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TikTok's Best Recipes You Could Be Making In Your Dorm Room

Gourmet meals with just a microwave!

School is back in session, and — let's be real — you're probably already bored of what's being served in the dining hall.

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While cooking for yourself at college may seem like an impossible task, it can actually be pretty easy!

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Here are some simple recipes to try that can all be made in your dorm room...

1. This wrap not only looks delicious, but is healthy and filling, too!

@its.chloeh

You can always change up the filling and create ur perfect wrap! #fyp #wraprecipe #simplerecipes #cheapmeal #dormfood

♬ Are You Bored Yet? - Origgek

2. Skip the line at Sweetgreen and make this grain bowl instead!

3. Try these pizza bites that you can make with just a microwave and ingredients under $10.

@jessiesayhey

Reply to @themasterofcallofduty69 here ya go!!! #dormfood #recipes

♬ original sound - 88keys10fingers

4. Craving something sweet to start your day? Try these four-ingredient cinnamon rolls!

@bearbakes

4 ingredient Microwaveable Cinnamon Rolls! A #healthy and easy dorm-friendly #dessert 🤩#healthyrecipes #food #fyp #tiktokfood #fitnesslife

♬ Stuck in the Middle - Tai Verdes

5. Or opt for these egg bites for your pre-class brekkie.

6. If you can get your hands on some pre-made chicken, this salad wrap will be a breeze.

7. Switch up your avocado toast by using a rice cake!

@fitveganjos

Two avo cakes for 1 avo toast, i think this is my new fave thing 👀 🥑 #vegan #iifym #macros #avocado #ricecakes #lowcalorie #fitness #recipe

♬ ABBA Mashup - Joebot the Robot 🤖

8. I had literally no idea you could make something like this in a microwave.

@gusmcvean

College Dorm Healthy Meal❕Could even finish this with some sauce and avocado❕YT vid Sunday❗️#collegemeal #fyp #foryou #healthymeal #foodtiktok #food

♬ SO DONE - The Kid LAROI

9. Making these quesadillas is almost TOO easy.

@theres.food.at.home

Are you allowed to use the stove? Reply to @greenx._.xteam #microwave #cheese #easyrecipe #dormlife

♬ original sound - August DeWindt

10. This avocado salad is the perfect snack or side dish.

@kkenziequinn

inspo from @eatpayylove 💛 please try this you won’t regret it!!! #healthysnack #dormfood

♬ original sound - kenz

11. Substitute pasta for squash noodles in this veggie Alfredo!

@jessiesayhey

Dorm Food Veggie Alfredo! Y’all asked for a keto dorm recipe and here is my take :) #yummy #food #foodlover #dormfood #keto #forus #yum #dormlife

♬ original sound - Jess

12. No stove? Here's how to make French toast with your microwave.

13. This cheesy cauliflower rice risotto is surprisingly easy and looks like it's straight out of a restaurant.

14. These loaded baked potatoes look gourmet and only require a microwave.

15. Looking for a sweet treat? Check out this strawberry cheesecake made in a mug!

16. You can never go wrong with some mac 'n' cheese.

17. No time to run to Chipotle? How about this burrito bowl instead?

18. I might just have to make this spinach pasta (and I don't even live in a dorm anymore!).

19. And, of course, nachos are always a good option.

@theres.food.at.home

What else should I make in the microwave? Reply to @i.dont.know.my.abcs #microwave #dormlife #nachos #quickrecipes #cheese

♬ original sound - August DeWindt