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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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  • Chorizo hummus served in a bowl with flatbread

    Chorizo hummus bowl

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.10 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

  • Vegetarian refried bean quesadillas

    Refried bean quesadillas

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.78 ratings

    This casual meat-free main is a cheap and cheerful way to fill up your friends. Serve these vegetarian quesadillas in slices, so they're easy to eat

  • Proper chicken curry

    Proper chicken curry

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.36 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 5.32 ratings

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Spinach, sweet potato and lentil dhal with fork on plate

    Spinach, sweet potato & lentil dhal

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.761 ratings

    A comforting vegan one-pot recipe that counts for 3 of your 5-a-day! You can't go wrong with this iron-rich, low-fat, low-calorie supper

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

    Vegetarian ramen

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.25 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 4.1 out of 5.12 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 with chicken thighs

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.29 ratings

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

  • Microwave chocolate cake

    Microwave chocolate cake

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.32 ratings

    Edwina Hanslo's delicious and super quick chocolate cake with a creamy ganache is the perfect choice for busy mums

  • Pot of kidney bean curry next to two bowls of rice

    Kidney bean curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.223 ratings

    A rescue recipe for when there's nothing in the fridge or when you fancy something cheap, this curry is delicious and filling. It's healthy and vegan-friendly, too.

  • Carrot pilaf on a plate with coriander chutney alongside

    Carrot pilaf with coriander chutney

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.13 ratings

    Try this healthy pilaf filled for an easy midweek meal. With cashew nuts, veg and spices, it's not only tasty but budget-friendly too. Top with coriander chutney

  • 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 3.9 out of 5.21 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

  • Jumbo sausage roll with salsa beans

    Jumbo sausage roll with salsa beans

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.19 ratings

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

  • Sausage & fennel risotto served in a pan

    Easy sausage & fennel risotto

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.12 ratings

    Warm up on chilly nights with this comforting risotto. It's a budget-friendly choice for feeding the family on busy weeknights

  • Chorizo & fried egg wraps

    Chorizo & fried egg wraps

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.9 ratings

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

  • Sausage & mushroom pot pies

    Sausage & mushroom pot pies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.28 ratings

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

  • Smoky bacon pot noodle for one

    Smoky bacon pot noodle for one

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.46 ratings

    Who needs ready-made instant noodles when you can whip up your own low-fat, high flavour version in under 10 mins?

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