5 Surprisingly Dorm-Friendly Recipes

You can still make meals from scratch with just a microwave.  

Living in a dormitory (without the homecooked meals) can make anyone homesick. If you’re a student living on a budget, eating out isn’t really a viable option.


We have good news. Even if you don’t have any appliances at all except for the humble microwave, there is still a way to cook delicious meals! Whether you’re living in a dormitory, not ready to invest in your kitchen or just aren’t in the mood to turn on your stove, there’s still a way to make a fresh, satisfying meal. Here are some recipes to try: 




1 Longganisa and Cheese Penne Recipe

In this recipe, you learn to cook penne pasta in the microwave. Follow the recipe or use that skill to make tons of other pasta recipes!


This penna pasta recipe can be made in the mircrowave!



2 Cheesy Baked Potato

Filling, cheesy, delicious, and super easy to make; we can imagine just making it a staple.



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3 Sausage Risotto Recipe

Who says making risotto is hard? Make a restaurant-style dish in just 30 minutes with this recipe.


This easy restaurant-style risotto recipe can be made at home!




4 Soy-Sesame Chicken Recipe

Who knew you can prep and cook chicken in just 11 minutes. This Asian-inspired chicken dish will satisfy your palate and your stomach.


On long days when you don't feel like turning the stove on, look to this Asian-inspired dish that you can whip up in mere minutes.



5 No-Cook Tuna Tacos Recipe

Tasty and crunchy, it's also healthy because it uses canned tuna, rich in omega 3. This recipe doesn't even need a microwave.



These tacos used canned tuna flakes as filling!



6 Cashew Brittle with Sea Salt Recipe

Here's a treat that's the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy and ready in 13 minutes. You can even store these and it can last up to 2 weeks! 


Here's a treat that's the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy.




7 Coffee and Marshmallow Brownie Cups

This quick dessert is all your favorite things in one and in just 15 minutes. Microwave ovens aren't only convenient, they help you prep fast. 


Make this decadent dessert in a snap!


You don't need a big kitchen to eat good food. All you need is a little bit of knowledge to get around your limitations. Make best of what you have and learn more about using your microwave. It’s more than just for heating.


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Article was published in the July 2016 issue of Yummy magazine. Minor edits were made by Yummy.ph editors. 


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