For those frantic days when the thoughts of cooking something from scratch is all too much, it helps to have a few go-to meals in the freezer. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite freezer-friendly recipes that are ideal for making either in bulk, or freezing leftovers to eat at a later date.
Best Freezer-Friendly Recipes
These juicy meatballs are absolutely bursting with flavour with an oozing feta cheesy centre, then coated in a rich and delicious tomato and garlic sauce. The meatballs would also be delicious in a pasta dish, soup broth or with some fluffy rice or couscous.
Soup is a foolproof shout for a tasty meal that you can cook in bulk and freeze easily (we suggest freezing in individual portions). Sometimes you just need a good comforting meal, and there is nothing that ticks that box better than this carrot, ginger and coriander soup.
If you are looking for a super simple recipe that is low in carbs, tasty and quick to make, then this ginger fried pork is the one for you. You could team it up with rice or noodles, but it’s also just as tasty eaten on its own.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavour, and these zingy turkey burgers are the perfect example of that. The high-protein turkey mince combined with sautéed peppers and a simple yoghurt sauce is healthy eating at its very tastiest. Make the turkey burgers in advance and just mix up the yoghurt sauce when you’re ready to dig in.
This recipe is perfect for a quick heartwarming fix that tastes every bit as something you’d eat in a restaurant. Cook both the soup and the cajun chicken strips in advance, and freeze separately. You can even make extra of the chicken to use with some rice or veggies, too.
You might be tempted to splash out over the weekend for brunch, but if you are stuck at home (as a lot of us are right now!) then this recipe for smoked salmon potato cakes is ideal. The dish couldn’t be easier to prepare. Pop the potato cakes in the freezer and just reheat whenever you fancy one.
This minestrone soup recipe is one of those classic, wholesome and nourishing dishes that once you learn you will always return to. You can of course jazz up the recipe with more ingredients (celery, oregano, barley etc) but there is enough goodness here for a perfect soup.