Budget cooking for one

    Whether you're a student or just looking to save a few quid, we have loads of delicious but cheap recipes that serve one. From tasty jacket potato ideas to cheesy grilled sandwiches and freezable soups, find it all here.

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    123 reviews

    This carrot and coriander soup is incredibly simple to make and you only need a few ingredients. It's light and fresh, plus it freezes really well too.

    Recipe by: VCOLLO

    6 reviews

    A tasty risotto for one which could easily be made for more. Stirring the risotto constantly develops its creamy texture.

    Recipe by: skacore_princess

    3 reviews

    Craving a rich, hot cocoa without all the carbs and sugar? This is my own invention! You can play with this recipe, make it your own, add different flavorings and baking cocoas for variety!

    Recipe by: jill_faucher

    4 reviews

    What a true gem of a breakfast a really good egg is when soft boiled to perfection and accompanied by buttered toast. Making the perfect soft boiled egg can be a bit hit and miss so here is a failsafe method.

    Recipe by: urbanfoodie

    3 reviews

    A quick meal for garlic lovers (warning- may cause bad breath). Do not throw away the oil from the tuna- it tastes great as a sauce.

    Recipe by: cateringcrazie

    3 reviews

    Treat yourself!

    Recipe by: Englisheff

    2 reviews

    This is a special way to make cheese on toast and this recipe adds a poached egg on top. Great as a light lunch or easy dinner.

    Recipe by: thedude1best

    3 reviews

    Was frying some cheap sausages when they sort of crumbled into sausagey breadcrumbs. I fried some other stuff, veg, flavourings, two eggs, into it. It turned out REALLY nice!

    Recipe by: dollopfrog2

    2 reviews

    Great for a healthy alternative to sandwiches for lunch or as part of an evening meal using up leftover chicken.

    Recipe by: Áine

    1 review

    Bacon, banana and Cheddar cheese, grilled until toasted and bubbly! This is based on an Australian snack. Don't be put off by the unusual mix of ingredients - it's really delicious! Kids love it too.

    Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

    2 / 7

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