Kitchen Staples Every Good Cook Should Have in Their Fridge/Pantry

What’s in your pantry? If it’s not as well-stocked as it should be, this makes grocery shopping a challenge and you may struggle to have everything you need for your next recipe.

Make cooking and baking easier by keeping all of the essentials in your fridge and pantry. If you’re not sure what kitchen staples you need to get started, read on to learn what you should have at home, and what you can use it for.

Once you’re stocked, you can create the best recipes, without needing to run out to the store!

Olive Oil Is One of the Best Kitchen Staples

As every Mediternian chef knows, you can’t have a well-stocked pantry list without olive oil.

Use it for baking, frying, to make salad dressings, or add to pasta, marinades, and sauces. There’s not much that can’t be improved with the right kind of olive oil.


Flour is one of the most useful pantry staples. While we know how important it is for baking, flour is also useful for thickening soups or stews, making morning pancakes or biscuits, and making pizza crusts.

There are quite a few different types of flour, so make sure you use the right type for each recipe.


We all know and love eggs, but did you realize they have many health benefits as well? Eggs are proven to promote heart health and are also a good source of Vitamin D, so include them in your weekly diet.

A morning omelet or afternoon quiche is easy to whip up in your ceramic cookware and is an easy way to impress.

Salt and Spices

Having all the food in the world is no good if it’s bland. Make sure your pantry essentials include plenty of salt and spices, useful to take any recipe from average to amazing.

Your preferred spices will vary depending on what you like to cook. However, you can’t go wrong with peppercorn, cinnamon, basil, chili powder, nutmeg, and rosemary.


Both white and grain rice are pantry staples that add carbs and substance to any meal. Whether you’re making a stir fry, curry, or even just enjoying rice as a side item, it’s a great food to keep at home.

Invest in a quality rice cooker to make it easy to prepare rice at home.

Vanilla Extract

Any baker will know the importance of vanilla extract in baking. It adds a rich flavor to cookies, brownies, and cakes, creating the sweet, delicious tastes we all love.

Although real vanilla extract is more expensive than the artificial kind, it’s worth investing in as it’s higher quality.

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Stock up on these kitchen staples to ensure you can create the perfect meal at any time! Cooking and baking bring joy to many families, so make sure you have everything you need for all their favorite recipes.

Contact us if we can help with any recipes, cookware, or new gadgets to make your life easier. We are experts in the kitchen and look forward to helping you. 

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