For the Best Vegan Recipes, Look No Further Than Your Pantry
Here's what to make using what's in your pantry. | Ela Vegan

Got a pantry stocked full of beans and canned vegetables but not sure what to cook? The good news is there are plenty of dishes you can make. These are the best vegan recipes you can make using basic pantry items. You can make everything from soup to curry.

15 Vegan Pantry Recipes

Find something you fancy, get rifling through your pantry, and start experimenting in the kitchen. Here are 15 easy vegan recipes to try.


 

This chili is filled with pantry staples and just needs one pot to cook. | The Fitchen

1. Instant Pot Chili

This easy peasy chili recipe requires one pot to make, and it all comes together in just 15 minutes in an Instant Pot. Dig out your canned black beans, sweet corn, tomato paste, and lasagna noodles and get cooking.

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Make your own croutons to complement this warming tomato soup. | Flipped Out Food

2. Tomato Soup With Homemade Croutons

There’s nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of creamy tomato soup. This recipe calls for tinned tomato sauce, vegetable broth, black pepper, and carrots (you can use frozen, tinned, or fresh, whichever you prefer).

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Add peanut butter to this tasty sweet potato stew. | Veg Angela

3. African Peanut and Sweet Potato Stew

You just need the most basic of pantry items to make this tasty African peanut and sweet potato stew. Grab a sweet potato, kidney beans, tinned tomatoes, peas, peanut butter, and you’re away.

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This Tuscan white bean skillet recipe can be made in just 30 minutes. | The Wanderlust Kitchen

4. Tuscan White Bean Skillet

This tasty Tuscan white bean skillet will come together in just 30 minutes, so if your tummy is already rumbling, this one is an ideal go-to recipe. It calls for a number of pantry staples, including cannellini beans and diced tomatoes.

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Ditch meat for lentils to make this vegan shepherd’s pie. | This Healthy Kitchen

5. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

A shepherd’s pie is sure to please the whole family. It’s simple, filling, and comforting. Ditch the traditional meat filling and try lentils instead. You’ll be surprised at how meaty and satisfying it tastes.

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Use just one pot to make this coconut curry soup. | Jessica in the Kitchen.

6. Coconut Curry Soup

Need something for a busy weeknight? This lentil-packed coconut curry soup is vibrant, creamy, simple, and delicious. And you only need one pot to make it, so it saves time on the washing up too.

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Make your own vegan meatballs using pantry staples, including black beans. | Ela Vegan

7. Vegan Meatballs With Hearty Gravy

If you’re looking for something a little bit creative and fun to make, these vegan meatballs should do the job. They come together with pantry staples, too. Blend together a variety of ingredients, including black beans, onion powder, and chia seeds. Cover with creamy, thick coconut gravy for a tasty comforting dish.

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This Mexican street corn salad is the ideal lunchtime dish | Vegan Richa

8. Mexican Street Corn Salad With Black Beans

If you want something light for lunch, try this Mexican street corn salad with black beans. If you’ve got a bit of spare time, you could also make your own vegan chipotle mayo, using cashew cream, lime juice, and paprika. Sprinkle with a little vegan cheese before you serve for extra flavor.

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Taco Pasta is a simple, easy, tasty recipe that will please the whole family. | This Savory Vegan

9. Taco Pasta

If you love tacos, and you love pasta, you’re really going to love this recipe for taco pasta. According to This Savory Vegan, it has “all the flavor of traditional tacos, but in pasta form.” What’s more, it’s really simple to make, and it’s going to please all the family too. Use all the pantry staples you like, including canned beans, canned bell pepper, and jalapeños.

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Make your own veggie burgers using black beans and rice. | Vegan Richa

10. Grillable Veggie Burger

Treating yourself to a burger night? Why not leave the frozen burgers and try making your own with this grillable veggie burger recipe by Vegan Richa? If you prefer, you could fry them too. Simply bind together black beans, rice, sunflower seeds, and “amazing seasoning.”

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Add vegan sausage and potatoes to this Zuppa Toscana recipe. | This Savory Vegan

11. Zuppa Toscana

Play around with this Zuppa Toscana recipe, depending on what you have available. It calls for kale, potatoes, and vegan sausage, but the soup comes together with pantry staples. You’ll need flour, dairy-free milk, diced onions, stock, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

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This Tom Yum soup recipe is easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients. | Minimalist Baker

12. Tom Yum Soup

If you’ve got curry paste, vegetable broth, chili peppers, and coconut milk on hand, then you’re well on your way to being able to make this Thai-inspired vegan Tom Yum soup. You can add whichever vegetables you like, but this recipe calls for mushrooms and yellow onions.

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Ditch the chicken for chickpeas in this tikka masala recipe. | Minimalist Baker

13. One-Pot Tikka Masala

Make this recipe completely vegan by omitting the chicken and doubling up on the chickpeas. Or, if you’re in the mood for meat, try vegan chicken instead. Most supermarkets offer own-brand vegan chicken pieces, or you can try Quorn or VBites’ alternatives.

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This pantry dal is quick and easy to make. | Oh She Glows

14. 8-Minute Pantry Dal

This dal is tasty, nutritious, and it comes together in just eight minutes. There are no complicated ingredients either, you can find most of it in your pantry. Dig out the lentils, canned tomatoes, coconut milk, and garlic powder and get cracking.

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This dish is “the ultimate in delicious pantry cooking.” | Robin Robertson

15. Vegan Paella

Get creative and make this tasty vegan paella. According to recipe creator Robin Robertson, this dish is “the ultimate in delicious pantry cooking.” It throws together a number of staples, including vegetable broth, canned tomatoes, and chickpeas.

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