If you’re struggling to keep all your plates spinning, get your batch on, my friend. Make your meal for tonight AND save a family-sized portion in the freezer for next week… WINNER! Here are seven speedy batch cooks taken from my genius Recipe eBook The MasterPlan which you can find out more about here.

  1. Sausage and White Bean Stew

Sausage, honey and thyme

Sausages are such an easy one for the slow cooker. Bung them in and six hours later they reward you with creamy insides and a full belly. Teamed up with white beans, thyme and a splodge of honey at serving and you suddenly have a very sophisticated dinner that the children will lap up and the adults will devour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Slow-cooked Veggie Tagine

If you want filling up, this is just the ticket. And the feta and pine nut topping is one that you’ll be putting in the bank as a topping for many meals going forward as it’s a right touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Slow-cooked Lamb Rogan Josh

Ready for a Friday night feast? This is delicious Lamb Rogan Josh is bound to impress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Lamb Keema

It’s had to jazz up mince sometimes, but this Lamb Keema is so simple to make and easy to elevate into a feast if you’re in the mood for a party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Handsfree Chicken Curry

I can turn just about any meal into a traybake and I succeeded big-time with this one! Little ones will really love this because it’s sweet with apricots and you’ll love it because it’s a right old veg-fest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Pork and Cider Stew

Super popular on the blog, this pork and cider stew has all the winter vibes and keeps you coming back for more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Honey and Mustard Chicken Traybake

 

I love the way this traybake all comes together at the end. I don’t know about you, but when I dip a warm, buttery piece of bread into that mustardy sauce, I’m in French Bistro heaven!