Recipes

Although some students may consider themselves the next Gordon Ramsey or Nigella Lawson, there is no doubt that some may never have cooked for themselves before. So that no one ends up eating out every night or starving, here are some quick recipes which not even the worst chef could get wrong!

Spaghetti Bolognaise

Spaghetti Bolognaise:

Ingredients:

  • Handful of spaghetti
  • 500 grams beef mince
  • Jar of pasta sauce eg Dolmio
  • One onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots (optional)

Method:

  • Fry mince with a teaspoon of oil
  • Chop all the veg and add to mince, cook for ten minutes
  • Put on pasta in boiling water with teaspoon of salt and oil, time according to packaging
  • Add pasta sauce, salt and black pepper and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Add cheese if preferred

Serves four

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli con Carne

Ingredients:

  • Cup of rice
  • 500 grams beef mince
  • Packet of Chilli con Carne mix
  • One onion
  • One tin of kidney beans

Method:

  • Fry mince with a teaspoon of oil
  • Chop onion and add to mince, fry for ten minutes
  • Rinse rice and put in boiling water with teaspoon of salt and oil according to packaging
  • Add mix and drained kidney beans, salt and black pepper and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Add sour cream if preferred
  • Can also be served with nachos instead of rice

Serves four

Fajitas

Fajitas

Ingredients:

  • Packet of tortilla wraps
  • Sachet of Fajita mix eg Old el Paso
  • 500 grams chicken
  • Two peppers
  • One onion

Can be served with wedges or rice

Method:

  • Fry chicken with a teaspoon of oil
  • Chop all the veg and add to chicken, add sachet, cook for 15 minutes
  • Add sour cream, salsa or cheese if preferred

Serves four

Courgette Lasagne

Courgette Lasagne (vegetarian option)

Ingredients:

  • 2 large courgettes grated
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 125 grams of ricotta
  • 300ml jar of tomato pasta sauce
  • 6 sheets lasagne

Method

  • Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5  
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan
  • Cook the courgette and garlic until soft  
  • Add the ricotta, season and mix well
  • Put a layer of the mix in the bottom of a small dish  
  • Add a quarter of the sauce then cover with 2 sheets of lasagne  
  • Repeat twice, ending with lasagne  
  • Spoon over the last 1/4 of tomato sauce  
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes until bubbling
  • Top with cheese if preferred

Serves four

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