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Recipes For College Students

Tyrone Said:

i need some vegan recipes for college students?

We Answered:

Aw :(
My boyfriend lived in a dorm last semester and he was having a hard time with no cooking resources as well.

Many things that you bake in the oven can be baked in a mini oven. I have baked in a mini oven before, and it works just fine! So I suggest that you get a mini oven, if they'll allow that.
You could make this recipe using a mini oven:…
You could probably try to make it with a microwave; although I've never done so myself.

Probably the best thing you could work with is sandwiches & wraps. I'd get creative about those ;]…

Here is what my sandwiches usually have:
whole wheat bread (Nature's Own brand)
black olives & green bell peppers
thinly sliced avocado
two slices of Tofurkey
thinly sliced carrots
vegan refried beans (they do come in a can at the health food store)
banana peppers

You could also make burritos, with refried beans, tomatoes, guacamole, and whatever else you like to put in your burritos.

Also, you could make pita bread pizzas, using the microwave and toaster. Toast your pita bread, then put some tomato sauce & veggies on it, and vegan cheese (optional), and then you can microwave the pizza until it is warm, or until the cheese melts.

Maybe you could find something here:…
These recipes are categorized as "ridiculously easy" so there should be some that can be made with a microwave.

The following sites may be helpful:… (Their recipes are not vegan, but we college students can draw inspiration from them, I'm sure. They suggest using a clothes iron to make quesadillas! Awesome...haha)…

Oh, I found the perfect book for you!…

Also, if you go home every week, like my boyfriend did, I would suggest that you cook a lot of food at home that can be transported, and take it back to your dorm. Then, during the week, you can take the food out of the fridge and heat it up for your meals. You could make big batches of tofu scramble, rice, stir-fry dishes, or whatever you like, and take them with you for the week.

EDIT: You can also make baked potatoes with a microwave.…

Tyrone Said:

What are some easy to cook and inexpensive recipes for college students to make?

We Answered:


* 6 (6 ounce) fillets cod
* 6 cups water
* 1 cup white sugar
* 2 tablespoons salt
* 1 1/2 cups butter, melted
* 1 dash paprika


1. Preheat broiler. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
2. Place the fish in a large saucepan. Mix together the water, sugar, and salt. Pour the water-mixture over the fish. The water-mixture should fully cover the fish, if it doesn't add more water. Bring the water to a boil over a medium-high heat. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Remove fillets from water, and blot on paper towels to remove excess water. Brush with 6 tablespoons melted butter, and sprinkle with paprika.
4. Broil for 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness, or until the fillets are golden brown. Serve with the remaining melted butter.

Chad Said:

What is a good, easy to remember, website name for a website with healthy recipes for college students?

We Answered: ***To long huh

Miguel Said:

What are some easy recipes for college students?

We Answered:

Try MyFridgeFood - it has a lot of easy and quick recipes using what's already in the kitchen. This seriously got me through college on a budget :) Hope it helps!

Edith Said:

Recipes for college students?

We Answered:

No microwave?! How are you supposed to survive? Good gravy! What's up with all the bummer rules about sandwich makers and stuff? Are they just really wanting you to spend your money at the school cafeteria? Aha!

You can buy a stand-alone single electric burner for about $10 (or they make double-burners, as well, which are probably twice the cost). Would they allow that, by any chance?

There are lots of crock pot cookbooks. One that has a lot of recipes is "Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker" by Dawn J. Ranck. That's the original; she's done others in the "Fix-It and Forget-It" series as well. I especially like her recipe for making tapioca (in the original cookbook).

There isn't much you can cook with just a fridge. Good thing you have a slow cooker, at least. Otherwise it's pretty much just pb&j.

Some cookbooks with simple recipes for beginner cooks are:
Where's Mom Now That I Need Her? by Kent P. Frandsen
The Starving Students' Cookbook by Dede Hall
The Absolute Beginner's Cookbook by Jackie Eddy & Eleanor Clark
Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen by Kevin Mills
101 Things To Do With Ramen Noodles by Toni Patrick
Everybody Loves Ramen by Eric Hites

The above cookbooks are mostly for regular recipes once you actually are allowed to cook (other than slow-cooking).

You can also look up recipes on sites such as:

I did think of one more possibility for you besides sandwiches: Jell-o! You can make vegetable or fruit side desserts as well as desserts. But you still have to have some way to boil the water in which you're going to dissolve the Jell-o.

Another alternative, instant pudding mixes, just need milk and time in the fridge. If your fridge has a freezer, you can also make popsicles. You can use paper cups with sticks or you can buy popsicle molds at a store that sells lots of kitchen gadgets (like, for example, Linens'N'Things).

Just a reminder, if the library won't do because you want to have cookbooks to keep, you can often find what you're looking for at a local second-hand bookstore. Check first to see what they have in the clearance area--you never know! Why pay full retail price for a book when you might be able to pick it up for half-price or even a dollar?

There is a cookbook I've seen (but never personally used) called "Apocalypse Chow: How to Eat Well When the Power Goes Out" by Jon & Robin Robertson. Another book along that line is "The Storm Gourmet: A Guide to Creating Extraordinary Meals Without Electricity" by Daphne Nikolopoulos. However, I don't know what they're like; they may simply tell you to make fondues or cook over sterno fuel. I'd recommend seeing if your local library has them first, so you can see what they offer.

Hope this helps!

Tyler Said:

What are some quick/easy cooking recipes for college students?

We Answered:

One word....Ramen!

Tyrone Said:

Simple, TIME CONSERVATIVE recipes for college students?

We Answered:

If you don't have a crockpot, go get one at a thrift shop- they make the mpst of both time AND money for meals!

You can throw a cheap roast in it in the morning with an envelope of onion soup mix, let it cook all day, and have a regular meal or sandwiches for several days.

Chicken leg quarters are cheap, throw them in for a few hours, then drain and pour BBQ sauce over for a couple hours.

Soup is easy in a crockpot, too, just add all the ingredients and let it cook all day til you hget home, dinner's ready.

Get the crockpot, then start googling recipes. You'll be glad you did...and later, you'll have a bunch of go-to recipes when you are a busy career/family person.

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