Basic Pantry Staples | free printable inventory list #pantrystaples #freeprintables #grocerylist

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? Let me know in the comments below!

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!