pantry staples

keep your kitchen stocked with pantry, refrigerator, and freezer staples

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If you keep your kitchen stocked with pantry, refrigerator, and freezer staples on the regular, it makes life so much easier. If you always have your essential ingredients that you use regularly on hand, you will always be moments away from being able to put together a meal. I mean, who has time to go to the grocery store every day? Not me.

pantry staples


Here is a list of what I like to keep in my kitchen at all times.  I bet you will have some items on this list that you don’t use often, and some things may be missing, but use this list as a starting point for your essential pantry list.

produce

(purchased weekly, based on meal plan)

baking items

  • avocados
  • bananas
  • tomatoes
  • lemons
  • limes
  • garlic
  • onions
  • potatoes
  • spaghetti squash
  • sweet potato
  • bell peppers
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • celery
  • cucumbers
  • jalapenos
  • parsnips
  • romaine
  • greens: spinach, kale, arugula, spring greens

nuts / seeds

  • almonds
  • cashews
  • peanuts
  • walnuts

frozen

  • broccoli florettes
  • puff pastry
  • spinach

grocery

  • almond milk
  • coffee
  • bread
  • panic bread crumbs
  • plain bread crumbs
  • tortillas
  • beef stock / broth
  • bouillon (chicken)
  • beans: black beans
  • beans: cannellini beans
  • beans: garbanzo beans
  • beans: kidney beans
  • canned chipotles in adobo
  • canned corn
  • canned cream corn
  • canned crushed tomato
  • canned diced tomato
  • canned tomato sauce
  • canned whole tomato
  • capers
  • chicken stock / broth
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • diced chiles
  • jarred roasted red peppers
  • lentils
  • olives
  • pepperoncini
  • pickles
  • sliced cherry peppers in oil
  • taco shells
  • velveeta
  • all purpose flour
  • almond extract
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • Bisquik
  • chocolate chips
  • cocoa powder
  • corn starch
  • cornmeal
  • Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • oats
  • polenta
  • shortening
  • sugar: brown
  • sugar: confectioner’s
  • sugar: granulated
  • sugar: turbinado
  • vanilla extract
  • whole wheat flour
  • yeast

oil / vinegar

  • apple cider vinegar
  • balsamic vinegar
  • cooking spray oil
  • distilled white vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • rice vinegar
  • sesame oil
  • vegetable oil
  • white wine vinegar

condiments

  • almond butter
  • barbecue sauce
  • hoisin sauce
  • honey
  • hot sauce
  • ketchup
  • maple syrup
  • mayo
  • mustard
  • nutella
  • peanut butter
  • soy sauce
  • tahini
  • Worcestershire

grains

  • couscous
  • pasta: long cuts
  • pasta: short cuts
  • pasta: small / soup
  • quinoa
  • rice: brown
  • rice: white / jasmine

dairy

  • butter
  • cheddar
  • eggs
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • mozzarella
  • parmesan
  • greek yogurt

CLICK HERE for a printable version of my pantry staples list!

If you want to build a well stocked pantry, you do not have to go out and buy all of these ingredients at once!  Each time you go to the grocery store, keep this list in mind, and grab the things you think you will use in the near future.  If something on this list is on sale, stock up!  Over time, you will build your perfect pantry for the foods you like to make.

CLICK HERE here for my printable grocery shopping list worksheet!