Clever Ways to Eat Pantry Staples


Article by Kate Baxendale

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If you find yourself making the same recipes with the same ingredients, your meals can get pretty redundant. But pantry staples don't have to be boring. Chances are you already have what you need to get creative in your kitchen with basics like pasta, eggs and bread. Try these simple tweaks to take your home cooking to the next level!


By now you've probably mastered classic spaghetti with meat sauce. Want to take this classic noodle to the next level? Try these fun recipes that reinvent spaghetti, and will have you back for second helpings!

+ 10-Minute Cream Cheese Spaghetti

+ Spaghetti with Fried Eggs + Breadcrumbs

+ Lemon Spaghetti with Spinach

Bread + Cheese

There's nothing wrong with a classic grilled cheese made with white bread and Kraft American slices. But if you're looking to kick it up a notch, making a few swaps can take your meal from good to glorious. 

+ Gruyere, Herb + Onion Grilled Cheese

+ Pesto, Artichoke + Havarti

+ Jalapeno Popper


Eggs—they're a pantry staple for a reason. They play an important role in so many recipes. They're fried or scrambled for breakfast, they're essential in baked goods—but how else can they be eaten? 

+ Egg Salad

+ Egg Drop Soup

+ Flan

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