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Student cooking – quick and easy recipes to try


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Cooking up meals at University doesn’t have to always be from frozen! You can make lots of fresh and quick to prepare meals from your student accommodation from scratch. It doesn’t matter if you have never cooked before, our student cooking recipes are a great way to get started with cheap and filling dishes that are packed with flavour.

All our dishes serve 2, so you can some left over for lunch at University!

Spaghetti Bolognese (serves 2)


  • 300g minced beef (or another meat)
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1tsp of mixed herbs
  • 1tsp of salt and pepper
  • 30g of grated cheese
  • 1tsp of olive oil
  • Spaghetti or shaped pasta of your choice

Step by step

  1. Finely chop your onion and garlic cloves
  2. Preheat a frying pan to medium heat add your olive oil
  3. Add your onions and garlic to the frying pan and fry until soft
  4. Whilst your onions are frying off, add your pasta to a separate pan on the hob to a medium head, add water and boil until soft for about 12 minutes
  5. After your onions and garlic are soft, add your minced beef to the same pan and fry off
  6. Add your spices and let your beef simmer for about 15 minutes. Then add your chopped tomatoes and simmer on a low heat for another 10 minutes
  7. Once your beef and pasta are ready, serve up and add some grated cheese. Enjoy!

Sticky Soy Salmon and rice (serves 2)


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 200g basmati rice
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1tsp of honey
  • 50ml dark soy sauce
  • Half a courgette
  • 60g of spinach
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Step by StepĀ 

  1. Add your vegetable stock to 50ml of hot water and mix
  2. Finely chop your garlic cloves and then mix with the vegetable stock
  3. Wash your rice until it runs clear and then add your rice to a pot with the vegetable stock mix
  4. Cook the rice on a medium heat for 15 minutes with a lid on
  5. Preheat your frying pan to another frying medium heat
  6. Fry off your courgette and spinach for 2-3 minutes
  7. Add your salmon fillets to the same pan and evenly cook on each side
  8. Once your salmon is nearly cooked, add the dark soy the pan
  9. When ready, plate up and enjoy!

Student cooking at DIGS

At our Huddersfield student accommodation, we also have a Cooking Society where students can take part in classes suitable for all abilities.

Check out official DIGS cookbook here for more student cooking and baking recipes

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