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10 Minute Prep Meals from Your Pantry

When days are long and meal prep time is short, use one of these 10 Minute Prep Meals from ingredients in your pantry to make dinner a breeze! Pantry meals in ten minutes!

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Some days, it’s all you can do to get a meal on the table that didn’t come from a fast-food bag.

And some days, you want to create from home, you just don’t have 45 minutes to prepare all of the ingredients to then spend another 45 to bake it before you can feed your crew.

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Or some days, you just want to throw together a quick crockpot meal on your way out to work for the day.

Use these 10 Minute Prep Meals from ingredients in your pantry to get dinner on the table easily!

Reminder: These meals are 10 prep meals, but they may take longer to cook – but that gives you more time to put your feet up and read a book or read to your kids or do a load of laundry or ….

10 Minute Prep Meal Recipes From Your Pantry

Many of these meals are made with home-canned items. You may have a frozen version of them in the freezer, or you can substitute many of the items with something else you might have.

Use these as a means of jumping off into a new dish for your family that you can get prepped and ready to cook in 10 minutes or less!

Note that this is a video collaboration that I am a part of. I am providing a blog resource, and the links will be to Youtube videos.

Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Casserole

Tex-Mex is my favorite food group, and I’m always up for a quick meal with my favorite flavors! Tangi shares one of her favorites Instant Pot meals that can easily convert to a slow cooker meal

Basic ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground meat
  • Black beans
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Seasonings
  • Onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Corn
  • 2 Cups of Minute Rice (or cook some rice separately)

Meatball & Mashed Potato Casserole

Have a meat and potatoes kind of family? This is the perfect casserole to throw in the oven and double up for leftovers another night!

Basic Ingredients

Quick Beef Stew Recipe

A hearty stew that can feed the whole crew with ingredints you probably have in your pantry!

Basic Ingredients

  • 1 lb of meat
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Other vegetables of your choice
  • Tomato soup
  • Brown Gravy or au jus packet
  • Broth
  • Water
  • Seasonings of choice

Loaded Broccoli Bake Recipe

Want a great keto-replacement for a loaded baked potato? How about this awesome loaded broccoli side dish that works for a quick lunch meal, too!

Basic Ingredients:

  • Broccoli
  • Cheese
  • Bacon bits
  • Seasonings to taste
  • And a little protein on the side!

This would be a perfect way to just toss some leftover shredded chicken into for a one-dish meal!

White Turkey Chili

White turkey chicken is a treat!! And it’s a very easy meal to modify to make work for your own family. This is a forgiving meal that can be done in your stovetop or in your slow cooker

Basic ingredients:

  • Turkey (substitute chicken if you don’t have turkey)
  • Chicken stock Qt
  • White Beans – any of your choosing
  • 1 block of softened cream cheese
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Seasonings
  • Oil for your skillet (but do this as a slow-cooker meal, too)

Meaty Cheesy Casserole

Using home-canned ham (but you can easily substitute the ham with frozen chicken (that is thawed overnight in the fridge) or even beef) and any pasta, canned mushroom soup, and some french fried onion, you’ve got a hearty casserole for dinner!

Basic Ingredients

  • Frozen broccoli (thaw it) – can substitute spinach or kale
  • Ham roast (about 1lb) but substitute chicken or turkey
  • 1 can of mushroom soup
  • Pasta of your choice
  • French fried onions – for texture

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are awesome – and there’s no need to make them from a box when you can make it from scratch!

Basic Ingredients

  • Scalloped potatoes (you can dehydrate these yourself or keep some in your food storage at all times. You can also just slice potatoes thinly and blanch them.
  • Diced Ham (or use ground beef)
  • Chicken broth (and she has a great idea bout how to save leftovers)
  • Cheese
  • Onions
  • Flour
  • Heavy Cream

One Pot Chili

What is more hearty than chili? It’s a crowd pleaser that can be personalized for your family and made different every time. Here’s a great basic recipe to help get you started – and make it your own!

Basic Ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Diced / Stewed or other canned tomato of your choice
  • Beans
  • Garnishes of your choice

Easy Creamy Sausage & Spinach Pasta

This super, versatile, one-skillet meal will please your whole family! The protein can be changed to whatever you have on hand in your freezer or pantry (even with some freeze-dried chicken).

Basic Ingredients:

  • Pasta – use a heartier pasta
  • Sausage (but replace with whatever you have)
  • Spinach (or other green or broccoli)
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Garlic & onion powder
  • Seasonings of your choice

So which is your favorite meal?

I’d love to hear which is your favorite – or maybe even a suggestion you have that we could try next!

Remember, these meals are so versatile – you can follow the basic prep and use something of your own!

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  1. This is the only problem I have with food storage–I wouldn’t eat any of those meals and very few of others I have seen offered on food prep and survival websites 🙁 . It appears I would starve if ever there is a crisis.

    1. You store what you eat, eat what you store. It’s fine if you don’t like these meals. The whole point of food storage is to store those things YOU will eat.

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