Top 5 Recipes for College Students

Top 5 Recipes for College Students [Guest Post]

Today’s post comes from Anoop Nain who is introducing us to some great recipes for college students. But these aren’t just for college students, they are great for anyone on a budget or those who are looking for something a little different.

Food is one of our basic needs. When students enter college, their regular pattern changes. It is found that college students have to face various problems related to eating food and its direct effect falls on their health. There can be many reasons such as being highly engaged in studies, due to lack of money, or not being able to cook. As a result, they are unable to get healthy food. In fact, it is necessary to take care of health as well as study.

You might have heard many stories of people who ate the same type of food throughout the week or ate fast food during college life. If you are also suffering from this problem and want to prevent yourself from eating gourmet food, we have prepared a list of some recipes that are easy to make, cheap and extremely tasty. 

Ram n’ Cheese

Top 5 Recipes for College Students

First, it was Ramen, the stereotypical college-student food. Some changes were made in this dish so that students can make it easier. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to make it.


  • 1 package ramen noodles
  • ½ cup milk
  • 7 oz cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Grate the cheddar cheese and pour into a bowl with cornstarch.
  • Pour cheese into a medium saucepan, mix the milk and cook on a low flame.
  • Boil the ramen noodles in a pan.
  • After boiling ramen noodle, mix it with cheddar cheese.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes. After that your dish is ready.

Triple Berry Cobbler

Top 5 Recipes for College Students

Do you like frozen fruits or are you fond of sweet food? The main feature of this dish is that you can easily get all the ingredients. Moreover, this is the kind of cobbler that, with cake on the top and frozen fruit on the bottom, and especially if you use vanilla bean ice cream in it, its taste doubles. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare this dish and 25 minutes to make it.



  • ½ cup frozen blend berries which includes blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch

Vanilla Cake

  • ½ tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1½ tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/6 tablespoon of baking powder
  • ¼ cup of flour


  • First combine the triple berries, sugar, and cornstarch into a microwave-safe mug and put it in a microwave for a minute.
  • Meanwhile, combine the baking powder and flour into a bowl. Then, mix in the melted butter, pure vanilla, and milk. Whisk the bowl until the small lumps end.
  • Pour the frozen fruit over the mixture and put into the microwave for 2 minutes. Keep in mind that the fruit is in the bottom. If you have vanilla bean ice-cream, you can taste both together by adding some to the top.

The Traditional Vegetable Wrap

Top 5 Recipes for College Students

The vegetable wrap is one of the most liked dishes by college students because they can make this dish easily without wasting time. And for the students who just like vegetarian food, this is the best option for them. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare this dish and doesn’t need to be cooked.


  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 spinach
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 carrot
  • Salt according to taste
  • Red pepper according to taste
  • Tortilla wrap


  • Cut the carrot, spinach, and avocado into small pieces.
  • Add the salt and red pepper.
  • Cover the tortilla with hummus, carrots, avocado, and the spinach.
  • Roll the wrap and enjoy it.

Veggie Breakfast Burrito

Top 5 Recipes for College Students

All the college students prefer this dish whether they are vegetarian or non-vegetarian because after eating once, it is impossible to forget. The zucchini, squash, eggs, tomatoes, and paneer combine to make the taste better than others. Moreover, its main feature is that it takes at most 13 minutes to make.


  • 4 eggs
  • 8 tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 squash
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salsa
  • Salt and pepper according to taste
  • Tortilla wrap


  • Cut the tomatoes, zucchini, and squash into half-circles.
  • Fry the zucchini and squash in olive oil until it becomes soft. Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the boiled eggs into the pan and stir the ingredients.
  • Combine cheese and salsa into the pan and stir, until all the ingredients cook.
  • Add everything to a tortilla shell and roll it up like a burrito.

Spicy Salmon with Bok Choy and Rice 

Top 5 Recipes for College Students

This dish is also very suitable for college students because it comes under the category of healthy food and easy to make. It takes at most 20 minutes to make.


  • 4-ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 pound bok choy
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Red pepper according to taste


  • Cook the white rice
  • Meanwhile, combine the honey, red pepper, and soy sauce into a pan. Broil the salmon for 10 minutes and when the last 2 minutes remain, baste with the honey mixture.
  • Steam bok choy for 7 minutes and serve with the salmon and rice.

If you are enrolling in college, it means that the responsibility for your food is on you. That’s why we have included only the recipes that you will find easy to cook. These dishes are budget friendly as well as very healthy.

Anoop Nain is a content marketer and health blogger who is currently working with He has covered the topics related to health, fitness, and lifestyle. He specializes in condensing complex health information into easy articles that are understandable to the readers of his niche.

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26 thoughts on “Top 5 Recipes for College Students [Guest Post]”

  1. That’s awesome of you to think about the college students who eat poorly based on my daughter busy schedule. These recipes are simple, healthy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Not a college student, but I’d be all about those veggie wraps! I actually make them quite often for myself for lunch to take to work. Simple and healthy if you don’t add a bunch of “bad” stuff to them.

  3. These are so great! I’m not a student but lots of my friends are and tend to eat packet food – this is so ideal, I’m going to put it in the group chat 🙂

  4. My brother and one of my best friends are in college and I know for a fact this would be a life saver. I will be sending this to them!

  5. Can I just say these are WAY better than what I made when I was in college? I think I opened a can of soup for dinner for 6 months straight once. I’d love to make these now though, yum!

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