The BEST recipe websites for students

The BEST recipe websites for students


Those first couple of weeks of dorm life can be tough. If you're lucky-you have access to a cafeteria. If you're not lucky- the cafeteria makes terrible food, or you don't have one at all.

Some dorms only have microwaves, and some have full kitchens. Some colleges don’t even have their own cafeteria. Whatever the case, everyone knows that college students go through a lot of ramen.

If you want to spice up your recipes this semester, here are some of the best recipe resources that are out there.

Valerie's Kitchen

This food blogger’s website has a section dedicated just for college students.

This article includes over forty recipes for students, varying from smoothies to lemon garlic pasta.

These recipes are organized by categories with breakfast, main dishes, and desserts. This makes it so easy to find your snackish desires or that quick dinner meal.

Some of the most interesting ones are Chocolate Peanut Butter Jelly Overnight Oats, Nutella Stuffed French Toast Sticks, and Broccoli and Cheddar Four-Cheese Pizza Flatbread.

You can also browse this site by categories such as slow cooker, 30-minute meals, side dishes, one pot, and more.

BBC Food

BBC food is one of the bigger sites out there. Not only do they have television shows, oftentimes you can find their recipes online.

A neat feature of their website is that you can search by occasion, such as the categories that are all based around college students.

Possibly one of the larger one-stop-shops, BBC Food has 28 categories that are the perfect fit for college students.

Noodles for Students, Easy Recipes for Students, and Meals for One are just a couple of some of their diverse categories.

Full Thyme Student

Full Thyme Student is written and run by Daisy Bun, she creates recipes designed for students.

Her goal is to make simple delicious recipes that can give you the fuel you need the night before that big midterm exam.

Some interesting categories she has include, Microwaved-in-a-Mug, Top-Ramen, and Drinks.

Student Recipes

Student Recipes is an entire website made for those late-night study sessions.

An easy to navigate bar is across the top with plenty of food categories to choose from.

Pasta, snacks, soups, desserts, vegetarian, and more.

They have literally thousands of recipes including Scone Rings, FlapJacks, and Rice-Stir-In ideas.

Plus, the recipes all come with video instruction.

Student Eats

Student Recipes is part blog and part recipe book. The site has hundreds of recipes sorted into categories.

Everything is available, for the baconholic to the vegan, or the pastatarien.

Some of the best looking recipes include: Crispy Cheesy Chicken Bites recipe, One Dish Delicious Chicken Fajitas, Roasted Vegetables One Tray Bake Recipe, and The Best Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry.

a couple cooks

a couple cooks has a category that specializes in healthy meals for students.

These recipes are easy and fast to make in a bare-bones kitchen. So no need to have any fancy tools or special convection ovens.

Want a healthy but delicious and easy to make breakfast? Try their recipe for 5 Minute Pesto Breakfast Sandwich.

Or, if you are a potato and pasta lover try the recipe for Easy Creamy Gnocchi Sauce.


Hopefully, these sites will hold you over for those four years of college! With thousands of recipes across them, there should be plenty for three meals a day. And remember, cooking is a great time to catch up on your favorite podcasts! Be sure to check out our other suggested: Top Five Podcasts to Listen to While Cooking.

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