Winter Pantry-Raid Recipes

Perfect for a snow day or any time the fridge is empty, these satisfying recipes from Food Network Kitchen are made exclusively with nonperishable pantry ingredients. They’re so fresh-tasting that your family will never know!
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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

If you're snowed in, or just way too tired for a trip to the store for provisions, this comforting pasta is perfect. Think beef stroganoff meets chicken paprikash (without the meat). The sauce is uber-creamy without the help of cream. Instead, the combo of evaporated milk, flour and mustard does the trick.

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Curried Pumpkin and Wild Rice Soup

There's always one can of pumpkin puree kicking around after Thanksgiving. Put it to use in this ultra-flavorful soup. We use traditional cooking techniques (part mole, part curry) by making a paste with common pantry staples and frying it in oil to create a deep layer of flavor. If you don't have wild rice, just use 1/2 cup of any dry grain you have on hand.

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Vegan Pear, Cranberry and Pecan Muffins

You have no eggs or milk of any kind, and your pantry is bare, so baking is out of the question, right? Wrong! These clever muffins use cornstarch instead of eggs and canned-fruit syrup in place of milk. Use whatever nut or dried fruit you have on hand and canned peaches if you don't have pears. No trip to the store for provisions necessary!

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Corn Chip Chow

Chances are you have all these ingredients in your pantry, so get ready for your new favorite sweet-and-salty snack. Inspired by the classic kids' party treat, this combo of semisweet chocolate, salty peanut butter and toasty corn chips is completely addictive. And it keeps well in an airtight container at room temperature (though there might not be any left to store).

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Tuna, White Bean and Olive Flatbread Pitas

Even if your pantry is close to bare, you probably have the fixins for these super-simple and special flatbreads. The combo of sun-dried tomatoes and vinegar gives the bean spread a tangy earthiness that goes great with the tuna-and-olive salad. It's a perfect big snack or small meal. Or try the spread on your favorite crackers for party appetizers.

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Mexican Bean, Rice and Corn Bake

We took a cue from one of our favorite Mexican brunch dishes, chilaquiles (fried tortilla chips tossed with a red or green sauce), to create this easy no-shop recipe. The chili powder in the sauce has two jobs: one as flavor booster and the other as thickener. 

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