Today I’m sharing recipes to make with canned food and sharing some favorite freezer meals, immune boosting recipes and sharing pantry staples. Whatever your situation is right now (I hope you are well and safe), I think we can all agree that our daily routines might look a little different for a while. If there is one thing I can help with, it’s providing/helping you find recipes that make sense with whatever your day to day is looking like these days, fast and easy recipes, and continuing to provide content that makes sense for your every day.
Whether you are stocking up or shopping like normal, I want to share a handful of recipes that can be made with canned foods, recipes that work well in the freezer, and recipes you can make using shelf stable items (like nuts, dried fruits, and nut butters) and share immunity boosting recipes that will just generally make you feel warm and comforted!
I also shared Recipes To Make With Basic Pantry Staples
Recipes that can be made with canned food:
- 5 Ingredient cheesy beef casserole
- Chicken enchilada casserole
- Savory black bean pie
- 5 Ingredient tomato white bean and noodle soup
- 5 Ingredient green beans beef and tomatoes
- 5 Ingredient slow cooker chicken and stuffing
- Fire roasted tomato slow cooker pot roast
- Tuna salad recipe with pickled celery
- Smoothie packs (green smoothie/cherry berry chocolate smoothie/Vitamin c boosting smoothie)
- Eggless waffles
- Make ahead freezer meal quiche
- Chicken broccoli alfredo freezer meal
- Freezer to slow cooker honey mustard chicken
- 5 Ingredient vegetarian freezer burritos
- Turkey sloppy joes
- Slow cooker chili
- Quick and healthy breakfast cookies (great for the freezer too!)
- Freezer meal recipes roundup with more recipe ideas!
Recipes that can be made with shelf stable items + some immunity boosting recipes:
- Vitamin C boost smoothie
- Healthy slow cooker lentil vegetable soup
- Almond butter pepita granola bars
- Ramen with a fried egg
- Beef and pepper ramen
- Vegan red lentil chili
- Crockpot turmeric chicken and potatoes
- 5 Ingredient slow cooker buffalo chicken and quinoa
- 5 Ingredient slow cooker salsa chicken and quinoa
List of shelf stable items or pantry items I like to have on hand:
- Oats (great for breakfast)
- Honey/Maple syrup
- Nut butters
- Canned tomatoes/green beans
- Canned fruit
- Pasta sauce
- Curry paste
Vegetables that last long:
- Sweet Potatoes
- Other root vegetables (like kohlrabi)
Recipes to make with potatoes and sweet potatoes:
- Vegan oil and vinegar potato salad
- Baked chicken carrots and potatoes
- Easy sweet potato burgers
- Instant pot baked potato soup
- Sheet pan pork chop sweet potato fennel dinner
- Instant pot sausage sweet potato soup
Hope you’ve found this roundup of recipes that can be made with canned food helpful! Let me know if I can help find you a recipe!
Monica M says
I’ve cleaned all my closets the past two weeks. Now working on a sewing project. Face masks. Trying to keep busy during this pandemic.
That’s really special to hear you’re sewing masks. Thank you for commenting and sharing how you’re keeping busy!
Jennifer Joyce says
My son lives with me and my daughter’s family lives next to me, so we’ve been spending a lot of time together:) I know some people wouldn’t like that, but I love it!!! Our schools are closed for the rest of the year? The other day, I made my famous (lol) chicken cheese soup—my grandkid’s very favorite!!! Hope everyone stays well!! We’ve had to hunger down because my mother is on hospice and lives with us. She cannot afford to get this virus.
That’s so special you’re spending time with your family and cooking (the soup sounds amazing)
Homecooking only for us for the near future. I’m happily trying new recipes I’ve had in the queue for a while!
Thank you for sharing that. I too am cooking even more than I am used to (kind of loving that!)
April Meiller says
Where do you get your energy!!! Thanks for sharing weekly very uplifting! Love the skin care products(the elephant one) so new ones I haven’t tried. I love my oil of Olay. Worth trying out a. We one, especially from a reliable source. Love the kiddos stories Ben and F&F they all are growing way fast. Love the enchiladas for sure. Sharing your meals with neighbors, thanks for sharing always forward. TGIF, by the way the headphones/playing with crafts, were cute with Ben on IG. Again again you share it forward. ?
Aw thank you SO much for the sweet comment April, truly made my day! Thank you so much for sharing too, I truly appreciate that. Hope you are well, and again, thank you!!!
Shawn Parent says
This week we are also trying to eat some of the food in the pantry and freezer. Had some frozen perch in the freezer that my husband cooked up in some shore lunch batter .. it was delicious. I made a slow cooker pork shoulder with chimchurri sauce. So good. Had it for lunch the next day as tacos and also added some diced sautéed sweet potatoes my son cooked up. Also a really simple easy orzo Pasta with Parmesan and basil
Thank you for sharing, I absolutely love the sound of all the delicious things you’ve been cooking up!
Hesper Fry says
I have been cooking homemade soups, stews, casseroles, and cookies from scratch. Trying to stretch and use what I have on hand to limit visits to the grocery store.
I’ve been doing the same thing, I am loving being in the kitchen more!
Jessica Fout says
My husband & I are both teachers. With the school buildings closed, we are teaching remotely now, but we are using this extra time to eat down the pantry & freezer so that we can put away this spring & summer’s crop of backyard veggies! I had a store of bread flour that was getting older, so I have been baking a lot of homemade bread & rolls. We have lots of homemade frozen tomato sauce from last year’s garden, so we are also finding lots of ways to use that up! (Instant Pot spaghetti & lasagna have been favorites.)
That is so special that you’re eating down the pantry/freezer and that you are using the spring/summers crop. That’s just so so incredible you grow and can your own vegetables like that! Also, thank you for all you’re doing teaching remotely.
Linda Bick says
We are quarantined to home, my husband would be a high risk if he got the virus. I’ve started a new sourdough starter and have made a traditional French bread while I’m feeding the starter. Luckily I’m well stocked with food and canned goods. Love to see the kids getting bigger! Stay safe!
Thank you so much for sharing Linda, I hope you stay safe! That’s so amazing you have a new sourdough starter, please let me know how it goes!
These are tough times, I’ve been in the kitchen quite a bit. My sourdough starter has been doing its due diligence, we’ve made bread, soft pretzels and plenty of pizza dough! Dessert has also made the house smell excellent!
That’s so nice to hear you’re in the kitchen cooking – what tough times, hope you’re hanging in there!
Kim Henrichs says
I made a big pot of beef stew for the weekend! Not gonna lie, working from home next week it may be angel hair with plugra butter lol
Oh I love that butter! Hope you have a good week ahead during these times!
Amy Cooley says
My family is doing well. My husband is working from home now but my cleaning business isn’t fairing too well. For obvious reasons, I won’t be needed for a while. We just found out that that our school cancellation was extended through May 1. (We live in Indiana) I’m kind of in shock. This is my son’s senior year, so this is very sad. I already did a lot of cooking at home (probably six days a week) so it hasn’t been a huge adjustment. But with all the lunches added in now, I feel like all I do is cook, clean up and start all over again for the next meal! This week I plan on making chili, tacos, loaded baked potato soup and meatball sliders. I pray your family stays healthy!
Thank you for sharing that Amy. It’s so hard right now, so unsteady and unsure what’s happening next…or for how long. I am so sorry to hear that about your cleaning business. Thank you again for sharing and for being part of the Sweetphi community!! I pray for your family and health as well.
Mary W says
I have been cooking lots of stews, soups and recipes using winter greens from my garden plus canned tomatoes and beans. Last night I used kale and collards with ground turkey, canned fire roasted tomatoes, canelli beans, onions, garlic, lots of spices and herbs. I’m lucky that my family loves hot and spices things.
That’s so neat you have all those winter greens in your garden (This week I’m coming out with a kale and sausage pizza recipe that I’d recommend!) and your family is so lucky to have you cooking such wonderful things.