By Allrecipes Staff

We've compiled the ultimate pantry checklist to save you cash and sanity. Do a kitchen sweep and check off what you've got. When you come back to this page on the same device—say, always on your phone—it will remember what you've checked so you can refer to it at the store. No more wasted purchases!

We've compiled the ultimate pantry checklist to save you cash and sanity. Do a kitchen sweep and check off what you've got. When you come back to this page on the same device—say, always on your phone—it will remember what you've checked so you can refer to it at the store. No more wasted purchases!

The Absolute Essentials

Salt

Pepper

Olive oil

Vegetable oil

All-Purpose flour

Granulated sugar

Eggs

Milk

Butter or margarine

Canned Goods

Chicken stock or broth

Beef stock or broth

Canned tomatoes

Tomato sauce

Tomato paste

Can/jar of marinara sauce

Canned white beans

Canned black beans

Canned kidney beans

Tuna

Starches and Dry Goods

Pasta in your favorite shapes

Long-grain white rice

Jasmine or basmati rice

Lentils

Split peas

Dried bread crumbs

Root Vegetables

Potatoes

Onions

Garlic

Condiments

Balsamic vinegar

Cider vinegar

White vinegar

Sherry vinegar

Red wine vinegar

White wine vinegar

Rice vinegar

Soy sauce

Worcestershire sauce

Hot sauce

Ketchup

Yellow mustard

Dijon mustard

Whole grain mustard

Mayonnaise

Herbs and Spices

Dried basil

Bay leaves

Ground cayenne pepper

Crushed red pepper flakes

Seasoned salt

Chili powder

Ground cinnamon

Cinnamon sticks

Garlic powder

Onion powder

Oregano

Paprika

Freezer Items

Frozen chicken breasts or thighs

Frozen corn

Frozen peas

Frozen ground beef

Much-Loved Extras

(Not for every cook, but some folks consider these must-haves.)

Lemons

Fresh ginger

Shallots

Capers

Canned chiles

Prepared horseradish

Anchovy paste

Almond extract

Vanilla extract

Kosher salt

Cooking spray

Cornstarch

Confectioners' sugar

Honey

Brown sugar

We hope this helps you keep your pantry full—a fully-stocked pantry can save you hundreds a month.

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