Easy Dishes You Can Make With Pantry Staples

One of the reasons that your grandma was a great cook is that she knew the importance of having a well-stocked pantry and how to use those budget-friendly ingredients to make breakfasts, lunches, dinners, sides and desserts. These easy, satisfying recipes primarily use the kinds of things you have on hand, such as flour, yeast, cornmeal, baking soda, spices, eggs, milk and beans and other canned goods.

Classic Pancakes

One of the most iconic breakfast dishes in America, nothing beats a classic stack of pancakes. Luckily, they require only basic ingredients.

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Instant Pot Indian Rice Pudding

If you're looking for easy Instant Pot breakfast recipes, then look no further than this cinnamon-packed rice pudding recipe.

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Fried Mush

One of those breakfast dishes you tend to find only in the Midwest, fried mush simply requires cornmeal, water, butter and syrup for serving.

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Instant Pot Oatmeal

An Instant Pot helps you make oatmeal from scratch in a pinch; pair with some frozen or fresh in-season fruit for a nutritious breakfast. 

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No-Knead Water-Rising Twists

One of the first recipes to win the Pillsbury Bake-Off, these simple no-knead water-rising twists are a great side dish to go with your breakfast.

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Instant Pot Steel-Cut Oats Eight Ways

This basic, easily customizable oats recipe can be topped with dried fruit, nut butter, honey or even some delicious fruits you have never heard of.

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Sweet Milk Homemade Waffles

Fluffy, sweet waffles are one of the best things to make if you're looking for breakfast-in-bed recipes for the loved one in your life.

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Deviled Egg Salad

One of the best ways to prepare eggs, this easy egg salad recipe uses refrigerator staples like eggs, mayonnaise and green onions. For a satisfying lunch, serve this on toasted bread.

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Cajun Chicken Sausage and Rice

If you want to make some scrumptious Cajun and Creole recipes at home, start off with this sausage and rice recipe. If you don't have sausage, you can substitute shrimp or any other frozen meat.

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Black Bean Burger

These vegetarian-friendly black bean burgers are rich in protein and with the addition of pantry staples like chipotle powder and garlic, these patties pack quite the flavorful punch.

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Creamed Corn

Creamed corn is a great side dish for grilled chicken or any other barbecue dish. Kick it up a notch with some hot sauce.

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Cast-Iron Pan Jalapeno Cornbread

Cornbread is the perfect thing to go with chili, barbecue or any other great Texas-inspired recipes. If you don't have fresh jalapenos, substitute with some jarred peppers.

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Rice Krispie Treats

One of those childhood desserts you forgot existed, Rice Krispie treats can actually be made with any cereal if you want to mix it up or use up all those breakfast boxes before their contents go stale.

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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

These easy peanut butter cookies use just six ingredients: sugar, baking soda, salt, eggs, peanut butter and chocolate chips. If you want to kick them up a notch, experiment with some unexpected ingredients that go great in cookies.

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Hungarian Nut Roll

An impressive dessert for any occasion, this nut roll uses a yeast-based dough and is filled with a simple mixture of walnuts and sugar. If you don't have walnuts, a poppyseed mixture will also work. Before making, make sure you read up on these hacks for beginner bakers.

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