Money-Saving Pantry Recipes
1. Corn fritters
Made with canned sweet corn, corn fritters make an excellent breakfast, brunch, or light supper.
The hummus makes an excellent light meal. If you don't have fresh lemon juice, you can use lemon juic
e from a bottle.
Add puréed red chiles from a jar or puréed frozen broad beans to enhance the flavor.
3. Salmon fish cakes
A can of salmon is an extremely useful pantry staple, particularly for making fish cakes.
Salmon fish cakes
Instead of preparing fresh mashed potatoes, use frozen mashed potatoes or canned ready-cooked potatoe
s if time is limited.
4. red pepper soup
This Thai-inspired broth is made with jarred roasted red peppers, red curry paste, and spicy seeds.
5. Potato and mushroom bake
Substitute the fresh cream in a potato casserole with a can of condensed mushroom soup thinned with t
he same amount of milk.
6. Tarka dahl
Tarka dahl, which literally translates to "spiced lentils," is a nourishing, high-protein dish that c
an be served with rice.
7. Tomato pasta sauce
This may be a standard student meal, but it's ideal for a fast dinner.
8. Veggie bean chili
With a variety of canned legumes and a can of diced tomatoes or passata on hand, a high-protein meal
can be prepared in a matter of minutes.
9. Chickpea curry
This spicy and fragrant curry serves four with only three cans of chickpeas, one can of diced tomatoe
s, and a handful of dried seasonings.
10. Tomato risotto
This version of risotto is prepared in the oven and requires only a single stir.