13 Delicious Student Recipes for College Students on a Budget

It’s an exciting time for any student starting school or college; however, it also could be a stressful time if you’re moving away from home for the first time. You’ll probably miss home-cooked meals but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy home cooked meals made while living in a college dorm.

Most students are also on a budget so while the college staple of ramen noodles could easily get boring, you’ll want something tasty AND nutritious. Here are 13 deliciously easy student recipes that any college student could make and it won’t break your budget.

1) Pesto

Every dorm should have a tiny food processor because it’s worth it just to make fresh pesto! All you need is fresh basil, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts! Get the recipe!

2) Hummus

Another great reason for having a food processor…homemade hummus! Enjoy it with pita bread or fresh vegetables for the perfect study snack. Get the recipe!

3) Tofu Steaks with Vegetables

Make this tofu recipe on meatless Monday’s and you’ll look forward to Monday every week! Serve these tofu steaks with cashew rice for a filling and satisfying meal. Get the recipe!

4) Cheesy Quesadillas

Quesadillas are perfect for a quick weekday meal and don’t be afraid of making too much because any leftovers won’t last long. Get the recipe!

5) Bean Burritos

Enjoy a delicious Mexican meal with easy to make chipotle bean burritos served with guacamole and tortilla chips. Get the recipe!

6) Eggplant, Red Pepper, and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

An awesome vegetarian recipe where grilled eggplants take the center stage. Get the recipe!

7) Pita Pizza

Pita pizza is great in the microwave but gets nice and crispy when cooked in a toaster oven. Pita bread is perfect to use for pizza crust and add any topping you like! Get the recipe!

8) Breakfast Cookie in a Mug

Breakfast is the most important meal of the days and this filling oatmeal breakfast cookie in a mug will hold you until lunch. It’s full of healthy ingredients like bananas, peanut butter, oatmeal, and raisins! Get the recipe!

9) Quiche

Quiche may sound fancy or difficult to make but think of it as making a large omelet and baking it in a pie crust! Mix the eggs with milk and cheese, pour it in a store-bought pie crust and bake! Get the recipe!

10) Fried Perogies

Perogies are awesome but they’re even more awesome when pan-fried until golden brown and served with caramelized onions! Get the recipe!

11) Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

No collection of student recipes would be complete without a recipe for ramen noodles! Turn your regular ramen noodles into a delicious meal by adding fresh vegetables and an incredible stir-fry sauce. This is so good that you’ll be making this dish even after your college years. Get the recipe! Sure, ramen noodles may be bad for you but when mixed with healthy vegetables, the goodness of vegetables helps to offset some of the missing vitamins and minerals in ramen noodles.

12) Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce

Impress your college friends with a pasta dish made with homemade pasta sauce. Sure, it’s a bit more work than using canned or bottled sauce but it’s worth all the effort. Here is a step by step tutorial for making garden fresh tomato sauce.

13) Vegetarian Chili

This tasty chili uses chickpeas instead of ground beef which makes it a hearty vegetarian chili. Get the recipe!

College doesn’t mean you have to skimp on healthy and great tasting meals. Please share these awesome student recipes that are perfect when cooking in the college dorm with your friends and family.

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