Student Kitchen Staple: 1 Ingredient 5 Recipes WRAP EDITION
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Student Kitchen Staple: 1 Ingredient 5 Recipes WRAP EDITION

Ella Kipling January 14, 2022

Wraps. Pretty much the perfect university student staple ingredient. They come in packs of around ten, are relatively cheap (a pack of eight will cost you a mere 75p from Aldi), and they have a long shelf life. They are also incredibly versatile, as you will soon find out. That means you aren’t limited to the same boring meal each week.

Let’s take a dive into five easy recipes using wraps as the main ingredient.

Wrap Pizzas

Wrap pizzas are one of my favourite meals and are super easy to make. The best thing about it is the simplicity of the recipe. You can also customise your pizza in as many ways as you want.

1. Lay your wrap out flat and spread on some tomato paste

2. Slice up some mozzarella and lay it evenly on top of the tomato base

3. Put it in the oven at 180 degrees for around 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted (leave it in longer if you like a crispier base).

It’s as simple as that! However, I like my pizza to have a bit of flair so toppings are an important part. Here are some of my ideas for wrap pizza toppings.

Before I put my pizza in the oven I like to add a few teaspoons of ‘Nduja sausage for a bit of a kick.

If you want some extra seasoning, but are not the biggest fan of spice, why not add a bit of pesto to your pizza before cooking?

Other toppings you can include are: Mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, prosciutto, ham, chorizo, pepperoni, chicken…the list goes on an on. As you can see, the world is your oyster!


Making a burrito at home can actually be far easier than you may realise. While there are probably much more sophisticated recipes out there, this is the simplified version. Let’s call these, burritos on a budget.

1. Get yourself a microwaveable pack of beans, any beans you fancy, and cook them in the microwave. You can pick these up cheaply in pretty much every supermarket and they are mess-free and cook quickly.

2. Do the same thing with a microwaveable packet of rice (or, you could make your own but we are assuming complete kitchen incompetence here so please don’t be offended).

3. Time for the meat (if you eat meat)! You can either cook yourself up some chicken or just get some slices from a packet of pre-cooked chicken.

4. Cut up some lettuce.

5. Add all of these ingredients into the centre of your wrap, add the sauces of your choosing (I would recommend hot sauce) and fold it up carefully.

6. Wrap tightly in tin foil to preserve the heat and the structural dignity of your burrito, and enjoy!

Classic Wrap

The possibilities here are endless. You can put pretty much anything into your wrap; just like you would with a sandwich. You could go for the classic fillings like ham or cheese, or you could branch out with things like avocado, chicken, or cousous.

If you need your wrap to be a hearty meal, you could put chicken tenders or potato wedges (both can be bought frozen from supermarkets and cook easily in the oven) in your wrap. Or, you could fry up some chicken, add some hot sauce, cheese, and lettuce and have a Nandos-esque dinner.

Tortilla Chips

As we have seen with the wrap pizza recipe above, a wrap doesn’t just have to be a wrap. It’s versatile and the opportunities are endless. So with that, I present to you tortilla chips.

Hmm, can’t I just buy those from the store? I hear you asking, and while the answer may be yes, I’m going to teach you how to make the real deal in your very own kitchen. This recipe is perfect for when you have friends coming over or a party to cater for, or if that packet of wraps in your cupboard is nearing the end of its use-by date and you literally have nothing else to eat. So, without further ado…

1. Preheat your oven to 220C/425F/Gas mark 7.

2. Lay your wrap flat and cut your wrap into triangular pieces. An easy way to do this is to cut the wrap into strips first and then zig sag up and down the strips with a pizza cutter to create triangles.

3. Brush the pieces with olive oil and place in the oven for roughly ten minutes or until nice and golden.

4. Season with salt, chilli, or anything of your choosing!

These tortilla chips would go perfectly with hummus, guacamole, or sour cream. Why not check out our article on a super simple yet delicious cabbage dip which you can read here?

Chocolate Banana Roll-ups

Wraps don’t always have to be savoury, why not treat yourself to something sweet? This is probably the easiest recipe on the list, and if you have a sweet tooth then you’re likely to think it’s the yummiest too.

1. Put chocolate spread or Nutella all over your wrap.

2. Place a whole banana at the edge of the wrap and roll the wrap around it.

3. Slice into pieces an inch wide and enjoy!

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Ella Kipling is an Entertainment and News Writer at GRV Media. She regularly writes a mixture of news and features for HITC and has been part of the team since 2020. After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) in English Literature, Ella is currently studying for an MA in Magazine Journalism at City University. She has a keen interest in current affairs and can usually be found reading the news, with her nose in a book (and updating her Goodreads), talking about women’s rights, or listening to Showtunes.