If you’re a lazy cook then this is the article for you! Check out these 10 easy recipes that are all cheap, filling and, most importantly, very hard to mess up!
1. Macaroni cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a super easy recipe that anyone can master. It’s also classic comfort food, so it makes for a delicious wholesome meal after a hard day. Macaroni and cheese typically involves making a white sauce and then mixing with the pasta, which is already a simple process, but this recipe makes it even easier by making everything altogether in the one pot.
2. Baked potato with tuna
Baked potatoes are a yummy yet ridiculously easy recipe. All you have to do is bake your potato and the oven does all the work for you! And the best part is you can top it with whatever filling you like best. For something light and healthy, top your baked potato with a tuna mayo mix. Just mayonnaise, spring onion and tuna, it can’t get any easier than that!
3. Chocolate mug cake
If you need a quick chocolate fix but you’re not the best baker, look no further than the mug cake! Even the worst bakers can’t screw up this easy recipe, simply mix your ingredients in a large mug and microwave… that’s it! It’s great for when you just need dessert for one or two people or when you need something sweet to reward yourself with after a long day.
4. Two-minute noodles
Are you even a student if you don’t love some quick and easy two minute noodles? They’re quick to make and cheap to buy, basically all we ask for as students. But they can be so much more than just noodles and flavouring. This recipe portions the noodles with extra fillings like frozen vegetables into mason jars for some quick and easy meal prep for the week. Simply pour boiling water into the jar and it cooks everything at once! Even the worst of cooks can’t screw up this meal!
Quesadillas are a super yummy and easy recipe. This recipe only takes 10 minutes to make and uses black beans, capsicums and red onions. But really, you can use whatever filling you like – chicken, beef, corn, spinach – the possibilities are endless! This means it makes for a great end-of-week meal when you need to quickly throw something together. It’s not authentic Mexican, but perfect for lazy cooks!
6. Tortilla pizza
Making pizza yourself is a lot healthier than ordering take out, and if you use this cheat’s hack it’s super simple too. Tortilla wraps! Not only are wraps healthier and less costly than a take away pizza, they make for a crispy thin base that lets the toppings of your pizza shine. Simply place the tortilla on a tray, spread tomato paste and top with whatever you fancy, it can’t get much easier than that.
7. One pot pasta
We all love a good spaghetti bolognese, but how can we make this recipe even easier? Cook everything in the one pot of course! This will save you time and the amount of dishes you have to wash up. Simply make the bolognese sauce in a large pot, then add the spaghetti and simmer until the pasta is cooked through. This easy recipe makes for great comfort food and is perfect for when you can’t be bothered with the washing up.
8. Cheese toastie
Cheese toasties are the king of easy recipes. They’re quick, they’re simple and, most importantly, they’re full of melted cheese. You can add heaps of other ingredients as well to make it more filling – ham, tomato, spinach, red onion – it’s really up to you! They’re the ultimate lazy meal.
9. Homemade ice cream
When the sweet cravings hit, don’t turn to sugar filled, store bought ice cream, instead make your own! Normally, home made ice cream involves many ingredients and a long process. But with this easy recipe you can forget all that and just use one ingredient… a frozen banana! Simply whizz it up in a food processor and it turns into a smooth, creamy soft serve texture.
10. Sweet potato soup
Soup is another one of those easy recipes that are just really difficult to mess up. Simply boil your vegetables and stock in a pot and once cooked, blitz until smooth. So easy! This recipe uses sweet potato, but you can use whatever vegetables you like.