5 Meals You Can Cook With Ingredients From Your Pantry

10/28/2012 01:55 pm ET | Updated Mar 13, 2015

2012-10-11-omaglogo.jpg Recipes created by Liz Pearson

Try these deliciously inventive recipes, which use familiar staples in unexpected ways.

  • Double Cheese And Ham Quiche
    Christopher Baker
  • Use whatever crackers or chips you have on hand to create the crust for a hearty (and easy-to-make!) ham and cheese quiche. Get the recipe: Double Cheese and Ham Quiche All recipes created by Liz Pearson.
  • Pan-Seared Lamb Chops With Middle Eastern Tomato Sauce
    Christopher Baker
  • Canned tomatoes, roasted red peppers, walnuts and spices create a spicy Eastern Mediterranean sauce that perfectly complements pan-seared lamb chops. Get the recipe: Pan-Seared Lamb Chops with Middle Eastern Tomato Sauce
  • Zucchini And Tuna Pappardelle
    Christopher Baker
  • Canned tuna doesn't have to mean sandwiches; instead, toss it with ribbons of zucchini, pappardelle, and a lemony cream sauce. Get the recipe: Zucchini and Tuna Pappardelle
  • Vegetable Tacos With Chipotle Sour Cream And Smoky Black Beans
    Christopher Baker
  • Slow-roasted beans make a savory, crunchy topping for these vegetable tacos. And save any you have left over to be served solo as a cocktail snack. Get the recipe: Vegetable Tacos with Chipotle Sour Cream and Smoky Black Beans
  • Baked Coconut And Lime Rice Pudding
    Christopher Baker
  • Rice is the foundation for coconut pudding squares, which use up any dried fruit or nuts you may have. Get the recipe: Baked Coconut and Lime Rice Pudding

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