If you’re always struggling to get dinner on the table midweek, then we highly recommend giving batch cooking a go. Not only does it save you time in the kitchen after a long day, but it will also help reduce your weekly grocery bill.

Check out our favourite, autumnal recipes, perfect for batch-cooking.

Homemade lasagne

Homemade lasagne Easy Food
This delicious Italian dish is a firm family favourite and a sure crowd-pleaser. Double the recipe and portion the second lasagne before popping it in the freezer for a rainy day.

Cottage pie

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If you’re looking for a cosy, comforting recipe to soothe the soul, then a hearty cottage pie is just the dish for you. It freezes well so you can feel the comfort without the hassle in a few weeks!

Sausage and cannellini bean casserole

Sausage and cannellini bean casserole Easy food
Full of flavour and healthy nutrients, this sausage and cannellini bean casserole is the perfect midweek pick-me-up. Simply reheat in a pot over a low heat and serve with fresh crusty bread or floury potatoes.

Beef and mushroom stew

Beef and mushroom stew
Doubling this recipe and storing half in the freezer is the sweetest gift you can give your future self. It’s hearty, wholesome and a true winter warmer.

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Take the stress out of meat-free Mondays by having this tasty dish prepared and ready to go from the freezer. Enjoy one when you first make it and another in a few weeks’ time.

Chilli con Carne

Basic_Chilli con carne Easy Food
Once you’ve mastered this basic recipe, you can jazz it up to your liking with whatever toppings you fancy. Whether it’s sour cream and grated cheese, extra chillies and jalapeños or a sprinkle of coriander and a squeeze of lime – the options are endless! Nothing beats having the main dish component ready in advance!

Pecan sticky buns

Pecan sticky buns
If your sweet tooth is bothering you, then it’s time to restock your freezer with a batch of our beloved pecan sticky buns, to help keep the cravings at bay.

Hungry for more? See our collection of stews here.