A bowl filled with spaghetti bolognese and cheese

Batch cooking recipes

Need to get ahead with food prep for the week? Try batch cooking one of our easy recipes and freezing the leftovers for a speedy midweek meal.

50 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Whip up a huge batch of bolognese that's fit to feed a hungry crowd, or freeze half for a speedy midweek meal

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
16 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Make up a batch of this slow-cooked ratatouille and freeze for easy midweek meals when you’re busy. Packed with nutrients, it also delivers four of your 5-a-day

6 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
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19 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Freeze single portions of sirloin steak and chips so you have a home-cooked meal within minutes of getting home

35 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make a batch of classic broccoli and stilton soup with the help of a soup maker. It's freezable so you can make ahead for busy days, or a packed lunch

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
67 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
144 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Feed the family this comforting, budget-friendly sausage ragu with pasta. You can freeze the leftovers for another time and it tastes just as good

50 mins
Easy
49 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A good tomato sauce has countless uses. Make a big batch, then use in other dishes throughout the week

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake this pie for a family dinner, or simply batch cook the chicken curry base to freeze for later, then serve with rice or in jacket potatoes

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

With a tub of homemade tomato sauce in the fridge, this dish is a cinch

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
57 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Warm up after work with this ultimate comfort food dish, just add a buttery dollop of mash

45 mins
Easy
45 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Feed a crowd or freeze a batch of our comforting beef bourguignon. This classic recipe uses slow-cooked beef and red wine for a deliciously rich stew 

8 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Bake pickle or chutney into traditional Cornish shortcrust pastry parcels to save serving on the side

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
49 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Cook a big batch of this filling spiced lentil and squash soup and freeze the leftovers for a speedy supper another day. It's healthy and low in fat

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Made from pork shoulder and pigs liver, meatball-like faggots are a blast from the thrifty past - serve with mashed potatoes

2 hrs
Easy
Healthy
74 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use this winter stew as a 'master recipe' – eat half, then use the rest in a pie or with pasta

4 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Add a little 'mamma mia' to a beef stew with pancetta and oregano, and a crunchy topping of Parmesan-coated potatoes

5 hrs
Easy
54 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Everyone loves a fish pie. Lulu Grimes shares a delicious, easy recipe to pop in the freezer for those busy nights

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
7 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Wide ribbons of pappardelle are the classic pasta to serve with a meaty sauce - you're bound to be going back for seconds

4 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Vary the flavour of your cereal by adding whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruit you like

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Lovely for a lunchbox treat, these flapjacks have plenty of slow-burning carbs to keep you going through the afternoon

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Kids will enjoy assembling these little pots. If rhubarb isn't your thing, any cooked or canned fruit works well

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Great as an easy dessert for Sunday lunch, then use for breakfasts and midweek puds

50 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

American-style pancakes make a special weekend breakfast. You can even make the batter the night before

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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