Quorn products are so easy to cook. Quorn products can be cooked using an oven, grill, stove or microwave. Quorn products are delicious, tasty and easy to prepare, just refer to the cooking instructions on pack. Our cooking instructions for Quorn ingredients products often recommend that the sauce is cooked before the Quorn product is added, as our products often require less cooking time than animal proteins.
Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question about the best way to cook, prepare and store your favourite Quorn® products?
Well, who could be better to ask than the experts themselves?
Our Quorn chefs have answered all of your more frequently asked questions with simple, inspiring, and easy-to-follow tips.
Quorn Mince is a truly versatile ingredient and it’s so quick to turn out delicious and satisfying recipes. You can use it straight from the freezer or fridge, so it’s perfect for midweek meal ideas for the whole family. When you’re ready to start a dish, make the sauce first, then add the Quorn Mince in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Quorn Mince often needs more liquid than other dishes, so a little more stock or passata (100-200ml) than usual should do the trick. Quorn Mince works beautifully in chilli, lasagne, Bolognese, moussaka, or you can serve it over a hot jacket potato. Any leftovers can be frozen or can be served up in wraps the next day. Perfect to pull out of the freezer when you’re short of time.
Our short chilli recipe video, shows just how simple cooking Quorn Mince is, take a look here.
Quorn Pieces work fantastically in so many different dishes and they’re really quick to cook. You can use them straight from the fridge or freezer. Just create your favourite sauce, and then add the Quorn Pieces in the last 12-15 minutes of cooking. Quorn Pieces absorb a whole lot of flavour, so you’ll probably need more liquid than you’re used to. Just adding a little more stock or passata (100-200ml) will do the job. Quorn Pieces work brilliantly in curries, stir fries, pasta bakes, stroganoffs, fajitas, kebabs and so many other irresistible healthy meal ideas. For a mouth-watering and quick lunch, cook Quorn Pieces and toss them with a couscous or pasta salad. Easy!
Most Quorn products can be cooked in under 15 minutes straight from the freezer, so you don’t need to cook Quorn using a slow cooker. Cooking low and slow can change the texture of Quorn products and make them softer than they should be. The ideal way to cook Quorn ingredients is to create a delicious sauce and then add them 10-15 minutes before the end of cooking time. Convenient and tasty!
Quorn Pieces, Fillets and Balls can be marinated from chilled or frozen. The minimum time we suggest is 30 minutes and the maximum would be overnight. The longer the marinade time, the more the Quorn product will absorb all the delicious flavours. Chilli, garlic and smoked paprika are all amazing flavours to include in your marinade, and you can whip one up in no time. If marinating overnight, make sure the Quorn Pieces, Fillets and Balls are kept in the fridge. Yum!
When you use Quorn products in homemade recipes like cottage pie, Bolognese, curry and chilli, they are perfectly safe to re-heat if they’ve been kept nice and cool in the fridge and are eaten within 48 hours. If you can resist them for that long!
If you have any leftover or extra portions from your Quorn recipes, you can easily freeze them. They’re great if you’re running late and need a quick meal on the go. As long as all the other ingredients are suitable for freezing and reheating, you can store the dish in the freezer for up to one month. Always make sure the ingredients are cold before freezing. It’s a good idea to take them out of the freezer the night before, defrost them fully in the refrigerator, then cook them within 24 hours, making sure they’re piping hot before serving.
Tasty leftovers from your Quorn recipes can easily be used for the next day’s lunch or dinner.
There are just a few things you need to remember. Once any leftovers are cooked, cool quickly, cover and keep in the fridge. Use within 48 hours and make sure when reheating that all the food is piping hot before serving. Remember, don’t reheat more than once.
How long should I cook Quorn ingredients to get the best texture?
Quorn products are easy to use. Here are some hints and tips to help you get the best out of your Quorn meals:
- Quorn products can be cooked using an oven, grill, hob, microwave or barbecue. They’re delicious, tasty and easy to prepare in no time at all. What’s not to love? Quorn Mince, Quorn Fillets and Quorn Pieces can be cooked from frozen, so there’s no need to defrost. This means you can create the perfect chilli or curry in 20 minutes.
- Quorn products don’t shrink when they’re cooked, so bear this in mind when you are adding Quorn Mince, Fillets or Pieces to your recipes.
- As with all foods, make sure your Quorn ingredients are piping hot before eating but be careful not to overcook them. Remember, Quorn products don’t change colour or texture in the same way other proteins do, so pay careful attention to timings during cooking.