Warming winter one-pot recipes
Healthy one-pot cooking tips and recipes
Some days even the most accomplished cooks just want to serve up a delicious meal with minimum effort. That’s why all these recipes can be cooked in a single pot and are suitable for freezing, so they’re quick, easy and cleaning up is a breeze! Freezing food is a great way to store leftovers amd ensure you always have a healthy meal on standby for busy days. Check out our freezer guide below to find out how to best store your meals in the freezer.
We've gathered our favourite winter hearty one-pot recipes that are also suitable for freezing. Fresh thyme is a hardy herb that can withstand long cooking time without losing flavour which is why it is used in our recipe for thyme braised chicken. It is paired perfectly with this one-pot chicken dish filled with cannellini beans, carrots, celery and Dijon mustard.
If there’s an easy way to warm up this winter it’s definitely with massaman pork and sweet potato curry. With all those classic spices of the much loved Massaman curry and vegies topped with crunchy peanuts, it’s hearty and delicious for either lunch or dinner.
|Food type||How to store||How long?|
|Liquid-based meals (stews, soups, curries, ratatouille, ragu). Omit any cream or yoghurt and add when reheating.||Cool in fridge and place in freezer-proof containers, leaving 2–3cm at the top for expansion. Label with name and date.||3 months|
|Whole dishes (lasagne, cottage pie, pasta bakes).||Cook in a freezer-proof, ovenproof dish. Cool in fridge, then wrap entire dish in a double layer of plastic wrap. Wrap in foil. Label with name and date.||2 months|
|Baked goods (unfilled cakes, muffins, slices, fruit and banana bread, pikelets, pancakes).||Cool at room temperature. Double wrap in plastic wrap (individual serves or whole). Wrap in foil. Label with name and date.||1 month|
|Raw patties and cooked fritters.||Cool in fridge, then separate with squares of baking paper. Double wrap in plastic wrap. Wrap in foil. Label with name and date.||1 month|
|Poached fruit.||Cool in fridge and place in freezer-proof containers, leaving 2–3cm at the top for expansion. Label with name and date.||1 month|