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We’re all looking to make our meals stretch a bit lately. In some locations, fresh ingredients are difficult to come by or not available at all. I’ve pulled together a list of delicious recipes using freezer and pantry staples.

The recipes below have a preview of the ingredients so you can easily see if you have most of them on hand. You can also quickly add each recipe to your collection (see the note below about how to use that feature) to make meal plans and grocery lists.

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Note about the Add to Collection button: I’ve created a free feature so you can save your recipes on My Crazy Good Life. After creating an account, use the Add to Collection button below to save your recipes.

From your Recipe Box, you can easily print recipes, create custom meal plans, and create grocery lists with the click of a button.

If you’re looking for more meal ideas, I’ve got 40 Instant Pot meals to make with pantry and freezer ingredients.

Recipes that don’t need fresh fruit and veggies

These meals either don’t require fresh produce or it can be removed from the recipe without fear of a “recipe fail.” I know that some have frozen vegetables on hand, and many have canned. I’m hoping to help you find the easiest recipes for you to make right now.

Yes, leaving an ingredient out of a recipe can change the taste. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that sometimes I’d rather leave out an ingredient than attempt to create my own dinners from scratch.

For recipes that call for ground meat, you can swap out any ground meat for another, as long as you understand that ground beef will produce more liquid as it cooks.

homemade turkey sausage patties on pan

Freezer and Pantry Breakfast Recipes

For recipes that aren’t baked like the Breakfast Rice, omit the vegetables and meats that you don’t have. For baked recipes it’s best to stick to the recipe as written unless you’re substituting ingredients.

Easy Chicken Apple Sausage Patties
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plate with Easy Chicken Apple Sausage Patties and fruit in background
Homemade Turkey Sausage Recipe
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basket with Homemade Turkey Sausage
Shredded Sweet Potato Hash Browns
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black pan with cooked sweet potato hash browns and onions with decorative parsley on top. In the background is a wood tray, blue and white napkin, and a white plate with hard boiled eggs, bacon, and sliced red peppers.
Healthy Breakfast Rice Recipe
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fried rice in a white bowl
Healthy Donuts in a Blender
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This healthy donut recipe is a weekend breakfast treat! I love a good blender recipe, they're easy to prep–you're going to love these healthier donuts!
Healthy Rice Pudding Recipe with Brown Rice
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This Healthy Rice Pudding uses almond milk and cinnamon for a hearty and satisfying taste. Make it in a crockpot, the Instant Pot, or on the stove for a delicious and easy breakfast recipe. Easy Brown Rice Pudding | Instant Pot Rice Pudding | Crockpot Brown Rice Pudding | 21 Day Fix Brown Rice Pudding | Easy Brown Rice Pudding | Instapot Brown Rice Pudding #21dayfix #instantpot #pudding
How to Make Steel Cut Oats
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plain cooked steel cut oats in a white bowl
Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars
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two homemade peanut butter granola bars on a white plate. in the background you can see more granola bars on butcher paper.
Zucchini Breakfast Casserole with Sausage and Egg
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zucchini sausage casserole in a cast iron skillet

If you have squash:

Sweet Stuffed Acorn Squash | Baked Acorn Squash
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baked sweet acorn squash on a white plate
Spaghetti Squash Taco Bowls
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spaghetti squash taco boats on a white plate
Dairy Free Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
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Soup in white square bowl on top of wooden cutting board.

If you have eggs:

DIY Just Crack an Egg Recipe
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6 just crack an egg cups on counter
Easy Healthy Crepe Recipe
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image of healthy crepes with fruit and greek yogurt on a turquoise plate
Low Carb Cloud Bread with Greek Yogurt
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Healthy Egg Salad Recipe
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Healthy Egg Salad Recipe in white bowl
Flour Free Pancakes
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hand pouring syrup onto stack of pancakes
tuna casserole on a blue plate

Freezer and Pantry Lunches and Dinners

You can easily swap vegetables in these recipes, replace with frozen or canned, or leave them out entirely.

Healthy Chicken Salad with Yogurt
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close up of chicken salad on a bed of lettuce
Healthy Slow Cooker Tuna Casserole
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close up of healthy slow cooker tuna casserole
Easy Shrimp Cakes
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This Easy Shrimp Cakes recipe is a delicious appetizer or meal! The Shrimp Cakes with Creole Sauce is a delicious Cajun recipe with just enough spice! You can easily make it spicier if you choose. #cajun #creole #shrimpcakes
Healthy Sweet Potato Crab Cakes
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six crab cakes on a white platter
Mexican Meatloaf
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Close up of cheesy mexican meatloaf on a white plate with potatoes and green beans.
Healthy White Chicken Chili
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close up of cooked White Chicken Chili in a white bowl with sliced avocado on top
Easy Stuffed Pepper Soup
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white bowl with stuffed pepper soup on top of a wooded board
Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe
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hamburger helper on fork in white bowl
Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup
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This healthy and easy Chicken Pot Pie soup is easy to whip up in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stove! This pressure cooker or crockpot soup is the easiest chicken pot pie recipe you'll make! 21 Day Fix Soup | 21 Day Fix Chicken Pot Pie | 2B Mindset Lunch Recipe #21dayfix #healthy #2bmindset
close up of coconut mocha bars

Pantry Dessert Recipes

Pantry chocolate to the rescue! I’m really relying on these delicious recipes that I can make with things from my pantry.

Lime Coconut Bites
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white plate with coconut bites and lime slices
No Bake Mocha Coconut Bar Recipe
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close up if coconut bars on white plate
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Protein Balls (VIDEO)
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protein ball being held by hand
The BEST Healthy Buckeyes
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hand holding buckeye with a bite taken out
homemade onion soup mix in clear bowl

Pantry and Freezer Staple Recipes

If you can’t find these common staples in the grocery store, make them yourself!

Homemade and Healthy Cream Of Mushroom Soup
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close up of cream of mushroom soup in white bowl
Healthy Cream of Asparagus Soup Recipe
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Making healthy choices is much easier when there are delicious options! You can make a batch of this quick and easy cream of asparagus soup to fight those cravings. It's also really easy to make this cream of asparagus soup vegan. #soup #healthy #recipes
Healthy Cream of Chicken Soup
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close up of white bowl with soup , croutons, and fresh herbs on top
Homemade Onion Soup Mix
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Store-bought soup mixes and flavorings can contain a lot of unknown or odd ingredients. The best option is to make your own at home so you know exactly what (and how much) is included. Try this super easy homemade onion soup mix. It's a clean onion soup mix that you can make in a matter of a few minutes!
Healthy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
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plate of pasta with healthy spaghetti sauce on top
Healthy Pork and Beans Recipe
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image from above of healthy pork and beans in a white bowl on top of a wooden board

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