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.

202 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
28 ratings 4.2 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

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
146 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
156 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

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

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
116 ratings 4.5 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

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

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
12 ratings 4.1 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

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

40 mins
Easy
185 ratings 4.4 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

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
49 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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