Easy Food Recipes

Quick and Easy College Cooking

30 Easy Recipes for College Students

Cooking for yourself in college can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! Here are 30 easy recipes that are perfect for college students. All of these recipes are simple to make, require minimal ingredients, and are budget-friendly.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 package of taco shells
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Lettuce


  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until it is no longer pink. Drain off any excess fat.
  2. Add the onion and bell pepper to the skillet and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, black beans, and taco seasoning. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat the taco shells according to the package instructions.
  5. Fill each taco shell with the beef and vegetable mixture. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and lettuce.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fiber: 6g