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Easy Student Recipes

08 | 09 | 2020


In need of some serious food inspo when it comes to cooking at uni? We’ve got you covered doll.

Whether you’re looking for cheap and cheerful meal ideas or want to try experimenting with different dishes, we’ve listed our fave simple recipes for students, no matter your cooking skill set.

From stir fry’s to hearty pasta dishes, check out our go-to student recipes below.


Easy Student Recipes


Tuna Pasta Bake

Tuna pasta bake is the holy grail of student recipes.

Whether you’re looking to batch cook for the week ahead or you’re cooking for your friends, this easy to follow recipe will soon become a go-to.

Serves 4 | Ready In: 45 Minutes



300g Penne pasta

500g Tomato & herb pasta sauce

3 120g Tins of tuna

325g Tinned sweetcorn

390g Tinned Chopped Tomatoes

100g Mature cheddar



Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees / gas mark 6.

Step 2: Bring the pan to boil and cook the pasta for as long as directed on the pasta packet.

Step 3: Once the pasta is cooked, drain and pour back into the pan. Then, stir in the pasta sauce, tuna, sweetcorn and chopped tomatoes.

Step 4: Pour the mixture into a deep baking dish and sprinkle over the grated cheese.

Step 5: Cook for 30 minutes until golden. Allow to cool and serve.


Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous

If you’re looking for a dreamy veggie dish, this is the one for you.

Filled with tasty vegetables, feta and filling couscous, this dish would be perfect for lunch or dinner.

Serves: 1 | Ready in: 20 Minutes



Handful of cherry tomatoes

1 Garlic clove

1/2 Courgette

80g Couscous

1 Veg stock cube

1 Spring onion

Feta cheese

Cooking oil

Salt & pepper



Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees / gas mark 6.

Step 2: Chop the courgette and add to a baking tray along with the cherry tomatoes and chopped garlic glove. Drizzle oil over the top, season with salt and pepper and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3: Whilst the vegetables are cooking, add 150ml of water to a saucepan and bring to boil. Add in the stock cube and chopped up spring onion.

Step 4: Once the stock cube has fully dissolved, turn down the heal slightly and add in the couscous. Cook for 10 minutes remembering to stir occasionally.

Step 5: Once the couscous is cooked, add in the oven cooked veg and mix together. Finally add some crumbled feta cheese over the top to finish the dish


Pitta Bread Pizza

For the days when you’re craving a pizza but trying to avoid another takeaway, a pitta bread pizza is the answer.

This dish is easy and quick to make and will be sure to satisfy any pizza cravings.

Serves: 1 | Ready In: 15 Minutes



2 Pitta breads

Tomato paste

Grated cheese

Your choice of pizza toppings



Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees / gas mark 6.

Step 2: Warm up the pitta bread by putting it into the toaster for up to 30 seconds.

Step 3: Spread over the tomato paste and sprinkle the grated cheese over the top along with any pizza toppings of your choice such as pepperoni, olives etc.

Step 4: Place in the oven for 10 minutes and viola.


Chicken Stir Fry

A stir fry is a basic recipe that every student needs to know.

Filled with flavour and ready in less than 30 minutes, get ready to add this dish to your favourites.

Serves 1 | Ready In: Less Than 30 Minutes



1 tbsp olive oil

1 Garlic clove

1 Chicken breast

1 Red pepper

1 tbsp soy sauce

30g Green Beans

100ml Chicken stock

1 Nest of egg noodles



Step 1: Cook the noodles as per the instructions on the packet.

Step 2: Add the oil to a large pan and cook the chicken and garlic until brown. Add in the chopped pepper and stiry-fry for 3 minutes.

Step 3: Stir in the soy sauce, green beans and chicken stock and stir fry for an extra 3 minutes

Step 4: Add in the cooked noodles to combine and serve.

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