50 storecupboard ingredients and a recipe to go with each of them

Make cooking meals as stress-free as possible with our master storecupboard shopping list. Here you’ll find 50 items that you should make sure you have at home. They’re designed to help make your cooking easier.

We’ve also added a recipe for each of them.

And for something a bit different, see our storecupboard Christmas cocktails, too.

50 storecupboard ingredients and a recipe to go with each of them

The secret to an organised kitchen is to plan ahead and have the right ingredients already stored in your storecupboard, fridge, freezer or pantry.

To make your life easier, the delicious.food team have devised a storecupboard master list of 50 essential  items to buy as an initial shop, then keep topped up.

Add the right recipes and there’ll be no need for any more end-of-day supermarket dashes – you’ll always have a stack of dinner options up your sleeve. Add freshly cooked vegetables as you want to.

Ready? Here’s our top 50 storecupboard items:

  1. Red wine
  2. Balsamic
  3. Rice wine
  4. Dijon or wholegrain mustard
  5. Soy sauce
  6. Fish sauce
  7. Harissa
  8. Cajun
  9. Cumin
  10. Ground coriander
  11. Garam masala
  12. Chilli flakes
  13. Smoked paprika
  14. Dried oregano
  15. Turmeric
  16. Capers
  17. Anchovies
  18. Parmesan
  19. Cheddar cheese
  20. Double cream/crème fraiche
  21. Greek yogurt
  22. Butter
  23. Lemons
  24. Limes
  25. Onions
  26. Garlic
  27. Eggs
  28. Pasta
  29. Couscous
  30. Lentils
  31. Basmati
  32. Chickpeas
  33. Tinned tomatoes
  34. Olives
  35. Dried noodles
  36. Dried breadcrumbs
  37. Tinned cannellini/butter beans
  38. Vegetable/chicken stock
  39. Olive oil
  40. Extra virgin oil
  41. Frozen peas
  42. Beef mince
  43. Chicken thighs
  44. Frozen prawns
  45. Frozen white fish fillet
  46. Sausages
  47. Frozen spinach
  48. Parsley
  49. Basil
  50. Oregano

Looking to use up as many ingredients from your cupboard as possible? Discover  10 storecupboard recipes to try below:


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