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batch cooking ideas?

acpgeeacpgee Posts: 4,729Member Member Posts: 4,729Member Member
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My typical gift to new parents is an afternoon of batch cooking freezer meals. We have one befriended couple where the hubby enjoys cooking who have asked me to come back at 2 month intervals to do some batch cooking together.

I am started to run out of recipes in my repertoire that freeze well. My standards are coq au vin, dak dori tang, beef rendang, bolognaise sauce.

New ideas would be welcome.


  • BarbaraHelen2013BarbaraHelen2013 Posts: 1,045Member Member Posts: 1,045Member Member
    Pretty much any curry with or without naan to accompany.
    Hearty soups
    Make the bolognese up into lasagne as a bonus from one recipe

    Choices are practically endless! All sorts of casseroles, bean dishes, rice dishes, Fresh pasta made up into ravioli etc, frozen uncooked. Make up basic Italian tomato sauce to accompany. Make up curry sauces that can be added to protein or veg for quick curry meals.
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 3,497Member Member Posts: 3,497Member Member
    Gnocchi freeze incredibly well on a sheet pan (put them on parchment then transfer to a bag)
    Soups and stews of most types
    Meat or vegetable pies (in containers that you're willing to freeze and are oven safe - freeze before baking then bake from frozen)
    Burritos (see this link)
    Chicken tinga
  • weatherking2019weatherking2019 Posts: 564Member Member Posts: 564Member Member

    There’s a lot of good ideas here- I’ve done meatballs, cookies, chili etc
    Check it out🙂
    I wish I had a friend who did that for me when I had the kids!!
  • lady_bug_jdlady_bug_jd Posts: 214Member Member Posts: 214Member Member
    Some of my favourite batch cookings items are:

    Apple Breakfast Patties (my recipe is similar to this but I add 1/4 cup minced onion and I also mince the apple rather than shred.) I usually triple the recipe.

    Greek Green Beans

    Shepherds Pie (I usually make Lentil Shepherds Pie)

    Any stew, soups (Beef and barley or mushroom & barley are good hearty ones)
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 8,521Member Member Posts: 8,521Member Member
    Pulled pork (slow cooker / instant pot) if you dont have a smoker.
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,903Member Member Posts: 1,903Member Member
    Now with fall beginning, soup., chili, stews.
    I make a big batch every week and we have leftovers every day the following week. Most freeze well.

    I am sure you’re efforts are greatly appreciated. So thoughtful.
  • tlpina82tlpina82 Posts: 212Member Member Posts: 212Member Member
    Creme of Mushroom Soup... Oh yeah... Not for anyone trying to lose weight, but... YEAH...
  • 777Gemma888777Gemma888 Posts: 9,460Member Member Posts: 9,460Member Member
    I follow this channel on YT for bulk cooking ideas for friends, if I choose to help with weekly meals, only I would adjust ingredients to suit end diners. :)

  • duskyjewelduskyjewel Posts: 285Member Member Posts: 285Member Member
    tlpina82 wrote: »
    Creme of Mushroom Soup... Oh yeah... Not for anyone trying to lose weight, but... YEAH...

    I've made this one and it is delicious.
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