5 clever dishes using store cupboard staples

Featuring tinned tomatoes, cans of tuna, and spaghetti hoops

5 clever dishes using store cupboard staples

Want to get the most out of your store cupboard staples? Check out our 5 tasty recipes - they are super simple, anyone can make them! From deliciously gooey arancini balls to fuss-free fishcakes. Mix up your weekday meals using these yummy staples. 

Thai-spiced tuna fishcakes

No filleting, no bones – just open a can of your tinned tuna, mash some spuds and sprinkle in some Thai curry paste for a portion of fuss-free fishcakes. Serve with a couple wedges of lime and a fresh salad. 

Spaghetti cowboy pie

Imagine your childhood favourite sausage, mash and spaghetti hoops all baked in a pie. Well, dream no more, as we've brought the star retro ingredients together to make a delicious twist on the classic cowboy pie. Not only is this dish super filling and lasts days, but it's sustainable too, requiring just few store cupboard ingredients.

Spicy cous cous muffins

A popular alternative to pasta and rice, cous cous is often the side of choice for a wide range of dishes. But instead of serving it up alongside your salmon fillet, beef casserole or winter salad, make it the highlight of the meal by turning it into a batch of spicy cous cous muffins

Tex-Mex bean fajitas

Thousands of kitchen cupboards will have a tin or two of humble baked beans. But instead of topping your jacket potato with the store cupboard staple, knock up these Tex-Mex bean fajitas instead. Take your can of beans up a level by adding some onion, red and green pepper, cumin and chilli powder. 

Cheesy baked arancini 

From spag bol to shakshuka and casseroles to curries, a tin of tomatoes is a vital ingredient in a long list of meals. But now it's their time to shine on their own. Introducing our cheesy, tomatoey and crispy baked arancini balls. We've used leftover risotto to make up the filling, spooned in a dollop of simple, zingy tomato sauce, added a piece of hand-torn mozzarella and rolled the balls in some panko breadcrumbs.