18 Survival Student Recipes for Freshers


Cooking needn't be hard: These super easy student recipes ideal for Freshers prove it.

Whether it’s soothing hangovers, making your very first meals or getting desperate for a midnight snack, here’s all the recipes you need to survive Freshers’ week.

If you’ve never cooked for yourself before, have little to spend or both – these student recipes are for you…

Chinese stir fry

Bung it in a wok and 10 or so minutes later you've got a tasty Chinese chicken stir fry.

Pizza baguettes

These simple Pizza baguettes can't go wrong.

One pan fry up

A full fry up in one pan, what more does your Sunday need?

Super baked beans on toast

Here are nine ways to make boring but cheap and easy baked beans on toast so much better


Not quite what you want coming in from a night out, but wraps are quick and easy to whip up for lunch or in the evening. Check out these tasty salad recipes!

Instant Noodles

Turn student classic instant noodles into all sorts: >How To Make Instant Super Noodles More Super

One Dish Chicken Fajitas

This delicious chicken fajitas recipe makes for a super easy dinner.

Enchilada casserole

A Mexican style baked casserole dish that's easy to make - get the recipe here.

Vegetarian tacos

Use Quorn mince for tatsy veggie tacos

Fish pie

This fish pie recipe makes for a budget busting meal.

Leftover Pizza Lasagne

Try leftover Pizza a brand new way with this cheesy Pizza Lasagne Recipe.


Who doesn't love nachos? A simple, one pan dish that can be scaled up or down for just the one or for a whole party Get the recipe here!.

Pasta bakes

turkey-pastabake-2 Pastabakes are a student staple: Here are 10 tasty pasta bake student recipes that are easy to make.


You can shove pretty much anything between two slices of fried bread, even a cheese burger. Here are sixteen yummy toastie recipes.

A hangover sandwich

It's a fry up in sandwich form. Here's the recipe.

Pizza bagels

Pizza bagels need just a trio of ingredients to prepare and only a microwave to prepare.

Spag bol

A classic dish made on the cheap - get the spag bol student recipe here or a veggie option here.

Cheese on toast

A simple classic: Cheese on toast!

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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