Mix & Match Skillet Meals

Do you ever find yourself needing to throw a quick dinner together, and you just can't come up with anything on fly?  Mix & Match Skillet Meals is a go to idea that will help guide you on the many combinations of skillet meals you can make simply by pulling things you have on hand from your pantry and refrigerator.

Print the chart & directions below and tape it to your pantry door for the next time you are feeling uninspired. The possible dinner combinations are endless! It's great for using leftovers or clearing out your pantry!

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How to make a Mix & Match Skillet Meal

1) pull one item  (or more) from each category on the chart.
 **Don't forget the additional liquid w/the sauce!**
2) Stir together in a skillet, season to taste, bring to a boil. 
**Seasoning options are endless!: Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Creole, Taco, Soy sauce...)**
3) Reduce heat to simmer, cover pan for about 30 min. till pasta/rice is tender.
4)  Stir occasionally to ensure it doesn't stick
5) Optional:  Stir in 1/2-1 cup shredded cheese, just before serving.

Mix & Match Skillet Meals
 Master List:
This is just a suggestion of items to get you started. 
1 cup uncooked
14-16 oz. can plus
 1-1/2 cups liquid (broth , milk or water)
1 lb. cooked
2 cups, cooked or raw
Rice-a-roni (or make your own!)


Rice (white, brown, wild)

Pasta (any kind)

Bulgur Wheat


Quick cooking Barley

Flavored Pasta Packets (Alfredo, etc or make your own!)

Ramen noodles
Cream of Chicken

Cream of Mushroom

Canned Broth

Pasta Sauce

Cheese Sauces/Soups

Cream of Potato

Tomato Soup

Alfredo Sauce
Asian Sauce packets
Enchilada Sauce
Ground Beef, turkey or pork

Chopped Beef, ham, or chicken

Frozen Meatballs

Uncooked Shrimp




Hot dogs
Canned Beans

Baby Carrots

Bell Peppers

Hash Brown Potatoes



Green Beans


Frozen Mixed Vegetables


Green Peppers

Whatever you’ve got
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