A lot of us are home-bound right now as the world deals with everything going on. Many of us have also been stocking up on canned goods (and apparently a LOT of toilet paper?!) due to the uncertain times ahead. I have several recipes that include canned vegetables or other canned foods, so I thought I'd compile them for you today in case you're on the lookout for canned food recipes during this time.
Canned food recipes for comfort food cravings
Now is the perfect time to cook at home, whether that's a new concept to you or not!
These canned food recipes don't rely solely on canned goods, but they each use at least one can of something or another of those pantry staples many people have on hand.
I hope you find something to comfort you and satisfy your cravings during these times!
Craving healthy vegetarian comfort food? This easy cheesy bean & lentil vegetarian casserole is packed with plant protein & so much delicious flavor. It also uses some of the most nutritious canned foods, including lentils and beans so you can put your pantry staples to good use, nourishing you and comforting you all at once!
Bet you didn't think a grilled cheese sandwich would fall under the canned food recipes category, did ya?
Got a can of marinara sauce on the shelf but you're craving something other than pasta? Give my mozzarella stick grilled cheese sandwich a try! This grilled cheese sandwich has mozzarella sticks placed between two pieces of bread fried in parsley butter, complete with marinara sauce & even MORE cheese.
Oh! I've also got a killer mozzarella stick mac and cheese recipe right here. It also uses marinara sauce!
If you've got a jar of jalapenos on the shelf, now's the perfect time to pull it out and make this smoky and spicy baked cream cheese dip. This dip takes less than 10 minutes to prep for the oven. Get ready to enjoy the cheesy, smoky, and spicy appetizer of your dreams! You can also substitute fresh tomatoes for canned tomatoes to use up even more canned goods.
My vegan red lentil coconut curry has become "famous" over the past six years I've been making it. It's ultra comforting, satisfying, and SO good! It uses canned coconut milk and canned tomatoes. It's a one-pot recipe that makes excellent leftovers, too!
I feel like a jar of roasted red peppers can be found in almost every pantry if you look hard enough! I always seem to have another around somewhere. Why not use them up?! This easy breakfast casserole is made with eggs, cottage cheese, canned roasted red peppers, and other yummy ingredients that your whole family will love!
This canned food recipe uses a few different canned goods to come together, including beans and diced tomatoes! If you're on the hunt for an amazing meatless chili recipe, my vegetarian chili made with ground round is exactly what you've been looking for!
Put your canned pumpkin to work with this protein smoothie! This pumpkin pie protein smoothie recipe is packed with iron and tastes like the most delicious dessert ever, but it's full of healthy ingredients and just a touch of maple syrup for sweetening! It still falls under the comfort food category thanks to the warming spices.
Honey might not technically fall under "canned food" but it's usually stored somewhere near it. AND it is one of those incredible non-perishable pantry staples you should always have on hand in case of an emergency! My spicy honey garlic tofu bites are one of the most popular recipes on my site, and once you try them, I think you'll see why!
This creamy carrot coconut tomato soup uses canned tomatoes and canned coconut milk. It's full of healthy ingredients but it also satisfies your cravings for a rich and hearty soup any day! It doesn't require many ingredients or much time, and it's the kind of vegan soup recipe you'll keep coming back to time and time again.
Tell me, what are YOU eating these days to use your pantry staples and canned goods? I'm always on the lookout for something new! Please let me know what your favorite canned food recipes are in the comments.
I hope you're safe and healthy wherever you are!
Sending lots of love.
XO - Chelsea
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