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A compilation of easy pantry staple recipes including beans, rice, pasta, meals cooked using frozen meat, freezer-friendly meals and immune-boosting drinks. | aheadofthyme.com

Easy Pantry Staple Recipes


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x

Description

A compilation of easy pantry staple recipes including beans, rice, pasta, meals cooked using frozen meat, freezer-friendly meals and immune-boosting drinks.


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Ingredients

  • 1 soup
  • 1-3 dishes of beans, pasta, rice, frozen meat, and/or freezer-friendly meals
  • some snacks
  • 1 dessert

Instructions

Prepare recipes in accordance with instructions in each individual post.

Make-Ahead Items

  1. Beans (easy 20-minute one pot lentils, one pot red kidney beans and easy lima beans) can be made and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and reheat really well on the stove or microwave. They are also freezer-friendly.
  2. Most of the soups can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator, and reheat really well on the stove or microwave. They are also freezer-friendly.
  3. The pasta dishes can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator, and reheat well on the stove or microwave. Classic baked macaroni and cheese and baked pasta with rotisserie chicken and shiitake mushrooms reheat well in the oven.
  4. The frozen meat and seafood dishes can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator, and reheat well on the stove or microwave.
  5. The rice dishes can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator, and reheat well on the stove or microwave. Easy vegan stuffed bell peppers reheat well in the oven.
  6. The freezer-friendly dishes can be made well in advance and stored in the freezer until ready to eat. To defrost, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat.
  7. Most of the snacks can be made in advance and can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature, according to recipe instructions.
  8. Most of the dessert can be made in advance and can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature, according to recipe instructions.

Day of Items

  1. The following soups are best served fresh from the pot: slow cooker Asian beef noodle soup, healthy miso ramen with chicken, slow cooker beef stew ramen, and easy 10-minute wonton soup.
  2. Creamy avocado basil pesto spaghetti is best served fresh as the avocado sauce will start to brown after a few hours.
  3. Curried white bean crostini with toasted pepitas is best served fresh.
  4. The following snacks are best served fresh: easy 5-ingredient salsa, fruit layered chia seed pudding, banana toast with granola and honey, baked sweet potato wedges with homemade honey mustard, greek salad hummus flatbread, smoked salmon and cream cheese cracker bites, four quick and easy ritz cracker recipes, and 5-minute super berry smoothie bowl.
  5. Individual apple crisp and easy nutella crepes with berries are best served fresh.