Chicken and chorizo ragu in a pot with spoon

Freezable family recipes

47 Recipes

Get ahead in a busy week with family meals you can freeze. Just batch cook from our variety of tasty recipes then freeze the leftovers for another day.

Chicken & chorizo ragu


(130 ratings)

Serve this delicious chicken and chorizo ragu over rice or pasta as an easy midweek dinner for the family. You can freeze any leftovers for another day
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Peanut butter chicken


(214 ratings)

The whole family will love this new, budget chicken dish. Any leftovers freeze well and make a handy lunch
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Curried fishcakes


(3 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
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Thai fried prawn & pineapple rice


(64 ratings)

This quick, low calorie supper is perfect for a busy weeknight. Cook your rice in advance to get ahead - run it under cold water to chill quickly, then freeze in a food bag for up to one month
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Green burgers


(27 ratings)

This vegetarian burger recipe can be frozen, letting you get ahead on busy days. It's craftily packed with spinach - one of the trickier veg to get into kids!...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Salmon & asparagus quiche


(6 ratings)

You can make and freeze this pretty quiche ahead of time. It serves eight so perfect for an impromptu spot of lunchtime entertaining
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Wholemeal flatbreads


(11 ratings)

These flatbreads are a doddle – simply make a large batch out of storecupboard ingredients and freeze them for later in the week...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cottage pie


(662 ratings)

This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Creamy chicken stew


(37 ratings)

Cook this creamy, comforting stew to serve with our smashed mini jacket potatoes. This warming one-pot with chicken, peas and leeks is perfect for a special family meal
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Freeze-ahead roasties


(15 ratings)

Save precious time when planning a group meal by prepping and freezing your potatoes in advance
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Cheese & bacon lasagne


(103 ratings)

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

Luxe fish pie


(13 ratings)

Salmon and smoked haddock are perfect partners in this creamy, cheesy fish dish - freeze ahead and thaw for a make-ahead dinner party main
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Frozen banana lollies


(4 ratings)

Make for kids and big kids, too! These banana lollies with chocolate, hundreds and thousands and strawberries are great for a party or after-school treat
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pull-apart pork with honey chipotle


(20 ratings)

Melt-in-the-mouth, tender shredded pork with a sweet and spicy glaze, what's not to like? Serve this simple make-ahead meal with all the trimmings...
  • 4 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

No-fuss shepherd's pie


(405 ratings)

We've got some lovely twists on shepherd's pie on the site, but we were missing a definitive version of this classic family recipe - here it is!...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Chicken tikka masala


(276 ratings)

This takeaway favourite is freezer-friendly and quick to reheat, giving you the chance to get ahead and save money
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

5-a-day tagine


(197 ratings)

Get your day's vegetable quota all in one go. Great for feeding a group, or freeze portions...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Curried lentil, parsnip & apple soup


(22 ratings)

This spicy soup combines red lentils, apples and parsnip for a smooth, warming soup - a low fat meal that you can make ahead and freeze
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Artichoke, aubergine & lamb moussaka


(10 ratings)

A lightly spiced lamb bake with artichoke hearts, a cherry tomato ragu and layers of fried aubergine and potato
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Chicken & ham lasagne


(21 ratings)

This comforting dish of layered pasta sheets, meat and spinach is topped with gooey, melted cheese - freeze now for entertaining later
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Easy chicken casserole


(151 ratings)

This flavoursome, low-fat chicken casserole is easy to make and freezes really well, so why not make double and freeze for speedy midweek meals
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chilli con carne recipe


(1963 ratings)

This great chilli recipe has to be one of the best dishes to serve to friends for a casual get-together. An easy sharing favourite that uses up storecupboard ingredients.
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Beef & stout stew with carrots


(150 ratings)

Sweet, slow-cooked melty carrots and beautifully tender meat, this dish is comfort in a pot
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy


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