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Student Recipes: Stuffed Mushrooms

University student Ellie loves food and is always looking for ways to eat healthy while sticking to the budget that is living as a student. She believes there is life beyond beans on toast and wants to raise awareness that take-away and ready-made meals are more expensive than buying ingredients fresh.

Stuffed Mushrooms

I used to think that presentation didn’t matter. If I messed up a fried egg, I’d think “oh well, it’ll still taste the same”, and I couldn’t really comprehend the painstaking precision employed by Michelin chefs. Recently, I’ve found that it doesn’t take forever to make a nice looking meal, and it can even make it more enjoyable to eat because you feel like you’ve really accomplished something. Stuffed mushrooms is where I found my element. This recipe is delicious – I made it for my parents and even they were pleased – as well as being really quick and cheap.

Cost: £5.61 as purchased, ~£1.75 as served

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  • 2 large flat musrooms
  • 30 grams couscous
  • 30 grams cheese
  • 0.5 onion
  • 1 stock cube optional
  • 50 ml water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

  2. Peal or trim the mushrooms and remove the core.

  3. Place them in the oven on a baking tray.

  4. Dissolve a stock cube in 50ml boiling water.

  5. Add the couscous and leave to stand for a few minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, chop the onion finely and grate or dice the cheese.

  7. Add the onion and cheese to the couscous and mix.

  8. Remove the mushrooms from the oven and fill them with the couscous mixture.

  9. Put them back in the oven until the cheese has melted.

Ellie Gowrie

Ellie Gowrie

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Ellie is a student at the University of Exeter, studying English literature and Spanish. She loves music, travelling and, as a vegetarian, has developed an interest in cooking, especially simple, tasty recipes for students.