15 Insanely Budget-Friendly Target Deals to Fill Your Pantry in May

Stretch your dollar further with these pantry bargains at Target.

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Updated May 28, 2024
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Target can be a great place to pick up household items or clothes, but you can also grab some great deals on pantry items to get more of the foods your family enjoys.

So, the next time you’re wandering the aisles of Target finding ways to save money on groceries, check out the store’s grocery section to pick up these pantry deals while keeping more money in your bank account.

Here are 15 deals pantry items to check out at Target this month.

GoGo squeeZ Applesauce

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Applesauce on the go is perfect for kids or adults. You can easily toss them in a bag on your way out the door or stock a few in the pantry when your kids need snacks.

So grab a 20-count box of GoGo squeeZ Applesauce at Target for $12.29 so you always have some on hand. And if that’s too many for your pantry, Target does carry packs of GoGo squeeZ Applesauce in smaller quantities.

Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Courtesy of Target Idahoan Buttery Homestyle mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a great side dish that you can keep stocked in your pantry when you’re finding it hard to come up with something extra for meals.

Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Mashed Potatoes are gluten-free and come in a four-ounce envelope for $1.49. And if buttery potatoes aren’t your thing, Idahoan also has other flavors like roasted garlic or baby reds.

Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Cream of mushroom soup can be a delicious lunch or dinner, or you can add it to plenty of recipes like casseroles and pasta dishes.

Grab some cans of Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup for $1.39 so you always have some on hand in your pantry.

Heinz Tomato Ketchup

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If you’re looking forward to getting the grill out for the summer, grab some condiments for your pantry so you’re prepared.

Heinz Tomato Ketchup comes in a squeezable 38-ounce bottle for $4.99 so you’ll have plenty for friends and family at your next barbecue.

Good and Gather White Distilled Vinegar

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Vinegar can be used in plenty of recipes or can make a great natural cleaning agent if you don’t want to use harsh chemicals.

So get a gallon of Good and Gather White Distilled Vinegar for $3.59 to stock in your pantry.

Good and Gather Milk Chocolate Chips

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If you’re a baker, you’re probably looking for cheap ways to stock up on ingredients you can grab out of your pantry whenever you want.

Get the Good and Gather Milk Chocolate Chips for your baking-ingredient stash, which costs $2.49 for an 11.5-ounce bag.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks

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You can never have enough fruit snacks around the hungry kids in your life who constantly want snacks or need a quick bite while you’re out and about.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks come in a box of 22 snacks for $5.79 so you can always have some on hand.

Good and Gather Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Pasta Sauce

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Pasta is an easy meal to make when you get home after a long day at work, and it’s sure to please everyone in your house.

Pick up some spaghetti and Good and Gather Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Pasta Sauce for the pantry so you’re ready for dinner. The 24-ounce jar will cost you $1.59 at Target.

Bush’s Black Beans

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Canned black beans are perfect to stock in your pantry so they’re easy to grab as a side dish or to add to a great dinner recipe.

Bush’s Black Beans come in a 15-ounce can at Target, so grab some for $1.39 per can.

Good and Gather Sparkling Water

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Sparkling water is a good thing to stock in your pantry if you’re not someone who likes to drink plain water.

Check out Good and Gather Sparkling Water, which comes in a pack of eight 12-ounce cans for $3.29. You can choose from several different flavors like cranberry citrus, strawberry mango, or tropical cherry.

Pepperidge Farm Milano Double Dark Chocolate Cookies

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Treat yourself to something sweet with Pepperidge Farm Milano Double Dark Chocolate Cookies from Target.

You can get a 7.5-ounce package of the delectable cookies for $3.89 at your local Target or order online and have Target ship them to you.

Knorr Rice Sides Chicken Rice Blend

Courtesy of Target Target Knorr rice sides chicken rice blend

Knorr Rice Sides Chicken Rice Blend is a good thing to stock up on if you’re stuck finding a good side dish for your family some nights. You can also add other ingredients like grilled chicken and vegetables for a hearty dinner option.

Grab a 5.6-ounce packet of Knorr’s chicken rice blends for $1.39 at Target.

Swanson Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast

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Canned chicken can be used in many recipes, including chicken salad, casseroles, and more. Check out Swanson Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast, which comes in a 12.5-ounce can for $4.29.

Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix

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You don’t have to limit stuffing to Thanksgiving, so pick up a box of cornbread stuffing for any time of year.

Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix comes in a 6-ounce box at Target for $2.49 or you can order it online and have it shipped to you.

Pro tip: Make sure you have one of the top credit cards in your wallet for your next Target trip. This can help you earn rewards and maximize your savings each time you shop.

Market Pantry Cheese and Garlic Croutons

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Another popular Target in-store brand is Market Pantry, which offers delicious alternatives that are cheaper than name-brand versions.

Market Pantry Cheese and Garlic Croutons come in a five-ounce package for $1.39 and are perfect for salads or any other dishes that need a little crunch.

Bottom line

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When you know what you’re looking for, and shopping the deals, Target can be a great place to stock up on pantry staples and treats alike.

Before your next Target run, check your wallet for the credit cards that allow you to earn cash back so you can maximize how much you’ll save.

It’s also a good idea to create a list before you go if you’re struggling financially or trying to stick with a budget. A list can help you stay on track, find the best deals, and keep some cash in your pocket.

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