my Instagram over the weekend to ask how everybody is planning to cook over the next few weeks. With less frequent grocery trips and more difficulty finding certain ingredients, things aren’t feeling so normal. For me personally, I bought my usual list of groceries and fresh produce, but I also stocked up on extra meat, snacks, pasta, and canned goods just in case we are not able to leave the house at all in the coming weeks. I think most of you have the same plan as the poll was pretty split.
So, instead of a new recipe, I thought I’d round up 25 of some of my favorite recipes that include a lot of common ingredients you likely have in your house right now. A lot of these are also great for meal prepping if you have some fresher produce that you are worried may go bad. The soup, chili, and burger recipes will freeze really well if you want to make double portions. I’ve also added in two cookie recipes and some no-bake energy because snacks and sweet stuff is also a must when we are stuck inside the house!
These easy homemade bean and cheese burritos are perfect for stuffing in the freezer for easy lunches or snacks!
These simple make-ahead and freeze breakfast sandwiches make for the perfect grab and go breakfast! Toasted English muffins stuffed with baked eggs, sausage patties, and melted cheese!
Homemade Pizza Dough - Making your own pizza dough is so simple and worth the little bit of extra effort for delicious and perfect homemade pizza! Freezes great too!
Chili Lime Chicken Burgers - These simple chiken burgers are made with ground chicken breast, chili seasoning, and fresh lime juice! Great to make ahead and freeze!
Simple and delicious vegetarian burgers made with black beans, onion, bell pepper, carrots, and spinach! Easy to prep and freeze too!
This comforting and hearty chili is loaded with lean turkey and beans for a meal that that is quick to make, delicious, and nutritious!
This simple slow cooker soup is made with frozen meatballs, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, and chopped kale! A great weeknight dinner!
This Chicken Tortilla Soup is ready in less than 30 minutes and is loaded with chicken, black beans, tomatoes, and corn!
Vegetable Lentil Soup - This hearty and nutritious soup is made with carrots, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, kale and lentils! It's vegan too!
Pasta Aglio e Olio - This classic Italian pasta recipe is so simple and comforting! Pasta tossed in garlic and olive oil. Add chicken or fish for a complete meal!
These easy chicken ranch tacos can be made in the slow cooker OR the Instant Pot! Also great for salads, enchiladas, and bowls!
A skinnier twist on the classic tuna casserole made with homemade lower-fat sauce (and no canned soups necessary)!
This simple and delicious pasta made with ground beef, peppers, diced tomatoes, and sauce cooks all in one-pan for the easiest dinner!
Hearty white chicken chili made in under 30 minutes in the Instant Pot. Can also be made in your slow cooker!
Perfectly moist and fluffy homemade pumpkin muffins loaded with cinnamon and spices!
This easy Honey Sesame Chicken is delicious and tender and made right in the Crockpot!
This filling and nutritious smoothie will fill you up and gives you a serving of morning veggies!
This delicious and filling chicken, beans, and rice is made in one pot and ready in just 30 minutes!
This easy Italian Beef and Rice Skillet comes together in just minutes! Made with ground beef, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cheese! A delicious and comforting weeknight meal! Can use frozen veggies in case you don't have fresh!
Skip the packaged rice and make this easy restaurant-style Mexican rice at home! Enjoy as a side dish or mix with meat and other toppings for burrito bowls!
These simple chicken teriyaki meatballs are made with pineapple and great for quick weeknight dinners or meal prepping for lunches!
This hearty and nutritious chicken chili with pumpkin is the best way to cozy up to fall!
Nothing is better than a homemade chocolate chip cookie! These cookies are thick, soft, and perfectly chewy!
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies - These simple no-bake cookies come together in just minutes and don't require any added sugars!
No-Bake Energy Bites - a nutritious and wholesome snack for your whole family! Low in fat, gluten free and vegan, and packed with fiber and omega-3's!