10 easy recipes for college students

Do you happen to become really, really sick of eating the same food over and over in your college dorm’s dining hall? I thought so. Yes, there is a wide range of options you can choose from, but at the end of the day, it all seems the same.

So little space, so many recipes to choose from to make in your college dorm. (Credit: Sunset Station)

So little space, so many recipes to choose from to make in your college dorm. (Credit: Sunset Station)

Maybe it’s time you come up with some food recipes that you can make on your own in your dorm room or apartment. Check out our list of delicious recipes that are sure to impress you and your friends!

Dinner recipes

If you’re in a dorm and don’t have access to an oven or stove, you may want to consider investing in a slow cooker – you can make SO many recipes with this. If you don’t want to spend your own money on this, I suggest asking for one when your next birthday rolls around….or as a Christmas present! I found a handful of recipes on “100 Delicious, Dirt-Cheap Recipes for the Starving Student,” at OnlineCollege.org that make me hungry just thinking about them. Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Microwave scrambled eggs. (Credit: Cooking with Serena)

Microwave scrambled eggs. (Credit: Cooking with Serena)

Microwave scrambled eggs: This is perfect for breakfast, lunch OR dinner – having breakfast food for dinner is one of my favorite things to do. The best part is that you can prepare the eggs in the microwave. Feel free to pair it with toast and sausage links/patties or bacon.

Bacon guacamole grilled cheese. (Credit: Closet Cooking)

Bacon guacamole grilled cheese. (Credit: Closet Cooking)

Grilled cheese sandwich: This is a classic go-to and there are many creative recipes that can be made in case you want to be fancy. Choose from gouda, cheddar, muenster and more to use in your sandwich, and don’t be afraid to add avocado, tomatoes, bacon or hot sauce to the mix.

Slow cooker BBQ chicken. (Credit: Heather Tiger)

Slow cooker BBQ chicken. (Credit: Heather Tiger)

Slow cooker BBQ chicken: Remember when I suggested investing in a slow cooker? This is exactly why. The best part is that you can store your leftovers (if you have any) in your fridge and save them for later. Feel free to have this on its own or between a couple slices of bread.

Loaded twice baked potatoes. (Credit: Cooking Classy)

Loaded twice baked potatoes. (Credit: Cooking Classy)

Baked potato: There are several toppings you can add to this to make it your own. Feel free to add cheese, bacon, sour cream, chives and more. You can even create mini potato rounds to share with a group of friends.

Don’t forget about the vegetarians

Whether it’s for personal or religious reasons, not everyone necessarily enjoys food containing meat, and that’s absolutely okay. Check out some of the unique ideas that were posted to Main Street Vegan in “50 Best Pinterest Boards for Student Vegetarians,” written by Victoria on November 7, 2012.

Balsamic glazed butternut squash fries. (Credit: Clean Eating Chelsey)

Balsamic glazed butternut squash fries. (Credit: Clean Eating Chelsey)

Butternut squash fries: If you ever have leftover squash in your dorm or apartment, try making this simple and easy recipe that can be served on its own or as a side to your meal.

White pizza with tomato and basil. (Credit: Megan E Sass)

White pizza with tomato and basil. (Credit: Megan E Sass)

White pizza with tomato and basil: For the pizza lovers, this recipe is perfect for you. Not a fan of tomato or basil? Substitute these for mushrooms, zucchini, garlic, or any other veggies you like to snack on. You can even make this on a Pizza Pizzazz if you have one.

Grilled veggie wrap with hummus. (Credit: Sabra)

Grilled veggie wrap with hummus. (Credit: Sabra)

Grilled veggie and hummus wraps: Place any of your favorite vegetables and your favorite flavor of hummus (I personally enjoy sun-dried tomato hummus) into a soft tortilla shell. You can also add cheese if you so please.

Delicious dessert recipes

And, of course, I’ve saved the best for last. It’s dessert time! I have a massive sweet tooth so it was extremely difficult for me to narrow down which recipes to share. Studentrecipes.com’s “Dessert Recipes” has many recipes to choose from. Here are my top 3:

No-bake vegan Nutella chocolate fudge. (Credit: Gluten-Free-Vegan-Girl)

No-bake vegan Nutella chocolate fudge. (Credit: Gluten-Free-Vegan-Girl)

Easy chocolate fudge: Amazingly enough, these are no bake fridge fudge. Cut them into bite size pieces and share them with others in your dorm.

S'mores puppy chow. (Credit: Sally's Baking Addiction)

S’mores puppy chow. (Credit: Sally’s Baking Addiction)

Puppy chow: From powdered sugar to chocolate to marshmallows, there are plenty of variations of recipes you can use when making this snack. You can even use this as a stocking stuffer during the holidays too.

Fruit pizza. (Credit: Betty Crocker)

Fruit pizza. (Credit: Betty Crocker)

Fruit pizza: In case you or your friends love fruit and/or pizza, the hybrid of the two is sure to be a success. You can buy the crust pre-made just in case you have no way of cooking it. Bring this to your next party, and it will definitely be gone before you know it.

What are some of your favorite recipes you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments!

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