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FinnyStory Mon 07-Sep-20 09:41:05

Could you share your best ideas that freeze well but don't contain tomato (DS2)?

I'm struggling beyond shepherd's pies and curries.

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Margo34 Mon 07-Sep-20 09:46:14

Teriyaki chicken.
Chicken tray bake (shove in whatever you like).
Creamy chicken and whitewhite casserole.
Minted lamb hotpot.
Stroganoff - mushroom, beef or pork.
Mac n cheese.
Butternut squash soups.

Margo34 Mon 07-Sep-20 09:46:40


AdaColeman Mon 07-Sep-20 09:56:39

Chicken in white sauce, with or without white wine, use to make chicken supreme served with rice, pasta Alfredo, as a base for chicken pie with added vegetables such as peas, leeks, mushrooms, sweetcorn.

Make some meat sauce without tomatoes, use sofritto at the start of cooking for depth of flavour. Use in pasta bakes, shepherds pie, chilli con carne etc etc.

Sausage casserole with winter vegetables, chickpeas or lentils or butter beans freezes well.

spottygymbag Mon 07-Sep-20 09:58:26

Honey mustard chicken
Creamy mushroom chicken
Chicken and leek pie
We eat a lot of chicken grin

SpaceOP Mon 07-Sep-20 11:30:31

Stews and casseroles.
I usually buy bigger joints and freeze chunks - they work remarkably well for a simpler roast dinner a few weeks later or to be turned into things.
Soup - any kind of creamed soup in particular.

minipie Mon 07-Sep-20 11:45:19

Yes casseroles!

I do

- a chicken and chorizo one (add rice once defrosted)
- a moroccan chicken one
- lamb shoulder casserole with chickpeas
- beef casserole
- lentil and sausage casserole

Some of these can be made with tomatoes but don’t need them iyswim

Also yy soup and pasta sauces - look for cream or cheese based ones rather than tomato based

Ricekrispie22 Mon 07-Sep-20 18:38:14

Fish pie
Fish cakes
Pork and apple burgers

FinnyStory Wed 09-Sep-20 17:16:50

Thank you!

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Margo34 Wed 09-Sep-20 23:04:48

Persian saffron chicken is delicious!

Stuffed peppers (with cous cous, chickpeas, veggies and feta).

Swallowzandamazons Thu 10-Sep-20 22:40:09

Honey mustard chicken (recipe on BBC good food) is a favourite here.
I make up a load of turkey burgers with different herb or spice mixtures (get a burger press from Lakeland) and bag those up before freezing.
White bean and mushroom stew is nice for a veggie change - I use butter beans but you could use whatever you want.
Potato and leek bake - slice and saute leeks in a little butter till soft, but not browned. Peel and slice nice floury potatoes, about 5mm thick. Layer the leeks and potatoes into a lasagne dish, finishing on a layer of spuds, and then pour over stock (or stock and milk combination) to more or less cover. Bake in 180 degree oven for an hour or so till the spuds are soft and the liquid has been absorbed. Divide out into portions and freeze. This reheats lovely in the oven (from defrosted) in about 15 minutes. I serve it with grilled sausages or burgers.

Inituntiltheend Thu 10-Sep-20 22:41:47


Ginfordinner Thu 10-Sep-20 22:43:18

Is it dislike or allergy?

ColleagueFromMars Thu 10-Sep-20 22:48:30

Slow cooked beef in red wine or ale

I wonder if those roasted red peppers you get in jars would blitz up and be a tomato substitute? You could make lasagne that way perhaps?

Scouse, Lancashire hotpot or mince in gravy

Squash, red pepper, coconut and chilli soup

Chicken pho broth (boil chicken bones with spices). You can freeze the broth and defrosted with a handful of freezer veg and nest of rice noodles have a lovely fresh pho soup.

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