No student wants to be spending hours in the kitchen after a long day of lectures. We know you would rather relax and watch something on Netflix, so we’ve created the perfect list of quick, tasty dinners. Each of these recipes takes less than 30 minutes, including preparation and cooking time, plus they use no more than 2 pans each – result!
Time: 30 mins Number of Pans: 1 Serves: 4
Fajitas – quick, easy and wonderfully tasty. This recipe serves four (making 8 fajitas), but if you’re eating alone you can always keep the leftover fajita mix for lunches or serve with rice the following day.
Ingredients: 4 chicken breasts, chili powder, cumin, paprika, BBQ sauce, salt, one pepper (chopped), one small onion (sliced), sliced mushrooms, garlic, 8 flour tortillas, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and/or salsa (to taste)
Time: 25 mins Number of Pans: 2 Serves: 4
Nothing beats a good pasta dish for ease and speed – that’s why we’ve included two in this article! This bacon and avocado linguine is a refreshing and healthier twist on the standard carbonara, with a pleasingly short list of ingredients.
Ingredients: Linguine, salt, pepper, 6 slices bacon, 1 onion (chopped), 1 avocado (chopped), 2 cloves garlic, dry white wine, parmesan
This dish is begging to be made in bulk, as it tastes just as great the following day (or two). You can make a vegetarian-friendly option by swapping out the chicken for tofu and the chicken broth for vegetable broth. If you’re counting calories, you can use skimmed or semi-skimmed milk instead of the full fat.
Time: 30 mins Number of Pans: 2 Serves: 6
Ingredients: Pasta, tablespoon butter, 6 chicken breasts, a sprinkle of cayenne, 3 cloves garlic (crushed or chopped), 475ml full fat milk, 500g sun dried tomatoes, 120ml chicken broth, mozzarella cheese, salt, 250g spinach, any favourite herbs or spices