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3 Dorm Recipes You Can Make In Your Microwave

Here are some some recipes that I’ve discovered you can make without even leaving your dorm! 

Homemade Potato Chips

All you need for this simple recipe are one or two potatoes, some olive oil, and whatever seasonings that you want! When I tried this recipe, I cut two potatoes into very thin slices, coated them lightly with olive oil, and seasoned both sides with salt and a seasoning blend that I have in my dorm room. Then I put them on a flat layer in a plate and microwaved them for about 5 minutes. They’re done when they start to turn brown and the edges become crisp.  They were really fun to make and didn’t take long at all!

Mac & Cheese In A Mug!! 
Kraft Mac N Cheese
Jocelyn Hsu / Spoon

This recipe can be a meal, or even a late-night snack! To make this, all you need are ½ cup of cooked pasta, 3 tablespoons of milk, and ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese. The first thing you want to do is add the cheese, milk, salt and pepper to taste to the cooked pasta. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and enjoy! This recipe is really easy, and you can add more cheese or milk if you would like for it be extra saucy.
* Tip: If you don’t have access to a stove, you can boil the pasta in the microwave! All you have to do is mix ½ cup of pasta, ½ cup of water, and some salt in the mug, and microwave for 2 and ½ minutes!*

Eggplant  Oreganata

For this recipe, all you need is an eggplant, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, olive oil, and mozzarella. To begin, peel and slice the eggplant into thin pieces. Microwave for about 7 minutes, or until the eggplant is tender. Next, mix some breadcrumbs with olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Then, layer the slices flat in a bowl, top with half of the breadcrumbs, and then half of the slices of the mozzarella. Repeat the layering process one more time. Microwave for 1 minute, until the cheese is melted. Enjoy! You can garnish with some fresh basil if you would like! For this recipe, I didn’t use a recipe that I had found, I created it on my own, which is why there are no amounts for the ingredients. I just eyeballed the ingredients to my preference. If I had to estimate, I would say that I used about 1 cup of breadcrumbs, and half of a block of mozzarella.

I hope you enjoy and try one of these next time you’re craving a home cooked meal in your dorm room! 

Amanda Palma

Sacred Heart '24

Hi, I'm Amanda and I'm from New York! I'm a graphic design major at Sacred Heart University with digital marketing and honors minors. I love art, cooking & baking, and cake decorating!
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