We’ve put together more than 30 recipes that use ingredients that are commonly kept in the pantry, freezer, and fridge to help you through your Coronavirus quarantine menu planning. Plus, we’ve added some tips on how to easily swap ingredients with what you have on hand so you can avoid a trip to the grocery store.

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How are you holding up? COVID-19 has sure turned the world as we know it upside down. Social distancing and social isolation have become our new reality. In fact, our current realities are much different today than two weeks ago and may look much different in weeks to come. In the words of Tom Hanks when he was diagnosed with Coronavirus, “Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”

We are all trying to navigate this new world and doing the best we can. Part of that means cooking all of our meals at home and visiting the grocery store less frequently to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

As a nurse turned chef, it's always been important for me to share healthy recipes. Now that we are stocking our “pandemic pantries” we wanted to help you with your menu planning so you can enjoy cooking your way through this quarantine.

We've pulled together over 30 pantry staple recipes that use ingredients that are commonly kept in the pantry, freezer, and fridge. These recipes are easy to make with simple ingredients. Our roundup includes recipe ideas for every meal so you have a variety of options to choose from.

You'll also find suggestions on how to change things up a bit and make substitutions. The great thing about cooking is that there are so many options to whip something together with what you have on hand or can easily access.

We hope this pantry staple recipe roundup helps you during the COVID-19 pandemic and makes your menu planning a little easier!

Pea soup in a bowl with some fresh peas on top.

15 Minute Pea Soup (with frozen or fresh peas)

This simple pea soup, made with fresh or frozen peas and kitchen-staple ingredients, is ready in only 15 minutes. It's a quick and healthy lunch or dinner option. You will love it!
4.74 stars (76 ratings)
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Pork Chop Stir Fry with noodles in a bowl

Pork Chop Stir Fry

If you're in need of a satisfying and easy weeknight meal, look no further than this pork chop stir-fry to help you power through your week. It's packed with fresh vegetables, protein, and chewy noodles then smothered in a sweet and savory sauce. It's totally customizable with ingredients you have on hand, it's ready in under 30 minutes, and leftovers make a packable nutritious lunch.
4.78 stars (18 ratings)
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a bowl of chunky tomato bacon soup with croutons.

Simple Tomato Bacon Soup

This tomato bacon soup is a simple recipe that you can whip up in less than 30 minutes. It's made with kitchen staple ingredients so you can create a delicious lunch or dinner whenever the tomato soup mood strikes!
4.91 stars (20 ratings)
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Looking down on a bowl of peanut butter chicken with a fork inside.

Peanut Butter Chicken

Peanut Butter Chicken is a strange-sounding but awesomely delicious dinner recipe that the whole family will love. The flavorful peanut butter sauce for chicken is rich, creamy, and nutritious. It's an easy-to-make recipe that uses pantry-staple ingredients and is ideal for a quick, weeknight meal. You'll love it!
4.82 stars (60 ratings)
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A bowl of creamy chicken taco soup with some cilantro on top.

Chicken Taco Soup

This creamy chicken taco soup is easy to make and super flavorful. It's full of tender chicken, sweet corn, black beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, and the most delicious creamy broth. 
4.73 stars (40 ratings)
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This chicken salad recipe in a glass bowl with wooden salad spoons.

Best Chicken Salad Recipe

This chicken salad is deliciously creamy, dotted with sweet red grapes, crunchy celery, and crisp almond slices. Served on top of greens, it's a healthy, paleo and keto chicken salad.
4.97 stars (33 ratings)
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Honey walnut shrimp in a bowl with rice and broccoli.

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Honey walnut shrimp is the best recipe. The shrimp are breaded in egg and starch then quickly pan-fried until crispy. Then they're coated in a sweet and creamy honey sauce and tossed with candied walnuts. This healthier than Panda Express version is refined sugar-free and absolutely delicious!
4.96 stars (45 ratings)
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Cheesy White Bean Tomato Bake in a cast iron pan with bread.

Cheesy White Bean Tomato Bake

This cheesy white bean tomato bake is the ultimate easy and cozy dinner recipe. We take canned white beans and simmer them in a fire-roasted tomato sauce then smother them with cheese.
4.74 stars (75 ratings)
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