College Cooking, Easy-to-Make Dorm Room Recipes

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No need for a stovetop or oven for most of our top, easy-to-make dorm room recipes that have become a craze across campuses. A microwave, mini fridge, and air fryer are all that you mainly need for these recipes. From no-bake protein bars to savory and sweet treats, we have you covered. Sounds like delicious music to your ears, right? Then keep scrolling down to learn more!

Whipped Chocolate Milk

whipped chocolate milk


Fruit & Vanilla Parfait

Fruit and Vanilla Yogurt Parfait


Matcha Latte Protein Shake


Microwave Mug Pizza


Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats


No-Bake Salted Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Protein bars with chocolate chips on wax paper on a pink tray next to a spoon with peanut butter.


Microwave Jalapeño Bacon Mac and Cheese

A bowl of mac and cheese with bacon and jalapeño on a yellow plate next to a plate with cheddar cheese.


Air-Fryer Pasta Chips with Sour Cream and Onion Dip

A plate of delicious air-fried pasta chips with sour cream and onion dip dish.


Buffalo Cheddar Popcorn

Bowls of crispy buffalo cheddar popcorn displayed, one on a yellow plate, over a white table.


Whipped Ricotta Bruschetta


Hawaiian Air-Fryer Grilled Cheese

A hand holds a slice of a grilled cheese sandwich with melty cheese stretching from one slice to the other.


Cheesy Pulled Chicken Salsa Verde Nachos

Plate full of Cheesy pulled chicken salsa verde nachos topped with fresh radish and avocado.



A glass of freshly served horchata next to a wooden board, a napkin, and cinnamon sticks.


Air-Fryer Mozzarella Donuts

A bitten mozzarella "donut" served on a plate alongside tomato sauce, cheese, and mozzarella donuts on a rack.


Cheesy Kimchi Ramen

A white bowl with kimchi ramen with cheese, garnished with green onions and a soft-boiled egg.


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