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.

15 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This giant sausage roll and spicy homemade baked beans are easy to make and perfect for sharing - great for students on a budget

50 mins
Easy
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this flavour-packed wrap as a cheap and tasty lunch or light supper

20 mins
Easy
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28 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

52 mins
Easy
43 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
14 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star 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
23 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This everyday, freeze-ahead supper combines tomatoes with a creamy cheese sauce - a perfect family meal

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
56 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This healthy veggie chilli makes for a quick and satisfying supper, crammed with pulses and colourful fresh vegetables

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
56 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
19 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
34 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
22 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This Indian feast has a healthy vegetable count and is a really simple everyday supper

45 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Everyone needs a trusty tomato soup recipe - and this one costs less than a pound per serving

25 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Sausages and spuds get a fresh spin in this thrifty, family-friendly supper

40 mins
Easy
300 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
245 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Struggle to get your five-a-day? This superhealthy ragu will get you four steps closer and can be frozen for extra convenience

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This comforting snack is super-quick and easy, perfect for suppertime snacking.

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
50 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
84 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
40 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
98 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
Healthy
Vegetarian
173 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Stretch a pack of mince to make this hearty dish. It's perfect eaten straight from the bowl with a spoon and some crusty bread on a cold winter's night

45 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

The rich basil sauce helps balance the tangy ricotta and earthy mushroom flavours of this easy vegetarian starter

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Jazz up a jacket potato with this creamy filling

30 mins
Easy
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