Dorm-Friendly Recipes for College Students

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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. With our recipes, learn how to make easy microwave or air fryer meals for any college student.  Cooking in a dorm has never been easier, and having a mini-fridge definitely will help too. 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 served in a glass with a straw.


Fruit & Vanilla Parfait

Fruit and vanilla parfaits served in glass jars.


Matcha Latte Protein Shake

A matcha protein shake served next to a bowl of matcha powder.


Microwave Mug Pizza

A microwave mug pizza resting on top of a coaster.


Greek Yogurt Overnight Oats

A jar of Greek yogurt overnight oats served next to bowls filled with toppings.


No-Bake Salted Cookie Dough Protein Bars

Salted cookie dough protein bars sliced and served on a sheet tray.


Microwave Jalapeño Bacon Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese topped with bacon, jalapeños, and scallions.


Air-Fryer Pasta Chips with Sour Cream and Onion Dip

Pasta chips served in a bowl next to various toppings.


Buffalo Cheddar Popcorn

Three bowls of buffalo cheddar popcorn.


Whipped Ricotta Bruschetta

Pieces of whipped ricotta bruschetta served on a wooden board with various toppings.


Hawaiian Air-Fryer Grilled Cheese

A person pulling one half of a Hawaiian-style grilled cheese.


Cheesy Pulled Chicken Salsa Verde Nachos

Chicken salsa verde nachos served on a plate with various other toppings.



Creamy horchata served with cinnamon sticks nearby.


Air-Fryer Mozzarella Donuts

A mozzarella donut on a plate with a bite taken out of it.


Cheesy Kimchi Ramen

Chopsticks dipped into a bowl of cheesy kimchi ramen.


Various foods in the background with the text "LET'S GET COOKING!" hovering over them.