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Quick & Easy Italian Recipes from Your Pantry

POSTED March 19, 2020

Stuck indoors? Too busy to shop?

Sometimes we can’t make it to the grocery store, and when that happens, it’s time to head to your pantry. Believe it or not, there are plenty of great Italian recipes just waiting to be made from goods you already have on hand. Think: canned tomatoes, your favorite Italian pasta, beans, olives, marinated artichokes… the list is endless.

Just because you can’t get to the store doesn’t mean you have to keep it basic. Whether it’s a snow storm, a busy evening or cozy night with family that keeps you indoors, you can still create a filling and flavorful meal from your favorite Italian pantry items.

We’ll show you how to rock a can of tuna, dress up your polenta, create an incredible marinara and more. Let this list inspire your next pantry meal and even your next trip to the grocery store, because as you will see, a stocked pantry is invaluable.

Made with just 6 ingredients, this incredible pasta recipe just might change the way you think of that spare can of tuna in the pantry.

This simple, but flavorful pasta recipe boasts the famous Castelvetrano olive with its buttery, briny flavor, alongside a creamy herbaceous pesto. It’s sure to be a hit.

A simple but classic Italian pasta recipe that’s as easy to make as it is to love. Get out the sharp, nutty Italian cheese and black pepper.

Rustic Italian at its best, this chickpea soup straddles the line between soup and pasta. Get ready to slurp.

Four ingredients? You heard us right. Boasting the bold, garlicky flavor of Southern Italian cuisine, this traditional spaghetti recipe is unstoppable.

When you have Simply Pesto® Sauce, you don’t need much else. Serve it with your favorite cut of pasta and some grated cheese.

A tangy tomato marinara sauce that goes with just about anything—from a simple spaghetti and meatballs to breaded Parmesan-style dishes.

Make your nonna proud with this tuna and tomato pasta dish. Big flavor, few ingredients.

Keep it interesting with this pantry pasta dish. We partnered with Food 52 to bring you something unique and exciting… unlike any pasta you’ve had before!

A pasta dish for all those olive lovers out there. Featuring tangy citrus, briny olives and zesty garlic, this incredible pasta dish is a must-try.

Bet you didn’t know all the amazing things you can do with a jar of bruschetta. Take this pasta recipe, for example…

We’re not sure if there is a more simple, satisfying Italian dish than polenta. This easy-to-love polenta recipe in ready in minutes.

This creamy Italian rice dish is easy enough to make any night of the week and look no further than your pantry for the ingredients.

A box of gnocchi goes a long way when you need a quick meal. This easy Italian recipe is filling, delicious and made with only 4 ingredients.

Our Potato & Cheese Gnocchi Kit makes it super easy to create from-scratch gnocchi… just add water! Roman-style gnocchi are going to blow your mind.

Brimming with bold, briny, tart and tangy flavors, this vegan antipasto salad won’t disappoint. With a foundation of hearty, nutty Cannellini beans, this recipe loads up on olives, marinated tomatoes and zesty peppers.

You don’t need a bunch of ingredients to create something stunning. These pillowy potato dumplings get a sweet, sunny burst of flavor with our Sun-Dried Tomato Simply Pesto® Sauce.

Need some more inspiration? Check our gallery of recipes!