7 Great College Cookbooks for Students

Who says you can’t eat well in college? There are plenty of meals you can make right in your dorm room or apartment kitchen. All you need is a trusty cookbook. Check out these seven great cookbooks that would work perfectly for college students.

250 Best Meals in a Mug: Delicious Homemade Microwave Meals in Minutes

250 Best Meals in a Mug college cookbooksIf you have a microwave in your dorm room (and a mug on hand), this book, 250 Best Meals in a Mug, is for you! You’re most likely eating solo, so a mug is the perfect serving size for your meal. Some of the recipes include Red Beans and Barley, Mug Frittata, Apple Pancake Puff, Creamy Tomato Soup, Poached Egg, and Ham and Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole.

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day

good and cheap college cookbookA problem college students often run into involves money. And eating well doesn’t have to be expensive. If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll want to check out Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day. It’s available in paperback and on Kindle. Some of the recipes the cookbook includes are Egg Sandwiches with Mushroom Hash, French Onion Soup, Roast Chicken, and Savory Summer Cobbler.

Recipes Every College Student Should Know

recipes every college student should know college cookbookPart of the Stuff You Should Know series, the Recipes Every College Student Should Know is specifically designed for you! The book contains recipes for salads, smoothies, pasta, cakes, and more as well as tips for healthy eating and budgeting. Available on Kindle, you can also get it on Hardcover if you prefer.

Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You’ll Actually Make Them

cooking comically college cookbookThink cooking could be a little more interesting? With Cooking Comically: Recipes So Easy You’ll Actually Make Them, you can have the enjoyment of reading comics while learning recipes. The recipes are certainly creative, mixed with real photos and drawings. You’ll find the directions for pancakes, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and more.

College Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends

feed yourself and your friends college cookbookYou don’t have a lot of time for cooking in college, and the writers of this book absolutely understand that. College Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends covers the basics of cooking and contains a number of recipes including Baked Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage, Brownie Bites, Tortilla Soup, and more. It’s also available on paperback or Kindle.

The Everything College Cookbook

the everything college cookbookCooking shouldn’t be stressful, and from easy treats to microwaved meals to desserts, The Everything College Cookbook contains just about every meal you could need for a well balanced and delicious meal plan. Free if you have Kindle Unlimited, it also can be purchased in a paperback version. Some recipes you’ll want to check out are Pesto Pizza, Broiled Potato Skins, Simple Shrimp Tempura, and many others.

The Healthy College Cookbook

the healthy college cookbookThanks to The Healthy College Cookbook, you can ditch the ramen and the regular take out deliveries. Available on either the Kindle or paperback, this one contains over 300 recipes that cover every meal and snack. They’re cheap, quick, and easy; just what you need during a busy college week!

Eating healthy in college will help ensure you have the energy to get through each semester. These books can be amazing resources to let you achieve just that.

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Hilary Cairns

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