7 recipe books to help you master batch cook meals

Batch cook your way to meals for the entire week!

by Aimee Jakes |

Batch cooking can be a genius solution for ensuring warm, hearty meals - even when you don't feel like cooking.

Simply choose a free afternoon, clear your kitchen counters and let your creative juices run.

Or, choose a time when your grandchildren are visiting and encourage them to help.

Not only can they learn from all your experience, it'll create fun (and messy!) memories that'll last a lifetime.

We've hand-picked the best recipe books that will give you plenty of inspiration for the week's dinners.

From scrumptious pasta bakes to warming cottage pies, here's the brilliant books we recommend...

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Either choose a book which has specific batch cook recipes or double up the portions of your favourite recipe.

Just make sure you have enough freezer space, first...

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Recipe books full of batch cooking inspiration

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You can't go wrong with a Mary Berry cookbook. Whether you want to make a three-course meal on Friday night for guests or have a few yummy family suppers ready in advance, there are more than 100 recipes to choose from. Recipes include: stir-fried vegetable lasagne and Chardonnay chicken with artichoke hearts.

Good Food: Family Freezer Meals
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Whether it's batch cooking on a Sunday, for easy reheating throughout the week, or meals which can be made swiftly on a Monday, with the leftovers frozen for another time, this book will see you though. Recipes include: smoky beef stew, bake-from-the-freezers pizzas and chicken tikka curry

Tin Can Cook: 75 Simple Store-cupboard Recipes
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Jack Monroe is here to say 'good food' doesn't have to be organic and there's a lot of nutrition from cupboard staples and tins. Recipes include: rhubarb and custard pancakes, "tin-e-strone" and beer-battered sardines.

The Batch Lady: Shop Once. Cook Once. Eat Well All Week
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Save money and time, without scarificing flavour with this brilliant cookbook. There are over 80 delicious home-cooked recipes to suit everyone's tastes. There's even a planner and helpful lists, included inside.Recipes include: veggie bolognese, chilli bean burgers and pulled lamb with couscous

Pinch of Nom: 100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes
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A best-seller and for great reason, too. Pinch of Nom is full of family favourites that are yummy and low calorie. Recipes include: cheesecake-stuffed strawberries, diet cola chicken, and beef ragu fettuccine

Cook The Week
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This book is created with the purpose to save you time and money. The idea is simple: set aside two hours at the weekend to batch-cook all of Monday-Friday's evening meals. Recipes include: pasta with beef cheek sauce and Vietnamese pho

Feed Your Family For £20 a Week: 100 Budget-Friendly, Batch-Cooking Recipes Youu2019ll All Enjoy
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Plan 3 meals a day, every week - for just £20! Perfect for anyone on a budget, who wants to cook tasty food for their family. Recipes include: caramelised onion and sausage stew, cottage pie and breakfast macmuffin.


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