American Pantry UK

Ready Made/Mixes

Seriously, who has time to make everything from scratch? Below, you’ll find the mixes and ready made kits we use as Americans when we’re looking to take the occasional shortcut.

Item What is it? Where can I get it?
Aunt Jemima’s Corn Bread Mix Mix for corn bread, a light quick bread consisting of corn meal that goes well with most Southern style dishes Ocado, Amazon, Specialty shops
Aunt Jemima’s Buttermilk Pancake Mix Mix for American style pancakes, buttermilk gives a richer flavour but lighter texture Amazon
Betty Crocker Blueberry Muffin Mix Mix for American style blueberry muffins, complete with American blueberries Tesco, Sainsburys, Amazon, Ocado
Betty Crocker Potatoes Available as scalloped or au gratin. Mix, including thinly sliced dehydrated potatoes, useful for making a quick side dish. Amazon, Specialty shops
Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mixes Mix for sponge cakes in a variety of flavours, very easy to mix and results in moist, light cake that keeps well Tesco, Sainsburys, Ocado, Asda, Amazon
Betty Crocker Brownie Mix Mix for American style brownies, a thick chocolate baked dessert similar to sponge cake Tesco, Sainsburys, Ocado, Asda, Amazon
Bisquick Versatile baking mixture for biscuits, pancakes, scones, pizza dough, etc. Tesco, Ocado, Amazon (bulk sizes), Waitrose, off-licenses
Duncan Hines Cake Mix Another cake mix – unlike Betty Crocker, omits pudding, resulting in a higher and lighter cake. Good base for tweaking. Ocado, Amazon, Specialty shops
French’s Fried Onions Crispy golden fried onions, used mainly for topping casseroles. Ocado, Amazon, Specialty shops
Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix Tangy dressing mix consisting of chives, dill, oregano, garlic and milk powder. Excellent for flavouring meats, including hamburgers, or as a dip. Amazon, Specialty shops
Jell-O Jelly Mix Mix for jelly – available in a wider range of flavours than UK brands, available in sugar free versions. Also useful for flavouring cakes and creams. Tesco (limited), Ocado, Amazon, Specialty shops
Jell-O Pudding Mix Mix for American style pudding (a thickened milk dish similar to custard or yoghurt). Available in many flavours. Useful for filling pies. Tesco (limited), Ocado, Amazon, Specialty shops
Lipton Onion Soup Mix Used mainly for imparting a strong onion flavour to dips, hamburgers, potatoes and casseroles, but can also be made into soup. Amazon, Specialty shops
Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix Tangy dressing mix consisting of oregano, garlic, dill, peppers and lemon. Also useful for marinating and coating meats. Amazon, Specialty shops
Hamburger Helper Spice mix for ground beef. Used mainly in making sloppy joes. Tesco, Amazon, Specialty shops
Kraft Mac & Cheese The famous ‘orange’ macaroni and cheese. Sharp cheddar taste. Ocado, Amazon, Specialty shops (sometimes called Cheesey Pasta)
Kraft Stovetop Stuffing Poultry stuffing mix, similar to Paxo. Ocado, Amazon, Specialty shops
Old El Paso Mexican Mixes Range of tex-mex (Americanised Mexican food) mixes and ingredients. Tesco, Sainsburys, Ocado, Asda, Amazon
Shake ‘N’ Bake Flavoured bread crumb mix for chicken, escalopes and vegetables. Easy to achieve fried food texture without frying. Tesco, Amazon, Specialty shops
Zatarain’s Jambalaya Mix Spicy rice dish made from peppers, onions, celery, spices (including thyme) and long grain rice. Usually served with chicken and smoked sausage mixed in, similar to a biryani. Amazon, Specialty shops