35 Easy Recipes You Can Make In Your Dorm Room

Get creative with dorm room cooking!

These Skinny Chicken Taquitos Make the Perfect Appetizer!

Sometimes you just want a nice meal without having to walk all the way to the dining hall! These 35 easy recipes you can make in your dorm room list is just the resource you need! In addition, you can keep the Freshman 15 at bay, because all of these recipes contain 100% clean eating ingredients. From breakfast, snack time, lunch, and dinner, we have got you covered with easy and delicious recipes that you will love to share!

Cooking in the dorm is hard because you don’t have a lot of space to store groceries. For that reason, we’ve kept these 35 recipes easy to prepare with not a lot of ingredients. Plus, you can collect certain ingredients like honey and vanilla extract to keep on hand. They won’t take up a lot of space, and they are also much healthier sweeteners than refined sugar. Get excited to get creative with your dorm cooking space! Dorm cooking is a great way to make friends, and everyone will love the delicious smells coming from your room!


1. Avocado Breakfast Pizzas
Sometimes dorm life can feel like a constant sleepover. For your Saturday morning breakfast, get the girls together by bonding over this delicious breakfast pizza!

2. Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
This oatmeal is a tasty way to stay energized for a full day of classes and social activities!

3. Clean Eating Zucchini Bread
You’ll love this uber moist zucchini bread. Gather some friends on the weekend and have some fun making this recipe! You could have a slice a day with your morning coffee during the week.

4. Avocado Pear Smoothie
Avocado and pear make an excellent pair in this delicious smoothie.

5. Toast with Peaches, Cream Cheese and Honey
Grab some bread from the dining hall, or split a loaf with your hallmates! Either way, this toast breakfast will be marvelous!

6. Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Sweet, juicy, and healthy! You’ll be the luckiest girl in the dorm with this fruit salad.

Baked Apple Chips


7. Baked Apple Chips
These chips are much better than high-fat potato chips, and you can probably find apples at the dining hall for this recipe!

8. Snack Pretzel Stack
Who knew pretzels, bananas, and chocolate chips could make such a delicious munchie?

9. Guacamole Verde
Add or remove ingredients from this recipe according to how you enjoy your guacamole! Fun to share with your hallmates!!

10. Fruit Salsa
Use whatever fruit they have available at the dining hall, local grocery store, or on-campus farmer’s market for this delicious recipe!

11. Apple Nachos Supreme
Get your nachos fix – the healthy way – easily in your dorm room!

12. Whole Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips
This yummy chips are great along with Greek yogurt and/or fruit!

13. No-Bake Skinny Chocolate Cheesecakes
These awesome cheesecakes don’t even need an oven! Instead of heading out for super sugary froyo, everyone will be staying behind in your room hoping to learn the recipe for this delicious dessert you’ve been passing around!

14. No-Bake Almond Cranberry Energy Balls
These yummy snacks have all the tangy cranberry flavor you love!

15. Peanut Butter Yogurt Honey Dip
This dip is one of our favorites, and it’ll soon be one of yours! The dipping possibilities are endless.

16. Sweet Potato Crunchies
With these crunchies, it’ll be just like making your own fries, except easier and healthier! Enjoy the crunch!

Cucumber, Dill, and Cream Cheese Sandwiches on Wheat Toast Recipe


17. Cucumber Dill and Cream Cheese Sandwiches on Wheat Toast
You might want to brew some herbal tea to go along with these delectable, simple sandwiches!

18. Clean Eating Grilled Cheese
Your dorm probably has pans for you to use for this grilled cheese. Get pumped for crispy, cheesy deliciousness!

19. Spring Salad in an Avocado
Isn’t this so cute? Get creative with this refreshing salad!

20. DIY Skinny Salad in a Jar
You will have so much fun making this salad in a jar – all of your friends will want to try it too!

21. Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is an amazing food that you’re going to want to have around all the time! This salad is great.

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

22. Strawberry and Spinach Salad
You’ll love quickly tossing this salad together in your room. If you don’t want to make the vinaigrette yourself, look for the cleanest option at your local grocery store!

23. 5-Minute Sweet and Spicy Cherry Salad
Cherries make a great addition to a salad in this recipe.

24. Herby Juicy Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Salad
Juicy and cheesy flavors in this dish make it wonderful!

25. Pea and Avocado Dip
Gather a bunch of veggies either from the dining hall salad bar or from a local grocery store, and make a great meal out of this dip!

26. Supermodel Superfood Salad
Feel great after an exciting lunch of kale salad!

Skinny Burrito in a Jar


27. Skinny Burrito in a Jar
This burrito is easy to put together, great for on the go, and just plain tasty!! If you want rice to go with it, that’s also easy to do in a dorm microwave! Plus, we’ve got even more jar recipes!

28. Skinny Chicken Taquitos
Grab some grilled chicken from the salad bar and tortillas from the sandwich bar. Be resourceful, and you’ve got a great dinner tonight!!

29. Flatbread Veggie Pizza
Put all your veggies of choice on this pizza, and you’ll be eating yummy dinners for days!

30. Pasta with Green Beans and Pesto
This easy pasta recipe looks great and tastes great! Better than any dining hall meal you could find.

31. Twice Baked Potatoes
What a great comfort food these twice-baked potatoes are! Enjoy.

Spinach Rolls With Ricotta & Pistachios

32. Spinach Rolls with Ricotta and Pistachios
Don’t be afraid to get a little fancy! This recipe is actually pretty easy to put together, and you’ll be LOVING the leftover spinach rolls you have for lunch the next day.

33. Quinoa and Vegetable Stir Fry
This is a great recipe to bring friends together! Have people bring their favorite veggies to toss into the stir fry!

34. One-Pot Southwestern Quinoa Bake
As the title suggests, you only need one pot to make this delicious quinoa dish!

35. Chicken Pesto Pita
Get energized for a night of studying (or hanging out with friends) with this great, hearty sandwich!

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Kara is a scientific journalist and a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is passionate about conveying the truth in scientific phenomena and subsequently improving health and public awareness. Kara has a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in music. She also has research experience in microbiology, specifically work on the infectious agent Staphylococcus aureus.

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