30+ Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes For Students

Easy student pasta recipes

Pasta is a student staple: It's cheap, lasts forever in the cupboard and is (almost) fool-proof to cook.

Here are some very easy ways to make it super tasty that even the most novice of student cooks can handle...

Broccoli, Sweetcorn and Tuna Pasta

Broccoli, Sweetcorn and Tuna Pasta
This healthy Broccoli, Sweetcorn and Tuna pasta dish takes just 10 minutes and needs just the one pot. Get the recipe here.


Sausage and Baked Bean Pasta Bake


This Baked Bean and Sausage Pasta Bake recipe is the ultimate lazy student dinner. Real comfort food made using a handful of cheap ingredients, this meal will be ready in less than an hour.


Vegan Vegetable and Bean Pasta


A simple pasta dish takes just half an hour and is fully vegan. Making use of plenty of veg and cupboard staples, this recipe is not just easy to make but cheap to cook too. Get the recipe here.


Spicy Tomato Penne Pasta

Spicy Tomato Penne Pasta
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This healthy past dish mixes slow-roasted cheery tomatoes with a light cashew sauce for a delicious vegan pasta dish. Get the recipe here!

One Pot Cheese and Tomato Pasta

A one pot cheese and tomato pasta recipe that makes for a cheap vegetarian meal.


BBQ Chicken Pasta Bake

BBQ Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe-1
This BBQ Chicken Pasta bake recipe is a perfect 30 minute dinner as it's so easy and super delicious.


Spring Onion and Brie Pasta

Spring Onion and Brie Pasta
A creamy and cheesey vegetarian sauce for pasta that’s very quick and easy to make. Spring Onion and Brie Pasta recipe.


Vegan Vegetable Pasta Bake

This Vegan Vegetable Pasta Bake is an easy, meat-free healthy dinner to make that's packed full of veg.

Pasta and Tuna Mayonnaise Salad

Pasta and Tuna Mayonnaise Salad
An easy an simple tuna mayo pasta salad student recipe that any one can cook right! Get the recipe here!


Veggie Fajita Pasta

Veggie Fajita Pasta
A tasty spicy veggie Fajita Pasta dish that’s super easy to make. > Veggie Fajita Pasta Recipe


Chicken Mozzarella Pasta Bake

1student-eats-recipes-2A layered cheesy chicken pasta bake - Chicken Mozzarella Pasta Bake recipe


Spicy Chicken Pasta

spicy-chicken-pasta-recipe-3This spicy chicken and veg pasta dish is an awesome 15 minute meal that's easy to cook.

One pan pepperoni pizza pasta bake

pepperoni-pizza-pasta-bake-recipe-1Combine pizza with pasta for a pepperoni pizza pasta bake that takes just 30 minutes.


Pasta and Bean Salad

bean pasta saladUnbland both pasta and salad with this easy Pasta and Bean Salad recipe!


Meatball Pasta Bake

meatball-pasta-bake-2Try making this yummy Meatball Pasta Bake for your housemates, with homemade meatballs! > Meatball Pasta Bake


Spinach and mushroom pasta

Spinach and mushroom pasta
Add cream cheese and lemon juice to spinach and mushrooms for this tasty pasta meal. > Spinach and mushroom pasta


Spicy Sausage pasta

Spicy Sausage pasta
Combine chilli, sausages, pepper and mushrooms for this tasty student pasta meal. > Spicy Sausage pasta


Sausage Spaghetti and meatballs

spaghetti-meatballs-3This not-so-classic twist on Spaghetti and meatballs uses sausages and makes for a super cheap and easy student recipe. Get the full recipe here: > Spaghetti and sausage meatballs

Turkey pasta bake

turkey-pastabake-2A great student pasta bake recipe: Make this Turkey pasta bake, topped with cheese, within 30 minutes. > Turkey pasta bake


Honey Pasta

pasta-honey-1This scrummy bacon pasta recipe tastes gorgeous with mushrooms, peppers and onions mixed with honey and paprika Get the full recipe here: > Honey and bacon pasta


Ultimate Macaroni Cheese Bacon

mac-cheese-student-recipe-Whip up a batch of homemade Macaroni Cheese (with optional Bacon) with this super easy student recipe.


Cream of chicken pasta bake

cream-of-chicken-pasta-bake-1This is a super simple, fool proof three step cheesy pasta bake recipe made with Cream Of soup. Get the full recipe here: > Cream of chicken pasta bake


Sausage Pasta Bake

sausage-pasta-bake-2This Sausage Pasta Bake recipe makes for a cheap and super tasty student meal. > Sausage Pasta Bake


One Dish Ultimate Tuna Pasta Bake

This is a super easy, one dish pasta bake that will feed a LOT of hungry people. > Ultimate tuna pasta bake recipe


Herby cheese pasta

student-pasta-recipes-b-1Mix soft cheese and lemon juice for this super easy and tasty pasta student recipe. Get the full recipe here: > Herby cheese pasta


Chicken pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes

student-recipe-meal-5Spruce up boring pasta with this dish: Chicken pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes. > Chicken pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes


Mexican style pasta

Mexican style pasta
Mexican themed pasta with fajita seasoning, serve with black olives and garlic bread. > Mexican style pasta


Super vegetarian pasta bake

veggie-pasta-bake-5xThis veggie packed vegetarian pasta bake makes for a brilliant student meal. > Super vegetarian pasta bake

Turkey & broccoli pasta

Turkey & broccoli pasta
A Quick and healthy dinner delight. > Turkey & broccoli pasta


Bacon, Philli & mushroom pasta

Bacon, Philli & mushroom pasta
Mix bacon with Phillidelphia cheese for this delicious student pasta recipe. > Bacon, Philli & mushroom pasta


Ham and tomato pasta bake

ham-pasta-bake-1A really easy and simple, one dish tomato, ham and cheese pasta bake that’s trivial to make. > Ham and tomato pasta bake


Easy Carbonara with mint and peas

Carbonara with mint and peas
Carbonara with mint and peas: A fresher twist on a standard pasta carbonara. > Easy Carbonara with mint and peas


Hawaiian pizza pasta bake

pizza-pasta-bakeThis easy student recipe combines two student staples: Pizza and pastabake > Hawaiian pizza pasta bake


Broccoli and Bacon Pasta

Broccoli-and-Bacon-Pasta-recipe-3A tasty cream pasta dish - Broccoli and Bacon Pasta recipe

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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