11 Meals You Can Make in Your Dorm Room

If you’re not already bored AF of the caf menu, you inevitably will be. Here are some dorm room cooking ideas for you to make, ranging from easy to advanced:


1. Kraft Dinner


  • Kettle (bonus points if your kettle has a strainer at the spout)

  • Kraft Dinner

  • Milk

  • Strainer

2. Mr. Noodles


  • Kettle

  • Noodles

3. Oatmeal

  • Kettle

  • Oatmeal
  • Extra toppings

4. Grilled Cheese in a Toaster


  • Toaster

    • You can also make:

      • Toaster strudels

      • Pop tarts

      • Eggos etc.

  • Bread

  • Sliced Cheese

5. Apple Sandwiches


  • Apple

  • Peanut butter

  • Oats

  • Chocolate Chips

  • Knife


6. Yogurt Parfait


  • Yogurt

  • Fruit

  • Granola

  • Honey

  • Extra toppings

7. Rice Krispies


  • Marshmallows

  • Butter

  • Rice Krispy cereal

8. Warm Apples and Brown Sugar


  • Apples

  • Brown sugar

  • Cinnamon

  • Microwave

9. Nachos


  • Tortilla chips

  • Cheese

  • Salsa

  • Microwave


10. Sushi


  • Rice

  • Rice Cooker

  • Add ins of your choice

  • Seaweed

  • Rolling Mat

  • Dipping Sauce

    • Soya sauce

    • Spicy mayo

11. Cake in a Mug


  • Mug

  • Microwave

  • Flour

  • Sugar

  • Cocoa Powder

  • Baking Soda

  • Salt

  • Milk

  • Oil

  • Water

  • Vanilla Extract

  • Additional toppings

Going home for Thanksgiving can be a great time--not for the all-too-real turkey dump of that loser boyfriend you somehow thought was cool--but to get some cooking supplies for your dorm room! You can steal everything from your parents and they will still be forced to love you; the beauty of being a university student is that they only see you on very few occasions so they rarely get mad (and if they do you’re gone in a few days anyhow!).

*Most of these recipes are pretty straightforward, but if you have never even been inside of a kitchen before, Google is your friend!