Family Meal

14 simple dinners you can make with pantry staples

Whether you are trying to stick to a budget or want to be prepared for emergencies, knowing how to make the most of the ingredients you have on hand is a great cooking skill. To help, we've rounded up 14 recipes that make the most of pantry essentials.

Food To Love|Mar 15, 2020

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  • Chinese noodle, tofu and vegetable soup

    This Chinese-style soup is perfect if you’re looking for a quick and easy meat-free meal. Filled with the hearty goodness of tofu, vegetables and noodles, it's a nourishing winter recipe.

    Australian Women's Weekly|Jul 10, 2019

  • Crispy fish burgers with spicy tomato mayo sauce

    Create a takeaway favourite at home with this delicious crispy fish burger recipe. Fried to perfection then served on a soft roll with fries, salad and spicy homemade sauce, this recipe is a winner

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Apr 13, 2018

  • Pumpkin pasta with feta, pine nuts and rocket

    This vegetarian pumpkin pasta recipe is a winner! Simple, delicious and ready in just 20 minutes, this spaghetti dish is perfect for feeding the family. Even meat eaters will love it!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Apr 13, 2018

  • Gluten-free pasta with chilli, lemon and kale pesto

    How's this for a 30 minute meal? This gluten-free recipe sees pasta and homemade kale pesto combine to create a fresh weeknight meal that manages to pack in plenty of greens. Serve with lashings of parmesan and enjoy!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Apr 13, 2018

  • Prawn spaghetti pasta with chilli, capers and tomato

    Dinner doesn't get much easier than this! This prawn spaghetti recipe contains all the classic elements of a good pasta - garlic, tomatoes, chillies and salty capers. Serve for a simple yet sophisticated meal

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Apr 13, 2018

  • Easy teriyaki chicken stir-fry with noodles

    Dinner doesn't get much easier than this teriyaki chicken stir-fry recipe! Simple, delicious and packed with plenty of veges, this stir-fry is perfect served with noodles for a midweek family meal

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Nov 26, 2017

  • Easy sticky sweet pork rashers with rice

    This sticky sweet pork recipe is simply irresistible. Serve tender soy, plum and hoisin marinated pork with steamed rice and Asian greens for a deliciously simple weeknight meal

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Nov 20, 2017

  • Sticky caramelised onion and brie tart

    This caramelised onion and brie tart recipe creates a simply delicious vegetarian meal. Enjoy this cheesy tart with a simple green salad for a winning lunch or dinner the whole family will love

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Nov 19, 2017

  • Potato gnocchi and onion gratin

    An Italian favourite gets a delicious makeover in this sensational gnocchi gratin recipe. Cheesy and oh so easy, this is great enjoyed as a tasty side dish or a simple main meal with a fresh salad

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Nov 19, 2017

  • Marinated chilli chickens

    Here's a slightly more interesting take on your average roast chicken. If you're unable to find small chickens, larger ones cut into pieces will do. Adjust the spices to taste.

    Australian Women's Weekly|Jul 11, 2016

  • Fast fish curry

    This speedy curry makes for an easy mid-week meal.

    Woman's Day|Jul 11, 2016

  • Creamy chicken and vegetable casserole

    We love the simplicity and ease of this creamy chicken casserole. It's a one pot dish containing five different types of vegetables in a delicious creamy sauce. Perfect for a mid week family meal.

    Australian Women's Weekly|Jul 08, 2016

  • Fish pot pies

    These creamy individual fish pies will be gobbled up by the whole family.

    Australian Women's Weekly|Jul 07, 2016