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16 College Dorm Room Recipes That Aren't Ramen

These easy, healthy dorm room recipes are sure to keep you fueled up for classes and leave you more free time. It’s easy to get in a rut when you're cooking at college. But armed with a few simple common appliances, you can definitely cook quite a few recipes with minimal stress.

1. Instant Microwave Mac N' Cheese

1. Instant Microwave Mac N' Cheese

Instant Mug Mac And Cheese

via Kelsey Banfield // Babble

This recipe has got to be my favorite as it’s the ultimate comfort food and an easy upgrade from the chalky boxed mix.

2. Easy Chicken Gyros with Greek Feta Tzatziki Sauce

These gyros are so simple you can whip up the sauce in a little personal blender and fix this easy dinner in no time. Make an extra one up for an quick lunch for tomorrow!

3. Strawberry Spinach Sandwich

Strawberry Spinach Sandwich Vertical 3

This cool sandwich is packed with flavor and vitamins to help keep you fueled up and ready to go. Pair it with a cup of homemade soup and you have a power meal!

4. Coffee Cup Quiche

Coffee Cup Quiche

via Bill Hogan // STL Today

When you can’t handle another bowl of cereal make this coffee cup quiche and get the perfect head start to your busy day.

5. Meat Loaf in a Mug

Sometimes all you want is mom’s meatloaf. Pop one of these mini versions into the microwave for almost instant home comfort.

6. Egg Fried Rice Mug

This easy dinner is packed with protein and veggies. With a total cook time of less than 10 minutes, it's perfect for between study sessions.

7. Coffee Cup Chilaquiles

Coffee Cup Chilaquiles

via Bill Hogan // STL Today

This classic Mexican dish is super simple in this mug version. Drop an egg over the top for one of my favorite breakfasts!

8. Poached Egg and Avocado Toast

This recipe is a cinch to pull together with a simple toaster and my Dash Go Rapid Egg Cooker. This little machine makes everything from poaching to hard boiled eggs a no brainer.

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9. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This soup is rich and creamy. Slow cooking it is the best way to get all the flavor out.

10. Best Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

These wraps use black beans and sweet potatoes for the filling, both of which are super simple to whip up in the microwave. This is a meal that everyone will be shocked you can cook in your dorm room!

11. Thai Chicken Salad

This Thai Chicken Salad is made from kitchen staples like a rotisserie chicken.

12. Tropical Jerk Rice Bowl

This is such a delicious meal to whip together with your rice maker. Snag a rotisserie chicken and a few veggies and you are ready to go!

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13. Slow Cooker Guinness Stew

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew Recipe

via The Adventure Bite // The Inspired Home

This stew is a classic winter staple and you can tuck it into your slow cooker at the start of the day for a perfect hearty dinner.

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14. Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho


via Bobby Parrish // The Inspired Home

This refreshing summer soup comes together in no time in your blender.

15. Healthier Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Healthy butter chicken can bubble all day in your slow cooker while you head out to your classes. Make a quick batch of rice in your rice cooker and the whole building will be jealous of your amazing smelling dinner!

16. Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteaks

Crockpot Philly Cheesesteaks 4

Cooking the meat on low creates tender, juicy sandwiches perfect for a late night snack attack.


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