For more family-friendly meal tips, check out our batch cooking collection full of recipes that you can make ahead and warm up in a flash. We also have vegetarian batch cooking and healthy batch cooking recipes. Utilise your kitchen freezer space with these freezable meals for easy midweek dinners.

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  • 3 pasta lunches in containers

    Meal prep: pasta

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.19 ratings

    Make three lunchbox pasta meals in one go to save you time during the week. They're nutritious and healthy with variations using salmon, chicken and aubergine

  • Spaghetti bolognese in a white bowl with parmesan

    Big-batch bolognese

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.69 ratings

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

  • Family meals: Easy fish cakes

    Family meals: Easy fish cakes

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.27 ratings

    These freezable and simple-to-make fish patties are ideal as a family meal or can be made and frozen individually as a quick last-minute kids supper, from toddlers to teens

  • Slice of layered veggie pie on plate

    Aubergine, tomato & halloumi pie

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.38 ratings

    Bake this veggie pie for a meat-free Monday – you can feed the family and still have leftovers for lunch the next day. Serve with a handful of salad leaves

  • Quinoa salad with shredded greens & raisins served on two plates

    Quinoa salad with shredded greens & raisins

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Showcase quinoa in this wonderful salad, with greens, avocado, feta and raisins. Rather than a grain, quinoa is a seed and is a great source of protein

  • For-the-freezer ratatouille

    For-the-freezer ratatouille

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.11 ratings

    Make a batch of our healthy veg mix, then serve three ways- with feta, as pictured, with jacket potatoes, or in stuffed peppers

  • Potato frittata with pepper salsa served on a plate with rocket and a fork

    Potato frittata with pepper salsa

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.1 rating

    Tuck into this healthy veggie lunch of potato frittata, salsa and added chilli to boost your energy

  • A dish serving slow cooker lamb curry

    Slow cooker lamb curry

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.97 ratings

    Use the slow cooker to make this nutritious, easy curry and the lamb will melt in your mouth. You can batch cook and freeze the leftovers for another day

  • Courgette & tomato soup

    Courgette & tomato soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.82 ratings

    Batch cook a vegetable soup when you have a seasonal bounty and you'll always have a healthy meal in the freezer

  • Family meals: Chicken & veg casserole

    Family meals: Chicken & veg casserole

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.29 ratings

    A Spanish-style one-pot stew flavoured with paprika and cumin that'll be a hit with children and adults alike

  • Chicken pasta bake served in a casserole dish

    Chicken pasta bake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.624 ratings

    Enjoy this gooey cheese and chicken pasta bake for the ultimate weekday family dinner. Serve straight from the dish with a dressed green salad

  • Banana overnight oats in a jar and small jar

    Banana overnight oats

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.19 ratings

    Rustle up these easy overnight oats made with bananas, nut butter and almonds for a tasty breakfast. Prepped the night before, they're ideal for busy mornings

  • A pan serving chicken & sweetcorn soup

    Creamy chicken & sweetcorn soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.17 ratings

    Make the chicken base for this recipe and freeze it so that you can cook this creamy chicken and sweetcorn soup in just 20 minutes during a busy week

  • A dish serving smoky black bean chilli

    Smoky black bean chilli

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Freeze the mince base so you can have this chilli on the table in minutes during a busy week. The kids can have fun packing their own tortillas

  • A creamy chicken curry in a bowl

    Mild chicken curry

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.45 ratings

    Make this mildly spiced curry with chicken thighs and a rich yogurt sauce for the ultimate family-friendly meal. Kids and adults alike will love this flavoursome dish.

  • Vegetarian bolognese served on a plate

    Vegetarian bolognese

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.58 ratings

    Make the most of vegetarian mince for this easy veggie bolognese that's low in fat and calories. Cook a large batch ahead and freeze for easy family dinners

  • A bowl serving black pepper hasselback potatoes

    Black pepper hasselback potatoes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.26 ratings

    Prep these roast potatoes in the morning, then put them in the oven an hour before serving. They make a traditional Sunday roast a bit more special

  • A mini lentil shepherd’s pie served in a small casserole dish

    Mini lentil shepherd’s pies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.26 ratings

    Make these mini veggie shepherd's pies ahead and freeze them for a nutritious family supper when you're pushed for time. They contain three of your 5-a-day

  • Vegan breakfast muffins

    Vegan breakfast muffins

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.23 ratings

    These easy vegan breakfast muffins with muesli and pecans are perfect for making ahead of time and freezing in batches for a quick morning snack

  • Italian vegetable soup

    Italian vegetable soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.134 ratings

    Warm up your week with this nourishing healthy vegetable soup that's packed with veggies and pasta, and easy to freeze ahead

  • A glass jar filled with tuna Niçoise

    Tuna Niçoise protein pot

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Looking for a tasty protein fix after a workout, or a lunch that will fill you up? Try a tuna and egg Niçoise pot, delivering 30g of protein per portion

  • A glass bowl serving steak, broccoli & rice

    Steak & broccoli protein pots

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    These protein pots feature steak with a tasty Japanese twist served with wholegrain rice and a zing of sushi ginger. Rustle them up in less than 20 minutes

  • John Torode's vegan shepherd's pie in a baking dish

    Vegan shepherd's pie

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.132 ratings

    A warming vegan supper with porcini mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and butternut squash, topped with crispy potatoes. It's low calorie, low fat, and perfect for when the nights draw in