16 Simple Dinners from Pantry Staples

From chicken dishes to pasta tosses, these go-to recipes feature ingredients you always have on hand.


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Chicken & Pasta Frittata with Simple Spinach Salad

    Bake scrambled eggs with broccoli, leftover pasta, and chicken for a hearty dish you can serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
2/17
Lemon-Basil Pasta

    This five-ingredient dinner is easy and delicious. Lemon, basil, and olive oil make a flavorful sauce for linguine and cannellini beans.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
3/17
Chicken & Vegetable Saute

    Cook chicken breasts with whatever veggies you have on hand (we like broccoli, carrots, and red onion) for a fast and good-for-you supper.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   16 mins 
4/17
Feta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with White Bean & Olive Salad

    For instant flavor, stuff chicken with feta cheese and lemon zest. Continue the Greek-inspired theme with a quick-tossed salad of spinach, beans, tomatoes, and olives.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   18 mins  to  20 mins 
5/17
Meat Loaf Sandwich

    Give meat loaf a tasty makeover by serving it with cheddar, fresh spinach, and tomatoes atop toasted ciabatta buns.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 4 sandwiches
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   22 mins  375°F 
6/17
Sloppy Joe Pizza

    Two family favorites come together in this hearty, seven-ingredient supper.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   8 mins  to  10 mins  400°F 
7/17
Carrot Soup with Chili-Spiced Croutons

    Carrots, chicken broth, olive oil, and onions are all it takes to make this flavorful blended soup. Homemade chili croutons add crunch and spice.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   35 mins 
8/17
Scrambled Egg Stromboli with Carrot Ribbon Salad

    Wrap scrambled eggs and veggies in refrigerated pizza dough for a dinner that comes together quickly. Olive juice and olive oil make a tangy dressing for carrots and green onions.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   15 mins  to  20 mins  400°F 
9/17
Pasta, Red Bean & Parsley Toss

    Chili powder adds smokiness to this quick one-dish dinner. Chicken broth and pecorino cheese combine to create a light sauce.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   15 mins 
Start to Finish   30 mins 
10/17
Vegetable-Beef Potpie

    Refrigerated pizza dough and pantry staples, such as canned tomatoes, mean you can make this classic comfort dish any night of the week.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   18 mins 
Bake   15 mins  400°F 
Cook   13 mins 
11/17
Egg Sandwich with Sweet-Sour Carrots & Red Onions

    Cilantro and an easy carrot-onion salad add freshness to these open-face sandwiches.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Chill  1 hr 
12/17
Hummus-Crusted Chicken with Chili Carrots

    Homemade bean spread helps bread crumbs stick to chicken breasts. Serve the crunchy chicken with carrots tossed with olive oil, honey, and chili powder.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   12 mins 
13/17
Egg & Wilted Spinach Salad

    Spinach wilts quickly when tossed with sauteed balsamic-honey apples; top the dish with fried eggs and blue cheese.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   11 mins  to  14 mins 
14/17
Meatballs with Chutney

    Toss broiled meatballs with Balsamic-Apple Chutney and blue cheese for a dinner that's bursting with flavor.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Cook   35 mins 
Broil   8 mins 
15/17
Veggie Burgers with Apple-Onion Salad

    Italian bread crumbs, carrots, and onions ensure these patties are filled with flavor. For crunch and freshness, top the burgers with sweet-and-sour Apple-Onion Salad.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   8 mins  to  10 mins 
16/17
Egg Salad Sandwich with Basil-Honey-Lemon Dressing

    Give boring egg salad a makeover by tossing sliced hard-cooked eggs with Kalamata olives and carrots.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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