Pantry Staple Recipes for When Your Fridge Is Empty

We’ve all been there: the Sundays when you opt for 10 reruns of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills instead of hitting a jam-packed Trader Joe’s… and then when you go to cook a meal, your options are cereal, noodles, or two-week-old Thai food.

Stay away from the buttered noodles, and don’t even consider eating those leftovers — there are easy recipes you can make without grocery shopping, all with the ingredients you have sitting in your pantry.

Next time your fridge is empty, try one of these staple recipes:


1. Red Beans with Rice and Fried Egg

Source: My Recipes


2. Chili Con Queso Mac & Cheese


3. Five Ingredient Pasta

Source: Food 52


4. Pasta Carbonara


5. Vegetarian Chili


6. Vegetable Soup

Source: My Recipes


7. Three Ingredient Pizzadillas


8. Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole


9. Creamy Tomato Soup

Source: Food Network


10. Minestrone

Source: Food Network