Apr 29, 2017

Food storage recipes

These are not “magic” food storage recipes, but just regular recipes using staples like wheat, rice, beans, pasta, and potatoes. Using your food storage doesn’t mean serving special or bizarre meals to your family; it just means using the same ingredients you’ve bought for years but now plan and purchase in quantities that would last at least three months and count as food storage.

You can design food storage that’s perfect for your own family by looking at what your family likes to eat and then using 2 criteria:

1.    The dish should be quick to prepare
2.    The recipe should call for some dried and/or canned goods

Begin your own list of meals by reviewing the everyday recipes you prepare for your family and considering how those same recipes could become a viable part of your own three-month storage; then you might fill in any gaps with recipes from the categories below:


Wheat is easier than you think. The first thing you should know is that the simplest way to cook wheat is in a slow cooker overnight. The recipe below makes at least twelve cups of cooked whole wheat “berries” which can then be stored in three or four Ziploc bags and frozen until needed.

Basic Cooked Wheat Berries
Whole Wheat Berries
Hippie Tacos
Fiesta Wheat and Bean Salad
Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Apricots
Polka Dot Porridge
Hinkley Family’s Christmas Breakfast Pancakes
Super Moist Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake
Seven Minute Bread
Wheat Berry Salad with Apples and Cashews
Wheat Berry Salad with Dried Apricots
Wheat Berry Salad with Tart Dried Cherries and Walnuts
Zesty Wheat Berry and Black Bean Chili
Feta Wheat Berry Salad
Super Healthy Carrot Cake
Carrots, Curry, and Wheat Chicken Salad
Salsa Wheat Berry Soup
Just Peachy Whole Wheat Cake
Whole Wheat Ginger Bread Pancakes


Anything served with rice is secretly a food storage meal.  It just doesn’t get more normal than that.

Dinner Rice
Citrus Curry Pork and Rice
Deseret News Special
Josey’s Rice Salade
Rice and Beans! Rice and Beans! Rice and Beans!
Coconut Rice
Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice
Chicken Basil Italiano
Polynesian Skillet


Beans, just like any other staple, cooks with water.  Start early, because they do take a bit of time to soften and then enjoy a healthy a source of protein from food storage.

Bean Burrito
Sissy Salsa
Creamy Bean Soup
Summer Salad
Black Bean Brownies
Creamy Bean Soup With Extra Hidden Veggies
Perfect Pintos
Cafe Rio Black Beans Big
Too Many Tomatoes
Bean Pancakes


Macaroni is only one type of pasta, but when properly stored, it lasts for 30 years, and is a good backup for any pasta dish.

Boston Reuben Bake
Macaroni Minestrone Soup
Lizzie’s Chili Mac
Bonnie’s Best Penne Pasta
Noodles & Company


I work through my supply of oats by using them mainly in cookies, apple crisp, and breakfast cereal.

Easy Apple Crisp
Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves


Instant potatoes are like fast food in the world of storage.  The kids, whatever their age, will love you.

Groovy Mashed Potatoes
Easy Pleasing Meatloaf
Uncle Frank
Cranberry Pork Chops
Emergency Meals
Monster Mash
Potato Leek Soup


Sure there are other staples that store well and could be excellent additions to your food storage.

Christmas Spam
Heirloom Carrot Spoon Cake
Pears, Pecans, and Poppy Seed
Your Serve
Laundry Soap
Pico De Gallo
Pineapple Angel Food Cake
Dutch Apple Pie
Tomato Basil Easy
Chili Sauce
No-Knead Bread
Amazing Lemon Ice Cream From Food Storage!!!
Frozen Hot Chocolate
Garden Fresh Tomato Soup
Butternut Squash With Gorgonzola And Pecans
Corn Meal Braid Bread