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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.

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  • Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

    Roasted aubergine & tomato curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.253 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 4.3 out of 5.33 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

  • 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 5.294 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

  • Double bean & roasted pepper chilli

    Double bean & roasted pepper chilli

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.236 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 yogurt

  • Quick & spicy nasi goreng

    Quick & spicy nasi goreng

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.39 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

  • 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 5.152 ratings

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

  • Microwave shakshuka served on a tray

    Microwave shakshuka

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    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

  • Chorizo hummus served in a bowl with flatbread

    Chorizo hummus bowl

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.9 ratings

    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

  • Refried bean quesadillas

    Refried bean quesadillas

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.76 ratings

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

  • Proper chicken curry

    Proper chicken curry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.35 ratings

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

  • Raid-the-cupboard tuna sweetcorn cakes

    Tuna & sweetcorn fish cakes

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.31 ratings

    Tinned fish and sweetcorn are a lifesaver when you need to rustle up some simple potato patties for a healthy, budget-friendly supper

  • Easy peasy risotto with chilli & mint crumbs

    Easy peasy risotto with chilli & mint crumbs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Paneer-stuffed pancakes

    Paneer-stuffed pancakes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.15 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

  • Tomato soup with tear & share cheesy bread

    Tomato soup with tear & share cheesy bread

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Super-quick sesame ramen served in a bowl with chopsticks alongside

    Super-quick sesame ramen

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.16 ratings

    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

  • Cheap-as-chips veggie pizza

    Cheap-as-chips veggie pizza

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Sicilian-style tuna lasagne

    Sicilian-style tuna lasagne

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • 5-a-day couscous

    5-a-day couscous

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.28 ratings

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

  • Kidney bean curry

    Kidney bean curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.208 ratings

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

  • Turkey chilli jacket potatoes

    Turkey chilli jacket potatoes

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.16 ratings

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

  • Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

    Piri-piri chicken with spicy rice

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.18 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

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