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19 Easy Recipes Every College Student Should Know

In case classes and exams weren't exciting enough.

1. Ram N' Cheese

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This classic college take on ramen takes just enough effort to say that you tried.

2. Mason Jar Salads

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Mason jar meals are your new best friend when it comes to lunch on the go. Click here to learn how to make this and other recipes.

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3. PB&J Panini

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A melty twist on a lunch classic that is definitely acceptable in your college apartment.

4. Arugula, Brie and Mushroom Pasta

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When pasta becomes a less-than-exciting nightly routine, your best friend Brie will bring the party. Get the recipe here.

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5. Baked Grapefruit

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Eating this cinnamon, ginger & brown sugar-baked grapefruit for breakfast will be the difference between feeling awake and falling asleep in lecture (again).

6. Veggie Wraps For Days

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A lunch wrap even more dependable and satisfying than your significant other. Click here for more wrap recipes.

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7. No-Bake Oreo Bars

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Forget about pizza (for one night) and whip up this marshmallow Oreo concoction in 15 minutes for an indulgent late night snack.

8. Pizza Mac N' Cheese

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This love child of pizza and mac is a hearty meal that lets you combine your two biggest passions in life.

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9. Cookie Butter On Everything

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Okay, not technically a recipe, but you owe it to yourself to try these 12 variations of heaven in a jar.

10. Crock Pot Chicken Chili

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A tailgate delicacy your friends will beg you to make.

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11. Two-Ingredient Pesto

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This pesto made-easy recipe is a solid trade in for your typical marinara sauce for pasta.

12. Nutella-Stuffed Doughnut Muffins

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When you get the urge to bake something delicious and have everyone love you, these Nutella-stuffed doughnut muffins will do the trick. Promise.

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13. Veggie Breakfast Burrito

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Toss, scramble, roll and go. This ultimate breakfast burrito will keep you full for an entire few hours.

14. The Eggocado

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A baked egg in an avocado is truly a beautiful thing. Say hello to this masterpiece every morning.

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15. Shrimp Nachos

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Need we say more? Get this recipe.

16. Microwave Oatmeal with Chia and Flaxseed

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Your morning oatmeal just got a whole lot better. Get this recipe here.

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17. Dining Hall Bruschetta

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Save your money and enjoy this fresh Italian appetizer courtesy of your local dining hall salad bar.

18. French Toast Roll-Ups with Nutella and Strawberries

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This is an obvious must-have for Saturday mornings. Get the recipe here.

19. Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese

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Because everything is better with bacon, guacamole, cheese and a panini press. Bam.

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This post was compiled by Rachel Williamson, editor-in-chief at Spoon University - UIUC.

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