Batch cooking is an age-old technique that will help you to get ahead for the week and cut down on your food waste. Start by preparing a freezable vegetable ragu, then use this to make one of our three delicious vegan meals which are perfect for busy weeknights.
Whether you prefer a comforting lasagne, moreish moussaka or hearty Bolognese, these flavoursome plant-based suppers are sure to become family favourites. Each recipe serves two, but the quantities can easily be multiplied to feed a crowd.
Vegan ragu base recipe
Start by making a healthy tomato ragu to form the base recipe for your three dinners. Simply brimming with veg and pulses, this hearty stew counts as four of your five-a-day. Use two portions of the ragu in each of the following recipes.
Now you have three delicious options to choose from…
1. Vegan lasagne
The ultimate family comfort food, who doesn’t love a rich lasagne, topped with creamy white sauce and delicate pasta layers. This meat-free marvel is suprisingly light yet doesn’t stint on flavour. Combine flour with soya milk to make a thick sauce, flavoured with a hint of nutmeg. After you’ve assembled the lasagne with the ragu and sauce, sprinkle with nutritional yeast for a strong ‘cheesy’ hit.
2. Vegan moussaka
You don’t need to go on a Greek odyssey to find a mouth-watering moussaka! Our feel-good recipe can be layered up in just five minutes, using the ragu, soya milk mash and griddled aubergine slices. Anoint with oregano-infused olive oil to ensure a crisp, golden top after baking.
3. Vegan bolognese
Short on time? Our super spag bol recipe is as simple as it gets and can be on the table in just 10 minutes. All you need to do is boil the pasta, heat with the ragu and sprinkle with fresh basil. The chunky veg with the spaghetti makes a satisfying yet low-fat supper.
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