7 Practical Recipes To Make At Home During Self Isolation

Those practising self-isolation are often left with few options when it comes to making meals at home. Because of the Coronavirus, supermarkets and grocery stores around the globe are continuously running into shortages due to panic buying and stockpiling. That’s why we tracked down seven simple recipes that can be made with pantry staples. These recipes are foolproof, require little time and effort and are absolutely delicious. Here are seven practical recipes to make if you’re in self-isolation.

Practical Recipes To Make At Home During Self Isolation

1. Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Nothing is more comforting than a big hearty bowl of chilli. Minimalist Baker’s recipe keeps it simple with just onion, black beans, sweet potato, veggie stalk and salsa. Start by heating your onions and chopped sweet potato in a skillet and let them soften.

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2. Chipotle Chicken Taquitos

Shred some chicken and throw in a few goodies like chipotle peppers, cheddar stuffed in a tortilla, and you’ve got yourself a delicious chicken taquito. Bake em, fry em, grill em – either way, you’re bound to get a tasty end result. Perfectly crunchy, simple to throw together and a hit with even the pickiest of eaters – this recipe is a no brainer.

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3. Fettuccine Alfredo

Who doesn’t love a deliciously creamy bowl of fettuccine alfredo? By combining only heavy cream, butter, parmesan and pepper, you’re set for a scrumptious sauce. In addition to requiring very few ingredients, you can throw this together in under 30 minutes.

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4. Steak Hash

Steak, bell peppers, onion, potatoes and generous spices are all you need to throw this delicious dinner. Start by seasoning the steak to your taste then cook. Now, all that’s left is saute the veggies before letting the heat and flavours do the rest of the work in a pot.

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5. Smoked Sausage Cajun Alfredo

Bring a little bit of The Big Easy to your kitchen with this tasty cajun pasta. The sausage, heavy cream and cajun seasoning make for an incredibly creamy and smoky dinner that doubles as great leftovers. All you need to do is cook the pasta and saute the sausage before combining with the heavy cream and seasoning. Afterwards, when the whole house smells like a New Orleans eatery, grate some parmesan on top and enjoy.

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6. Sheet Pan Potato Nachos

This flavourful tex-mex fave is absolutely foolproof. Grab a few potatoes, two cans of pinto beans, spinach, cheddar and salsa and you’re good to go. After letting the potatoes tender in the oven, all that’s left is to arrange the nachos and bake! Get creative with toppings from the fridge such as tomatoes, sour cream and herbs.

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7. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

Four lemons, three heads of garlic, fresh rosemary, salt/pepper and one whole chicken are all you need to make this unbelievably juicy dinner. Once you’ve added the halved garlic heads, sliced lemon and rosemary sprigs, season your chicken with salt and pepper then pop it in the slow cooker for four hours. Be sure to check for an internal temperature of 165 F/75 C and presto – easy dinner with minimal effort and ingredients.

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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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