20 foolproof recipes for students

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20 foolproof recipes for students

Calling all students! Heading back to uni? Or making your first steps into the world of student life? Well, we've got you covered! Whether you are cooking for yourself for the first time (eek!) or want to brush out on some new cooking skills, this recipe round-up is all you need. From the perfect scrambled eggs to a hearty sausage casserole to impress all your new flatmates, these are the only recipes you will need to get through the first few months while you find your feet. Have fun and get cooking!

Easy Peasy

The ultimate toastie 

This ultimate cheese sarnie is made super easy with ready-sliced cheese, gooey, melty and delicious. All you need after a night out!



Mini muffin omelettes

What's easier than an omelette? Mini muffin omelettes of course! Don't worry about any pans for this breakfast favourite. A muffin tin will do just the trick! Tip: remember to oil your tin before you put the egg mixture in to make sure they slide out once cooked! 



chicken stir fry 

Loaded with egg noodles and packed with veg, this Chinese-inspired stir-fry is ready within 20 minutes – perfect for a quick lunch before lectures!



Easy carbonara for two

This is probably the easiest carbonara recipe ever! If you have a few more friends coming over for dinner, then you can easily double the recipe for even more deliciousness.



Chilli con carne

A warming chilli con carne is the perfect dish for a night in! Pair with a glass of red and you have got the ultimate combo.



chicken and mixed pepper fajitas 

Fajitas will always be a firm favourite. Packed with chicken and fresh chunky vegetables like peppers, onions and tomatoes, get everyone involved with rolling their own wraps for an element of dinnertime fun.



Scrambled eggs

We all love scrambled eggs! A firm favourite for breakfast. Pile on top of slices of buttered toast and enjoy!



egg fried rice 

Using microwave-ready rice means this takeaway favourite is ready in less than 15 minutes! Enjoy this egg fried rice as a side or main for lunch or dinner.


chicken enchiladas

This Mexican-style dish uses frozen, pre-sliced onion and pepper, so there's no peeling or chopping - it couldn't be easier!



easy spaghetti bolognese 

The simple, quick, spaghetti bolognese classic that everyone loves – ideal for students and also budget friendly! Store leftovers in an airtight container for two days.




Not too tricky


sausage casserole 

This one-pot wonder combines hearty sausages with crunchy veg and a tangy tomato sauce. The ultimate winter comforter to share with friends!



homemade burger and chips 

Who doesn't love a juicy homemade burger and chunky chips? This foolproof recipe will have you making the perfect burger every time!




How to poach the perfect egg  

Nail a poached every time with these simple steps. Check out our best poached egg recipes here.



Katsu curry

This super crispy chicken cutlet with curry sauce, is so simple to cook - and tastes so much better when it's homemade. Have a go and impress your guests.



Chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala is the nation's most popular curry. Get a taste of your favourite takeaway from the comfort of your own home!



How to cook the perfect roast chicken

Roast chicken is a tasty staple to any Sunday Lunch, cook it perfectly with these simple steps – juicy and downright delicious!



roasted vegetable and spinach lasagne

Earthy spinach works well with the Mediterranean veg and rich tomato sauce in this veggie lasagne dish – perfect for freezing in batches to defrost and eat later! 



Asparagus and parmesan puff pastry slice

This is the ultimate weeknight winner! Ready-made puff pastry makes this asparagus and parmesan pastry slice super easy to whip up, bake and devour.



Shakshuka with beans 

Our cheat’s version of this Middle Eastern dish is great for an easy weekend brunch.



Mac and cheese 

Drool! Grated cheese and breadcrumbs make for a super crunchy topping for this indulgent mac and cheese.



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