Ina Garten is Sharing Her Favorite Pantry Recipes On Instagram & We’re Already Drooling

Is there anything more comforting than binge-watching the Barefoot Contessa and imagining that you’re one of Ina Garten’s friends that get an invite to her Hamptons home for an effortlessly elegant dinner, complete with custom flower arrangement and cocktail. Well, these days Ina’s not exactly scrambling to have people over, but she is sharing her favorite pantry-friendly recipes on Instagram so that even while we’re self-isolating, we can still eat well. Between these pantry recipes and Ina’s most delicious bread recipes, it looks like the Barefoot Contessa is going to keep us busy in the kitchen while we’re cooped up at home.

1. Jam Thumbprint Cookies

You can use any jam you have on hand to make these cookies, and they’re a good way to use up that bag of shredded coconut you’ve had in your cupboard seemingly forever.

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2. Easy Tomato Soup

This recipe is endlessly versatile – Ina didn’t have cream, so she left it out, and if you don’t have saffron just add some more pepper.

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3. Roasted Applesauce

If your apples are starting to turn, whip up a batch of Ina’s roasted applesauce. You can use it as a side dish with latkes or pork chops, spoon it over oatmeal or greek yogurt, or serve it topped with ice cream for dessert. You can use a combo of apples and pears, or just one of the two, depending on what you have in stock.

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4. Stewed Tomatoes & Lentils

Those canned tomatoes and dried lentils that have been staring at you finally found their recipe destiny!

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5. Broccoli & Bow Ties

The sauce for this pasta is super simple – you just need lemon, butter, garlic, and olive oil. Ina didn’t have bow ties OR broccoli, so she swapped in cavatappi and broccolini, and you could use any pasta shape and any green veggie too (even frozen veg would do well here!).

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