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10 Things You Can Do With Those Canned Goods In Your Pantry

These recipes reimagine your pantry's best kept secret.

Food & Drink

The bare shelves at Walmart, Target, and Publix told me I'm not the only one who stocked up on canned goods when the stay-at-home order was put in place (in what seems like a lifetime ago). But what do we do with them now? If I'm honest, I'm not really a pro when it comes to cooking with canned goods. But after a little research and discovering that many of them help with digestion, and are a great source of protein, I knew I needed to incorporate them into my diet and not just keep pushing them to the back of the shelf. While I'm only human and have ventured off into ice cream and cookies on more occasions than I would like to admit, I have to say, canned goods are my pantry's best-kept secret. A bonus is that many of them are easy and don't require a lot of time.

If I can make the best of them, anyone can (trust me). Check out a few recipes that use your canned goods for all of their delicious and nutritious potential.

Moroccan Chickpea Stew:

www.tasteofhome.com

It's vegetarian, it's packed with flavor (and protein, thanks to the chickpeas), and it's Moroccan. This recipe might be the getaway our taste buds never knew they needed.

Sweet Potato Chilli:

Delish

Break out the sun-dried tomatoes. From Italian sausage and bell peppers to of course sweet potatoes, this recipe is where the real party is.

Vegetarian Black Bean Omelet:

Eat This

Black beans never tasted so good.

Winter Minestrone:

Recipe Center/Giant

Our hearts could all use a little warming up, and this minestrone soup does just that.

Sweet Potato-Pecan Pancakes:

cozypeachkitchen.com

Who knew sweet potatoes could be even more delicious? This recipe calls for canned sweet potatoes, cottage cheese, oats, and your appetite.

Golden Sweet Cornbread:

www.delmonte.com

While you're making chili and stews, you might as well grab canned corn and indulge in this amazing cornbread!

Easy Peach Cobbler:

Food Network

No quarantine is stopping this groove. Canned peaches are the golden ingredient for this sweet treat.

Copycat Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli:

Eat This

For those who are craving their favorite Italian joint, this recipe is definitely more than a constellation prize (and it's the perfect excuse to use the canned beans that have been camped out in your pantry).

Easy Vegan Chickpea Nuggets:

foodwithfeeling.com

Vegans and vegetarians might not ever have a problem finding use for their canned goods, but this recipe certainly switches things up.

Creamed Spinach:

Delish

You only need three ingredients for this one: canned spinach, fried onions, and sour cream. And they all come together so perfectly.

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