Here’s how to make the perfect jacket potatoes
Baked sweet potatoes with smoky beans
This recipe for baked sweet potatoes with smoky beans makes for a great easy veggie meal that will give you a veg fix before a big night out. Plus, it’s under 500 calories.
Tuna melt jackets
Tinned tuna makes a great budget-friendly topping for a baked-potato. This recipe adds cheese and spring onions for an extra melty finish, ideal for indulging on.
Baked sweet potatoes with feta cream and crisp chorizo
Some nights, only a baked potato will do. Why not make it a bit more special with this recipe for baked sweet potatoes with feta cream and crisp chorizo? Ultimate comfort food.
Recipes with mince
Best-ever spaghetti bolognese
With our best-ever spaghetti bolognese we’ve perfected a family favourite including tips on how to make it in a slow cooker. Make this for your uni flat mates and reap the rewards.
Classic cottage pie
This is our take on a classic cottage pie that will feed a crowd. With rich beef and creamy mash, it’s a long-standing family favourite and a good one to have in the freezer for emergencies!
Best ever tex-mex style chilli con carne
Our most popular chilli con carne recipe EVER! Made Tex-Mex style with aged minced beef, chipotle powder, red wine, 70% dark chocolate and semi-dried tomatoes. Get your mates round for a seriously indulgent flat party.
Macaroni cheese is the ultimate indulgent food to keep you going through essay writing, studying and of course lazy hangover days. We have plenty more macaroni cheese recipes here
Crisp topped macaroni cheese
Comfort food at its best. Mac ‘n’ cheese is always a winner and this one, with shredded ham and a crispy top is top of our list. Fresh salad is good as a side.
Mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon
How do you make mac ‘n’ cheese better? Add bacon of course! This oozing cheesy pasta bake is also rich with Red Leicester and finished with a crunchy breadcrumb topping. Double up the recipe for all of your flat mates
Hawksmoor’s macaroni cheese
The best macaroni cheese recipe, quick and easy, from Hawksmoor’s restaurants – famous for excellent steak. Hawksmoor’s macaroni cheese recipe is sure to become your new favourite!
Stir fry noodles
Stir fries are the perfect solution for quick meals between lectures, library sessions and before pre drinks. More stir-fry ideas here
10-minute beef and black bean stir-fry
This 10-minute beef and black bean stir-fry is the ideal quick fix. It’s super speedy, under 300 calories, and packed full of flavour. It’s also great for when you want to be a bit healthier and ditch your usual take-away.
Sticky pork and mangetout stir-fry
Pork, noodles, mangetout: the three main ingredients for this quick and easy stir-fry. Spice it up with sweet chilli sauce to serve and tuck in for a fast meal for two.
Shanghai fried beef noodles
Ready in just 30 minutes, these Shanghai fried beef noodles make a great, easy meal for two
Meatball melt lasagne
This indulgent lasagne is a great dinner party entertaining pleaser to assemble then bake just before your friends arrive. Really meaty and full of great texture, your guests will keep coming back for more. An easy winner!
Quick courgette lasagne
This must be the best easy vegetarian lasagne! Mix the courgettes, garlic and chilli with ricotta, add a shop-bought tomato sauce and fresh lasagne and dinner can be on the table in under 30 minutes.
Baked tortellini with spinach and chilli
This recipe for baked tortellini with spinach and chilli is super-easy to make, ready in under and hour and less than 500 calories – a perfect quick meal for two. Use shop bought tortellini and the hard work is done for you.
Nothing says student grub like pizza. Save your pennies and learn how to make your own pizza, you’ll be the most popular Fresher in your halls.
5-minute flatbread pizzas
All the comfort of pizza but ready in a flash and healthier, too. These 5-minute flatbread pizzas are a great recipe to have on hand midweek when you and your flat mates don’t want to spend hours cooking
Meat vs veg patchwork pizza
Trying to please both veggies and meat-eaters? This patchwork pizza gives you the best of both worlds with pepperoni on one half and olives, capers and peppers on the other. Flat party, anyone??
Broccoli and spiced sausage pizza
This broccoli and spiced sausage pizza with fennel, chilli and taleggio is delicious and feels like a real treat. It’s ready in under an hour, though, which makes it achievable midweek.
Quick pork and bean tacos
These quick pork and bean tacos are the perfect speedy meal to make midweek and they’re under 500 calories. Put everything on the table and let people help themselves.
Lime grilled salmon tacos with avocado cream
These zesty lime grilled salmon tacos with avocado cream are a really great option for a quick and easy, fresh meal for spring. They’re ready in just 20 minutes, making them perfect for a midweek meal or for when it’s too hot to cook for too long.
Bean chili tacos
These quick and easy veggie tacos with zesty lime and tangy soured cream will make enough for all of your friends. Fresh coriander makes all the difference here.
One pot pasta
Pasta and sauce all cooked in one pot? Sounds mad but it works! Check out Sabrina Fauda-Rôle’s one pot pastas for super easy cooking for the whole flat.
One-pot orecchiette primavera
One-pot four cheeses pasta
One-pot tomato and basil pasta
Chilli, cheese and garlic mushroom omelette
This recipe for chilli, cheese and garlic mushroom omelette is easy, vegetarian and ready in under 30 minutes making it a perfect midweek meal for one
Spanish pepper and potato omelette
The ultimate comfort food which clears out the fridge too, try our best Spanish omelette recipe with red onion, red pepper and new potatoes. Serve with a rocket salad.
Kedgeree is a classic dish of curried rice, flaked, smoked fish and hard-boiled eggs. In this version, we’ve updated the classic by substituting the boiled eggs for an omelette to wrap the Kedgeree in.
Become the resident baker among your student friends and you will be the most popular person on campus. Our indulgent brownie recipes are easy to make!
Bourbon biscuit brownies
What’s better than a chocolate Bourbon biscuit? Chocolate Bourbon brownies! This is one of our favourite recipes of 2016 – trust us, you’ll need to make a double batch
Cream Egg brownie cake
Chocolate cake + Cadbury’s Creme Eggs = HEAVEN. Whip up our chocolate traybake for a special Easter treat, or make it any time of the year (we certainly do)!
Classic chocolate brownies
A classic, gooey chocolate brownie recipe that can be ramped up with added ingredients (we’ve included three suggestions in the recipe). This recipe uses a square tin, but you can use an oblong or even round cake tin provided it is roughly the same size – just keep an eye on the brownie, you may need slightly less or more time than the recipe states.
Baked raspberry cheesecake
We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe – it’s been one of our most popular recipes for years! A classic and really indulgent dessert, baked cheesecake is a crowd pleaser. The fresh raspberries on top cut through the rich body of the cheesecake.
White chocolate and Baileys cheesecake
Baileys? Check. White chocolate? Check. Two ingredients that make for an utterly irresistible cheesecake, perfect for serving at pre drinks (or to keep all to yourself). Plus it calls for less than 10 ingredients, and is ready in under 2 hours!
We’ve taken inspiration from freakshakes to create our OTT freakshake cheesecake. You don’t have to stick to the toppings we’ve used here – go freestyle
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