Keep these 12 pantry staples on hand and cooking up a delicious weekend feast will be a breeze.

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Smoked Pork Sausage with Hard-Cider Sauce

2. Have smoked salmon on hand for tater tot waffles topped with smoked salmon and caviar.

Tater Tot Waffles with Smoked Salmon and Caviar
Credit: © Eva Kolenko

3. Pine Nuts are an easy way to add flavor and texture to leafy green salads, like this arugula-endive salad with honeyed pine nuts.

Argula-Endive Salad with Honeyed Pine Nuts
Credit: © Quentin Bacon

4. A packet of polenta is always your friend—especially in this poached egg with sunchokes and comté polenta dish.

Poached Eggs with Sunchokes and Comté Polenta

5. Baguettes—or any crusty bread—can be repurposed in a divine ham and sausage strata.

Ham and Sausage Strata

6. Few Americans eat pasta for breakfast, but this Greek-inspired recipe with orzo, leeks and bacon aims to make a few converts.

Custardy Baked Orzo with Spinach, Bacon and Feta

7. Quinoa gets a caesar salad-inspired treatment in this tasty grain bowl—perfect for any time of day, really.

Quinoa Egg Bowl with Pecorino
Credit: © John Kernick

8. Keep pomegranate juice in your cupboard to sweeten the batter for this light and berry-rich pancake.

Blueberry Dutch Baby
Credit: © Eva Kolenko

9. Tahini is so versatile—you can drizzle it on fruit or put it in a smoothie in the morning—"You're going to get a beautiful, creamy beverage that is just outstanding."

Tahini
Credit: Jacqueline Raposo

10. Keep almond flour in your pantry—and make our almond flour blueberry scones this weekend.

Almond Flour Blueberry Scones

11. Along with your jam, make sure to have marmalade—great on toast, but also in muffins with pumpkin and oats.

Pumpkin Muffins with Oats and Orange Marmalade
Credit: © Ryan Liebe

12. Sardines are the stealth breakfast superfood of this decade—and they're tasty on toast, to boot.

Sardine Toasts