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This is it! The weekly menu plan for all the meals that can be made right out of the pantry. They are each simple, delicious and all the ingredients you have on hand. These are all family friendly meals that can be enjoyed each night of the week plus a sweet treat to indulge in. Enjoy this weekly menu plan especially made from pantry item meals. 

Browse through the pantry and see what ingredients you already have and see how quickly and easily these meals are to make. From homemade pizza to chicken pot pie then end with a Cinnabon cinnamon roll cake. This week is going to be comforting and delicious.  You can see all of the (weekly menu plans here). Enjoy!

Weekly menu plan collage of all the recipes for this week.

Weekly Menu Plan {Number Three}

Let me make this easy for you and prepare the most delicious and flavorful recipes that are straight out of the pantry and use your food sparingly. These pantry staples are traditional meals that all families will love. Make the most out of everyday ingredients! 

Dinner together just got easier with these weekly menu plans. Look through the pantry and see all the varieties of meals that can be made from there. My quick and easy dough can be used to make pizza, bread sticks, bread and so much more just with a few quick and simple ingredients. Use the things in the pantry and save the day this week!

Quick and easy dough photo

Quick and Easy Dough

When I stumbled on this recipe I couldn’t wait to try it. Instantly became my favorite recipe and let me tell you why!

Homemade pizza photo

The Easiest Homemade Pizza

Easiest Homemade Pizza Ever! Foolproof, dough is ready in 20 minutes, best pizza ever and taken from my quick and easy dough recipe. Crispy crust with all your favorite toppings to make your pizza night a bonus!

Best baked chicken thigh photo

Best Baked Chicken Thighs Recipe

Baked Chicken Thighs are tender, juicy chicken thighs baked in an AMAZING glaze mixture of Italian seasoning, Dijon mustard, sweet honey a pinch of spice and garlic cloves. This is a MUST make family meal!

Baked Mac and cheese photo

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This Baked Macaroni and Cheese comes together quick and easy. Homemade cheese sauce generously covers noodles and is baked to a rich, bubbly, golden brown perfection. When served with a hearty side of veggies, this indulgent dish becomes the perfect weeknight meal.

Chicken pot pie photo

One Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

One Skillet Chicken Pot Pie is a comforting family favorite classic made easy by using only one skillet and topping with a delicious flaky puff pastry.

Swedish meatballs photo

The Best Swedish Meatballs Recipe 

The Best Swedish Meatballs are smothered in the most amazing rich and creamy gravy. The meatballs are packed with such delicious flavor. You will quickly agree these are the BEST you have ever had! 

Tuna melt photo

Tuna Melt

Tuna Melt is the ultimate sandwich with a flavorful tuna fish mixture, slices of cheddar cheese, freshly sliced tomatoes all melted together in a skillet on a thick, crispy golden bread. This sandwich will literally melt in your mouth!

American goulash photo

American Goulash

American Goulash is an easy old-fashioned comforting meal that is perfect for the cold winter months. Everything cooks in the same pot, even the pasta!

Cinnabon cinnamon roll cake

Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake

Cinnamon Roll Cake is a cinnamon roll turned into an gooey gooey delicious cake! Swirled with buttery brown sugar cinnamon and topped with a glaze… this is the BEST cake EVER! 

Printable Shopping List:

I made this as easy as possible by even providing a FREE shopping list that is easy to print and makes your grocery shopping days much easier.

This week the weekly menu plan is focused on the needs, essentials and basics straight out of the pantry. Shop at home with a few of my favorite meal plans that our family loves. These meals are rich in flavor and all ages love! See what recipes you will enjoy this next week with this delicious and simple pantry item meal list.

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Weekly menu plan grocery list

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Post Updated on March 20, 2020

Originally Posted on July 4, 2015



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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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  1. Just eaten your lemon chicken recipe. We loved it and it tasted better than a Chinese take away. Added a bit of this and that as I usually do and it was yummy xxxx

  2. Dear Alyssa! I want to thank you for your great recipes… I am always surprized!

    Sorry, but I’m not that eager to get the new “meal planning recipes”, as I have
    my own thing going on! Thanks again!! Linda.