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Need to get ahead with food prep for the week? Try batch-cooking one of our easy dinners or bakes, then freezing the leftovers for a speedy midweek meal.

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  • Pulled chicken & black bean chilli in a large pan

    Pulled chicken & black bean chilli

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.22 ratings

    Make a batch of Mexican-inspired pulled chicken and black bean chilli, which can be easily doubled and kept in the freezer. Serve with rice or tortilla wraps

  • Slow cooker ratatouille served in a casserole dish

    Slow cooker ratatouille

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.22 ratings

    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

  • Five-bean chilli served on two plates

    Five-bean chilli

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.23 ratings

    Batch-cook this vegan five-bean chilli, then freeze in portions for busy weeknights. With beans, tomatoes and peppers, it's full of nutritious, filling veg

  • Big-batch bolognese

    Big-batch bolognese

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.57 ratings

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

  • Chicken, spinach and bacon alfredo pasta bake in a baking dish

    Chicken, spinach & bacon alfredo pasta bake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.38 ratings

    Make the popular Italian-American pasta dish, chicken alfredo. We’ve used chicken, spinach and crispy bacon crumbs, but mushrooms are good, too

  • Cashew butternut squash curry served in a casserole dish

    Coconut cashew & butternut squash curry

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.36 ratings

    Batch cook this vegan squash and cashew nut curry and freeze for busy days when you need something quick and nutritious. It's perfect for a family meal

  • Spiced lentil & butternut squash soup served in bowls

    Spiced lentil & butternut squash soup

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.114 ratings

    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

  • Aubergine parmigiana lasagne

    Aubergine parmigiana lasagne

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Combine two Italian classics - parmigiana and lasagne - in this veggie bake. It's ideal for batch cooking as you can freeze it before or after baking

  • Creamy leek, pesto & squash pie in a serving dish

    Creamy leek, pesto & squash pie

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.35 ratings

    Take some time aside to batch-cook and fill your freezer with this moreish leek, cannellini beans and squash pie and you'll thank yourself on busy weeknights

  • One-pot prawn & lentil curry served in a casserole dish

    One-pot prawn & lentil curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.43 ratings

    Freeze the dhal base of this curry for busy weeknights. It's cheap, easy and really versatile – simply defrost and add prawns, veg or meat

  • Balsamic steaks with peppercorn wedges

    Balsamic steaks with peppercorn wedges

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.13 ratings

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

  • Pesto salmon & bean gratins served in a casserole dish

    Pesto salmon & bean gratins

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.13 ratings

    Keep everyone in the family happy with our freezer-friendly seafood bake. You can freeze individual portions – just remember to label them with the cooking instructions

  • Curried fishcakes served on a plate

    Curried fishcakes

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.10 ratings

    Make a batch of these spiced cod fishcakes and freeze them for busy weeknights. Serve with salad and coleslaw for a tasty family meal

  • Basic lentils served in a bowl

    Basic lentils

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.9 ratings

    Make our tasty lentil recipe and use it as a base to make three more fabulous dishes. By itself it's a tasty vegan, low-fat and gluten-free meal

  • Chicken soup served in bowls

    Big-batch chicken soup

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Use a whole chicken to make a big batch of family-friendly chicken soup. Treat the recipe as a base and add your choice of veg, or bulk it up with grains

  • Sausage cassoulet in a casserole dish

    Sausage cassoulet

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    Use up any cans of beans you have in the cupboard for this classic French sausage casserole. Made in a slow cooker, it’s a great batch-cook for the freezer

  • Crusty cheddar pies

    Crusty cheddar pies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.25 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

  • Spiced lamb meatball stew in a frying pan

    Spiced lamb meatball stew

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.35 ratings

    Enjoy spiced lamb meatballs with chickpeas and pomegranate seeds in a harissa sauce for an easy midweek meal. Freeze any leftovers for busy weekdays

  • Chocolate flapjacks

    Chocolate flapjacks

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Broccoli and stilton soup in bowls with bread

    Soup maker broccoli and stilton soup

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.37 ratings

    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

  • Chilli Marrakech

    Chilli Marrakech

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.70 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

  • Large pan of tomato sauce

    Basic tomato sauce

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.53 ratings

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

  • Filo chicken pie in dish

    Creamy curried chicken pie

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Sausage ragu served in a casserole dish

    Sausage ragu

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.293 ratings

    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

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