50+ Things Every Well-Stocked Pantry Should Have

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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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