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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.

Check out our vegetarian student recipes for meat-free, budget-friendly inspiration and our favourite healthy student meals for nutritious suppers.

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  • Satay sweet potato curry on top of rice in a deep dish

    Sweet potato & peanut curry

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.881 ratings

    Cook this tasty, budget-friendly vegan curry for an easy family dinner. With spinach and sweet potato, it boasts two of your five-a-day and it’s under 400 calories

  • Bean & halloumi stew served in a bowl

    Bean & halloumi stew

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.256 ratings

    Use a can of mixed beans to make this tomato-based veggie stew with halloumi. Make it in just 25 minutes for a quick and easy midweek supper

  • Tomato and pasta in a pan, topped with cheese

    Easy tomato pasta

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.71 ratings

    Make this simple tomato and cheese pasta dish for a delicious, filling and budget-friendly supper. It is a great way to use up storecupboard ingredients

  • Microwave scrambled eggs with toast

    Microwave scrambled eggs

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.5 ratings

    Rustle up a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs in no time – this protein-rich dish takes just four minutes in the microwave

  • Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

    Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.278 ratings

    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

  • Cali-kale sausage bake

    Cauli-kale sausage bake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.35 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

  • Easy pancakes on a plate with lemon wedges

    Easy pancakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.540 ratings

    Learn a skill for life with our foolproof easy crêpe recipe that ensures perfect pancakes every time – elaborate flip optional

  • Chocolate microwave mug cakes with napkin and spoons

    Microwave mug cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.376 ratings

    Need a quick chocolate fix? Try making this easy microwave mug cake with storecupboard ingredients. It's even more delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

  • Vegetarian pastitsio in a large baking dish with a small bowl of onion and tomato salad alongside

    Vegetarian pastitsio

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    In our veggie version of this Greek pasta dish, budget-friendly lentils replace the meat and we've used a little balsamic vinegar instead of wine

  • Quick & spicy nasi goreng

    Quick & spicy nasi goreng

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.42 ratings

    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

  • Halloumi flatbreads

    Halloumi flatbreads

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.25 ratings

    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

  • Sausage ragu served in a casserole dish

    Sausage ragu

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.362 ratings

    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

  • Two plates with beans and cheese on toast

    Turbo beans & cheese on toast

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make an elevated version of beans on toast using your favourite beans, plus tomatoes, garlic and chilli – they're great topped with cheese

  • Shakshuka in a pan

    Shakshuka

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.114 ratings

    Make our easy shakshuka for a comforting brunch. Vary this dish by flavouring the simple tomato sauce with whatever you have to hand - curry powder, pesto or fresh herbs

  • Two plates of fish curry alongside a pan with rice and lime wedges

    Coconut fish curry & rice

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    Cook this flavour-packed coconut fish curry in just 30 minutes for a speedy meal. For a dose of sour use lime juice or tamarind paste if you have it to hand

  • Vegetarian double bean & roasted pepper chilli in a large pot

    Double bean & roasted pepper chilli

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.265 ratings

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

  • Microwave chilli

    Microwave chilli

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.20 ratings

    For a super speedy supper, try Jack Monroe's vegetarian kidney bean chilli - a great way to get 2 of your 5-a-day in this microwavable, midweek meal

  • Spaghetti puttanesca served in a pan

    Spaghetti puttanesca

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.117 ratings

    Cook up this classic sauce in one pan, then toss with spaghetti for a simple midweek meal. It's budget-friendly too, making it a great meal for the family

  • Chicken & bean enchiladas served in a casserole dish

    Chicken & bean enchiladas

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.69 ratings

    A family dinner that delivers four of your 5-a-day - tender chicken, red pepper and black beans, wrapped in tortilla, baked in the oven with passata and cheese

  • Mexican pulled chicken & beans

    Mexican pulled chicken & beans

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.15 ratings

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

  • Cheesy ham & broccoli pasta

    Cheesy ham & broccoli pasta

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.164 ratings

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

  • Chole with cumin rice and raita served with rice

    Chole with cumin rice & raita

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.12 ratings

    Make a chickpea curry served with raita for a brilliant budget-friendly family meal. As well as being quick and easy, it's healthy too

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