These Useful Substitutes Make Excellent Swaps for the Following Pantry Mainstays

Many of us have changed the way we shopped in recent years, especially when it comes to groceries. So, if you’re looking to make the most out of the current items in your pantry with the less frequent trips, then you might have just stumbled upon the right blog for the job. If you’re missing one or two common ingredients in your recipe for tonight or even this weekend, you can turn to one – or more – of these ideal pantry swaps, which will save you both time and money down the road. Check them out below! 

Dried Pasta

Pasta is the cornerstone of many budget-friendly meals. When you can’t find dried pasta, use zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash. If you have flour and eggs, find a tutorial to help you make pasta from scratch. Check the freezer for alternative kinds of pasta as well.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a hearty addition to your pantry. In the event that you run out of this beloved spread, first try a different nut butter, like almond butter or cashew butter. Allergy-friendly sun butter is another option. If you can have peanuts and honey on hand, use your food processor to mix some up yourself.

Spaghetti Sauce

Red tomato sauce is a must for Italian night dishes. No spaghetti sauce at your usual market? Stock up on cans of diced tomatoes and Italian seasoning for a fresh, easy pasta sauce in minutes. All you have to do is blend the two and then simmer over your stove for approximately 30 minutes. Let cool and use however you like.


Have the urge to bake, but can’t locate sugar anywhere? Don’t panic! First, if you’re searching for white sugar, see if you can find brown sugar, instead. Next, search for sugar-free alternatives like Splenda or more natural options like maple syrup, agave nectar, honey, and stevia.

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