17 Ingredients Joanna Gaines Always Keeps in Her Pantry

Updated 06/13/18

Making and sticking to a grocery shopping list can be a challenge. That's why it's helpful to always have a few go-to ingredients in mind when you head to the market. Who better to help you create your grocery list than best-selling author Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper? The mom of four (who's expecting her fifth) knows a thing or two about cooking for everyday life, including how to get food on the table in between a demanding, busy schedule. In her new book, Magnolia Table, Gaines not only shares her favorite recipes but also reveals the pantry essentials she always has on hand.

Joanna Gaines
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"On a weekly basis, a lot of the dishes that I cook use a lot of the same ingredients," Gaines tells Food52 in a recent interview. For her, it's all about having a plan so she can do grocery shopping for the whole family. Like many, she makes grocery shopping a weekly ritual. "I always do this on a Sunday night. I figure out what it is that everyone wants to eat and then I do the whole grocery list," she says.

Curious what tried and true ingredients Gaines always has stocked in her pantry? These are her cooking essentials you'll want to add to your grocery list ASAP.

Joanna's Grocery List:

Flour
Sugar
Cocoa Powder
Bananas
Lemons
White Onions
Garlic
Pecans
Buttermilk
Kosher Salt 
Parsley Flakes
Garlic Salt
Garlic Powder
Salted Butter
Refrigerated Pie Crust
Organic Chicken Broth
Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

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Be sure to consult Gaines's go-to ingredients before your next trip to the market and stock up on these kitchen tools to help get dinner on the table in a snap.

Cooking Essentials

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