Campus Cooking Recipes

Looking for recipes a college student can cook? Browse recipes for smoothies, microwave recipes, one-pot meals, and snacks that can be made with minimal equipment.

Community Picks

Dev's Dorm Room Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Craving real food with a touch of home, I decided to experiment with my microwave (the only cooking implement allowed in my college dorm), and made this delectable casserole! Quick, easy, and tastes like a home cooked meal. Perfect for every college student and single non-cook.

A Very Intense Fruit Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 86
Gorgeous colour and absolutely refreshing. Use your favorite canned fruit - I prefer peaches or pears.
By Diane

Hummus Pizza

Rating: 4.5 stars 264
This pizza uses hummus instead of the usual red sauce. Top with your favorite veggies and cheese.

Kristil's Frat House Cookies

Rating: 5 stars 15
I cook for a college fraternity with 56 members. The guys love these cookies. I work in large batches, obviously, and use a 5 quart mixer bowl for these. You can easily half this recipe for smaller batches.
By Kristil

50 Easy Recipes for College Students 

Whether you're a college student yourself, or you know some recent grads who could use a little help, here are 50 easy recipes for college students. These are cheap and easy recipes made with few ingredients, but still delicious and (sometimes) healthy. 
By Melanie Fincher

Microwave Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
This is my mom's recipe for tacos. I really enjoy the way she seasons her meat. Her seasonings are way better than those store bought packs.

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Rating: 4.5 stars 268
If you love peanut butter and popcorn you'll love this peanut butter popcorn! Definitely for the sweet tooth though!

Dorm Room Stir-Fry

A quick sausage stir-fry for one. Perfect for dorm room cooking.

Quick Brownbag Burritos

Rating: 4.5 stars 172
These are quick enough to whip up anytime and are even good cold, which makes them great for bagged lunches!
By Lori Brodhurst

Ramen Noodle Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 111
This soup is just very very can find ramen noodles at most supermarkets, or at Asian grocery stores.
By dakota kelly

Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 2114
Simple ingredients and quick prep makes the perfect egg salad for sandwiches!

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.5 stars 536
This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

20 Healthy College Meals That Won't Bust Your Budget 
We've curated a collection of simple, good-for-you meals for any budget.
Microwave Baked Potato
Rating: Unrated 386
This microwave baked potato tastes like it was slow-roasted in the oven.
Creamy Rice Pudding
Rating: 4.5 stars 5966

With golden raisins and a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon, this creamy, classic rice pudding makes a quick and easy dessert that everyone will love.