What is easier to cook than pizza? Watch
There is a lot of foods that are just a bit harder to cook, but I think it's nice to have variety and eat something that feels more like a "real" meal.
Any kind of ragout or stew is basically "chop it, add a bit of water, cover and shove in the oven for like 40 min".
There is also a thing that I call chilli, though I know its more like an abomination of chilli. All you need is grounded beef or a mix of meats, two (if you're feeling fancy) types of canned kidney beans, onion and some garlic. Take out a deep frying pan, or, if you don't have one, a saucepan will do. Add a bit of oil, chop the onion and garlic and fry it a bit. It'll make food a bit more flavorful. Then get the beef in, and fry it till its more brown than red. Then add beans. I prefer to get one can of red beans, and the other - white in tomato sauce from Heinz, so I don't have to use any external tomato paste or sauce. And don't forget to get rid of the watery stuff beans are in, if they're not in the sauce. And, well, it is done. Add tabasco oк any other spices you like, let it bubble a bit anв that's it. I know, it can sound like a lot of steps, but actually, with some practise it'll take you only 30 minutes to prepare.
What else.. Eggs, sandwiches, salads, mac'n'cheese, oh curry is easy to cook too!
You can find all sorts of things that are already half-cooked for you. And combining them is not so hard as it looks. Plus, you can always cook more, than you need for one dinner and you will have food for several days, saving you time in the future.
Cooking is fun, and with experience, you will do it faster and easier each time. So try new things and have fun.)
I find there's a lot of foods that once you've taken the little extra time to work out making them one you can make them quickly and easily in the future.
No bake chocolate cake- if you don't mind the raw eggs.
And I use my blender for cream soups (here are some ideas) - as I literally blend everything I can get away with: fish, chicken, veggies, beans it doesn't matter.
upd: OP, really, it's quite easy to cook, especially if you have a microwave (a must have when you're renting!) or a single-serve blender (they're not that expensive).
I went through the ramen noodles + pizza phase as well, but I can't say it was so great (there is too much salt in the noodles which can cause serious problems to a person's health, and I'm still dealing with my blood pressure because of this). It may seem a little boring but it’s pretty easy to think of new recipes with lots of the same low-budget ingredients - just use different spices and marinades!
Stuff like pasta & soup are fairly easy to cook.