Lockdown poses many challenges and having good lockdown store cupboard recipes is something we all need. Knowing we can rustle up a meal from just our cupboards is both helpful and reassuring. In this blog, I’ve put together my five favourite lockdown store cupboard recipes, for those tricky days you need to make dinner but have an empty fridge! A ‘lockdown larder’, is always handy and you don’t need much. Finally, remember, cooking from your store cupboard means just that. Improvise with what you have and don’t worry. Stay Safe everyone.
Chickpea and Lentil Curry is one of my favourite recipes even when we are not in lockdown. If you don’t have fresh lemons, you can use bottled lemon juice.
My second favourite lockdown recipe is Bean Goulash, which also happens to be uber healthy. You can use whatever beans you have available.
Prawn & Pea Risotto is always handy as the prawns and peas are both freezer items, which always makes this a great choice if you can’t get out.
Tuna Pasta Bake is a classic and tinned tuna lasts ages. Moreover, here, I’ve used tinned tomatoes for the sauce as they’re a storecupboard ingredient and dairy items, aren’t. This is also one of the recipes I use if the kids have been off school sick and I haven’t been able to get out.
My last lockdown store cupboard recipe, is Tomato and Basil Risotto with Poached Egg. Although this obviously tastes better with fresh basil, you can always use dried for that extra flavour. As well as a tasty addition, the egg is also a good source of protein.
There are loads more great easy recipes to enjoy over on the recipe page to help get you through lockdown, including some great snacks – some of which are even healthy!