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26 Quick & Easy Vegan & Vegetarian Student Recipes

Serve up yummy, healthy vegan and vegetarian student recipes that are easy to make.

Vegetarian student recipes can sometimes have the negative connotation of being boring and bland or even expensive. As a student cooking those meals, they probably don’t sound very yummy to have either.

We’re here today to bust those myths and show you just how scrumptious vegetarian and vegan recipes can be, and how they can be cheap veggie meals to make too. There are a ton of vegetarian student recipes to choose from, which can all be made into student vegan recipes too.

From vegetarian Chilli No Carne to vegan fry-ups and apple grilled cheese toasties, quick vegetarian recipes for students are all really easy to cook up, cheap and delicious. We’re all about saving cash without compromising on food quality!

Plus, these veggie student recipes are not only quick and easy, but they’re healthy too. So whether you’re dipping your toes into a vegetarian or vegan diet, or a seasoned veteran, give these quick veggie meals a try. We promise you won’t regret it. 

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  1. Veggie breakfast
  2. Lunch ideas
  3. Easy vegetarian dinners
  4. Veggie sides and snacks
  5. Easy vegetarian meals for one
  6. Basic cooking skills

Cheap vegan and vegetarian student recipes

Everyone’s feeling the burn in their pocket lately. But with the right planning, recipe lists, ingredients and budgeting, you can stretch your budget further and still enjoy cheap veggie meals without compromising on taste. 

We don’t believe that just because a meal is inexpensive, it has to taste as such. From curried dishes to kimchi noodles, there are so many ways to make healthy veggie student meals on a budget.

Below are 26 different quick vegetarian recipes and vegan recipes, that are suitable as uni lunch ideas, student dinner ideas, and even meals when you’re eating solo. 

Veggie breakfast

Carrot cake porridge

vegetarian student recipes porridge with apples and cinnamon and syrup

Who said vegetarian student recipes had to be savoury!? If you’re craving carrot cake without the prep time, incorporate carrot cake porridge into your vegetarian student meal plan. Filled with tons of flavour and healthy fats, it’s something you can batch make too as overnight oats. That way, you’ll save time the next morning if you’re in hurry to a lecture.

  1. Porridge oats
  2. Grated carrots
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Nutmeg
  5. Raisins
  6. Plant-based milk of choice
  7. Nut butter (almond or peanut butter — optional)
  8. Honey to sweeten (optional).

Approximate calories: 500-600.

Vegan fry-up

If you’re in the mood for a fry-up one morning, this vegan fry-up is the one. It’s one of the easiest student vegan recipes out there. Simply bake your hashbrowns and fry the rest off in a pan. You could even skip on the hashbrowns altogether and make it a one-pan job too.

  1. Hash browns
  2. Vegan sausages
  3. Vegan bacon
  4. Mushrooms
  5. Spinach (optional)
  6. Sunflower seeds (optional)
  7. Tofu (read our recipe below for a tofu scramble!)

Approximate calories: 600-700.

Beans and cheese on toast

Budget veggie meals don’t get easier than this. Plus, beans and cheese on toast is one many veggies and students, in general, swear by. Beans and cheese on toast are one of those quick and easy vegetarian meals you simply must have on those busier days. It’s a source of protein too for a quick pick-me-up, so while it looks easy, it’s going to be a staple in your vegetarian student meals list. It’s also super cheap to make too.

  1. Baked beans
  2. Cheese (cheddar or vegan cheese alternative)
  3. Two slices of bread, toasted
  4. Spreadable butter (optional)

Approximate calories: 500-600.

Chocolate overnight oats

Another of our quick vegetarian recipes containing oats we can’t miss off. If you love chocolate and want to incorporate more of it into your vegetarian student recipes, here’s what you need to do.

Pop all the ingredients in a jar or cereal bowl, place it in the fridge overnight and voila — you’ll have chocolate overnight oats to enjoy in the morning. 

  1. Porridge oats
  2. Soya or coconut yoghurt (or Greek yoghurt)
  3. Plant-based milk of choice
  4. Cocoa powder
  5. Fruits to top (optional)
  6. Chocolate spread or vegan alternative (optional)

Approximate calories: 300-400.

Microwave scrambled eggs

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For this quick veggie meal, all you need are your usual scrambled egg ingredients (literally eggs and milk of choice), mix them together and pop them in a bowl in the microwave. Time it at 30 seconds each time, taking it out of the microwave and giving it a stir. 

Yep, it really is this easy to make budget veggie meals at home such as this one that’s packed with protein.

  1. Eggs, beaten
  2. Plant-based milk (or Cow’s milk).

Approximate calories: 150-200.

Tofu scramble

Tofu scramble is easier than it looks, don’t be intimidated by the ingredients list! In fact, it’s perfect for switching up veggie student meals to vegan ones if you want to try something new too.

To make one of the easiest student vegan recipes, simply add your cooking oil of choice and get it to medium heat. Crumble your tofu with your hands or a potato masher and add it to the pan along with a dash of the other ingredients. Cook for about 5 minutes and you’re done. It really is one of those quick veggie meals you won’t want to miss out on!

  1. Block of firm tofu, crumbled into pieces
  2. Nutritional yeast
  3. Salt and pepper to taste
  4. Turmeric
  5. Garlic powder
  6. Plant-based milk

Approximate calories: 150-200.

Lunch Ideas

Need healthy lunch ideas? Here are our favourite vegetarian and vegan meals that everyone will love. Don’t forget, you can always sub out some of these ingredients for your own too, or add extra spices and sauces to really jazz up these vegetarian student meals. The kitchen is your oyster!

Below are vegetarian student recipes for uni lunch ideas when you’re in a hurry, or want to spend a little time making a tasty lunch.

Vegan mac n cheese

Mac n’ cheese is a staple for many, even for fully-fledged working professionals! It’s warming, hearty and of course, cheesy. But if the cheese is a no-go and you’re looking for student vegan recipes for this popular dish, here’s how to go about making vegan mac n’ cheese the easy way.

Cook the macaroni until al dente (“almost done”), drain it and add it back to the pan. Immediately add the vegan cheese, plant-based milk (starting with a lesser amount and gradually increasing), salt, pepper, cayenne (optional) and nutritional yeast. Stir and cook over low heat, stirring frequently until the sauce melts, becomes gooey, and coats the macaroni. If the cheddar isn’t melting, cover it to encourage it along.

Want to level it up? Pop in a baking tray with breadcrumbs and bake for a few minutes for a golden crispy top crust.

  1. Macaroni pasta (or any kind of pasta you have)
  2. Vegan cheese
  3. Plant-based milk
  4. Nutritional yeast
  5. Cayenne pepper
  6. Salt and pepper (to taste)
  7. Breadcrumbs (as a topper for added crispiness — optional).

Approximate calories: 650-750.

Apple white cheddar grilled cheese

This is one of those quick veggie meals you can’t miss out on, especially if you love an apple and cheese combo (we know we do!). 

To make one of our uni lunch ideas, simply slice up the apple and cheese into the desired amount for your sandwich filling, grill in the oven or pop in a toasty maker if you have one. 

Alternatively, if neither of these are options, you can butter both sides of the sandwich on the outer side, and fry off for a couple of minutes on each side. If you want some really quick and easy vegetarian meals, skip the grilling or frying altogether.

  1. 4 slices of bread of choice (or two if it’s just one toastie)
  2. Cheddar cheese
  3. Thinly sliced apple

Approximate calories: 500-600.

Orzo salad

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Don’t look too scared, Orzo is just another kind of pasta. It has a rice-like look, but don’t worry, you don’t have to have Orzo if all you have is Penne in the cupboard. Plus, an orzo salad is fantastic if you’re looking for quick uni lunch ideas.

Simply boil the pasta up, chop up the other ingredients below and mix it all together and drizzle with the olive oil and lemon dressing. It’s one of those healthy vegetarian recipes that should be a staple in every vegetarian student meal plan, as it’s full of vitamins, fats, and carbs and can be customised to your taste with more or fewer ingredients.

  1. Orzo pasta
  2. Vegetables of choice, such as:
    1. Red onion
    2. Courgette
    3. Butternut squash
    4. Tomatoes, sliced
  3. Olive oil and lemon dressing
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
  5. Mozzarella cheese (or vegan cheese alternative)
  6. Fresh chopped-up basil
  7. Pine nuts (optional).

Approximate calories: 300-400.

Spinach and tortellini soup

Finding plain tortellini with a sauce a little boring? We know it’s a staple in many vegetarian student meals. Why not make it one of your vegetarian soup recipes instead?

Healthy vegetarian recipes like this are super easy to make when you want a quick student lunch that doesn’t break the bank.

To kick off one of the easiest vegetarian student recipes you’ll ever make — fry off your garlic, spinach and chopped tomatoes in a pan, add vegetable stock according to the packet instructions and mix. Add your tortellini to boil in the soup then serve with your desired salt, pepper and helping of parmesan (or any cheese you have in the fridge). Alternatively, you can skip the cheese altogether.

Just keep in mind that, if you’re wondering “is parmesan vegetarian?” — unfortunately, it’s not. This includes all kinds of parmesan cheese too and it needs animal rennet to make it. Be sure to consult your vegetarian student meal plan and look for alternatives if you want to commit to a strict vegetarian or vegan diet.

  1. Garlic
  2. Tinned chopped tomatoes
  3. Vegetable stock
  4. Mixed herbs or Italian seasoning
  5. Cheese-based tortellini
  6. Spinach
  7. Grated parmesan
  8. Salt and pepper to taste.

Approximate calories: 150-250.

Chickpea salad sandwich

If you want more vitamins and minerals in your diet, then chickpea recipes like this are a way to go. This easy mashed chickpea sandwich, mixed up with some dijon mustard, onions, onion and garlic powder will give the chickpeas added flavour. You’ll be craving this student veggie meal a lot more after giving this a go. You’re welcome!

  1. Drained tin of chickpeas to mash in a bowl
  2. Red onions
  3. Mayonnaise (or vegan alternative)
  4. Dijon mustard
  5. Garlic powder
  6. Onion powder
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
  8. Bread.

Approximate calories: 650-750.

Easy vegetarian student dinner recipes

From aubergine recipes to staple stir fries, we’ve got a ton of easy vegetarian dinner recipes for you to pick from. 

Vegan chilli

Vegetarian student recipes have to include chilli. It’s the rule. Whether it’s vegetarian Chilli Con Carne or a vegan chilli you’re after, this recipe can be adapted to both diets. It’s super easy to make and is essentially a one-pot deal (minus the rice).

Cook off your veggie or vegan mince, and add your vegetables, spices, puree and tinned ingredients in that order. Obviously, give things a little while to cook off and be sure to stir and leave time for it to simmer, so the vegetarian chilli can thicken up a bit. Alternatively, instead of buying each spice separately, you can shop for a Chilli Con Carne mix in most supermarkets. This is beneficial if you don’t really plan on making this often (but we think you will after you try!).

If you’re strapped for time, chilli can easily be made into vegan or vegetarian slow cooker recipes. Pop all of the ingredients into a slow cooker for 3-6 hours (depending on your schedule) and enjoy coming home to a ready-to-eat healthy meal.

  1. Vegan mince
  2. Paprika
  3. Cumin
  4. Onion
  5. Carrots
  6. Celery
  7. Chilli powder (to taste)
  8. Dried oregano
  9. Tomato puree
  10. Tinned chopped tomatoes
  11. Kidney beans (drained)
  12. Rice or toast to serve (optional)
  13. Guacamole to serve (optional).

Approximate calories: 350-450.

Cauliflower potato curry

curried potato curry - vegetarian student recipes

Cauliflower is high in fibre and B vitamins — which are crucial for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet. If you want to literally spice up your vegetarian student meals, here’s how.

Cut the cauliflower into florets and heat some cooking oil in a pan. Cook the onion until soft, then add your ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin and curry powder in that order for a further minute or so.

Then, stir in the tomatoes and sugar. Add the cauliflower florets, potatoes and chilli, seasoning to taste. Cover with a lid and gently cook for about half an hour to soften everything up, being sure to stir the bot occasionally. Add some water if it gets a little too dry.

  1. Onion
  2. Grated ginger
  3. Garlic
  4. Cumin
  5. Turmeric
  6. Curry powder (to taste)
  7. Tinned chopped tomatoes
  8. Sugar
  9. Cauliflower, chopped
  10. Potatoes cut into chunks
  11. Chilli (optional)
  12. Lemon juice (optional)
  13. Naan bread and/or rice to serve (optional).

Approximate calories: 230-330.

Vegan Bolognese

Vegetarian pasta recipes are a must for students. Whether you’re veggie or vegan, bolognese is one of those vegan pasta recipes you can’t go your whole student life without. It’s super easy to make and simply involves chopping everything up, frying it off and boiling your pasta. Be sure to add herbs, salt and pepper to taste, to really elevate this dish.

And if you don’t fancy pasta, why not cook off some garlic bread to dip into your mixture instead?

  1. Vegan mince
  2. Onion, diced
  3. Mushrooms, diced
  4. Garlic, diced
  5. Celery stick, diced
  6. Tinned chopped tomatoes
  7. Spaghetti
  8. Mixed herbs or Italian seasoning
  9. Salt and pepper to taste.

Approximate calories: 600-700.

Stir fry rice bowl

A stir fry is one of the easiest vegetarian student recipes to make. All it involves is frying off a ton of veg (which doesn’t have to be limited to this list either). Use our ingredients list as a guide to get you started on making the most epic stir fry ever. You can even add things like black bean sauce or sweet chilli to elevate the overall flavour.

  1. Thinly chopped:
    1. Carrots
    2. Courgette
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Bean sprouts
  4. Spinach
  5. Soy sauce
  6. Scrambled or fried eggs (optional)
  7. Cooked rice
  8. Sesame oil to drizzle (optional).

Approximate calories: 300-400.

Easy vegetarian moussaka

aubergine vegetarian student recipes

Vegetarian moussaka is one of those aubergine recipes that’s either hit or miss. With our recipe below, you can make it a hit with yourself or our housemates every time you make it. It’s packed with vitamins, fats, carbs and protein too, making it one of those healthy vegetarian recipes you’ll always come back to.

Boil the potatoes, drain then cool them. Heat up some oil in a pan and fry off the onion until soft. Then, add your veggie or vegan mince for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Add your garlic and spices, then stir the passata in. Simmer then season to your taste before setting it aside off the off. 

Slide your aubergines into long pieces (julienne style), brush with some oil and grill them for about 3 minutes on each side. Then, once cool enough to handle, cut the boiled potatoes into thick slices. Put 1 tbsp oil in the base of a deep ovenproof dish and start with a layer of potatoes, then aubergines, a sprinkling of seasoning, and then a layer of the veggie mince mixture. Repeat until all the mixture is used up, ending with a layer of aubergines. Spread the crème fraîche over the top and scatter with the cheese. Put in the oven for 10 mins or until the cheese is golden.

  1. Potatoes
  2. Olive oil
  3. Red onion
  4. Vegan/vegetarian mince
  5. Garlic
  6. Mixed spices
  7. Passata
  8. Aubergines
  9. Crème fraîche (or vegan alternative)
  10. Grated cheese (or vegan alternative).

Approximate calories: 620-720.

Veggie sides and snacks

Vegetarian student meals aren’t complete without a side to go with your main meal and can form a healthy part of your vegetarian student meal plan. In fact, our suggestions are quick and easy vegetarian meals in their own right, particularly if you’re busy or on the go.

Whether you want to jazz up your main meal or have a snack while you study, here are some quick vegetarian recipes in the form of sides and snacks to keep you inspired.

Puff pastry tomato tart

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This ridiculously easy yet scrumptious side is not only vegan-friendly, but it’s super tasty and it’ll have you coming back for more.

Make sure to get some baking paper for your baking tray and preheat your oven. Roll out the pastry and pop it onto the sheet, brush it with oil and top with your sliced tomatoes. Fold the edges in (if you’re veggie, you can line the crusts with an egg wash) then bake until the edges are golden brown. Then, sprinkle with some fresh or dried basil to serve. It really is that easy.

  1. Puff pastry rolled out to the size of a tray
  2. Oil to brush the pastry
  3. Plum tomatoes – chopped
  4. Dried oregano
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. Cheese (optional)
  7. Fresh sliced basil (optional).

Approximate calories: 280-380.

Cauliflower mash

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that can be eaten raw, steamed or roasted. It’s also a great base for mashed potatoes (if you’re not in the mood for potatoes). Cauliflower mash is one of the easiest vegetarian student recipes to make too and is great for reducing the number of carbs in your diet. 

To make cauliflower mash, simply wash and cut the cauliflower into florets. Steam the florets until they turn slightly soft, then drain them in a colander. Mash the cooked cauliflower with a potato masher or food processor until it reaches desired consistency. Finally you can season the mash with salt and pepper to taste, add milk or cream if needed to get desired consistency and stir in any other ingredients such as melted butter or sour cream.

Keep it veggie or vegan without parmesan (we added this in case you wanted something a little extra).

  1. Cauliflower, chopped
  2. Unsalted butter 
  3. Garlic — finely chopped
  4. Grated parmesan (optional)
  5. Sour cream (optional)
  6. Parsley to serve (optional).

Approximate calories: 100-200.

Baked onions with cheesy breadcrumbs

Baked onions are a simple and delicious way of serving onions too. The cheese breadcrumb topping adds another dimension of flavour and texture. Something that definitely gets left out as a student! Fortunately, this classes as one of our best cheap veggie meals that won’t break the bank.

Preheat your oven and pop your onions into a deep dish surrounded by the stock (as per packet instructions).

Then, add your herbs and cover them with foil. Bake for an hour and a half until the onions go super soft but still have their shape. While they’re cooling, mix the breadcrumbs with the oil until fully coated, then mix in the cheddar. Then, remove the foil and heat the grill to high. Whisk together the cream and mustard, then pour into the onion dish. Put a pile of cheesy breadcrumbs on top of each onion, then grill for a further 5 minutes or until the cheese and breadcrumbs turn a nice golden brown.

  1. Onions, trimmed from the root and peeled skin, plus the first layer
  2. Vegetable stock
  3. Dried mixed herbs
  4. Breadcrumbs
  5. Olive oil
  6. Double cream
  7. Grated cheddar cheese
  8. English mustard.

Approximate calories: 300-400.

Cauliflower cheese

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Cauliflower cheese is a staple involving cauliflower with a cheese sauce. It can be served as a side dish or as a main (we’re not judging, it’s super delicious!).

The cauliflower should be prepared in advance, but the sauce can be made while the cauliflower is cooking. The sauce may also be pre-prepared and then reheated when needed. Fry butter in a pan over medium heat and, once melted and foaming, add the plain flour. Cook, while stirring, for a few minutes until the butter turns a deep golden brown. Put the milk and cream into a measuring jug. Pop the heat on low and slowly add splashes of the mixture into the pan and keep whisking. Thicken the sauce by cooking for a further 20 minutes while whisking it regularly. Finally, put the cauliflower florets into a deep baking dish then pour over the sauce. Bake in the oven until the top is charred, bubbling and golden.

  1. Cauliflower
  2. Olive oil
  3. Butter
  4. Plain flour
  5. Milk
  6. Double cream
  7. Mature cheddar
  8. Grated nutmeg (optional).

Approximate calories: 100-200.

Kale chips

Kale chips are one of the easiest things to make alongside your main veggie meal. All it involves is washing the kale, mixing them with oil and popping them on a baking tray. Then, you can alter the flavour by using whatever toppings you wish, such as simply salt and pepper, nutritional yeast, curry powder and whatever else you have in your kitchen cupboard.

  1. Bag of kale
  2. Oil (e.g. olive, coconut)
  3. Seasonings of choice:
    1. Salt and pepper
    2. Nutritional yeast
    3. Curry powder
    4. A combination of the above!

Approximate calories: 50-150.

Easy vegetarian student recipes for one

Dinner ideas for one…Where to begin? Just because you’re on you’re own, doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a fancy veggie meal!

Here are some quick meals for one that doesn’t skimp on quality and can easily be incorporated into a vegetarian student meal plan. They’re loaded with flavour and have tons of room for experimenting with different ingredients.

Egg-fried rice in a mug

Egg-fried rice is a popular Chinese dish and a staple in many Vegetarian student meals. Why? It’s easy to make, but there are some tricks to it. First of all, you need to use day-old cooked rice, this is an absolute must. The grains should be dry and separate. If you don’t have this, some microwavable Uncle Bens’s rice will do. 

So how are we going to make this staple a quick veggie meal for one? By popping it in a mug, of course!

Place the rice into the largest mug you have. Then, lay out your frozen peas, sprouts, cabbage and any other veggies on top of the rice. Cover the entire mug with cling film as tightly as you can, then puncture a tiny hole for airflow. Then, microwave this for about a minute (be very careful, the mug can get hot!)

While it’s cooking, beat the egg and mix in your soy sauce, sesame oil and any other spices or powders such as garlic or onion powder you might have lying around. Pour the egg mixture into the mug, and stir with the vegetables and rice

Cover the mug with cling film again, and microwave for up to 2 minutes (be sure to check on it regularly after the 1-minute mark), and then give it a nice stir. Ensure the egg is fully cooked, then enjoy.

  1. Cooked rice
  2. Frozen peas
  3. Red pepper, sliced or chopped
  4. Spring onion, sliced
  5. Bean sprouts
  6. Cabbage
  7. Egg
  8. Soy sauce
  9. Sesame oil (optional)
  10. Black pepper (to taste).

Approximate calories: 350-450.

Stuffed sweet potato

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One of our cheap veggie meals you can’t go wrong with if we’re being blunt.

If you know how to cook a jacket potato, but you’re getting a little bored of them, then switching up to a sweet potato is the way to go. Veggie student meals consisting of sweet potatoes are going to give you tons of vitamin A too! Plus, sweet potatoes are super yummy and incredibly versatile to top ingredients with too.

How to bake a sweet potato in the oven: You can cook sweet potatoes whole in the oven at around 180 degrees They should be soft on the outside and tender when pierced with a fork. The longer they cook, the more caramelized they will become. Cook times vary based on size and variety of sweet potato, but generally it takes between 30 minutes and an hour to cook them through in the oven.

How to bake a sweet potato in the microwave: To cook sweet potatoes in the microwave, place them on a microwave-safe plate with the ends facing up. Poke several holes into each sweet potato with a fork before cooking them in order to prevent them from exploding during cooking. Cook for about 10 minutes for every pound of potato, rotating them halfway through the cooking time so that each side gets even heat exposure.

Finally, top it with whatever toppings you want! We’ve listed some ideas, but we’ll leave the rest up to you.

  1. Sweet potato, baked and sliced open
  2. Stuffing of choice:
    1. Cottage cheese
    2. Beans and cheese
    3. Leftover bolognese, chilli or another kind of mix.

Approximate calories: 100-150 (sweet potato only).

5-minute burrito bowl

Burrito bowls are quick veggie meals because you can essentially make them as simple or as complex as you want. One of our healthiest dinner ideas for one, we’ve listed some ingredients to get you started, but you don’t necessarily have to have them all. You can use whatever veggies you have lying around!

Simply make the rice according to your packet instructions. Then in a microwaveable bowl, add your rice and beans. Alternatively, you can fry off the beans alongside some veggie mince. Finally, top the ready-to-eat bowl of rice, mince and beans with veggies of your choice, plus salsa, guacamole, chillies and the rest.

  1. Cooked rice
  2. Black beans or kidney beans, drained
  3. Vegetarian or vegan mince
  4. Taco mixed spices
  5. Onion
  6. Garlic
  7. Salsa
  8. Guacamole (optional)
  9. Greek-style yoghurt (or vegan alternative)
  10. Shredded cheese of choice (or vegan alternative)

Approximate calories: variable depending on ingredients used.

Kimchi ramen

Chop up some spring onions if you have any, or leave them whole if they are small enough. Add the kimchi juice, stock, Korean red pepper powder, sugar, and sesame oil. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Then, open up your package of instant noodles. Discard the flavour packet, and boil the noodles according to the package instructions (or, you can keep the packet for an extra layer of flavour). Transfer the cooked noodles to a bowl. Pour your broth over the noodles, and serve with sliced spring onions on top.

  1. Olive oil
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Kimchi, plus juices
  4. Vegetable stock
  5. Gochugaru (Korean red pepper powder) or chilli powder
  6. Sprinkle of sugar
  7. Instant noodles
  8. Slicked spring onions
  9. Sesame oil to drizzle (optional).

Approximate calories: 600-700.

Easy vegan ramen

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If you’re after quick veggie meals for one, then make sure Ramen is one of your first choices. Ramen doesn’t have to be a complicated dish whatsoever. While it won’t be as complex as your local Wagamama’s, you can still make yours at home packed with a ton of flavour.

To make one of the easiest veggie student meals out there, Simply fry off your garlic and ginger, add your stock and noodles to cook, and then top with your favourite veggie ingredients. Again, if you’d prefer to add some meat or tofu, you can!

  1. Vegetable stock
  2. Tofu
  3. Garlic
  4. Ginger
  5. Noodles
  6. Vegetables of choice (broccoli, mushrooms, spinach)
  7. Boiled eggs
  8. Toppings:
  9. Spring onion
  10. Carrots
  11. Sriracha sauce (optional). 

Approximate calories: 550-650.

Check out our instant ramen and noodle hacks for more quick and easy meal inspiration.

Basic cooking skills

Clueless when it comes to cooking, let alone student vegan recipes? What I Wish I Knew About Cooking”, is essentially a crash course on everything you need to know when it comes to cooking as a student. This can be applied when you’re fixing your veggie student meals together and will help bust all of your myths, misconceptions and worries about cooking in the kitchen solo.

It’s got all the tips and tricks like:

  1. Cooking pasta
  2. Chopping vegetables of all kinds
  3. Creating a simple dressing
  4. Butchering meat (if you want to add meat to any of the recipes above, you can!)
  5. Making your own gravy

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