Batch cooking recipes

Do you relish getting ahead with dinners for the week? Our batch cooking recipes are easy, many are freezable, and they save you time and money.

From chillies and ragùs to curries and pies, take a browse through and find something to inspire you.

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Spiced beef mince with jacket potatoes and yogurt

Beef mince recipes

Spiced beef mince with jacket potatoes and yogurt

No jacket potato beats this one, which is stuffed generously with spiced beef mince, chickpeas,...

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Minced beef and onion pie

Pie recipes

Minced beef and onion pie

This traditional minced beef and onion pie recipe topped with crisp, golden pastry is a...

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Broccoli and stilton soup

Blue cheese recipes

Broccoli and stilton soup

Broccoli and stilton is a classic flavour combination, and this verdant green homemade version of...

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Perfect coq au vin

Chicken casserole recipes

Perfect coq au vin

Recipe writer Alex Hollywood’s movie star grandmother entertained lavishly in Paris in her heyday. This...

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Pinsa romana bases (Roman-style pizza)

Pizza recipes

Pinsa romana bases (Roman-style pizza)

The dough for this easy pinsa romana recipe requires no kneading or proving – just...

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Haggis shepherd’s pie

Burns Night recipes

Haggis shepherd’s pie

Opt for our rich and tasty haggis shepherd’s pie this Burns Night – kids and...

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Curried lentil soup with kale and almond topping

Healthy soup recipes

Curried lentil soup with kale and almond topping

This healthy and filling curried lentil soup is full of goodness and a real depth...

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Punjabi chicken curry

Chicken curry recipes

Punjabi chicken curry

Infused with happy memories and beautifully balanced spices, this classic Punjabi chicken curry by Anjum...

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Calum Franklin’s ultimate fish pie

Fish pie recipes

Calum Franklin’s ultimate fish pie

We challenge you to find a fish pie with a finer crust than this. The...

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Beef carbonnade

Slow cook recipes

Beef carbonnade

If you’ve never heard of or tasted this classic Flemish beef stew, you’re in for...

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Cheesy sausage and mash pie

Pie recipes

Cheesy sausage and mash pie

We’ve flavoured this meaty sausage and onion pie with Marmite, for a salty, tangy kick,...

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Italian braised beef stew in red wine

Slow cook recipes

Italian braised beef stew in red wine

Something magical happens when you slow-cook beef in red wine – and it looks a...

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Creamy tarragon chicken casserole

Chicken casserole recipes

Creamy tarragon chicken casserole

How to make life easier with one simple recipe? Whip up a huge chicken casserole,...

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Smoky tomato soup with cheesy cornbread muffins

Freezable soup recipes

Smoky tomato soup with cheesy cornbread muffins

This smoky tomato soup recipe, served with cheesy cornbread muffins, is inspired by the flavours...

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Beef shin and ale ragù

Discover one-pots

Beef shin and ale ragù

Meltingly tender beef shin is slow cooked for four hours to achieve a dark and...

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Real black bean chilli con carne with avocado and lime salsa

Chilli recipes

Real black bean chilli con carne with avocado...

A real beef and black bean chilli con carne that’s slow-cooked until rich, thick and...

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Cod and parsley fishcakes

Fishcake recipes

Cod and parsley fishcakes

Fishcakes are all about thrift. They evolved during times when expensive fish needed to be...

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Slow-cooked beef stew

Casserole recipes

Slow-cooked beef stew

Digital Editor Vic Grimshaw’s slow-cooked beef stew celebrates the Aga. Leave to cook low and...

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Freezable fish soup

Freezable soup recipes

Freezable fish soup

This vibrant fish soup recipe makes a big portion so you can freeze what you...

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Classic Cornish pasties

Batch cooking recipes

Classic Cornish pasties

Debbie Major turns her expert hand to proper Cornish pasties made with braising steak, tweaking...

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