Waitrose frozen, stock up your freezer

We’ve created an exciting array of frozen foods combining great value for money with great taste. What’s more, we promise that all our frozen foods deliver the same great quality and adhere to the same high standards of animal welfare as all our fresh products.

With the Waitrose Frozen range, you can whip up a delicious meal in minutes, straight from the freezer, with no need to defrost. Choose from meals for one, or create a feast for the entire family with risottos and pastas.

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3 reasons to freeze

Locked-in freshness Many products, such as peas and fish, are frozen the moment they’re picked or caught, which effectively locks in the key nutrients.

Eat out of season You can enjoy British foods that have a short natural season – such as summer berries and broadbeans - all year round

Less waste Freezing keeps many products in optimum condition for up to a year, which means you’re much less likely to have to throw away uneaten food

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Family favourites
Our clever frozen risottos and pastas have been individually frozen to allow for single portion servings - handy for a fast supper or snack. Try Pea & Asparagus Risotto, with sweet peas and tender asparagus. Delicious served with shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano. Also included in the range is the Cheese and Pasta Bake, a dish that is sure to be a hit with kids.

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Did you know?

We use the same meat and poultry in our frozen food as we do in our fresh products

All chicken, pork and beef in Waitrose prepared meals are 100% British

Our fish and shellfish come from sustainable sources, fished in a responsible way

Our British fruit & vegetables come from Leaf-accredited farms

We use authentic ingredients and methods. For example, our pizzas are stone-baked using Italian ingredients

We only use free-range eggs

We never use hydrogenated vegetable oils (since Jan 2007)

We don't use artificial preserving methods

Waitrose frozen croissants

Why choose frozen food?

Quality and freshness 
Our food is frozen at the peak of its quality. The key to retaining flavour and nutritional content is the way we freeze our food- the quicker you freeze, the better the quality when defrosted. This is particularly true with fruit and vegetables where the vitamin content is retained. For example, Waitrose peas and petit pois are frozen within 2 hours of harvest, faster than any other supermarket.

Convenience without compromise Using the freezer as an extension to your store cupboard is the convenient way to great tasting, nutritious meals and can save you time. Many Waitrose frozen foods can be cooked straight from frozen with no need for defrosting. Even with the extra cooking time, preparation will be much quicker.

Value for money Use just the amount you need and put the rest back in the freezer. Frozen food cuts down food waste which in turn gives you better value for money. Also, buying frozen food in bulk will save you time and money. As well as reducing the number of shopping trips you make, it means you’ll always have a ready supply of ingredients and prepared meals.

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