Healthy food choices can often seem daunting or difficult to attain, but with accessible ingredients from your pantry, it can be easy! These 20 recipes incorporate simple pantry items to deliver both taste and nutrition. Eating well doesn’t have to be complicated or require fancy ingredients. The recipes below prove that creating healthy meals is achievable and delicious.
Authentic Hungarian Bean Goulash
Indulge in the flavors of Hungary with this hearty goulash soup made with beans and vegetables. This traditional recipe has been passed down through generations and can be made in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect comforting and healthy meal for any weeknight.
Recipe: goulash soup
Crispy Oyster Mushroom Tacos
Looking for a meatless taco alternative? Look no further than this Oyster Mushroom Tacos recipe. These mushrooms have a meat-like texture and are packed with flavor, making them the perfect substitute for meat strips.
Recipe: mushroom tacos
Vegetable Pot Pie
This creamy and flavorful vegetable pot pie is a perfect comfort food, packed with vegetables and topped with either a flaky pie crust or a crispy sliced potato crust. Whether you’re serving it for a holiday dinner or enjoying it as leftovers, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Recipe: vegetable pot pie
Chili with Beans
This chili recipe is packed with flavor and wholesome ingredients like vegetables, legumes, and grains. It’s a satisfying and hearty dish that’s both easy to make and good for you.
Lemon Pepper Pasta with Asparagus
This lemon pepper pasta is a simple yet delicious dish that can be made in just 15 minutes with only 5 ingredients. The addition of asparagus makes it a refreshing and satisfying meal.
Recipe: lemon pepper pasta
The Creamiest Rice Pudding
Indulge in the creamiest rice pudding you’ll ever taste with this easy recipe! Fragrant jasmine rice is cooked in a combination of almond milk and canned coconut milk to create a velvety texture, then topped off with a homemade cinnamon berry sauce.
Recipe: rice pudding
The Easiest Cream of Spinach Soup
This spinach soup is a creamy and delicious way to enjoy your greens. The secret ingredient, potatoes, make this soup a wholesome and satisfying meal for any occasion.
Recipe: cream of spinach soup
These banana pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat, fluffy, and deliciously sweet. Made with simple ingredients like ripe bananas, flour, and milk, they are easy to make and will be sure to satisfy your cravings.
Recipe: banana pancakes
Hokkaido Pumpkin Cream Soup
There are literally thousands of pumpkin cream soup recipes that use different kinds of fresh pumpkin or squash or even a canned version. Now, I am not saying that we have tried them all, but this Hokkaido Pumpkin Soup recipe is the surely the best and the easiest.
Recipe: hokkaido pumpkin soup
Risotto with Mushrooms
How to make risotto for two? It is easier than you think. All you need is 6 ingredients and about 30 minutes to cook a delicious creamy risotto. It will look fancy and impressive even if it was effortless and uncomplicated.
Recipe: mushroom risotto
This quick and easy spinach pesto recipe is the perfect way to add some flavor and nutrition to your pasta, pizza, or sandwiches. With just a handful of ingredients, you can whip up a delicious nut-free pesto in no time!
Recipe: spinach pesto
Mac and Cheese
Looking for a healthy and delicious mac and cheese recipe? Look no further than this creamy sauce that’s ready in just 20 minutes!
Recipe: mac and cheese
Chili Con Carne
Chili Con Carne is a classic Tex-Mex dish renowned for its hearty blend of ground or cubed beef, chili peppers, beans, and aromatic spices. This comforting stew packs a flavorful punch and is a favorite among those who crave a spicy and filling meal with a Southwestern twist.
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Introducing our delicious lentil bolognese – a meatless take on the beloved Italian favorite! It blends brown lentils, savory tomato sauce, veggies, and aromatic herbs to create a hearty and flavorful dish that’s a must-try.
Recipe here: lentil bolognese
Meyer Lemon Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken
Sheet pan dinners make weeknight dinners a breeze. This Meyer Lemon Roasted Chicken is no exception. It’s delicious enough for a dinner party but simple enough for any night of week!
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The best thing that can happen to canned young jackfruit is to turn it into a hearty and filling veggie stew. It is the perfect dinner recipe when you need a warm and steamy bowl of delicious comfort food.
Recipe: veggie stew
Classic Crispy Falafel
Classic falafel is delicious. Traditionally it is made of soaked chickpeas and not canned, mildly spiced with fresh herbs, formed into balls, and deep-fried until it gets a crispy crust. This falafel recipe will show you exactly how easy it is to make them home.
This Cheesy Meatball Casserole is a hit at any dinner table, full of rich, hearty flavors that will make everyone come back for seconds. It’s made with juicy meatballs, a savory marinara sauce, and topped off with a layer of gooey, melted cheese.
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Pesto Fettuccini with Bolognese Sauce
Pesto fettuccini with Bolognese sauce is a delicious pasta dinner bursting with fresh veggies in every bite. It’s a homemade Italian beef Bolognese meat sauce and fettuccine pasta. So if you love hearty Italian dishes like this fettuccini with pesto and the best Bolognese recipe, I can’t recommend this highly enough!
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Creamiest Scalloped Potatoes
This scalloped potatoes recipe is the ultimate comfort food and a perfect side dish for any occasion. With its creamy, garlicky, and savory flavors, it is sure to please everyone at the dinner table.
Recipe: scalloped potatoes