50 Big Batch Cooking Recipes for the Freezer

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50 Big Batch Cooking Recipes for the Freezer

Did you know that we here at Stay at Home Mum have been Big Batch Cooking or Freezer Cooking for over ten years now – and we even have a published book about how to go about it!  But just as a snippet – here are 50 Big Batch Cooking Recipes for the Freezer – meals that you can cook, and freeze so that you have more time for you!

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We even have a selection of cakes that can be made in big batches and frozen so you always have some sweet stuff just there!

Once a Month Freezer Cooking by Jody Allen | Stay at Home Mum

Just for now, let’s have dessert before the main course:

Freezeable Cakes:

Now cakes can be easily frozen – allow them to cool down to room temperature, double wrap them in plastic wrap (try and get all the air out) – and put them on a solid flat surface in the freezer for up to two months.

Here are the cake recipes that freeze really well (and can be made in big batches).

Sand Cake

Our famous Sand Cake Recipe is like a cross between a butter cake and a sponge cake.  You can make it in double, triple and quadruple batches no problems at all and it freezes beautifully!

Sand Cake | Stay at Home Mum

Frugal Chocolate Mud Cake

This delicious and moist chocolate mud cake is a great recipe that can be made in big batches and frozen for when you need a chocolate fix.  Just remember not to ice the cake before freezing or the icing goes all manky.Frugal Chocolate Mud Cake | Stay at Home Mum

 

Rosie’s Moist Custard Cake

If you ever have guests that just drop by, this is the cake you want to have pre-made in your freezer.

rosies custard cake | Stay at Home Mum

Condensed Milk Cake

Another weapon to have in your baking arsenal.  Our Condensed Milk Cake is light, fluffy and freezes like a champion!

Condensed Milk Cake

Mince & Sausage Recipes that can be Batch Cooked and Frozen:

Hidden Veggie Porcupine Meatballs

Veggie Filled Bolognaise Sauce

Slow Cooker Lasagne

Mince Scrolls

Savoury Mince

Potato Gem Casserole

Bulk Spaghetti Bolognaise

Slow Cooker Devilled Sausages

Curried Sausages

Beef, Lamb Recipes for the Freezer:

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

Mild Lamb Curry

Osso Bucco

Mediterranean Lamb Casserole

Beef & Guinness Pie

Beef and Beer Casserole

 

Chicken Recipes for the Freezer:

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Rissoles

Chicken and Vegetable Sausage Rolls

Chicken and Apple Croquettes

Chicken Cordon Bleu

 

Vegan and Vegetarian Big Batch Freezable Meals:

Frugal Vegetarian Lasagne

 

Make Ahead Snacks You Can Freeze for Later:

Many of these are fantastic school snacks – and by batch cooking and freezing, this gives you more time in the school mornings and also ensures that your children are getting more nutritious school snacks and lunches (depending on what you make, of course!).

Delicious Pizza Muffins

I do love a good muffin, and savoury muffins are great not just for school lunches but for grown ups to (heated up in the microwave for 30 seconds or so and cut in half with a slab of butter – divine!).  You can follow the recipes directly – or you can add what you have on hand!

Muffins freeze well for up to two months.

Grab the recipe here.

Delicious Pizza Muffins | Stay at Home Mum

Bulk Savoury Muffins

This is a very basic recipe that you can make in huge amounts, add whatever you have on hand, and freeze.  Yum yum!

Grab the recipe here.

Bulk Savoury Muffins | Stay at Home Mum

 

Banana Oat Bites

These are a great way to use up banana’s that are looking a little on the manky side.  Once made up – these freeze really really and you can even eat them cold and hard straight from the freezer during Summer for a treat!

Grab the recipe here

Banana Oat Bites | Stay at Home Mum

Apricot Balls

Another fantastic balls recipe.  Make as many as you can, freeze them on a baking sheet, then pop them into zip lock bags and freeze for up to two months – although they won’t last that long I promise!

Grab the recipe here.

Healthy Apricot Balls

Reduced Sugar Apple and Oat Muffins

A healthy muffin that is great for school lunch boxes.

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Grab the recipe here.

Reduced Sugar Apple and Oat Muffins | Stay at Home Mum

50 Big Batch Cooking Recipes for the Freezer | Stay at Home Mum

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