Easy Dorm Recipes to Fuel Your 2AM Cram Session

Sometimes food in college can be hard, so here are 5 easy recipes you can make in your dorm using simple ingredients and appliances you can find in most dorm kitchens!

Overnight Oats

This is a classic college breakfast that’s very easy and super yummy. You just let the fridge do all the work!


-Quaker oats

-Chia seeds

-Almond (or another non-dairy) milk

-Coconut shavings


Add about half a cup of oats and almond milk into a bowl, then add a tablespoon of chia seeds. Put this in the fridge overnight and let the magic happen! The next morning, top your oats off with blueberries, coconut shreds, or whatever toppings you prefer, and enjoy!


Apple PBG

This is actually served at Grins at Vandy and it is one of my go-to breakfast items because it’s that delicious and super easy to make as well.


-Tortilla wrap

-Cubed+spiced apples


-Honey roasted granola

-A nut butter of your choice

Take the tortilla wrap, and spread a thick strip of nut butter down the center. Add a handful of honey roasted granola, an unwrapped banana, and a handful of cubed and spiced apples. Wrap this up, and put it in a grill or panini press until it browns. Then you are done! Dip this in some plain vanilla yogurt for some added protein and flavor.

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Cheesy Ramen

This is an easy way to spice up the staple but kind of boring ramen you have on stock. Not to mention this kind of tastes like mac n’ cheese!


-Ramen noodle pack

-Shredded cheddar cheese

-Whole milk


Add a large handful of shredded cheese, a tablespoon of cornstarch, and a cup of milk in a saucepan on low heat. Prepare the ramen in a separate pan without the seasoning. When that’s done, combine it with the cheese soup and you are done! That simple.

Bread Pizza

This dish is a easy, but just as yummy, spinoff of everyone’s favorite pizza


-White bread

-Shredded mozzarella cheese


-Tomato sauce

-Bell peppers, diced

-Tomatoes, diced

-Onion, diced



Butter one side of the bread and put tomato sauce on the other side. Place the bread butter side down on a baking tray. Add the diced tomato, bell peppers, and onion into a bowl and and salt and pepper to season. If you have other spices on hand (basil, oregano) feel free to add those to the mix as well. Put a handful of this mixture along with shredded mozzarella and pepperoni on top of your bread, and bake for 10 minutes at 300℉. Let it cool and you’re done!


Spaghetti Squash

This may sound super fancy and hard to make, but in reality it has few steps, and a healthy, carb-less alternative to your classic spaghetti.


-Spaghetti squash

-Shredded cheese

-Bacon bits

-Egg, raw

-Olive oil


First cut each squash in half. Take out the seeds and coat the insides with olive oil, then sprinkle in some salt and pepper to taste. Place the halves with the cut side down on a baking tray and bake at 400℉ for 40 minutes. After the squash is baked, crack an egg into the center, add a handful of shredded cheese and bacon bits, and bake everything for another 10 minutes at 400℉. And you’re done! I like to eat this straight out of the squash. Just scrape the sides and spaghetti-like shreds will fall off.

Source: Rachel Cooks

Recipe inspiration from: https://tasty.co/article/spoonuniversity/easy-college-recipes