Storecupboard recipes

Struggling to get your usual favourite foods, self-isolating, or looking to save on the food shop in general? You’d be surprised at the amount of mouth-watering dishes you can create using the contents of your cupboard.

To discover what we tend to have stocked-up in our cupboard, see our 50 storecupboard ingredients and recipes to go with each of them.

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Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese recipes

Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese is a childhood classic. The Gruyère, mustard and parsley give this old favourite...

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Mixed bean and bacon stew

Storecupboard recipes

Mixed bean and bacon stew

This mixed bean stew is a wholesome supper, a great source of protein and fibre,...

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Mushroom barley risotto

Easy student recipes

Mushroom barley risotto

This risotto recipe is a heartwarming, satisfying meal. Try pearl barley for a shortcut supper.

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Refried beans

Storecupboard recipes

Refried beans

This traditional Mexican dish is the perfect accompaniment to fajitas and tacos, or with huevos...

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Spiced rice salad

Storecupboard recipes

Spiced rice salad

This spicy rice salad recipe is ideal for summer and al fresco eating. Serve as...

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Cheat’s spaghetti puttanesca

Italian pasta recipes

Cheat’s spaghetti puttanesca

A quick and easy spicy pasta recipe that’s ready in 25 minutes and made using...

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Tomato, basil and mozzarella penne

Mozzarella recipes

Tomato, basil and mozzarella penne

A quick and easy pasta recipe with all the classic flavours of Italy.

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Vegetable fritters with poached eggs

Fritter recipes

Vegetable fritters with poached eggs

This crispy vegetable fritters recipe with soft poached eggs is a marriage made in heaven...

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No-stir tomato and basil risotto

Vegetarian risotto recipes

No-stir tomato and basil risotto

This easy, cheesy vegetarian risotto is bursting with Italian flavours and requires virtually no stirring...

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Easy tuna pasta

Budget pasta recipes

Easy tuna pasta

This tuna pasta recipe is so easy, made with spring onions, sweetcorn and mayonnaise, it...

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Quick egg fried rice

Rice recipes

Quick egg fried rice

This speedy take on classic egg fried rice still tastes just as good with all...

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Baked beans

Comfort food

Baked beans

Homemade baked beans are simple and cheap to make, and they certainly taste better than...

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Cheat’s pesto pasta

Midweek meal recipes

Cheat’s pesto pasta

A quick pasta recipe that’s ready in a matter of minutes; veggies can replace the...

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Sardine, chilli and lemon spaghetti

Spaghetti recipes

Sardine, chilli and lemon spaghetti

The sardines in this pasta recipe are a source of omega-3, and go beautifully with...

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Squash risotto

Risotto recipes

Squash risotto

If you can get ready-diced squash, then this will be all the quicker. Either way,...

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Rice with raisins and pumpkin seeds

Quick vegetarian recipes

Rice with raisins and pumpkin seeds

This rice with raisins and pumpkins seeds makes a lovely vegetarian side dish: the rice...

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Tomato and tuna pilaf

Dinner inspiration in 20 minutes

Tomato and tuna pilaf

This tomato and tuna pilaff recipe is quick and easy and perfect for a midweek...

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Cherry tomato and chilli pasta

Italian pasta recipes

Cherry tomato and chilli pasta

This rustic, vegetarian pasta dish is so easy to prepare. It’s also the perfect recipe...

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Egg fried peanut rice

Dinner inspiration in 20 minutes

Egg fried peanut rice

Adding a handful of salted peanuts to this easy egg fried rice recipe will completely...

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Red pesto salmon fishcakes

Healthy salmon recipes

Red pesto salmon fishcakes

This easy fishcake recipe makes a fab family dinner. Make in advance, eat some and...

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Vegetable bolognese (vegan)

Vegan dinner recipes

Vegetable bolognese (vegan)

This delicious alternative to classic meat bolognese is both vegetarian and vegan – it’s packed...

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Quick olive, chorizo and tomato pasta

Recipes with chorizo

Quick olive, chorizo and tomato pasta

This speedy, Spanish-style pasta bake is brought to life with smoky chorizo and stringy, melted...

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Tuna fishcakes

Dinner inspiration in 20 minutes

Tuna fishcakes

This recipe uses supermarket shortcut ingredients so is perfect for when you don’t have much...

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Tomato and basil spaghetti

Quick Italian midweek meal recipes

Tomato and basil spaghetti

You won’t get in a tangle with this straightforward recipe for tasty tomato spaghetti. All...

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