A collection of 18 healthy vegan pantry meals using simple staples to help you use up the food items you have on hand.
Turning to your pantry and freezer to create delicious and healthy vegan meals is easier than you think!
Whether you’re looking to reduce your grocery bill, reduce waste, or experiencing a shortage of fresh ingredients, these vegan meals using pantry staples are both healthy, and delicious.
They are perfect recipes to add to your list of vegan prep meals!
What are pantry staples?
Pantry staples are food items that can be stored without refrigeration for an extended period of time.
They are items you can use often and in a variety of recipes. I’ve put together a printable Vegan Grocery List with Pantry Staples that you can take with you to the store to stock up on items you’ll find in these recipes.
However, you’ll likely find many of the ingredients for these recipes in your pantry already!
What if I don’t have all of the ingredients?
If you don’t have all of the ingredients a recipe calls for you can leave it out or make a simple substitution with something you have.
For example, if a recipe calls for white beans and you have chickpeas, go ahead and use the chickpeas instead. Or if a recipe calls for green pepper, and you don’t have that on hand, simply leave it out.
These recipes are versatile and will still turn out delicious even if you don’t have every single ingredient.
I encourage you to use what you already have, and not make a mad dash to the grocery store!
What are some of the basic pantry staples you should have on hand?
- Tomato Paste
- Pasta Sauces
- Coconut Milk
Dried Foods and Grains:
- Dried beans
- Whole Grain Bread
- Vegetables: corn, peas, carrots, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
- Fruits: banana, mango, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, etc.
Shelf Stable Items:
- Vegetable Stock
- Plant Milks
- Nut Butters
- Nutritional Yeast
- Ground Flax
- Chia Seeds
18 Vegan Pantry Meals
Without further ado, here are 18 simple and healthy vegan pantry meals you can make without needing to make an extra trip to the grocery store! Use up your pantry staples, save money, and reduce waste!
Check out these other helpful vegan guides!
- Easy and Healthy Store Bought Vegan Snacks
- How to Start a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet for Beginners
- Essential Vegan Kitchen Tools
If you’ve tried any of these vegan pantry meals, please let me know how they turned out by commenting below! You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more vegan plant-based family recipes your whole family will enjoy!