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25 Vegan Pantry Staple Recipes to help you use up what you have on hand. Also included are freezer-friendly and casserole recipes.

25 Vegan Pantry Staple Recipes to help you use up what you have on hand. Also included are freezer-friendly and casserole recipes | #thissavoryvegan #veganpantrystaples #pantrystaplerecipes

I know right now we are all working with what we got when it comes to cooking. Some have more than others, many aren’t sure what they should be buying and everyone is trying to make it work.

So, in today’s post I am sharing 25 Vegan Pantry Staple Recipes that will hopefully provide you with some guidance and inspiration as we navigate the next few weeks.

In addition to the recipes, I also want to share what I have in my pantry & fridge and some tips for swapping ingredients.

First, let’s talk about what I have in my pantry:

  • canned beans
  • dried beans
  • tomato sauce
  • spices
  • instant polenta – was able to find this on Amazon recently (affiliate link)
  • olive oil
  • soy sauce
  • vinegar
  • hot sauce
  • tahini
  • grains – quinoa, rice, farro, pasta
  • veggies – potatoes, onions
  • nuts – walnuts, pine nuts, peanuts

Honestly, I have most of this things on hand regularly, so I didn’t need to buy too many of them at the store in the last week. But, I did try to pick up a few canned goods (literally 3-4 cans) and some dry grains. Wasn’t a ton to pick from when I went shopping, but we’ll work with what we’ve got.

Now, let’s talk about what’s in my fridge:

  • non-dairy milk
  • vegan butter
  • tempeh
  • vegan chicken
  • lentils
  • condiments – ketchup, mustard, vegan mayo, hummus
  • bouillon – I get this on Amazon (affiliate link)
  • greens – I went with romaine (because you can regrow the leaves from the stem), kale and spinach. If your greens are going to go bad before you use them, just freeze them.
  • fruit – apples, grapes, lemons
  • sturdy veggies – cabbage, carrots, celery, bell peppers, jalapeños

Lastly, let’s talk about what’s in my freezer:

  • veggie burgers
  • frozen veggies – potatoes, spinach, kale
  • frozen fruit – bananas, strawberries

Again, most of the stuff in my fridge and freezer is what you would find in there on any given day. I am trying to use up my fresh produce first, then move onto frozen items.

Now, let’s talk about swaps:

You can easily make swaps in the recipes below based on what you have on hand. If you are unsure about a swap, feel free to leave a comment below and I will assist.

  • Herbs – you can use dry or fresh and you can swap herbs based on your pantry. Basil, parsley & oregano can be interchanged. As can chili powder, paprika and smoked paprika.
  • Beans – I would say all beans can be interchanged in a recipe, especially if you are trying to use up what is in your pantry. Garbanzo, white, kidney, black, pinto – they are all good and will give you a similar flavor no matter which type you use in a recipe.
  • Cream – you can use vegan cream cheese, cashew cream, a roux with non-dairy milk, vegan mayo. All can be used in various ways in different recipes to get the texture and flavor you need.
  • Veggies – for veggies, just remember the general rule of swapping soft veggies (zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, eggplant) for soft veggies and heartier veggies (carrots, celery, asparagus, cauliflower) for heartier veggies. Soft veggies usually have a high water content and cook quickly, while heartier veggies need to cook longer.
  • Canned vs fresh – you can always swap fresh for canned, just take into account the water content of the canned good before adding it to the recipe. You may need to drain it first.
  • Hummus – remember that hummus is super versatile and can be made in a blender with just a few ingredients – tahini, chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice (or vinegar), salt & pepper. You can of course add more to your hummus, but even a basic recipe will be delicious and can be used in sauces, soups or as a snack.

Ok, now let’s get into the recipes:

***Look for “FF” for recipes that are freezer friendly!***

Creamy Vegan White Bean Pasta

This Creamy Vegan White Bean Pasta requires just a few staple ingredients and is easy to adjust based on what you have on hand | #thissavoryvegan #veganpasta #simplevegandinner

Roasted Chickpea Quinoa Bowls with Sesame Ginger Dressing

These Roasted Chickpea Quinoa Bowls with Sesame Ginger Dressing are perfect for vegan meal prepping or a healthy & filling dinner | #thissavoryvegan #veganbowl #mealprep

The Best Vegan Lasagna – FF

Hearty layers of vegan ricotta, spinach and simple marinara sauce make this the Best Vegan Lasagna. A simple vegan dinner that is a great make ahead meal | #thissavoryvegan #veganlasagna #mealprep

Spicy Cabbage Detox Soup – FF

Perfect for those cold winter days, this Spicy Cabbage Detox Soup is packed full of veggies, spices and a delicious vegan beef broth | #vegan #vegansoup

Vegan Taco Pasta

This Vegan Taco Pasta has all the flavor of traditional tacos, but in casserole form. This vegan dinner is packed with veggies, soyrizo and pasta shells | #thissavoryvegan #veganpasta #tacopasta

Vegetarian Orzo Chili

This Vegetarian Orzo Chili is packed with nutritious veggies, fiber packed beans and hearty orzo - perfect for meal prepping | Vegan |

Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups – FF

A light, easy and fresh dinner - Mediterranean Vegan Eggplant Roll Ups. A combination of seasoned cauliflower rice rolled up in grilled eggplant over marinara | #vegan #plantbased

Black Bean Green Chili Vegan Enchiladas with Jalapeño Cream Sauce – FF

Black Bean Green Chili Enchiladas with Vegan Jalapeno Cream Sauce |

Buffalo Chickpea Tacos with Vegan Ranch

A 20 minute dinner that will have you going back for seconds - these Buffalo Chickpea Tacos with Vegan Ranch are simple & delicious | #thissavoryvegan #buffalotacos #tacotuesday

3 Bean Taco Soup – FF

This 3 Bean Taco Soup is a hearty vegan meal - filled with soyrizo, 3 beans, salsa and taco seasoning. Top it off with fresh cilantro and spicy peppers | #thissavoryvegan #vegansoup #vegan

Buffalo Chickpea Sliders with Vegan Basil Aioli – FF

These Buffalo Chickpea Sliders with Vegan Basil Aioli are totally delicious! Whether you serve these at a party or for dinner, they are always a crowd pleaser | #thissavoryvegan #vegansliders #veganpartysnacks

Zesty Homemade Hummus

This Zesty Homemade Hummus is a simple recipe that packs a kick. Making hummus at home only requires a few ingredients and 15 minutes! | #thissavoryvegan #hummus

Vegan Zuppa Toscana – FF

This Vegan Zuppa Toscana soup is perfectly creamy and comforting. Potatoes, vegan sausage and kale are loaded up in a super flavorful broth | #thissavoryvegan #vegansoup #zuppatoscana

White Bean, Rice & Kale Vegan Burritos – FF

These White Bean, Rice & Kale Vegan Burritos are the perfect meal on the go. Packed full of marinated kale, hot white rice and beans mixed with Creamy Dreamy Green Sauce. Both healthy and delicious | #thissavoryvegan #veganburrito #vegan

Baked Potato Wedges with Pesto Hummus

Potato Wedges with Pesto Hummus | VEGAN + GF|

Marinated Pinto Bean Tacos

These Marinated Pinto Bean Tacos are healthy, vegan and super simple. With just a few ingredients and 30 minutes, you can have Taco Tuesday at home! | #vegan #vegantacos

Mexican Pinto Beans

Making beans from scratch is easier than you think. Try these Mexican Pinto Beans for the most delicious beans you’ve ever had! | VEGAN + GF |

Smashed Chickpea Salad Wraps

Perfect vegan lunch or quick dinner - these Smashed Chickpea Salad Wraps require no cooking and are totally delicious. Easy to make and even easier to eat | #thissavoryvegan #mealprep #backtoschool

Vegan Chicken Couscous Soup – FF

This Vegan Chicken Couscous Soup is healthy, comforting and perfect for cold season. Next time you're feeling sick or it is a cold winter night, make this soup to feel warm and toasty | #thissavoryvegan #vegansoup #coldbuster

Vegan BBQ Lentil Burritos

These Vegan BBQ Lentil Burritos are loaded with black beans, tangy slaw, avocado, BBQ lentils and a creamy tahini dressing | #thissavoryvegan #vegan #veganburritos

Roasted Tomato Sandwiches with Vegan Lemon Garlic Aioli

These Roasted Tomato Sandwiches with Vegan Lemon Garlic Aioli are loaded with avocado, arugula and some of the tastiest tomato slices | #thissavoryvegan #vegansandwiches #vegan

Creamy Vegan Gnocchi Soup – FF

This Creamy Vegan Gnocchi Soup is an easy and comforting weeknight meal |

Zesty Lentil, Bean & Rice Plates

These Zesty Lentil, Bean & Rice Plates are a super easy 30 minute vegan dinner. Filled with veggies, beans, lentils and a savory sauce | #thissavoryvegan #veganskillet #vegan

Black Bean Brown Rice Vegan Taco Skillet

This Black Bean Brown Rice Vegan Taco Skillet is a super easy dinner or make ahead lunch - serve in a bowl, over a salad or in taco shells | #thissavoryvegan #vegan #veganskillet

Vegan Enchilada Soup

This Vegan Enchilada Soup is loaded with fresh veggies and two types of beans - ready in 30 minutes and packed with tons of flavor! | #thissavoryvegan #vegansoup #vegan