50+ Things Every Well-Stocked Pantry Should Have

Are you trying to stock your pantry? You may not have an endless budget for your pantry, but there are several things every well stocked pantry should have. This is especially true if you cook from scratch or eat at home a lot. Here are 50+ things that every well stocked pantry should have! First, you need to have the basics for the regular pantry. Here are the items you don’t want to be without in your pantry. 


1. All purpose flour and self-rising flour


2. Sugar- granulated and powdered 


3. Spices- fresh and bottled 


4. Nonstick spray


5. Salt and Pepper


6. Tomato Paste, Tomato Juice, & Diced Tomatoes


7. Olive oil


8. Vegetable oil


9. Balsamic vinegar, 


10. Canned beans, kidney beans, chili beans


11. Rice, lentils, 


12. Pasta such as spaghetti, macaroni, and 


13. Chicken broth and stock


14. Canned veggies like corn, green beans, peas


15. Canned tuna and canned chicken


16. Nuts- walnuts, peanuts, almonds


17. Potatoes- Canned and fresh


18. Bread crumbs


19. Basic Salad Dressings


20. Ketchup (an extra bottle to have on hand)!


21. Mustard


22. Mayonnaise


23. Crackers- soup and oyster


24. Peanut butter- crunchy and smooth


25. Assortment of sauces like tobacco sauce, steak sauce, BBQ sauce


26. Variety of dried fruits


27. Inexpensive food like ramen


28. Bread 


29. Baking soda, baking powder


30. Vanilla for baking


31. Tortillas


32. Rolls


33. Box of stuffing for just in case 


34. Onion, garlic, basil


35. Cornstarch


36. Drinking water, distilled water


After you’ve stocked the dried goods, you’ll want to consider adding the following items to your fridge. Most of the time you’ll need some of these items to complete a meal.


37. Gallon of milk or a ½ gallon, depending on how much you use 


38. At least a dozen of eggs


39. Couple sticks of real butter


40. Fresh fruits and veggies (corn, apples, oranges, carrots, collard greens, broccoli, cauliflower, 


grapes, cucumber, lettuce)


41. Yogurt (plain or flavored


42. Variety of cheeses. 


43. Fruit juice


44. Cream cheese


Here are some items you’ll want to keep in your freezer, for just in case! 


45. Chicken


46. Beef


47. Frozen Fish and or shrimp


48. Hot dogs, hamburger patties


49. Bacon/sausage


50. Frozen fruit juice


This list is perfect for those who are buying a new home and need to know what to stock their pantry with. This also works as a nice list for your own house in case you aren’t sure of what to stock your home with. This list also works wonders if you plan on helping someone who has just lost their home to a fire or another natural disaster and they’re starting over.


What would you add to this list?


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