20 Easy meals to bulk cook and freeze

Meals bulk cook freeze | Beanstalk Mums

This article about bulk freezer meals was last updated in 2022.

Frequently asked question: How can I save money and time in the kitchen?

Frequently given answer: Bulk cook and freeze.

This is all very well, but you might be wondering what exactly should you should bulk cook and freeze. After all, some foods lend themselves beautifully to this cost and time effective method, whilst others would be a disaster. I mean, have you every tried frying and then freezing 20 fried eggs? Neither have I. But I guess it wouldn’t work.

To help, see these recipes, all of which are easy to cook in large quantities which can be frozen and later defrosted for a super easy home cooked meal.

Further reading: Freezer tips to streamline your kitchen.

20 Easy meals to bulk cook and freeze

1. Prosciutto Wrapped Meatloaf

This prosciutto-wrapped meatloaf is perfect to bulk cook and freeze. And it’s a snap to prepare for a family of four.

Prosciutto Wrapped Metaloaf | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Taste

2. Frugal Vegetarian Lasagne

Vegetarian. Tasty. Cheap. Bulk cook and freeze this yummy lasagne recipe for up to three months.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | Frugal Vegetarian Lasagne | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Stay at Home Mum

3. Three-Cheese and Chive Tart

A gorgeous tart filled with three types of mouthwatering cheese. Need we say more? The kids will never know if you sneak in some veggies.

Three Cheese and Chive Tart | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Delicious

4. Big Batch Bolognese

Feeding a crowd? Bulk cook and freeze a big batch of delicious bolognese. This one is ready in about an hour and half.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | Big Batch Bolognese | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: BBC Good Food

5. Roast Pumpkin Soup

Here’s a recipe for the easiest roast pumpkin soup ever. Roast in the oven, scoop out the seeds and add stock. Easy peasy.

Roast Pumpkin Soup | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Kid Spot

https://www.kidspot.com.au/kitchen/recipes/roast-pumpkin-soup-recipe/3vbd2xhv

Healthy batch cooking recipes for freezing (cont.)

6. Spaghetti Pepperoni Lentil bake

Craving pizza and spaghetti? This crowd-pleasing freezer-friendly recipe is what you need. Guaranteed to be a family favourite.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | Spaghetti Pepperoni Lentil Bake | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Taste

7. Black Bean Burger

Skip the meat and serve up some black bean burgers for dinner tonight. Pro tip: Pop the beans in the oven to dry them out and avoid mushy burgers.

Black Bean Burger | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: The Kitchn

8. Classic Moussaka

Comfort Greek food doesn’t get easier than a classic moussaka filled with lamb, aubergine and gooey bechamel topping. Bulk cook and freeze the leftovers for breakfast and snacks.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | Classic Moussaka | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Olive Magazine

9. Cauliflower and bean Chilli

Here’s another meatless comfort food that you can bulk cook and freeze: cauliflower and bean chilli. A one-pot wonder that’s ready in a few hours.

Cauliflower Bean Chilli | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Real Food

10. Slow Cooker Classic Beef Stew

Indulge in a classic beef stew that’s easy to make and freezer-friendly to boot. Double the recipe and throw everything in a slow cooker for rich flavour.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | Slow Cooker Beef Stew | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Food and Wine

https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/slow-cooker-classic-beef-stew

What meals are good to batch cook and freeze? (cont.)

11. Cheesy Bacon veggie rice slice recipe

Cheesy bacon and veggie rice slices are perfect for lunch boxes. Bulk cook and freeze ahead of time and serve with a fresh salad.

Cheesy Bacon Veggie Rice Slice | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Taste

12. Mango Chicken Slow Cooker Curry

The flavours of mango, chicken thighs and coconut milk come together beautifully in the slow cooker. Serve with steamed rice and lime juice.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | Mango Chicken Slow Cooker Curry | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Best Recipes

13. Make Ahead Beef Enchiladas

Every ingredient of these beef enchiladas can be made in advance and frozen for up to 2 months. Even the homemade enchilada sauce.

Make Ahead Beef Enchiladas | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Whole and Heavenly Oven

14. Oven Roasted Meatballs with Kale Pesto

For maximum flavour in no time, try some oven roasted meatballs with kale pesto. It’s on the table in about 30 minutes.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | Oven Roasted Meatballs | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Delicious

15. Steakhouse Soup

We love some hearty steak soup on cold winter nights. This recipe can be prepared ahead and frozen in containers. Adjust the spices when making for kids.

Steakhouse Soup | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Taste of Home

Meals that freeze well and reheat well (cont.)

20. Bacon cheese rissoles

These bacon cheese rissoles are ready to eat in just 20 minutes. Bulk cook and freeze the leftovers for lunch boxes.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | Bacon Cheese Rissoles Recipe | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Best Recipes

21. Bean sausage hotpot

This five-ingredient comfort food is a life saver after a long day at work. Whip up a big batch and freeze for easy dinners.

Bean Sausage Hotpot | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: BBC Good Food

22. Speedy Minestrone

Love minestrone? This quick and easy version is ready in under an hour and can be made up to two days ahead.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | Speedy Minestrone | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Women’s Weekly Food

23. Smoked Haddock and chive fishcakes

Bulk cook and freeze these tasty fishcakes when you’re pressed for time. A yummy standby the whole family will love.

Smoked Haddock and Chive Fishcakes | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Olive Magazine

24. US-style Mac N’ Cheese

Nothing beats homemade mac n’ cheese when you’re in the mood for comfort food. This US-style recipe is loaded with flavour and gooey creaminess.

Bulk Cook and Freeze | US-Style Mac N' Cheese | Beanstalk Single Mums

Recipe source: Delicious

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