12 Easy Recipes Perfect For College Students To Make

If you’re heading to college this fall, one of the most exciting parts will surely be your new-found independence, which includes everything from completing your schoolwork on time and getting out the door without being late to our favorite…cooking! Meal plan or not, we can assure you most college students do their own fair share of cooking in the dorm room or apartment. One of our most popular posts of all time was this round up of college-friendly recipes, so we decided to give it an update. Forget the Easy Mac and frozen dinners! Instead, try your hand at these (somewhat) healthier ( and super easy) recipes.

REcipes For College Students

Pizza Grilled Cheese: Forget your basic grilled cheese recipe! Try this quick take on pizza for an easy lunch or dinner.

REcipes For College Students

Potsticker Salad: Incorporate a few veggies into your day with this easy salad, which uses frozen pot stickers and just a few ingredients!

REcipes For College Students

Spinach Artichoke Quesadilla: The pictures alone have us drooling over this take on a classic quesadilla!

REcipes For College Students

Garlic Basil Chicken With Tomato Butter Sauce: Ready to really test your cooking skills? Start with this simple chicken and pasta recipe that’s sure to impress your roommates.

REcipes For College Students

10-Minute Macaroni and Cheese In A Mug: Forget Easy Mac. Make your own single serving macaroni and cheese—in a mug, no-less!

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REcipes For College Students

Sheet Pan Fajitas: The easiest and most affordable way to make Mexican food at home—and you can use the leftovers for quesadillas the next day! Feel free to use a taco seasoning packet if you’re not up for making your own!

REcipes For College Students

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup: Nothing tastes more like home than chicken noodle soup. Just pop all the ingredients in your slow cooker before you leave for the day and come home to the ultimate comfort food.

REcipes For College Students

Baked Salmon With Pesto and Broccolini: A simple salmon meal for one that only requires five ingredients.

REcipes For College Students

Cauliflower Rice Skillet With Zucchini and Kielbasa: This low-carb, one-dish meal is sure to fill you up—with less guilt!

REcipes For College Students

Overnight Oatmeal: This is the perfect dorm room breakfast that you prep the night before and can quickly fuel up on before heading out to class the next morning. We guarantee it’s much healthier than cafeteria meals! We love these eight different flavors.

REcipes For College Students

One Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Craving a sweet treat? Whip up this giant chocolate chip cookie for one!

REcipes For College Students

Quick Ramen Bowl: We’d be amiss if we didn’t include a doctored up Ramen recipe in our roundup—it’s something all college students will surely master. This version packs in a little protein with a poached egg and a serving of veggies!

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Author: Caitlin Kruse