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Creative Meals with your Pantry Staples

While we are all stuck at home for weeks, it may be necessary to improvise with our cooking. One way to do this, is to use cans and boxed items sitting around in your pantry to create some alternative meals.

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Let’s take a look at some recipes we have discovered to use your pantry staples, and eat healthy at the same time.

  1. The simplest of recipes involves just two cans of whole tomatoes.  Roast a few cans of whole tomatoes in the oven for a heartwarming soup. Add some spices for a more hearty flavor.
  2. Straying from the can just a little bit can create a masterpiece.  Cook up some pasta,  grab a can of tuna, peas, carrots and cream of mushroom soup and you have a whole belly filling meal.
  3. Another item that doesn’t spoil quickly is a bag of tortilla chips.  Combine the bag of chips with canned chili and you have a delicious Frito Pie.  Of course you can add some salsa, corn, cheese and even onions and sour cream for some extra flavor.
  4. Spam in a blanket is an alternative to the pig in a blanket many people enjoy. Use spam and a can of crescent dough to create another unforgettable meal. If you can stomach spam that is.
  5. If you can stomach spam, spam and pineapple skewers offers another mouthwatering treat.
  6. Use a food processor to create a hummus blend you will be snacking on for days.  Create mouthwatering hummus with white beans and chickpeas.
  7. You can always go with the classic creamy vegetable soup. Start with cans of mixed vegetables, cream of potato soup, tomato soup, water, salt and pepper and add 1 tsp worcestershire sauce to make this an instant classic.
  8. Cincinnati Chili comes easy. Just make sure you have lots of cheddar cheese to add to the top and you will be set.
  9. We’ve all had Green Bean Casserole.  This recipe is created with all cans. Green beans, fried onions and  cream of mushroom soup make up this popular casserole often seen in holiday meals.
  10. Pizza can also be made with ease. For instance, use frozen roll dough, tomato sauce, cheese and pepperoni for a very simple, personal pizza.

Here is a full list of recipes that take just a few extra grocery store staples.

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