Chicken and chorizo ragu in a pot with spoon

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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.

152 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
240 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
70 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
67 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for the whole family, this freezable pie makes a great meal for toddlers and teens alike and has plenty of hidden veg

2 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
28 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

You can make and freeze this pretty quiche ahead of time. It serves eight so perfect for an impromptu spot of lunchtime entertaining

2 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
14 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
713 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This great-value family favourite freezes beautifully and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

2 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
64 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Save precious time when planning a group meal by prepping and freezing your potatoes in advance.

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
103 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This freezable, family-friendly recipe is economical and has a wonderful comfort-food feel about it

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

Come home to a warming bowlful of this filling, low-fat soup

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 55 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
22 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
422 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
292 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This takeaway favourite is freezer-friendly and quick to reheat, giving you the chance to get ahead and save money.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
202 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A lightly spiced lamb bake with artichoke hearts, a cherry tomato ragu and layers of fried aubergine and potato

3 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
22 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This comforting dish of layered pasta sheets, meat and spinach is topped with gooey, melted cheese - freeze now for entertaining later

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
152 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
2,050 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
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