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Delicious Recipes For Dinning In

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PS Behrend chapter.

Dining in Recipes for Quarantine


For this article, I’m going to share some of the recipes I’ve been enjoying while staying inside. These recipes are fairly simple to make, but they help to pass the time and you can enjoy making them with your family as well!


Stuffed Shells

For this recipe, you’re going to need



-8 oz. jumbo pasta shells

-30 oz. whole-milk ricotta cheese

-1/2 cup grated Romano cheese 

-2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 

-12 leaves fresh basil, cut into chiffonade 

-1 large egg 

-Freshly ground black pepper

-8 ounces Parmesan, grated

-2 jars marinara sauce 

-8 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated



  1. You’ll want to boil your pasta shells, and then set them aside AND preheat the oven to 350 degrees

  2. In a medium sized bowl you’ll want to mix together the ricotta. Romano cheese, parsley, basil, egg and some salt and pepper, also add in the parmesan as well and make sure to stir!

  3. First take a pan and cover the bottom of it with sauce, then you’ll want to fill your shells with your cheese mixture. After that, put more sauce on top of the shells and sprinkle some extra cheese on!

  4. Bake for about 25 minutes 

And that’s all!


Another recipe I love is Stuffed Peppers, they’re simple to make and you always have leftovers!

Dried Peppers
Ellen Gibbs / Spoon


Stuffed Peppers


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 1 cup water

  • 6 green bell peppers

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. You’re going to want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees

  2. Boil your rice ( I use minute rice!) 

  3. Mix in the uncooked ground beef and rice together, add your onion and garlic powder, along with salt and pepper

  4. Then you take your mixture and stuff it into the peppers (make sure you take out the seeds!)

  5. Add your tomato sauce on top and bake for about 1 hour 



Jocelyn Hsu / Spoon

Miso Glazed Salmon (also very simple)


  • 2 Tbsp red miso or 3 Tbsp white miso

  • 2 Tbsp sake

  • 2 Tbsp sugar (less or more to taste)

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets


  1. Mix the miso, sake, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl

  2. Marinate the salmon and let it sit for about 30 minutes

  3. You can broil the salmon or put it on the grille for about 6-10 minutes and you’re done!


Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

Alex Frank / Spoon

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, quartered

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


(P.S. I always add honey to taste!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil and grease with PAM

  2. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes and garlic in the oil. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper 

  3. Spread the potatoes on the baking sheet

  4. Cook for 25-35 minutes 

  5. Drizzle the melted butter and sprinkle with fresh parsley


They are delicious!!

Ciara Boyle

PS Behrend '21

Psychology major with an LER minor! i love my dog more than anything<3
Ramsey Struble

PS Behrend '21

Penn State Behrend//Biology Pre-Optometry