Easy recipes for college students that perfectly fit into your busy life attending school or living on your own. These easy meals can be prepared in a dorm room or a small apartment kitchen. They can be made in a microwave, an oven, a toaster oven or a stove. No-bake recipes too! A variety of wonderful homemade meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert options.
Cooking in college can sometimes be a challenge. Due to this we’ve gathered easy recipes for college students, including breakfast, dinner and dessert ideas, that are perfect for cooking in a dorm or small apartment.
Chicken Chili Recipe For One – This chicken chili makes a wonderful single serving meal. Made with 1 cooked chicken breast (or 1-2 thighs), diced tomatoes, onions and red pepper combined with flavorful, aromatic spices. Cooks quickly & is the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one.
A pork stir fry recipe that's easy to make and filled with flavor. Ground pork seasoned perfectly and cooked with vegetables served with a terrific sauce over rice. Ready in under 30 minutes, this delightful single serving ground pork stir fry needs to be on your dinner menu.
This easy Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe this is the best meatloaf recipe! It tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger without the bun. This mini meatloaf is the perfect size to serve one or two people.
Easy to make BBQ Chicken Drumsticks baked on a bed of perfectly seasoned roasted carrots, onions and garlic. A one pan meal perfect for those cooking for one.easoned roasted carrots, onions and garlic. A one-pan, single serving meal.
This is the best Juicy Lucy Burger recipe! A burger stuffed with cheese and "baked" in the oven. While the burger bakes, the cheese melts making the patty very juicy. This easy to make recipe is inspired by the famous Juicy Lucy burger, originating in Minneapolis.
This is the BEST baked chicken tenders recipe! Chicken strips dredged in melted butter, then dipped in bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and a flavorful mix of spices. Bakes in 20 minutes! This small batch recipe makes 8-10 crispy oven baked chicken tenders.
Pizza Monkey Bread, a fun twist on traditional pepperoni pizza! Easy to make, this savory monkey bread is made with refrigerated biscuit dough, cheese, and pepperoni all baked in a small baking dish. Recipe makes enough to serve one or two people. Step-by-step video can be found in the recipe.
Easy to assemble Vegetarian Enchiladas For One! Seasoned vegetables and black beans are sandwiched between corn tortillas and cheese. The ingredients are layered, casserole style in a small baking dish. Topped with salsa and cheese, this wonderful single serving meal can be ready in under 30 minutes.
Quick and easy Fish Tacos recipe, the perfect seafood recipe to serve one or two people. Perfectly seasoned fish baked in minutes in either a toaster oven or a conventional oven and topped with a sweet curried broccoli slaw.
Easy, cheesy and absolutely delicious recipe for Caprese Toasts made in the toaster oven. Slices of toasted Italian bread topped with a flavorful basil ricotta spread, creamy mozzarella, roasted tomatoes and a lovely balsamic vinaigrette.
This easy single serving sheet pan chicken recipe is what dinner dreams are made of! One chicken breast (or thigh) cooks alongside your favorite vegetables all on one sheet pan for minimal cleanup. It's just the right amount to serve one person.
Quick and easy homemade Black Bean Hummus made with canned, rinsed and drained black beans. This small batch hummus recipe is made with just a few ingredients and is a delicious alternative to traditional chickpea hummus. Enjoy with raw vegetables, crackers or tortilla chips or spread on sandwiches. No tahini needed!
Simple, no-bake, luscious Chocolate Avocado Tart For One with a gluten-free crust made from dates and walnuts. A rich, creamy guilt free dessert that can be ready in minutes. Made with an avocado and cocoa powder and sweetened with a touch of melted chocolate and honey.
This big, bakery style Blueberry Muffin is loaded with plump, sweet blueberries and can be baked in a ramekin. It’s got a tender texture and wonderful buttery flavor. If you love blueberries, you’ll be glad to know that you’re likely to find juicy blueberries in every single bite!
This fabulous french toast recipe is the best! Learn how to make a single serving of classic french toast. Made with a few simple ingredients and so easy to make. With buttery, crisp edges and a soft center, this french toast will surely make mornings special.
All the flavors of fall can be found in this pumpkin granola recipe. This small batch recipe is made with oats, nuts, pumpkin puree, and wonderful pumpkin spice. You'll love enjoying this granola with yogurt, fruit, or by the handfuls.
This Easy Baked Oatmeal is the best way to start your day! It's almost like eating a warm oatmeal cookie in a bowl. Naturally sweetened with honey or maple syrup and filled with blueberries or your favorite fruit. This single serving breakfast is baked in one pan for easy cleanup.
Microwave Fudge For One – a single serving recipe for rich, smooth, incredibly delicious homemade chocolate fudge. One bowl and a microwave is all you need to make this scaled down version of my favorite fudge recipe!
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Recipe – perfectly spiced and filled with fresh apples. Plus, a great list of other overnight oats recipes. See how easy it is to make a hearty, healthy and delicious bowl or jar of overnight oats with your favorite ingredients.
This Chicken Salad is packed with flavor and crunch. Filled with crunchy pecans, sweet grapes and other amazing flavors. Easily made with poached chicken or the perfect recipe to use rotisserie chicken in.
Ratatouille is a tasty, humble, one-pan vegetable stew made with onions, one small zucchini, a sweet red pepper, tomatoes and an aromatic bouquet of spices. This single serving meal can be enjoyed on it's own or consider serving it with chicken or fish. It's the perfect recipe for summer!
Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe For One – a rich, creamy no-bake cheesecake made with a buttery graham cracker crust. Made with a few simple ingredients and canned pumpkin puree. A delightful single serving dessert recipe!
You won’t find an easier cheesecake recipe! This no bake single serving cheesecake comes complete with a buttery graham cracker crust. It’s creamy, it’s delicious, and so easy to make. Satisfy a sweet craving with this delightful dessert recipe.
Keto Fat Bombs – this small batch fat bombs recipe requires only a few ingredients! Cream cheese, cream, and a sweetener. Fat bombs taste just like mini crustless keto cheesecakes and are perfect for anyone following a ketogenic diet.
These Small Batch Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookies are THE BEST chocolate cookies! No flour, no butter, no oil needed. They're fudge-like, rich, chewy and easy to make too! Made with cocoa powder, powdered sugar and chopped pecans. This small batch recipe yields 5-6 delicious chocolate pecan cookies. The perfect amount for one or two people!
This is the best single serving icebox cake recipe! So easy to make and the perfect size for one person. It's a light, no-bake cake made with a sweet cream filling and berries layered over graham crackers.
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