Our Top 10 Batch Cooking Recipes

This week we asked our Facebook Group for their favourite batch friendly recipes – so here are Our Top 10 Batch Cooking Recipes!

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As a busy mum of an insomniac, full of beans 2 year old, batch cooking has been something of a saviour.

More often than not, I can’t get into the kitchen until I’ve been rescued by my husband coming home from work and relieving me from preventing The Child from destroying the place.

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But by then, it tends to be pretty late to start prepping a whole meal.

So, I find that planning is key – I try to cook double batches of meals, or bulk recipes out with plenty of veg which makes the meat go further – and then freeze it.

These disposable foil containers are perfect for freezing loads of meals. Best of all, you can also reheat food in the oven in them (thus saving on washing up…I HATE washing up!)

You can always use sealable sandwich bags too. Just remember to clear plenty of space in your freezer before a batch cooking session!

Some recipes are particularly good for batch cooking as they can be used in several different ways.

A basic bolognese recipe can be used as it is, or in a lasagne, or turned into a chilli or bolognese pasta bake!

Freezing our recipes

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Wherever you see the freezing symbol on one of our recipes, it means it can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!

Our Top 10 Batch Cooking Recipes

Chicken Balti Curry

This Chicken Balti Curry was a popular choice – you can alter the amount of spice depending on preference, which is particularly important when cooking for little mouths.
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Campfire Stew

One of our most popular batch cooking recipes is Campfire Stew – soooo tasty and easy to make!

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Chilli

This Chilli is a really versatile batch cooking recipe. You can serve it with jacket potatoes and salad, or rice and veg.

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Why not try it in this Chilli Pasta Bake?

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Or in these Chilli Cheesy Nachos?

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Dirty Fried Rice

This Dirty Fried Rice is a great batch cooking recipe!

All the details about freezing and reheating rice are in the recipe – there’s no need to worry!

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You could also try this Cajun Dirty Rice!

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Spaghetti Bolognese

You can’t beat a plate of Spaghetti Bolognese, and this bolognese is a great recipe to batch cook and freeze.

It was certainly a popular choice for Our Top 10 Batch Cooking Recipes!

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It’s a really versatile recipe too – why not try it in this Pasta Bolognese Bake?

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Cottage Pie

This Cottage Pie recipe is great to batch cook – you could even freeze them in individual portions which would be handy to take for lunch!

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Caribbean Jerk Stew

Loads of people suggested that stews were their favourite thing to batch cook. This Caribbean Jerk Stew is no exception.

Packed full of flavour and really simple to make – you can easily bulk it out with extra veg too if you wanted!

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Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

This Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole is a tasty to use sausages – and make them go further, which is always a good thing when cooking for a family and makes the perfect addition to Our Top 10 Batch Cooking Recipes!

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Lasagne

This Lasagne is a batch cooking classic! Make one large one, or divide it into individual portions.

This is another great recipe to bulk out with extra vegetables; not only does it make the meat go further, but also means you’re packing in loads of healthy food too!

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Fish Pie

If it swims, it slims! This Fish Pie is such a tasty comforting meal that it’s worth having a few tucked away in the freezer for a rainy day!

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