Over 30 simple plant-based vegetarian recipes using pantry staples like rice, beans, lentils, quinoa, whole grains, pasta, and canned tomatoes. 

A collage of plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan recipes made with pantry staples like quinoa, rice, beans, and pasta.

As we’ve all greatly reduced our trips to the grocery store recently, it’s the perfect time to round up some pantry staple meals and and recipes. 

While the recipes below aren’t made using 100% pantry staples, they are based on them. If you’ve stocked up on beans and aren’t sure what to do with them, you’ve come to the right place! 

Pantry Staples

 Glass canning jars filled with dried beans and lentils sit on a white marble kitchen counter.

  • Lentils (red and green)
  • Dried and Canned Beans (black, chickpeas, pinto, kidney, cannellini, etc.) 
  • Rice (basmati, brown, arborio, sushi) 
  • Quinoa
  • Farro
  • Oats (blend into a flour for these Banana Oat Muffins
  • Flours 
  • Yeast 
  • Pasta 
  • Canned/Jarred tomatoes 
  • Canned coconut milk 
  • Nuts & Seeds (chia, flax, etc.) 
  • Vegetable Broth 
  • Shelf-stable plant-based milks 
  • Spices 

Pantry Staple Recipes

Over 30 plant-based vegetarian and vegan recipes using pantry staples like rice, beans, lentils, whole grains, and pasta.