Many people get started with food storage so that they can be prepared for an emergency, especially an extended period of having no power. Therefore you often hear the term “shelf stable recipes” thrown around, meaning recipes that only need ingredients found on your shelves. Make sure you check out our Powerless Cooking class for ways to cook all your Shelf Stable meals without power.

Traditional Shelf Stable Recipes

Bean Flour Cream of Chicken Soup
Split Pea Soup
Whole Wheat Tortillas
Homemade Whole Wheat Noodles
Whole Wheat Bread
Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Ezekiel Bread
Homemade Rice-a-Roni
Hummus
Honey Granola
Enchilada Sauce
Best Rice Krispie Square
Worms and Dirt

Regular Recipes Turned Shelf Stable

Corn Cakes
Multi-Grain Pancakes
Blender Whole Wheat Pancakes
12 Bean Soup
Bean Flour Mac N Cheese
Catalina Chicken
Mexican Casserole
Homemade Marinara/Meat Sauce
Chow Mein Casserole
Chicken Barley Chili
Real Chili Beans
Rice Pudding
Homemade Granola Bars
Honey Granola
Buttermilk Biscuits

Reader Submitted Shelf Stable Recipes

Chicken Tortellini Soup
Wheat Applesauce Cake
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Apricot Oatmeal Bars
Garden Chicken Stew
Peanut Butter Bread
Tarragon Chicken Casserole
Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Homemade Mac ‘N’ Cheese
Baked Oatmeal
Chili With Chocolate


We asked all our readers for their favorite Shelf Stable recipes, and with their submissions we made a recipe book for everyone to download for free. Learn more about the Shelf Stable project here.