3 Easy Recipes for College Students

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Cooking as a college student can be overwhelming, especially when you haven’t spent much time in a kitchen. You still want a home cooked meal, but the lack of knowledge makes it difficult to whip up food as you hurry to and from classes and rush to finish homework.

What most people really need are easy mix and dump recipes that can cook while you get some studying done. Here are 3 simple recipes that will cook themselves while you take care of what you need to do.

Fall-Apart BBQ Chicken

You will need tinfoil and a pan.


  • 1 frozen chicken breast
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Onion powder or diced onions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place frozen chicken on a square of tinfoil.
  3. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and onion.
  4. Drench chicken in BBQ sauce, both top and bottom, and then roll up tinfoil.
  5. Place the foil wrapped chicken on your pan and put it in the oven.
  6. Bake for 2-3 hours. When finished you should have fall-apart BBQ chicken.

Muffin Omlet

You will need a bowl, pan, cooking spray, and muffin tin.


  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Any filling that you would typically want in an omelet. Here are some suggestions-

  • Onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Bacon
  • Mushroom
  • Spinach
  • Olive
  • Sausage
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Chop up the ingredients that will be your omelet filling.
  3. Put chopped ingredients in the frying pan with butter on medium heat. Sautee until everything is fully cooked.
  4. Equally distribute omelet filling into your muffin tin cups.
  5. Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl and then dump contents evenly into muffin tin cups.  
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Muffins should not jiggle when fully cooked. Go around the edges of each muffin with a knife to make sure they are loose and then they should pop right out ready to eat.  

Stroganoff Casserole

You will need a pan, bowl, tinfoil, and casserole dish.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Onion seasoning or ½ an onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 box of noodles
  • 2 cups of broth (beef or chicken)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 1 cup cheese
  • (optional) mushrooms
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Sautee ground beef and onions in frying pan on medium heat until fully cooked. Season with garlic, salt, and pepper while cooking.
  3. Combine all ingredients except cheese in a large bowl then dump into casserole dish. Cover with tinfoil.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and take off tin foil. Added cheese and mix dish. If it seems like it needs more liquid than add more milk.
  5. After you have mixed it around put it back in the oven for 15 more minutes. Stroganoff is done when noodles are fully cooked.

With these simple recipes baking in your approved student housing your apartment will be the place to be. Good luck with your cooking adventures and don’t be afraid to take some liberties and make the recipes your own!

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