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10 Meals Every Student Can Cook On A Budget

10 Meals Every Student Can Cook On A Budget

As a student you have no choice but to cook on a budget sometimes. As such, here are some easy recipes for you to follow!

Everyone can cook. Cooking doesn’t have to be expensive and eating tasty, healthy food can be done on a student budget. Here are a few cheap and easy meals that every student should be able to make at home.  These recipes have all been found on BBC Good Food, which is an excellent recipe for anyone learning to cook as all of its recipes are rated from easy to hard. But regardless, these are some of the best meals to cook on a budget!

1. Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is such a simple and filling meal that is so easy to make. Everyone loves a good ole bowl of spaghetti, so learn how to make it and impress your friends!

  • Cost at Tesco: £14.69
  • Time to prepare and cook: 2hr 15 minutes
  • Serves: 6

10 Meals Every Student Can Cook On A Budget

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2. Risotto

This Italian classic is so easy to make and is a perfect vegetarian meal if you want something tasty and filling.

  • Cost at Tesco: £12.16
  • Time to prepare and cook: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 4

3. Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a classic for all time of year. If you’re feeling under the weather, take a little bit of time and make this health giving soup to save your life.

  • Cost at Tesco: £12.16
  • Time to prepare and cook: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 2

4. Curry

Having a curry that you make yourself will be just as tasty and less expensive than going down the take away.  You can cook this curry in the same time it will take you to decide to have the same thing you have every time, order and wait for the delivery. Just cook.

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  • Cost at Tesco: £9.45
  • Time to prepare and cook: 1hr
  • Serves: 8

10 Meals Every Student Can Cook On A Budget

5. Macaroni Cheese

This American classic is the perfect unhealthy comfort food. It is super tasty and so cheesy that you’ll be in a cheese coma for days. Just make sure you call in to work and take a take to be engulfed in cheese. It’s worth it.

  • Cost at Tesco: £9.97
  • Time to prepare and cook: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 4

6. Omelette

Everyone should be able to make an omelette, they’re something that loads of people struggle with but are super tasty and will impress that one night stand who you don’t want to leave yet. Plus, you can cook on a budget!

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  • Cost at Tesco: £2.03
  • Time to prepare and cook: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 1

7. Beef and Veggie Casserole

It’s the middle of the British Winter, there has been a snow warning, but just a little bit of ice on the roads. You’re feeling homesick for your mum’s amazing stew. Cook it for yourself! Stews and Casseroles are so easy and hearty to make and can be really healthy. So get cooking!

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  • Cost at Tesco: £18.13
  • Time to prepare and cook: 4hr
  • Serves: 5

10 Meals Every Student Can Cook On A Budget

8. Roast Chicken and Roast Potatoes

Roasting anything is a skill you should have as a fully functioning adult. Or even if you’re pretending to be an adult you should still learn how to roast. A chicken is super easy to roast and can be so tasty. Just trust the BBC, I know it’s hard these days, and make this amazing roast dinner.

  • Cost at Tesco: £9.14
  • Time to prepare and cook: 45 minutes
  • Serves: 1

9. Margherita Pizza

Are you a human? Do you like pizza? Good! Then make it yourself! It will be one of those times where you are actually like impressed with yourself for managing to make something from scratch. I promise.

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  • Cost at Tesco: £9.01
  • Time to prepare and cook: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 4

10. Halloumi Fries

Halloumi is a really stylish food at the moment. Frying it makes it super tasty and these Halloumi Fries taste absolutely amazing in any dip. This recipe is super easy to follow and these fries are totally delicious.

  • Cost at Tesco: £12.60
  • Time to prepare and cook: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4
What do you think are some of the best recipes to cook on a budget? What do you cook on a budget? Let us know in the comments!
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