Our refrigerators aren't always teaming with bunches of kale, bushels of beets, and more than 2 carrots. (Are yours? If they are, you deserve something. Perhaps a medal—or cake.)
When the crisper's looking sparse and you need to get something, anything on the table, the solution's simple: Head to the pantry. Here you'll find cans of beans and tomatoes, potatoes, and pasta ready to be used as the base of chili, hash browns, and, um, pasta.
Here are 35 pantry-ready recipes:
beans & legumes
Olives & anchovies (aka the salty things)
Tell us: What's your favorite pantry-friendly meal?