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Creamy salmon with chunky ratatouille

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(6 ratings)
This recipe is designed to be made ahead and frozen - individual fish suppers with creamy salmon and chunky veg
1 hour and 35 minutes
Easy

Crusty cheddar pies

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(4 ratings)
This recipe has been designed to be made ahead and frozen - a family-friendly batch pie, with cheesy mashed potato atop hidden broccoli, leeks and celery
1 hour and 45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Balsamic steaks with peppercorn wedges

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(5 ratings)
Freeze single portions of sirloin steak and chips so you have a home-cooked meal within minutes of getting home
35 minutes
Easy

Chilli Marrakech

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(16 ratings)
If you love spicy, aromatic dishes like tagine, this one-pot will become an instant favourite - it uses lean lamb mince but beef also works
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Tomato sauce

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(28 ratings)
A good tomato sauce has countless uses. Make a big batch, then use in other dishes throughout the week
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Spicy chicken cacciatore

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(8 ratings)
With a tub of homemade tomato sauce in the fridge, this dish is a cinch
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy

Bean & sausage hotpot

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(32 ratings)
Warm up after work with this ultimate comfort food dish, just add a buttery dollop of mash
45 minutes
Easy

Beef & pickle pasties

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(0 ratings)
Bake pickle or chutney into traditional Cornish shortcrust pastry parcels to save serving on the side
1 hour and 55 minutes
Easy

Faggots with onion gravy

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(10 ratings)
Made from pork shoulder and pigs liver, meatball-like faggots are a blast from the thrifty past - serve with mashed potatoes
2 hours
Easy
Healthy

Beef with red wine & carrots

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(37 ratings)
Use this winter stew as a 'master recipe' - eat half, then use the rest in a pie or with pasta
4 hours and 5 minutes
Easy

Italian cottage pie

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(23 ratings)
Add a little 'mamma mia' to a beef stew with pancetta and oregano, and a crunchy topping of Parmesan-coated potatoes
5 hours
Easy

Pappardelle with beef

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(5 ratings)
Wide ribbons of pappardelle are the classic pasta to serve with a meaty sauce - you're bound to be going back for seconds
4 hours and 30 minutes
Easy

Chocolate flapjacks

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Lovely for a lunchbox treat, these flapjacks have plenty of slow-burning carbs to keep you going through the afternoon
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Rhubarb & custard crunch

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(3 ratings)
Kids will enjoy assembling these little pots. If rhubarb isn't your thing, any cooked or canned fruit works well
1 hour
Easy

Apple, pear & cherry compote

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(4 ratings)
Great as an easy dessert for Sunday lunch, then use for breakfasts and midweek puds
50 minutes
Easy

Sugar-crunch fruitcake

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(6 ratings)
Moist fruit and a crunchy sugary topping mean it's impossible to have just one slice of this delicious cake
1 hour and 45 minutes
Easy

Fuss-free lasagne

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(15 ratings)
Take advantage of the special offers available on mince and batch-cook this sure-fire family winner
2 hours and 30 minutes
Easy

Cheeseburger & chips

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(25 ratings)
Homemade burgers and chips beat shop-bought every time. Why not make double and freeze a batch?
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Cheese & bacon lasagne

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(79 ratings)
This freezable, family-friendly recipe is economical and has a wonderful comfort-food feel about it
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Friday night fish pie

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(26 ratings)
Everyone loves a fish pie. Lulu Grimes shares a delicious, easy recipe to pop in the freezer for those busy nights
1 hour and 35 minutes
Easy

Multi mince

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Use this great mince recipe as a base for bolognese or cottage pie - freeze a batch ready to whip out for last-minute dinners
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Quick cottage pie

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A quick cottage pie that uses low-fat buttermilk in the mash
40 minutes
Easy
Healthy

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