Basic Pantry Staples | free printable inventory list

Having a well-stocked pantry can save you from unnecessary trips to the grocery store and eating out too often.  Since I’m also cleaning out our kitchen cupboards this week, I thought I’d put together a basic pantry staples list (items you’ll quite likely find in my own cupboards) that would be useful to have on hand at all times!

Below my list, you’ll find a Pantry Inventory printable with areas that you can fill in to suit your own needs.  Hope you like it!

Basic Spices

  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Ginger powder
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Chicken bouillon powder/cubes

Dried Goods

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Coffee, tea
  • Cornstarch
  • Cereal
  • All purpose flour/whole wheat flour
  • Sugar/icing sugar
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Jams and preserves
  • Dried beans

Canned Goods

  • Tomatoes (paste, sauce, diced)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Pickles
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken

Baking Supplies

  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Oats
  • Chocolate chips/raisins
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Honey
  • Yeast


  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Soy sauce
  • Oils (olive, grape seed, vegetable)
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Vinegars (white, balsamic, apple cider)
  • Maple syrup
  • Peanut butter

Perishable Items

  • Bread – including bagels and buns
  • Dairy – milk, butter, cheese, yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Frozen fruit and vegetables
  • Onions and garlic
  • Meat, fish and poultry

Is there anything you would add to the basic pantry list?

Click on the image above to print your own Pantry Inventory list!

Having a well-stocked pantry can save you from unnecessary trips to the grocery store. Here's a list of basic pantry staples to have on hand at all times!