The best student recipes on TikTok

Speedy meal ideas for those on a budget

Written by Liv Grady

August 27, 2021

student recipe ideas

If you have just moved to uni and you are struggling for a little food inspiration, we got you covered. Forget the pasta in a packet and frozen pizzas, here’s some of the best student recipes on TikTok.

Making fresh tasty food doesn’t have to be time consuming or expensive. As long as you plan your meals and do a weekly shop, it’s pretty easy to stay on budget.

Student Recipes on TikTok

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite recipes that are easy, healthy and quick. Follow the accounts for some more ideas and broaden your horizon from avo on toast to something a bit more interesting.

Pad Thai

This can be made veggie friendly by swapping out the prawns for tofu or Quorn pieces. All you need is pepper, sugar, soy sauce, lime juice, noodles, garlic, prawns (or veggie alternative), onion, egg and peanuts. You can double up the recipe and make extra for your whole flat, or to eat throughout the week.


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♬ Wonder – Shawn Mendes

Veggie and bean stew

This warming meal is perfect for cold winter nights, it’s cheap as chips and will help you get your five a day. You will need carrots, onions, potatoes, tomato puree, tinned tomatoes, tinned butter beans, kidney beans and stock.

Add a little flavour by throwing in spices including garam masala, turmeric, paprika, chilli flakes and garlic powder (or fresh garlic). Buying spices may seem like a pain, but they are a one-off purchase that will improve your meals 100%.


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♬ original sound – NATHAN

Chorizo pasta

This 15 minute meal is always a winner. All you need is pasta, red onion, chorizo, courgette, garlic and parmesan cheese. Couldn’t be easier.


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♬ Do Your Thing – Basement Jaxx

Chickpea curry

This delish curry works out at £0.57 per person, which is pretty good going if you ask us. It’s healthy, completely vegan and can be frozen into multiple portions. You will need 1 red onion, garlic, 2 cans of chickpeas, a can of chopped tomatoes, cumin, chilli flakes, cayenne pepper, a tin of coconut milk, cherry tomatoes and that’s it! Serve with rice, naan bread or whatever you want.


Healthy Budget Chickpea Curry! Another Student Meal at £0.57 per portions this makes 4 hearty servings! ##budget ##studentlife ##fyp ##studentmeal ##uni

♬ FML – Arizona Zervas

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