Building A Dinner Pantry
Stock your pantry with simple and practical items to make dinner planning easier than ever! Here is a detailed list, including a printable checklist!
This January I’ve taken it upon myself to get my kitchen in order, organized and well stocked…there’s something about this time of year that makes me want to get things organized. So far I’ve shared how I stock my pantry with baking supplies, and today I’m sharing how I keep my kitchen stocked with staples for making dinner!
Keep a Well Stocked Pantry
To make dinner planning easy and stress free, it’s important to keep a well stocked pantry. It’s so frustrating to be looking for ingredients for a healthy dinner at 4:00pm, only to find that you are out of something. So I try really hard to make sure that we’re well stocked each week! Over time I have developed a list of ingredients that I always try to keep on hand. So, here is a list of my pantry must-haves!
Building A Dinner Pantry…stocking the essentials!
- Stock/Broth: Chicken, Beef, Vegetable or Homemade
- Canned Tomatoes: Whole, Diced, Stewed and Pureed
- Tomato Sauce (plain)
- Tomato Paste
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Pizza Sauce
- Canned Beans: Brown Beans, Chick Peas, Kidney Beans, Black Beans
- Dried Beans and Lentils
- Dry Pasta: Spaghetti, Elbow Noodles, Spiral Noodles, Lasagna, Orzo, Rice Noodles
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Canned Pasta: Alphagetti, Ravioli, Spagetti-O’s
- Rice: White Rice, Jasmin, Brown Rice, Long Grain Rice
- Grains and Seeds: Quinoa, Wheat Berries, Barley
- Milk: Condensed Milk, Coconut Milk
- Olives and Pickles
- Wine (I like to use it in sauces and stews)
- Canned Fish and Seafood: Tuna, Salmon, Sardines
- Canned Meat: Ham, Chicken
- Canned Corn: Cream Corn, Niblets
- Canned Vegetables: Beans, Peas, Beets
- Canned Fruit: Peaches, Pears, Pineapple
- Starch for thickening sauces: Rice, Corn or Potato
- Vinegars: Rice, Apple Cider, White Vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar
- Oils: Olive Oil, Vegetable Oil, Coconut Oil
- Condiments: Ketchup, Mustard, BBQ Sauce
- Spices (Dried):
- Bay Leaves
- Chili Powder
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Hot Pepper Flakes
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Homemade Rib Rub
- Red Curry Paste
Here is a checklist that you can print off and use to get your pantry stocked! Just drag the checklist image below on to your desktop and print it off.
Now that the pantry is full and ready for dinner, you can get cooking! Here is the link to my dinner recipes if you need some dinner inspiration! Enjoy!
In case you missed my post on stocking a baking pantry, just click on the image below to see it!
Have a delicious day!
P.S. If I missed anything, please let me know in the comments below! 🙂
I love these kind of posts, keep them coming!