Falafel wrap on a blue board

Storecupboard lunch recipes

35 Recipes

Whip up a quick and filling lunch using a few storecupboard ingredients. From falafel wraps and pasta salads to bean soup, we've got lots of budget-friendly ideas.

9 ratings 2.9 out of 5 star rating

Make falafel with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. To give the falafels a better texture, be sure to use dried chickpeas rather than canned

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
61 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This pasta salad makes a quick and healthy lunch, or is perfect prepared ahead for a picnic or lunchbox

5 mins
Easy
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5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A quick, easy and filling treat for after school or work - easily doubled or even quadrupled for a crowd

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use up some of those storecupboard leftovers in this delicious salad

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Top baked sweet potatoes with pesto, cannellini beans and tuna for a simple supper. They take just two minutes to prep and deliver two of your 5-a-day

9 mins
Easy
748 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Come home to a warming bowlful of this filling, low-fat soup

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Have a pack of flour tortilla wraps knocking about in your storecupboard? Sandwich them with a bean filling and griddle

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Reach into your storecupboard for pulses and sweetcorn to form the base for this simple side with hot, sweet dressing

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These easy-to-make pancakes are great for a late or weekend breakfast, or even an after school snack

40 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Use capers, orzo, chilli and cherry tomatoes to make tuna pasta more exciting – and you may already have tuna and capers in the storecupboard

25 mins
Easy
18 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy our creamy pesto and kale pasta as a tasty and nutritious supper. Make it with just a handful of ingredients and storecupboard staples

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This speedy tortilla supper counts as 3 of your 5 a day and needs just four ingredients. It doesn't get much easier than this veggie storecupboard meal

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Use whatever veg you have on hand, along with eggs and milk, to easily whip up a tasty omelette

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This family favourite is a great way to get seafood into a gluten-free diet - and by using canned tuna it fits into even the strictest of student budgets

27 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
100 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Blend your storecupboard pulses with cumin, turmeric and garlic to create this robust soup with crispy pancetta topping

35 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Make these five-ingredient baked eggs with tomatoes and beans using storecupboard staples. It's a quick, easy, tasty and healthy dish

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
13 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make this frittata for a quick, easy and healthy lunch option, making the most of storecupboard ingredients and packing in three of your 5-a-day

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make a batch of this stew at the weekend, then chill or freeze it in portions for easy midweek lunches. See our different toppings to keep it interesting

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Upgrade beans on toast and turn it into something special with a sprinkling of feta, a thick slice of sourdough and a tin of chopped tomatoes

7 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
39 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A great storecupboard salad, topped with golden brown halloumi and quick, homemade pickled red onion

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
91 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This warming, spiced vegetarian soup packs in goodness and is filling too. The quick-to-assemble guacamole topping tastes as good as it looks

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
107 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This simple rice dish is a useful backup – it needs practically no preparation and uses storecupboard ingredients

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
66 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A meaty and vibrant soup that's great for using up festive ham leftovers or as a comforting storecupboard soup

25 mins
Easy
89 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Simple storecupboard pasta salad with sunny Mediterranean flavours

30 mins
Easy
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