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Student recipes

44 Recipes

Ace the start of university with these cheap and cheerful, simple-to-make student recipes, allowing you to branch out beyond classic beans on toast!

Lentil ragu

4.23517

(118 ratings)

Struggle to get your five-a-day? This superhealthy ragu will get you four steps closer and can be frozen for extra convenience
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Rarebit toasts

4.625

(8 ratings)

This comforting snack is super-quick and easy, perfect for suppertime snacking.
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

DIY kofta burgers

4.651165

(43 ratings)

With these quick, easy and cheap koftas, there's no excuse for hitting the kebab van...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Quick bean & chorizo chilli

4.49074

(54 ratings)

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

Sweet potato & pea curry

4.360295

(34 ratings)

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

Moroccan spiced mince with couscous

3.722655

(64 ratings)

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

Easy beef hotpot

4.365045

(113 ratings)

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

Baked mushrooms with ricotta & pesto

4.295455

(22 ratings)

The rich basil sauce helps balance the tangy ricotta and earthy mushroom flavours of this easy vegetarian starter
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bangers & beans in a pan

4.275

(10 ratings)

A new twist on an old favourite, great for an easy after work or after school supper - easily doubled or trebled
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Broccoli baked potatoes

3.958335

(24 ratings)

Put a new spin on the classic baked potato with this quick and tasty recipe
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Quick sausage Bolognese

4.585525

(38 ratings)

Pasta, sauce, and sausages, what could be a better combination? The sausage meat adds great flavour to a simple dish
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Chicken tikka masala

4.427915

(163 ratings)

This takeaway favourite is freezer-friendly and quick to reheat, giving you the chance to get ahead and save money
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Pear & chocolate pudding

4.482145

(14 ratings)

A comforting and seasonal pudding for autumn, perfect with a spot of vanilla ice cream
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Whip-round-the-fridge rice

4.675

(10 ratings)

This recipe is great for using up leftovers. Feel free to bung anything in - it's always delicious...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Tuna pasta bake

4.177965

(118 ratings)

Whip up this cheap treat using storecupboard ingredients, tinned tuna and sweetcorn
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

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