Aubergine, tomato and spinach curry with rice on a plate

Student recipes

Going to uni and never cooked before? Our student recipes are a great way to get started with easy, cheap and filling dishes that are packed with flavour.

205 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

春秋娱乐 Slightly sweet with added richness from the coconut milk, this simple vegan curry is a winner. It's also freezable if you need a quick midweek fix

1 hr
Easy
Vegan
29 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This cheap, crowd-pleasing meal is easy, hearty fare. This needs hardly any prep and it's pure comfort food, with a good helping of veg and hot bubbling cheese

50 mins
Easy
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18 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

春秋娱乐 Try these simple veggie halloumi wraps with a crunchy slaw and a generous helping of hummus. A great cheesy budget option for a midweek meal

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
150 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Feed the family this comforting, budget-friendly sausage ragu with pasta. You can freeze the leftovers for another time and it tastes just as good

50 mins
Easy
160 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

春秋娱乐 This warming vegetarian chilli is a low-fat, healthy option that packs in the veggies and flavour. Serve with Tabasco sauce, soured cream or yogurt

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

春秋娱乐 Save on the washing up with this speedy supper for one, with wholesome ingredients like Chinese cabbage and brown rice, finished with a fried egg

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

春秋娱乐 This budget-busting sharing platter of slow-cooked chipotle chicken is perfect for feeding a crowd - and won't break a student budget, either

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
118 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Satisfy your comfort food cravings with this cheap and simple creamy pasta dish with chunks of ham and crunchy veg

30 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

春秋娱乐 Whip up shakshuka, a Middle Eastern favourite, in just 10 minutes. Perfect for brunch, lunch or supper, it's healthy and a great option for a budget meal

10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Add chorizo and kale to hummus for a dish that's packed with protein and flavour. Drizzle over olive oil and serve with flatbread to make lunch for one

15 mins
Easy
68 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This casual meat-free main is a cheap and cheerful way to fill up your friends

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
33 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Impress with this tandoori masala-spiced Indian dish with peppers, coconut and fresh coriander

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

春秋娱乐 Tinned fish is a lifesaver when you need to rustle up some simple potato patties for a healthy, budget-friendly supper

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This cheap pea risotto doesn't skimp on flavour, with lemon zest and Italian-style hard cheese, such as pecorino or Parmesan

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These cheap and cheerful paneer pancakes take just 20 minutes to plate up and make an iron-rich veggie meal for two. Spoon on mango chutney and enjoy

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Use a packet mix to rustle up your own cheat's garlic bread to serve alongside classic and creamy tomato soup

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up this warming veggie ramen in just 15 minutes. Think of it as healthy fast food – it's low-fat, low-calorie and low-cost as well

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This quick, budget take on classic spinach and egg 'florentine' pizza uses flatbreads instead of traditional dough

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Swap mince for canned tuna in this budget lasagne recipe, made even easier with cream cheese instead of béchamel sauce

50 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

春秋娱乐 Rebecca Roberts serves roasted courgette, carrots, red onion, tomatoes and mushrooms with couscous and chicken in this recipe for one

40 mins
Easy
189 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A rescue recipe for when there's nothing in the fridge, or when you fancy something cheap, delicious and filling

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
14 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Turkey mince is cheap and lean. Flavour Mexican-style chilli with cumin and paprika and serve in crisp baked potatoes

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
17 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

春秋娱乐 Use a lime-spiked spicy marinade to coat thighs and drumsticks then roast and serve with paprika rice for a cheap and healthy supper

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
50 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

An easy vegetarian supper that's cheap to make too

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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