8 Unexpected Recipes You Can Make With Canned Ingredients

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8 Unexpected Recipes You Can Make With Canned Ingredients

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January 24 2022


Having a well-stocked pantry with kitchen staples such as canned goods, stocks/broths, seasonings/spices, baking ingredients, and other shelf-stable goodies makes for less stressful cooking moments. You want to be prepared for times when you cannot make it to the store, or inclement weather is rolling-in, or you are just looking for something quick that won’t take you hours in the kitchen. Here are 8 recipes worth bookmarking; they will save you time, money, and are downright delicious!

  1. Simple Vegetarian Taco Soup

    This soup takes 30 minutes or less to prepare thanks to the help of some pantry heroes: chili-style beans, black beans, tomato sauce, corn, and taco seasoning. Taco-bout a time-saver!

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  2. Protein-Power Tuna Salad in Jars

    Canned tuna is the unsung hero of every pantry. This is one protein packed recipe; perfect for lunch meal prepping!

  3. No-Churn Lemon-Blueberry Ice Cream

    The perfect sweet treat that only takes 5 ingredients to make! 

  4. Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups

    A shareable Thai-inspired meal that will have everyone wanting more! Make in under 30 minutes with canned chicken canned veggies, and other kitchen staple ingredients.

  5. Luncheon Meat Fried Rice

    Who doesn't love a good bowl recipe? This one is a perfect balance of salty and sweet! Add seaweed for an on-trend Hawaiian-style Musabi bowl!

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  6. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Cookies

    The perfect excuse to eat a cookie for breakfast. After all, you do need energy before you start your day!

  7. One-Skillet Moroccan-Style Chickpea Bowl

    This recipe uses ingredients that can easily be kept on hand. Don't have the Hy-Vee Steam Quick Frozen Rice? No worries use whatever quick cooking rice you have on hand!

  8. Black Bean Brownies

    Black bean brownies have been around awhile but that is because they're actually good! Black beans are a pantry staple that will add nutritional deliciousness to this brownie recipe.

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