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44 Recipes

Ace the start of university with these cheap and cheerful, simple-to-make student recipes, allowing you to branch out beyond classic beans on toast!

Cauli-kale sausage bake

4.464285

(7 ratings)

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

Paneer-stuffed pancakes

4.6875

(4 ratings)

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

Cheesy ham & broccoli pasta

4.84375

(8 ratings)

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

Kidney bean curry

4.432435

(37 ratings)

A rescue recipe for when there's nothing in the fridge, or when you fancy something cheap, delicious and filling...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Turkey chilli jacket potatoes

3.75

(7 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

3.375

(10 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

Poor man's vongole rosso

0

(0 ratings)

A brilliantly healthy pasta dish that's low calorie and rich in iron too, using budget-friendly cockles instead of clams...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cheap-as-chips veggie pizza

4.583335

(6 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

4.55645

(31 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

4.12963

(27 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

Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

5

(1 rating)

Use frozen, skinless wild salmon fillets for a cheap and filling lunch on the go. This low-calorie, healthy dish couldn't be easier to whip up...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Sausage ragu & spinach pasta bake

4.346155

(13 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

4.15476

(42 ratings)

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

Chicken biryani pilau

4.35366

(41 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

4.875

(8 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

4.882355

(17 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

4.166665

(15 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

4.714285

(14 ratings)

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

Family meals: Easy fish pie recipe

4.59722

(90 ratings)

A simple fish pie recipe that’s quick and easy to prepare. Portion into ramekins and freeze for quick toddler meals or cook in a big dish for the perfect family supper...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

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