Here is a roundup of some of our favourite go-to recipes that are packed with flavour and use mainly store cupboard ingredients. 

four pictures of store cupboard recipes

Dinner made from store cupboard ingredients don’t need to be boring or overly complicated.  Most of these recipes are made with basic ingredients with the addition of just a few fresh ingredients (i.e meat or veggies). Perfect for the family!

Store Cupboard Dinners:

Sausage and bean casserole in a blue pan
5 from 6 votes

Sausage Casserole

This sausage casserole is packed full of flavour, with a mix of warming spices and pieces of chorizo. It makes a great family winter dinner. Plus it can be make ahead of time too!
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tuna pasta bake in a pan on a dark background
4.94 from 15 votes

Tomato Tuna Pasta Bake

An easy pasta bake with tuna and creamy tomato sauce, all topped off with lots of lovely cheddar cheese. A great weeknight dinner!
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Hands holding bowl of Bowl of chilli con carne with rice
4.93 from 67 votes

Chilli Con Carne

Our favourite chilli con carne recipe - packed with flavour! One pound of minced beef can easily stretch to 8 servings in this recipe - making it healthier and cheaper too.
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Plate of spaghetti bolognese on a light background
4.76 from 25 votes

Spaghetti Bolognese

My go-to rich and satisfying weeknight bolognese. Ready in 30 minutes! Simple ingredients, without skimping on taste.
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Overhead image of tuna pasta bake in a white dish topped with finely chopped parsley.
4.84 from 60 votes

Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake - a classic meal that everyone loves - made with mostly store-cupboard ingredients!
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Portion of lasagne on a white plate with salad in the background
5 from 32 votes

Lasagne Recipe

A delicious homemade lasagne with rich beef ragu, creamy béchamel and golden cheese topping. A comfort food classic.
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Sweet and sour chicken in a white bowl
4.95 from 119 votes

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Homemade crispy sweet and sour chicken with a better-than-takeout sauce made from store cupboard ingredients! Ready in 25 minutes.
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5 from 1 vote

Make Ahead Spaghetti Recipe

You can make this flavour-packed spaghetti dish ahead of time - without it clumping together. Full of veg, plus crispy bacon. Just reheat for a quick dinner. Freezable too!
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Bowl of creamy tomato risotto topped with crispy crumbs and parsley
4.88 from 16 votes

Creamy Tomato Risotto with Crispy Garlic Crumbs

A deliciously moreish Creamy Tomato Risotto topped with crispy garlic breadcrumbs -  made with mainly store cupboard ingredients.
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Spaghetti with garlic breadcrumbs and red chilli on a white plate.
5 from 3 votes

20 Minute Garlic Bread Spaghetti

Simple spaghetti tossed together with golden fried garlic-bread-crumbs, plus a hint of chilli and lemon. A revelation of a dinner!
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Square image of beef goulash in a Dutch Oven pan
4.79 from 23 votes

Beef Goulash Recipe

A warming stew of fall-apart beef in a rich and slightly smoky tomato and paprika sauce. Make this goulash in the oven or the slow cooker.
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Slow Cooked Steak Diane Casserole - a great make-ahead meal, just thing if you're feeding a crowd! Cook in the oven, on the hob or in the slow cooker.
4.87 from 23 votes

Slow Cooked Steak Diane Casserole

Slow Cooked Steak Diane Casserole - a great make-ahead meal, perfect for feeding a crowd! Cook in the oven, slow cooker or on the hob.
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Square image of a bowl of fried rice on blue background
5 from 4 votes

Special Fried Rice

Step by steps instructions with lots of tips on making perfect fried rice. From boiling the rice and choosing your wok to preventing sticky rice and getting the temperature right.
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Cheesy Pasta Bake With Chicken And Bacon - a family favourite (and it makes great leftovers too!).
4.85 from 69 votes

Cheesy Pasta Bake With Chicken And Bacon Recipe

Cheesy Pasta Bake With Chicken And Bacon - a family favourite (and it makes great leftovers too!).
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If you are after some instant pot store cupboard recipe ideas then head over to our friend Mabintu’s site for her Instant Pot Pantry Recipes

How about some bread to go with the dinner

square image of seeded brioche buns on a tray
4.94 from 16 votes

Soft and Light Brioche Burgers Buns

These brioche buns are light, not overly sweet, and the perfect vessel for a homemade juicy burger
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Dessert Ideas

And for dessert:
Square image of banana oat chocolate chips cookies
4.79 from 23 votes

Banana Oat Cookies

Banana Oat Cookies a great make-ahead breakfast that just happens to be gluten free.
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Overhead image of peanut butter, chocolate and cranberry granola bars chopped into slices
5 from 3 votes

No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Only SIX ingredients! My No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars are so quick and easy to prepare. A great make-ahead breakfast or snack!

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5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Caramel Mug Cake - The Perfect Dessert For One

Chocolate Caramel Mug Cake - The Perfect Dessert For One! Filled with Rolos – when you need dessert NOW!
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This PB&J mug cake is ready in 5 minutes - perfect when you need something sweet now!
5 from 2 votes

P B And J Mug Cake Recipe

This PB&J mug cake is ready in 5 minutes - perfect when you need something sweet now!
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Hi, I'm Nicky and I love to cook! I want to share with you my favourite, delicious family friendly recipes. I want to inspire you to create fantastic food for your family every day.

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