Cheap-as-chips veggie pizzas

Student recipes

38 Recipes

Cheap and cheerful recipes for eating on a budget.

Turkey chilli jacket potatoes

3.75

(6 ratings)

Turkey mince is cheap and lean - flavour Mexican-style with cumin and paprika and serve in crisp baked potatoes
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

3.47222

(9 ratings)

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 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cheap-as-chips veggie pizza

4.75

(5 ratings)

This quick, budget take on classic spinach and egg 'florentine' pizza uses flatbreads instead of traditional dough
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Refried bean quesadillas

4.5

(25 ratings)

This casual meat-free main is a cheap and cheerful way to fill up your friends
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sausage & mushroom pot pies

4.47

(25 ratings)

A thrifty dish of pork meatballs with crispy ciabatta topping and a mustard, crème fraîche sauce
  • 52 mins
  • Easy

Smoky bacon pot noodle for one

4.125

(24 ratings)

Who needs ready-made instant noodles when you can whip up your own low-fat, high flavour version in under 10 mins?
  • 7 mins
  • Easy

Sausage ragu & spinach pasta bake

4.454545

(11 ratings)

This everyday, freeze-ahead supper combines tomatoes with a creamy cheese sauce - a perfect family meal
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Vegetable & bean chilli

4.21795

(39 ratings)

This healthy veggie chilli makes for a quick and satisfying supper, crammed with pulses and colourful fresh vegetables
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Chicken biryani pilau

4.460525

(38 ratings)

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pesto & courgette pasta bake

2.375

(6 ratings)

A handful of ingredients go a long way in this hearty oven-baked supper- use your favourite pasta shape, but we like rigatoni, bows or macaroni
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spanish sardines on toast

4.833335

(6 ratings)

Enjoy the taste of the Med with this fresh, wholesome supper using an oily fish that's packed with omega-3 and a good, cheap storecupboard staple
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Very simple Margherita pizza

4.875

(16 ratings)

You can't beat piping hot cheese and tomato on a thin, crispy pizza base - this version is ready in just 35 minutes
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tuna & sweetcorn slice

4.423075

(13 ratings)

This easy budget supper uses ready-rolled pastry to make an open pie - experiment with your own toppings
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Chicken & vegetable curry

4.69231

(13 ratings)

This Indian feast has a healthy vegetable count and is a really simple everyday supper
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Family meals: Easy fish pie

4.666665

(69 ratings)

A simple fish pie that’s quick to prepare, portion it into ramekins for quick toddler meals you can pull out of the freezer or cook in a big dish for the whole family
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lentil ragù

4.18351

(94 ratings)

Struggle to get your five-a-day? This superhealthy ragù will get you four steps closer and can be frozen for extra convenience
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Rarebit toasts

4.714285

(7 ratings)

This comforting snack is super-quick and easy, perfect for suppertime snacking.
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

DIY kofta burgers

4.625

(40 ratings)

With these quick, easy and cheap koftas, there's no excuse for hitting the kebab van
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Quick bean & chorizo chilli

4.460785

(51 ratings)

This fast and filling chilli is great served with rice or piled high onto a baked potato and dolloped with soured cream
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Sweet potato & pea curry

4.360295

(34 ratings)

A fab, cheap, veggie curry, great for a student gathering. And the left overs will taste great the next day.
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Moroccan spiced mince with couscous

3.7839

(59 ratings)

Adding dried fruit, fresh mint and warm spices to savoury dishes is typical of North African cooking. Quorn replaces meat in this recipe
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

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