Easy Recipes for Students

Jamie HarperLancaster Student Life

Moving into your first student home can be pretty daunting, and whilst you may have organised for mum to pop down at the weekend and collect your laundry, I’m afraid unless you want to wither away, you’ll have to get cooking! Okay, places for students to eat out in Lancaster is rife, we know, but your student loan even coupled with your part time job, isn’t going to cut the mustard when it comes to eating out, if you’re doing it daily.


Luckily, there are tons of delicious and affordable student recipes available, and the more you do it, the better you’ll get. If you can follow a map to get to the lecture theatre, you can follow a recipe! There are far too many recipes to list here, and I wouldn’t be doing the culinary world justice by merely listing a great student toastie recipe, so I’m going to share some of my favourite websites to get you started, along with some tips on getting the most out of your money.


The BBC is definitely a good starting point, with a huge range of budget friendly, tasty recipes for students https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/student-recipes/amp

BBC Good Food


There are a mammoth number of quirky chefs out there, my favourite being Nigel Slater, although be warned, Nigel can be a bit too quirky for a first timer! Instead, you can’t go wrong with following our beloved Jamie Oliver https://www.jamieoliver.com/student-recipes/ for some super easy, delicious student grub.

Good Housekeeping have been around for as long as I can remember, and can always be relied on for top tips, from fashion to great recipes and everything in between. Forget those frozen meals and delve into these delicious easy student recipes  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/food/recipes/g538730/student-recipes/

As you get more confident with your newfound culinary skills, don’t be afraid to add extra seasoning, experiment with alternative flavours and for something a bit different, check out Heston for some really crazy combos! https://www.restaurantchoice.co.uk/blog/hestons-craziest-

Most meals work well combined with a bunch of steamed veg. Steamed veg you ask? Yep, it’s much better than boiled and easier too! If you haven’t got a steamer, pop your veg in a Pyrex dish above a pan of boiling water. Pop the lid on and let it do its magic – just don’t overcook it! And to save a bunch of money, why not double the recipe and freeze a few portions, for a super easy fix after some late-night revision. By planning some meals in advance, you can simply throw it in the oven and pop some steamed veg with it, for delicious easy meals for students on a budget. What’s not to love!?