Cheap & Easy College Dorm Room Recipes

Eating out every day can be unhealthy and burn a hole in your pocket. What if I told you that you can make healthy, tasty, and nutritious food using the kitchen equipment you have available in your dorm room? Yes, all you’ll need is a microwave, a fridge, a toaster, a kettle, or access to a stovetop.


Don’t worry, almost all of these recipes don’t need anything fancy. You also don’t need a lot of time to cook these dishes. They’re perfect for days filled with assignment deadlines and tests. Get your fresh vegetables and other ingredients and let’s get cooking!

Ramen Stir Fry

Running out of easy dinner ideas? Pick a few healthy and yummy veggies of your choice. Cook them on high heat and add your salt, pepper, and other spices you like. You can also add an egg on the side while the vegetables are cooking to add some much-needed protein and flavor to your dish. 

Cook the noodles as per the instructions, add the pre-made sauce or make your own with soy sauce, red chili paste, and garlic. Mix them up well before adding your stir-fry mix, and top with a generous garnish of herbs and roasted peanuts.

Avocado Toast with Eggs

There are a variety of dorm cooking recipes for students living away from home. For those among us that like to eat healthily, here’s a fun avocado toast and eggs recipe that takes no time to make! This can be made for breakfast or dinner. All you need is some multigrain bread, toasted and placed on a plate. 

Slice your ripe avocado thinly after peeling it and place it on the bread. Add some chopped or sliced tomatoes and onions to the top. You can poach an egg in the microwave for a minute and place it on top of the sandwich. Sprinkle it with some salt and pepper and dig in!

Wild Rice Bowl

Speaking of healthy and easy recipes for students, one can not skip a wild rice bowl. It is a filling bowl of food that you can prepare in 15 minutes. All you need is 8-9 ounces of wild rice or other types of rice. For the toppings, use a cup of cherry tomatoes, half an avocado, ¼ cup feta cheese, ¼ cup pitted olives, some fresh parsley, and a sauce of your choice. 

Cook the rice well in a microwave and toss all these ingredients in a large bowl. Mix them by shaking or with a spoon and a fork, and there you have it! Your super-healthy, filling, and tasty wild rice bowl is done. It’s perfect for lunch on a busy day.

Crispy Apple Oats

What better way to start the day than with crispy, juicy apples and oats? Slice 2 apples thinly and mix them with flour, oats, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. 

Put a mixture in a deep pie pan and bake it for 5-10 minutes after drizzling a topping mix made of brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Cover with foil and let it bake. Add a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of your favorite topping. 

Blueberry Muffin

For dessert, we have a yummy blueberry muffin recipe that students in dorms can make with a mug and a microwave. All you need is some all-purpose flour, some sugar, baking powder, baking soda, some milk, vegetable oil, and some blueberries. Mix everything except for the blueberries in the mug and put it in the microwave. 

Cook for a minute and remove it, add blueberries and mix well. Put it back in the microwave for 20 seconds and make sure everything is well incorporated. Voilà, a blueberry muffin for one!

Many students find it hard to cook a recipe like this while in college because they don’t have the time. However, you should always make time to enjoy a healthy homemade dessert instead of buying a candy bar, because your health comes first. writers can help you prioritize your health by taking on some of your writing assignments. This way, you can save the extra hours for cooking and better nutrition.


Final words 

While cooking in a dorm room can be tough, great pleasure can be derived from eating home-cooked meals. It has the power to “transport” you back home and give you comfort. Invest in a few smart kitchen products and get to cooking!

the authorABHIYAN
Abhiyan Chhetri is a cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Abhiyan is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.