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Macadamia & cranberry American cookies

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(28 ratings)
These freezable biscuits are completely irresistible and make a great gift for kids to give to teachers or grandparents
35 minutes
Easy

Chicken, leek & parsley pie

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(16 ratings)
This satisfying evening meal can be made in advance: simply make up the pie and freeze until you are ready to bake it
2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderately easy

Big-batch Bolognese

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(19 ratings)
Whip up a huge batch of bolognese that's fit to feed a hungry crowd, or freeze half for a speedy midweek meal
1 hour and 55 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Pork goulash with herby dumplings

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(32 ratings)
Goulash makes a great freezer standby - just the job when you're pushed for time, but want the comfort of a stew
1 hour and 55 minutes
Easy

So-simple spaghetti Bolognese

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(25 ratings)
Make a delicious spag-bol in less than half an hour
30 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Cheesy broccoli pasta bake

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(25 ratings)
A versatile pasta bake is a midweek staple and this recipe can even be made ahead and frozen for extra convenience
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Melanzane lasagne

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(11 ratings)
This vegetarian lasagne is freezer-friendly, the ideal standby supper
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

One-pot chicken & bacon stew

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(48 ratings)
Cook a batch of this delicious family favourite and you'll always have a satisfying meal to hand
1 hour and 50 minutes
Easy

Creamy prawn & spring vegetable pot

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(2 ratings)
Packed with goodness, this freeze-ahead one-pot is quick to prepare and counts towards your five-a-day
40 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Chicken biryani bake

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(14 ratings)
Keep this biryani bake in the freezer for an easy midweek health kick
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Italian vegetable soup

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(39 ratings)
Warm up your week with this good-for-you vegetable soup that's easy to freeze ahead
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Yummy scrummy carrot cake

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(722 ratings)
The lightest and most enticingly moist carrot cake you will ever come across - just find a good hiding place for it!
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Cheese & spinach penne with walnut crumble

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(10 ratings)
A twist on macaroni cheese, with added veg and a crunchy topping of bread and nuts - make in batches and freeze
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Spicy African chicken stew

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(16 ratings)
Cayenne pepper and Scotch bonnet chillies give this boldly flavoured peanut casserole a fiery kick
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

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