Recipes for Cooking in the College Dorm

Recipes for Cooking in the College Dorm 2 Rating(s)


Recipes for Cooking in the College Dorm

If you find yourself or a family member living in a dorm room as a college student, there are plenty of options for eating well even if you are only armed with a microwave, toaster and small refrigerator as is the case in many dorm rooms. (For instance, you could toast a slice of bread, mash avocado to spread across it, and top with either a poached egg or hard-boiled egg slices – both easy to make in the microwave).

We love helping people find creative ways to eat well without breaking the bank or relying on junk food and a drive-thru.

So we have rounded up a bunch of recipes perfect for dishing up in your college dorm room with friends – with options for everything from breakfast to dinner to snacks and dessert.  No more settling for unhealthy or boring food options just because you’re living in the college dorm without access to a full kitchen.

Take a look at these easy recipe options and let us know which ones are your favorite.
(Download our e-book of recipes for cooking in the college dorm).


caprese wraps with chicken

Caprese Wraps with Chicken
These wraps are delicious and so simple to make with some flatbread, cooked chicken, lettuce, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.


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Black Bean and Rice Burrito Bowl
With microwaveable rice, beans, corn, cheese, salsa, and optional fresh tomatoes or avocado, this filling and tasty meal is quick to make any time of night or day.


pepperoni pizza in a mug

Pizza in a Mug
Thought you could only have pizza if you ordered take-out? Think again with this quick and easy recipe for your own personal pizza in a mug. (Photo by Bigger Bolder Baking)


microwave popcorn in a bag

Healthy Microwave Popcorn (photo by Nugglemama)
With a paper bag, popcorn kernels, and some salt or popcorn seasoning, you can have yourself a popcorn party any time!


french toast in a mug

French Toast in a Mug
Not to forget breakfast recipes – especially nice on a lazy weekend morning – a few simple ingredients like bread, egg, cinnamon, butter and sugar (with some syrup) make a sweet breakfast treat.


You can also “friend” our Cooking in College cookbook to view these recipes and more online any time from your computer or mobile device (check out our app, too).  When viewing recipes online, you can add the ingredients to your shopping list for your next grocery store trip, too.



September 14th, 2017

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