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15 Microwave-Friendly Recipes You Can Make In A Dorm Room

So you don't end up eating ramen every night.

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Cooking in a dorm room is hard.

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All you might have is a microwave, mini fridge, and tea kettle (if you're lucky) —plus super limited space. But that doesn't mean you can't cook yourself a comforting meal.

So here are 16 recipes you could totally make in your dorm room:

1. Sausage and Tomato Sauce Pasta

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Sure, cooking pasta in the microwave might be controversial — but it really works! (And who doesn't love pasta?) Get the recipe here.

2. Microwave Egg and Vegetable Breakfast Sandwich

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This breakfast sandwich easily comes together by cooking egg whites in the microwave — but feel free to use the whole egg instead of just the whites. Get the recipe here.

3. Broccoli Edamame Quinoa Bowl

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This healthy grain bowl is made completely in a mug — no need to cook the quinoa beforehand. Get the recipe here.

4. Spinach and Feta Mashed Potatoes

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These mashed potatoes are made entirely in the microwave and make the perfect comforting snack. Get the recipe here.

5. Spicy Sriracha Salmon

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Yes, salmon can be cooked in the microwave — your roommate might not like it, but it sure will taste good. Get the recipe here.

6. Spinach Ricotta Lasagna in a Mug

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The key to making this lasagna is using fresh pasta sheets. You can find them in the refrigerated section next to the ravioli in most grocery stores. Get the recipe here.

7. Sausage and Cheese Spaghetti

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Another example of pasta cooked in the microwave, this cheesy number is the perfect comfort food to get you through finals. Get the recipe here.

8. Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad

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This simple salad comes together in no time and requires zero cooking. Get the recipe here.

9. Pesto Chicken Mug Pasta

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This recipes calls for cooked chicken, but you could also swap in something more dorm-friendly, like deli meat. Get the recipe here.

10. Edamame, Cranberry, and Feta Salad

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Edamame is the perfect protein-packed snack for finals season — and stores like Trader Joe's sell them already shelled to make it super easy. Get the recipe here.

11. Loaded Baked Potato

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You can totally eat a baked potato for dinner — and this one (loaded with cheese and veggies) is the perfect thing to heat and eat. Get the recipe here.

12. Egg Fried Rice in a Mug

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Yes, you really can make fried rice in a mug. This one is loaded with veggies and scrambled eggs to make it a complete meal. Get the recipe here.

13. Microwave Shakshuka

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The trick to cooking eggs in the microwave is to gently prick the yolk with a knife.

This will prevent the egg from exploding and vent the steam out. Get the recipe here.

14. Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash

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This microwave-friendly squash recipe has a similar texture to pasta so you can indulge without having to boil a big pot of pasta. Get the recipe here.

15. Microwave Risotto With Ham, Peas, and Cheese

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This recipe proves that dorm room cooking can actually be pretty darn fancy. Get the recipe here.

Let's get cooking!

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