Crispy sausage rigatoni

9 amazing meals made from store cupboard staples

Recipes you don't need to leave the house to create

9 amazing meals made from store cupboard staples

Can't get out to grab ingredients? Don't worry, we’ve come up with some of our favourite recipes that rely on the ingredients we always have hanging around.

Reliable items like:

  • Cans of beans – think cannellini, kidney and mixed
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Pasta
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Onion

We’ve always got them. So here’s what glorious store cupboard dinners you can conjure up… 

Lentil, chickpea and spinach curry

Make the most of all those cans of chickpeas you’ve been hoarding with this deliciously easy dish. Providing 2 of your 5-a-day with wholesome veg and pulses, this hearty Lentil, Chickpea and Spinach Curry only uses one pan so you’ll save on washing up too. 

Crispy sausage rigatoni

Full of smoky barbecue flavours – this Crispy Sausage Rigatoni just needs a splash of all those store cupboard condiments (think Worcestershire sauce, mustard and ketchup). Yum!

Tuna and bean salad

This Tuna and Bean Salad couldn’t be easier. A five ingredient, low-fat salad, that looks great and tastes even better. And we bet you won’t even need to go shopping to get the ingredients as you’re bound to have them already.

Tomato and lentil bolognese

A great alternative to the classic Bolognese sauce and perfect for vegetarians, too. You can knock this Tomato and Lentil number up in 30 minutes and it will be perfect for lunch the next day, too.

Cheese and red onion baked omelette

The traditional British pairing of cheese and onion adds a new dimension to this Tortilla-Style Omelette. Don’t have any Cheshire? Just substitute for whatever cheese you have to hand.

Vegetable and lentil soup

Filling and cheap as chips – make a big batch of this hearty Veg and Lentil Soup to last you days. 

Welsh cheesecakes

These Welsh Cheesecakes have no cheese! Cheeky blighters. Instead, this is a quick recipe for jam-filled cakes that makes an easy tea time treat using store cupboard staples. It's also an entertaining activity for the kids if they're looking for some fun in the kitchen. 

Ginger flapjacks

Is there anything better than doing a bit of baking? Especially if you can't get out and about. These easy Ginger Flapjacks are made with oats, butter, golden syrup and ginger. If you don't have stem ginger in the house you could even omit from the recipe and it will still taste great.