10 easy recipes that make the most of pantry staples or leftovers


bean falafel

Pantry staples such as flour, tinned beans and garlic are the unsung heroes in many tasty dishes. 

Broad Bean Falafel

Use frozen broad beans or tinned chickpeas for a pantry version of this Middle Eastern staple.

no knead baguette

No-Knead Baguette

This homemade baguette is perfect for beginners and requires just four ingredients (including water).

chickpea burger

Chickpea Cauliflower Burgers

Flavour-packed veggie patties made from humble, tinned chickpeas.

spinach pancakes

Greens and Feta Pancakes

Not to be confused with the sweet variety — these savoury pancakes can be made using any garden green such as silverbeet, rocket or spinach.

scone recipe with vegetables

Cheesy Mashed Vegetable Scones

Leftover roast potatoes, parsnip and kūmara can be mashed into these cheesy scones.

apple fritters

Apple Fritters

This 1860s recipe requires adding a little bit of flour at a time to get the right consistency.

cheese and onion pie

Cheese and Onion Pie

A savoury pie that requires lots and lots of brown onions from the pantry.

Easy beginner bread

Kate’s Rustic Crusty Bread

Kate’s secret to getting that covetable crusty finish is using a heavy casserole dish.

cornmeal pancakes

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

These quick and easy pancakes can be made with any dried or frozen berries on hand.

sweet potato and cauliflour pizza

Wheat-Free Pizza Bases

A delicious pizza base can be made from cauliflower, kumara or  gluten-free flour. Here are three ideas.

homemade salad dressing

10 delicious salad dressings to make from scratch

Pantry staples such as garlic and red wine vinegar can make a variety of salad dressings.

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