This post is all about dorm room recipes for college students.
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Oh, college life. Back when I was in college I was fortunate enough to live in a dorm with a kitchen. Sure I made plenty of meals but they weren’t always imaginative. Dorm life would have been a lot easier if I knew how to make tasty meals that doesn’t require the fanciest of equipment.
What Meals Can You Make In A Dorm?
If your dorm doesn’t have a kitchen, there are a plethora of dorm room recipes that can be made with nothing more than a microwave, waffle maker, and even a mug and I’m sharing several of these recipes in today’s post. Cooking for dorm-dwellers doesn’t have to be difficult and you can whip these recipes up before heading to class, in between classes or for a late night study session.
Dorm Room Recipes
Here are 16 dorm room recipes that are quick and easy to make.
1. 2 Minute Omelette in a Mug
In just two minutes you can whip up a tasty omelette before heading to class.
recipe via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
2. Homemade Oatmeal (9 Ways)
I’m a big oatmeal fan because it’s quick to make and it’s so filling. It can also get a bit boring if you don’t know how to spice it. This post is sharing nine different ways to add some pizazz to your oatmeal.
recipe via A Beautiful Mess
3. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
I use to love making granola bars with my mom as a child. These bars recipe can be made quickly and easily in the microwave.
recipe via Bakerita
4. Avocado Toast
I still enjoy a good avocado toast ’til this day. It’s such an easy go-to breakfast that you can put together in less than 5 minutes!
recipe via Thoughts by Natalie
5. Homemade Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
If you’re running late to class, you wish you had one of these grab and go breakfast sandwiches already prepared and stored in your freezer. All you have to do is reheat the sandwich and eat it on your way there.
recipe via Flying on Jess Fuel
6. Greek Yogurt (4 Ways)
Greek yogurt is full of protein and it’s not only a great breakfast option but a healthy one too. With this recipe, you can try four different ways to indulge and have an awesome breakfast. Each one is quick to make.
recipe via A Beautiful Mess
7. Upgrade Your Ramen
When I was in college and money was tight, ramen was life! This cheesy chicken ramen recipe is gluten-free and ready in the microwave in minutes. Doesn’t it look absolutely delicious!
recipe via Dorm Room Cook
8. Easy Pepperoni Pizza Waffle Pockets
If you don’t have a waffle maker, get one so you can enjoy this yummy recipe. I never thought of combining pizza and waffles, but it works. It’s simple to make and can be ready in minutes!
recipe via Frugal Foodie Mama
9. Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
I made something similar to this back when I was in college so I just knew I had to add it to this dorm room recipes list. I love everything alfredo and what’s great about this recipe is that the fat and calorie content is low. This recipe requires a stove so if your dorm doesn’t have a kitchen but allows a hot plate, buy one.
recipe via Iowa Girl Eats
10. Margherita Pizza Quesadilla
If you like pizza (I mean who doesn’t?), then you’ll love this. This fun and simple quesadilla recipe takes only five minutes to make. Plus you only need four ingredients and it doesn’t require any fancy equipment.
recipe via The Kitchen Paper
11. Easy Homemade Microwave Sweet Potato Chips
I use to make sweet potato chips in the oven but I’ve never thought about making them in the microwave. Since most dorm doesn’t come with an oven, this is such a genius alternative to make your own chips. In just minutes you’ll be munching on crunchy, golden sweet potato chips!
recipe via Sweet Anna’s
12. Rice Krispie Treat for One!
I still remember the first time I made rice krispie treats with my family. Such fun times. It’s a classic that you can recreate in your dorm when you want something sweet. Since your microwaving, it will take even less time to put together.
recipe via Tatertots & Jello
13. Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup
In the realm of dorm room recipes, this chocolate chip cookie in a cup is just superb! I whipped this up one time for my friend (and one for me of course) and she devoured it. It takes five minutes to prep and one minute to cook in the microwave. Super easy and quick to make! If you want, you can add some ice cream on top for the ultimate dessert. Yum!
recipe via No. 2 Pencil
14. Berries & Cream Tie Dye Smoothie
Who doesn’t love a good smoothie? It’s a great smoothie to enjoy in hot weather and takes only minutes to make. All you need is a blender to put this together.
recipe via Hot Beauty Health
15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites
These chocolate peanut butter granola apple bites make they perfect grab-and-go snack. I could definitely see myself munching on these while studying outside on campus. You only need five ingredients to make these delicious and nutritious bites. Plus it only takes five minutes to whip together!
recipe via The Comfort of Cooking
16. 2-Minute French Toast in a Cup
A 2-minute french toast in a mug? I’m all for it! This recipe is such a quick and genius way to enjoy french toast. When you want to satisfy your sweet tooth and want something fast and simple before heading to campus, whip this up!
recipe via Pretty Prudent
Did you love this list of dorm room recipes? Check out even more dorm room recipe ideas here: 33 Healthy College Meals That Are So Easy To Make!