- How to Read a Cooking Recipe
- How to Read a Baking Recipe
- How to Measure
- Meal Planning
- Basic Cooking Lessons
- Top 5 Convenience Foods and Recipes That Use Them
Microwave Recipes for the Dorm
- Microwave Scrambled Eggs
You can omit the cheese if you don't have any on hand.
- Microwave Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Thaw the meatballs according to the package instructions; don't let them stand at room temperature!
- Microwave Mexican Cube Steaks
This four ingredient recipe is a real winner; it's super easy to make and delicious.
- Sweet and Sour Microwave Chicken
Substitute a bottled sweet and sour sauce for the pineapple juice mixture to make this a four ingredient recipe.
- Microwave Beef Stroganoff
A can of condensed soup makes a good sauce for cooking in tight quarters.
- Spaghetti in the Microwave
You don't need an extra pot of boiling water to cook the spaghetti in this recipe!
- Mexican Chicken
This easy recipe can be served with flour tortillas and a great rice mixes for a complete meal.
- Special Kay Bars
Hey, you can't live on healthy food alone! These fabulous bars are perfect for a study break.
- Easiest Fudge
Two ingredients + 3 minutes = great fudge!
Crockpot Recipes for the Dorm
- Crockpot Ham and Lentil Stew
This easy recipe will have your dorm-mates flocking to your door to see what's cooking!
- Sweet and Spicy Crockpot Chicken
A bagged salad and some bread are all you need to complete this easy meal.
- Crockpot Honey Chicken with Dried Fruit
Heat up a rice pilaf from a package to serve with this delicious recipe.
- Crockpot Double Corn Chowder
You can also make this easy recipe in an electric skillet; just heat it until it bubbles.
- Crockpot Veggie Chili
Three kinds of beans add great flavor to this super easy chili.
- Crockpot Beef and Black Eyed Pea Soup
Ask the butcher at the grocery store to cut up the meat for you, or buy cubed sirloin tips for less preparation.
- Peanut Chicken
This wonderful recipe tastes like Chicken Satay, but takes about 5 minutes to prepare. Serve it over rice.
- BBQ Pinto Beans
Serve this hearty dish with some cornbread from the bakery (or a mix) and you've got a delicious and easy vegetarian dinner.
Indoor Grill Recipes for Dorm Room Cooking
- Citrus Chicken
This recipe is a good way to get some vitamin C into your diet; boil the marinade in your hot pot while the chicken is cooking.
- Grilled Ham and Onion Sandwiches
Use this basic formula to make any kind of sandwich you like.
- Mexican Steak Salad
You don't have to use all of these ingredients; the essentials are the salad greens, beans, salsa, steak, and salad dressing.
- Glazed Ham Slice
Use mustard and any kind of fruit preserve to add flavor to a simple slice of ham.
- Grilled Tuna Melt
This recipe is a step above the basic tuna sandwich (tuna, mayo, bread).
- Three Ingredient Bacon Chicken
Make sure that the chicken and bacon are well done; this easy recipe is fabulous served with some fresh fruit and breadsticks.
Recipe with No Cooking Required
- Bean and Tuna Salad
You can leave out the onion and squash if you'd like, and even substitute a bottled oil and vinegar salad dressing for the homemade dressing in this recipe. Canned beans and canned meats make great salads with little work.
- Pantry Gazpacho
With just a couple of cans, you can make this flavorful and super easy soup in minutes. Just remember to refrigerate leftovers!
- Wrap Sandwiches
Any sandwich spread can be rolled into lettuce or tortillas for a quick and easy sandwich.
- Disaster Meals
No, this doesn't mean a meal that turns into a disaster! These recipes can be made with foods that don't require refrigeration (until you open the cans or packages).
- Cold Sandwich Recipes
Cold sandwiches are really the easiest way to eat. And they're yummy too!
- Top 10 No Bake Cookies
Everybody needs a snack now and then for a study break. These ten recipes don't require an oven (although some need heat) and they're fun to make too.
Skillet Recipes for Cooking in your Dorm Room
- Mix and Match Skillet Meals
Using this chart, you can create an endless number of simple and hearty skillet meals.
- Skillet Spaghetti
You can omit the meatballs to make this recipe even simpler. Serve with some crusty French bread.
- Pork Fried Rice
Get some cooked rice from the cafeteria, and with a few more ingredients you have a delicious fresh Asian dinner on the table!
- Scrambled Eggs with Spinach
Spinach adds fiber and nutrition to simple scrambled eggs; you could leave it out if you don't like it.
- Southwest Mac and Cheese
The pasta cooking method in this easy recipe will work with other pasta too; just stir occasionally.
- Veggie Burritos
A deli side dish is the secret ingredient in these wonderful burritos.
- Salsa Frittata
Substitute a chunky salsa for the fresh veggie mixture to keep it simple. Once you learn how to cook a frittata, you'll never go hungry again!
- Sour Cream Chicken Risotto
Those fabulous rice and pasta mixes make a wonderful chicken casserole; so easy!
More Ideas for Dorm Room Cooking
- My Easiest Recipes
These recipe ideas can be made with very little work.
- One Pot Pasta
To satisfy pasta cravings without having to boil a big pot of water.
- Start With - Eggs
If you have eggs, you can eat! These easy recipes are all quick and simple.
- Start With - Ramen Noodles
Ramen noodles are a college staple; they can also be the basis for lots of other easy meals.
- Eight Things You Can Cook in a Dorm Room
From soups to burritos, these basic recipe ideas will let you feed yourself with very little effort.
- Rice Cooker Recipes
These recipes are more complicated; you can omit some of the ingredients and use the techniques.
- More Rice Cooker Recipes
Scroll down to find some simple recipes that you can cook in your rice cooker.