We’ve got a selection of Homemade Freezer Meals.  All of these are freezer-friendly recipes, perfect for making ahead.

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If you’re looking to do some batch cooking over the coming weeks, so that you’ve got some great meal choices in your freezer, then we’ve got you covered.

Whilst we try to provide make ahead and/or freezer instructions where possible on all recipes, these recipes are our top picks. Each of them have specific instructions for freezing.

Freezer Friendly Dinners

chicken madras in a serving bowl topped with chilles and coriander
4.97 from 53 votes

Chicken Madras

A rich, fragrant and relatively hot curry, chicken madras is easy to make at home in one pan. A great Friday night curry!
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This is a perfect curry for the freezer, we had this the other day and there is a portion sat in our freezer.

Plate of spaghetti bolognese on a light background
4.76 from 25 votes

Spaghetti Bolognese

My go-to rich and satisfying weeknight bolognese. Ready in 30 minutes! Simple ingredients, without skimping on taste.
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Hands holding bowl of Bowl of chilli con carne with rice
4.93 from 68 votes

Chilli Con Carne

Our favourite chilli con carne recipe - packed with flavour! One pound of minced beef can easily stretch to 8 servings in this recipe - making it healthier and cheaper too.
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Chris ALWAYS makes a big batch of his chilli and we have a couple of family portions in the freezer afterwards.  Makes a fantastic weeknight dinner cooked from the freezer.

Bowl of Chinese Orange Chicken with rice
4.82 from 48 votes

Orange Chicken

My copycat Panda Express Orange Chicken is sticky, sweet and tangy. Succulent chicken pieces with a crispy coating and plenty of that delicious sauce. Ready in 20 minutes too!
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Although the chicken won’t be quite as crispy when reheating this orange chicken, I wanted to include it anyway as it’s still a delicious and quick meal.

5 from 1 vote

Make Ahead Spaghetti Recipe

You can make this flavour-packed spaghetti dish ahead of time - without it clumping together. Full of veg, plus crispy bacon. Just reheat for a quick dinner. Freezable too!
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Bowl of chicken tikka masala with rice on a light background
4.88 from 31 votes

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala - tender chunks of marinated chargrilled chicken in a creamy mild sauce with garlic, ginger and spices. Kids and adults alike love this dish.
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Fish pie with mashed potato in a white rectangular dish - scoop taken out
4.97 from 31 votes

Fish Pie with Cheesy Mash

Nothing beats a creamy fish pie for some hearty comfort food. My award-winning fish pie is always on our recipe rotation at home.
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Portion of lasagne on a white plate with salad in the background
5 from 32 votes

Lasagne Recipe

A delicious homemade lasagne with rich beef ragu, creamy béchamel and golden cheese topping. A comfort food classic.
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Cottage pie on a plate with broccoli, peas and red cabbage
5 from 8 votes

Cottage Pie

Traditional cottage pie with a rich meaty sauce, topped with creamy mashed potato, crisped up to golden perfection. 
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4.84 from 12 votes

Big Batch Chinese Beef

Big Batch Chinese Beef - A tasty, make-ahead meal of slow-cooked saucy Chinese beef. Perfect when you're cooking for a crowd!
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Sausage and bean casserole in a blue pan
5 from 6 votes

Sausage Casserole

This sausage casserole is packed full of flavour, with a mix of warming spices and pieces of chorizo. It makes a great family winter dinner. Plus it can be make ahead of time too!
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Square image of Pan of Thai green chicken curry with vegetables on blue background
4.87 from 15 votes

Thai Green Chicken Curry

My deliciously rich and aromatic Thai Green Chicken Curry with homemade curry paste. Make it mild or spicy with a vibrant creamy sauce.
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Square image of chicken Jalfrezi with pilau rice
4.94 from 60 votes

Chicken Jalfrezi Recipe

Homemade Chicken Jalfrezi in a deliciously thick, spicy sauce. Serve it with my quick and easy pilau rice – all ready in 40 minutes.
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Lancashire hotpot on wooden background
4.95 from 80 votes

Traditional Lancashire Hot Pot

Lancashire Hotpot - Succulent lamb in a meaty gravy, topped with potatoes that are tender underneath and crisp on top.
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5 from 2 votes

Chicken and Red Pepper Pasta

Lighter chicken and red pepper pasta - so satisfyingly tasty, but less than 550 cals per serving (also Syn free if you're on Slimming World).
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square image of chicken alfredo pasta bake with a scoop removed
5 from 9 votes

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

Creamy, cheesy and filling - this Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake with mushrooms makes a fantastic comforting dinner.
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Lunches that you can freeze

As well as freezing smaller portions of the dinner recipes (like we sometimes do) these also make great make ahead and freezable lunches.

Broccoli Cheese Soup croutons and baby leaves in a white bowl
4.20 from 5 votes

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Cream of Broccoli soup - with kale and cauliflower, plus a good handful of cheddar cheese. A real comfort food favourite!
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Roasted vegetable soup in a blue bowl
5 from 23 votes

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Oven cooking the veg until golden and caramelized adds lots of extra flavour to this comforting soup. Add parmesan for a creamy finish!
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Cornish pasties on a black baking tray
4.96 from 24 votes

Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties - moist and tender traditional hand pies filled with steak, onion, potato and swede (rutabaga)
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5 from 1 vote

Chickpea and Lemon Soup

Chickpea and Lemon Soup - Fresh and zingy. A great lunch for only 180 cals per portion. Gluten free and Vegan too.
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Spicy parsnip and sweet potato soup with parsnip crisps and coriander toppings
5 from 6 votes

Spicy Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup

Spicy Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup
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Other recipes you can freeze

Roast potatoes with salt and fresh thyme leaves
4.96 from 42 votes

Crispy Roast Potatoes Recipe

Perfect roast potatoes -fluffy inside with a crunchy exterior. Part of my step-by-step guide for making a delicious roast beef dinner.
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square image of seeded brioche buns on a tray
4.94 from 16 votes

Soft and Light Brioche Burgers Buns

These brioche buns are light, not overly sweet, and the perfect vessel for a homemade juicy burger
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Yorkshire puddings in a tin on a wooden table
4.96 from 44 votes

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

The secret to making perfect (foolproof) Yorkshire puddings! Should the batter be refrigerated? Can you make ahead? Your questions answered!
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Chicken stock being poured into a glass jar
5 from 2 votes

Chicken Stock Recipe

How to make rich chicken stock with just 5 minutes of upfront work followed by hands-off simmering. A kitchen staple for the best sauces.
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This is a great way to use up leftover chicken carcass and make a fantastic freezable stock.

Apple sauce in a copper pan on a wooden board against a light background
5 from 4 votes

The Best Apple Sauce

Roast pork wouldn't be the same without lashings of tangy apple sauce. This is my simple 3-ingredient recipe. It's freezable too!
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A great way to use up apples that are nearly turning.  I have been known to freeze an extra portion and make a quick crumble topping for a dessert for Chris.

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Hi, I'm Nicky and I love to cook! I want to share with you my favourite, delicious family friendly recipes. I want to inspire you to create fantastic food for your family every day.

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