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Batch cooking recipes

46 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.

Fuss-free lasagne

3.473685

(19 ratings)

Take advantage of the special offers available on mince and batch-cook this sure-fire family winner
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Cheeseburger & chips

4.725

(40 ratings)

Homemade burgers and chips beat shop-bought every time. Why not make double and freeze a batch?
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Cheese & bacon lasagne

4.39806

(103 ratings)

This freezable, family-friendly recipe is economical and has a wonderful comfort-food feel about it
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Quick cottage pie

4.454545

(22 ratings)

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

Chicken, leek & parsley pie

4.206895

(29 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 mins
  • More effort

Pork goulash with herby dumplings

4.14516

(62 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 mins
  • Easy

Broccoli pasta bake

4.175

(40 ratings)

A versatile pasta bake is a midweek staple and this recipe can even be made ahead and frozen for extra convenience
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Melanzane lasagne

4.314285

(35 ratings)

This vegetarian lasagne is freezer-friendly, the ideal standby supper
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

One-pot chicken & bacon stew

4.494505

(91 ratings)

Cook a batch of this delicious family favourite and you'll always have a satisfying meal to hand
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Multi mince

4.51724

(29 ratings)

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 mins
  • Easy

Chicken biryani bake

4.037035

(27 ratings)

Keep this biryani bake in the freezer for an easy midweek health kick
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Italian vegetable soup

4.58586

(99 ratings)

Warm up your week with this good-for-you vegetable soup that's easy to freeze ahead
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Carrot cake

4.70263

(1103 ratings)

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Spicy African chicken stew

4.28

(50 ratings)

Cayenne pepper and Scotch bonnet chillies give this boldly flavoured peanut casserole a fiery kick
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

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