5 Exciting Meals Made with Everyday Ingredients

YumSugarSource: 5 Exciting Meals Made With Everyday Ingredients

Bare fridge? No problem! Rather than resort to delivery, dish up these simple meals that pack a flavor punch while relying predominantly on common pantry and fridge staples like pasta, canned tomatoes, and eggs.

  • Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino: Pasta is the star in this ultrasimple classic Italian dish. A heavy-handed dose of minced garlic and red pepper flakes ensure that this dish is only simple in preparation, never flavor.
  • Fast French Onion Soup: Beef broth, onions, butter and Gruyère combine for a soup far greater than the sum of its parts. Bonus: this iteration comes together in a flash, unlike the long-simmered traditional version.
  • Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce : Skip the jar and instead whip up a batch of this revelatory tomato sauce based on only three ingredients (canned tomatoes, butter, and onions).
  • Baked Eggs in Spiced Tomato Sauce: Breakfast for dinner goes beyond scrambled eggs with this well-spiced (think cinnamon, allspice, and cloves) oven-poached egg option.
  • Baked Potato Soup: This genius spin on a favorite weeknight staple calls for a dollop of sour cream and crumbled bacon, but feel free to get creative with toppings if your pantry is particularly bare. Anything you'd put on a baked potato is fair game.


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