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3 Easy-to-Make Meals for College Students

These days, dining hall food sometimes just does not cut it for the average college student. But whipping together a yummy meal can take a lot of time, effort and money! Nonetheless, check out these three handy recipes for some simple, affordable and easy-to-make meals.

Classic, Good Ol’ Spaghetti

  • 3/4 pack of whole grain spaghetti pasta
  • 1 1/2 jars of store-bought spaghetti sauce
  • Optional: 1 lb of ground meat (pork/beef/sausage)


  • Put water in a pot and place it over high-heat.
  • As the water is heating, add any ground meat you have. Wait until it turns brown, then mash it with a spatula into smaller pieces.
  • Cut the spaghetti noodles in half and drop them into the boiling water, stirring for a few minutes. After it is finished cooking, drain any leftover water. Add your already cooked meat and sauce to the pasta, and voilá! 

French Onion Soup

  • 2 oz of butter/margarine
  • 4 whole onions
  • 2 pints of stock (stock cubes)
  • Seasoning


  • Try not to tear up too much, but slice your onions into thin rounds!
  • Fry the onions in hot butter until they turn a golden brown.
  • Add the stock and the seasoning to the onions for flavor.
  • Allow it to simmer for about 20 minutes.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter
  • Optional: ham, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, cheese


  • Stir the milk and eggs into a mixture. Then add some salt and pepper for flavor.
  • Put butter into a frying pan. Next, add the egg mixture.
  • Wait a minute, then stir and add heat.
  • If you want, you can add optional ingredients (ham, mushrooms, etc.) onto the surface of the mixture now. Wait for the omelette to cook underneath these ingredients.
  • Cook for an additional three or four minutes. Fold the omelette…and eat!
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