Vegetarian Campus Cooking Recipes

Cooking for your vegetarian roommate on campus? You'll find easy recipes for avocado toast, pasta and noodles, stir-fry recipes and more, with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Eggplant Sandwiches

Rating: 4.73 stars
Roasted eggplant in a French roll with feta cheese, basil and garlic mayonnaise. This was my favorite sandwich of all time, adapted from a cafe at the University of California, Irvine.

Sesame Noodles

Rating: 4.55 stars
This homemade sauce makes a sweet and spicy foil for linguine. The best sesame noodles I have every had!

Tempeh Fajitas

Rating: 4.21 stars
This quick and delicious recipe uses tempeh (cultured tofu) instead of meat for a healthy, tasty alternative.

Tofu Peanut Stir-Fry

Rating: 4.13 stars
This is absolutely the best way to eat tofu, especially for first timers. The tofu has a slightly crunchy exterior while the inside is nice and soft. I used to make my stir-fry with chicken or beef, but my husband won't have it any other way than tofu now! And my 2 year old loves it! It is a delicious, easy, quick, and inexpensive meal. Serve with Asian noodles or with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Vegan Brownies

Rating: 4.18 stars
MMMMM...Vegan Brownies!!!! These are very gooey, which is a good thing in my book. However, if you want your brownies a little more solid you'll need to cook them longer than the recommended time. Great for people with egg or dairy allergies too!

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space. I freeze the corn on the cob in plastic bags, and remove a single ear of frozen corn in the cold winter months to have the sweet taste of summer corn throughout the year!

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

Rating: 4.67 stars
Love the flavor of okra, but dislike the slimy texture? Air-fry the slime out of it!

Avocado Toast (Vegan)

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a delicious, healthy, hearty breakfast recipe. If you are not vegan, you can add fried eggs to your toast for a delicious vegetarian meal.

Vegan Pancakes

Rating: 4.44 stars
This batter makes light, fluffy, and delicious pancakes. I have been making them for years and everyone that tries them wants the recipe.

Nana's Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is a recipe even veggie haters will love! People who like sweet potatoes also love it. It's a family favorite of mine.

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a really simple, yet very tasty cake. You can use rice flour or something other than wheat. You can also add chocolate chips and, or nuts.

Rich Pasta for the Poor Kitchen

Rating: 4.45 stars
A quick, simple pasta tossed with butter, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. A wonderful recipe to make when you don't feel like making a trip to the grocery store. I used what I had on hand and it worked like a charm! Add summer vine-ripened tomatoes for an extra dash of flavor!

Inspiration and Ideas

Avocado Toast (Vegan)
Rating: Unrated
Avocado toast is the ultimate dorm snack. It's easy, flavorful, and keeps you fueled through study sessions!
Zucchini Dutch Cheese Casserole
Rating: Unrated
"I was nervous about it being a microwave dish - I'm so used to cooking casseroles in the stove oven. But it turned out great!" – BEANIE J

Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Rating: 3.26 stars

This crispy and satisfying appetizer is a lower-guilt alternative to deep-fried pickle chips. Using pre-sliced pickle chips is a shortcut that makes this quick to prepare. You can reduce the sriracha sauce to 1 tablespoon if you like a milder sauce.