Pantry Essentials for a Well Stocked Kitchen

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This is a great list of essential pantry items to stock in your kitchen. I love that it's a free printable. Just print, place it in a sheet protector and reuse it. My kitchen is about to become organized!

Maintaining a well stocked kitchen full of pantry essentials is key to running an efficient household. Keeping pantry essentials on hand saves both money and time. There will always be something at home you can cook! If you keep your pantry stocked, you won’t be tempted to grab unhealthy, expensive fast food on your way home, and you’ll need less frequent trips to the grocery store.

This is also a great starter list for someone moving into a new home or apartment.

How To Use the Pantry Essentials List

Each time you make a grocery list to do your regular shopping, consult this Pantry Essentials List for things you need to replenish. You’ll be surprised at the all the meals you can make from your well stocked kitchen!

Download and print your Pantry Essentials List here. 

This is a great list of essential pantry items to stock in your kitchen. I love that it's a free printable. Just print, place it in a sheet protector and reuse it. My kitchen is about to become organized!

Place your Pantry Essentials List in a sheet protector,  laminate it, or place it in a frame with a glass front. Keep it with your Weekly Meal Planning sheets (laminated or in a sheet protector) or hang it inside your pantry on a clipboard. Check off items as you run out of them with a grease pencil or dry erase marker. Then after shopping, you can wipe off your list and start anew. Convenient and easy!

Pantry Essentials

Listed below are items you should keep stocked in your kitchen. You’ll be able to create numerous meals, snacks, and even desserts with these basic supplies.

Print your list HERE.

Basics

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

Vegetable oil

Vinegar (apple cider, balsamic, red wine, etc)

Baking Supplies

Flour

Sugar, granulated

Powdered Sugar

Brown sugar

Baking soda

Baking powder

Biscuit mix

Cocoa powder

Cornstarch

Chocolate chips

Evaporated milk

Sweetened condensed milk

Vanilla extract

Almond extract

Yeast

Vegetable shortening

Food coloring

 

Beverages

Coffee

Tea

Wine (red and white)

Canned, Jarred, or Bottled Goods

Broth (chicken and beef)

Canned beans (navy, white, black, garbanzo)

Canned fruit

Canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken, etc.)

Canned tomatoes (diced, stewed, paste, roasted)

Canned vegetables (green beans, corn)

Cream of chicken soup

Cream of mushroom soup

Marinara sauce

Salsa

Honey

Syrup

Dry Goods

Beans (lentils, kidney, black, etc.)

Bouillon (cubes or powder, chicken and beef)

Bread crumbs or Panko

Cereal

Dried onion soup mix

Old-fashioned oats

Pasta (spaghetti, lasagna, egg noodles, penne, etc)

Rice

Taco seasoning packet

 

Snacks

Applesauce

Chips

Cookies

Crackers

Dried fruit

Marshmallows

Peanut butter

Popcorn

Pretzels

Tortillas

Herbs and Spices

Dried Herbs

Basil

Bay leaves

Crushed red pepper flakes

Fennel or dill seed

Italian seasoning

Oregano

Rosemary

Sesame seeds

Thyme

Spices

Adobo

Allspice

Cajun seasoning

Cayenne pepper

Chili powder

Cinnamon (ground and sticks)

Cloves (ground and whole)

Cumin

Curry powder

Garlic powder

Ground ginger

Montreal Steak Seasoning

Nutmeg

Onion powder

Paprika

Peppercorns

Turmeric

Produce

Produce (non-refrigerated)

Apples

Bananas

Garlic

Onions

Potatoes

Produce (stored in refrigerator)

Bell peppers

Carrots

Cilantro

Leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc)

Lemons

Lettuce

Limes

Parsley

Refrigerator

Dairy and Eggs

Butter

Cheese (sliced, shredded, block, cheddar, mozzarella)

Cream cheese

Eggs

Milk

Plain yogurt

Sour cream

Condiments

Barbecue sauce

Hot sauce

Jelly or jam

Ketchup

Mayonnaise

Mustard (Dijon, Brown, Yellow)

Pickles

Salad dressing (Italian, ranch, etc.)

Soy sauce

Worcestershire sauce

Freezer

Bacon

Bread

Chicken (boneless, skinless breasts, wings, legs, thighs, whole)

Fruit (mango, strawberries, raspberries, etc.)

Ground beef

Nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)

Sausage

Shrimp

Vanilla ice cream

Vegetables (peas, corn, broccoli, mixed, etc.)

 

With these items on hand you’ll be able to create last minute meals even when you can’t get to the grocery store every week. A well stocked kitchen of pantry essentials can make meal time easier when life gets hectic.

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This is a great list of essential pantry items to stock in your kitchen. I love that it's a free printable. Just print, place it in a sheet protector and reuse it. My kitchen is about to become organized!

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