10 Microwave Recipes for When It’s Too Cold to Walk to the Dining Hall

Sometimes eating in college is a struggle–especially when the temperature starts dropping! There’s only so many times you can make Ramen before you start getting bored of it, and the dining hall is inconvenient when you have to walk there in frigid temperatures. Luckily, your microwave can whip up more than just Ramen! Check out some of our favorite recipes below.

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1. Microwave Mug Pizza

Seriously, who doesn’t love pizza? You can throw together this quick single-serving recipe in just 5 minutes! Personally, we think it’s the perfect meal to pair with a Netflix marathon on a cozy night indoors.

Full recipe here.

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2. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ahh… the classic grilled cheese sandwich. Did you know you don’t need a stove to whip one of these up?

Full recipe here.

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3. Risotto

These risotto bowls look delish! We love that you can customize them with different flavors, like mushrooms and thyme or butternut squash.

Full recipe here.

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4. Potato Soup

Nothing is more comforting on a chilly night than warming up indoors with a hearty soup. Plus, anything with cheese or bacon is a winner in our book!

Full recipe here.

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5. Vegetable Rigatoni

Yum! This one will totally have you coming back for more. The recipe calls for cooked rigatoni, so check out this guide on cooking pasta in the microwave beforehand.

Full recipe here.

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6. Spinach Dip

Cheesy, delicious, and filling… the perfect combination. This snack is perfect for watching the game with your dorm mates!

Full recipe here.

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7. Egg and Vegetable Breakfast Sandwich

This breakfast recipe is actually really simple and doesn’t require a whole lot of ingredients. If you’re tired of your usual bowl of cereal, this is a good swap.

Full recipe here.

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8. Jambalaya

In the mood for a fragrant and flavorful dish? Here you have it! Bonus: it’s also pretty healthy.

Full recipe here.

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9. Chicken Nachos

These chicken nachos are perfect if you’ve got some leftover chicken in your mini fridge. It’s also easy and super quick!

Full recipe here.

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10. Ravioli With Ripe Tomatoes

Mmm… a nice, fancy Italian dinner made right in the microwave. Dorm room dining isn’t so bad after all, right?

Full recipe here.

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Are you planning on whipping up one of these dishes? Share your culinary masterpieces with us on Instagram!

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