Campus Cooking Main Dish Recipes

Easy-to-prep and cook enchiladas, burritos, tacos, pasta, and sandwich recipes are ideal campus dinners  for college students. You can eat well and preserve your study time, too.

Staff Picks

Breakfast Burritos de Frank

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
An inspired breakfast treat! A jumble of my favorite foods (eggs, beans, cheese, salsa) make breakfast friendly!
By Allrecipes Member

Easy White Chicken Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 168
This is a great 'guy' recipe, because you simply mix, assemble, top and bake; and it's a big hit on the table. It doesn't require lots of prep work, just a minimum of measuring of ingredients found in any grocery store. She will think you slaved all afternoon!

Fabulous Wet Burritos

Rating: 4.5 stars 1332
Very easy, yet very good wet burritos. I got this recipe from a friend, and everyone I serve them to asks for the recipe. Serve with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 367
I came up with this mozzarella grilled cheese recipe for my niece. I combined grilled cheese sandwiches with garlic bread. It's tasty, quick, and the perfect appetizer for friends, family, and unexpected guests. Use a firm white bread for best results.

Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 905
Portabello mushrooms, spinach, cheeses and penne combine to make a delicious casserole dish - perfect for family dinners or a party.
By chmadden

Rich Pasta for the Poor Kitchen

Rating: 4.5 stars 169
A quick, simple pasta tossed with butter, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. A wonderful recipe to make when you don't feel like making a trip to the grocery store. I used what I had on hand and it worked like a charm! Add summer vine-ripened tomatoes for an extra dash of flavor!

Quick and Easy Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 128
This microwave recipe is quick and very simple, and is a good meal for a busy work week. You can use any color peppers you like. Try using garbanzos instead of the kidney beans for a variation on this recipe.
By Allrecipes Member

Arugula and Hummus Mini Pizzas

Rating: 5 stars 16
A nice quick and fresh snack that is healthy and delicious! This can also be made on pita bread instead of naan.

Mexi-Chicken Avocado Cups

Rating: 4.5 stars 45
A Mexican-style side dish made of chicken and avocado, no cooking required. It's a quick, healthy, and delicious recipe guaranteed to make you feel and look good.
By KyLeeAnn

Sesame Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 786
This homemade sauce makes a sweet and spicy foil for linguine. The best sesame noodles I have every had!
By scoopnana

Chicken Fajita Melts

Rating: 4.5 stars 391
These cheesy chicken sandwich melts have all of the flavor of fajitas without the drippy mess!

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated 44
Guacamole is the star of this quick taco. You won't miss the meat one bit!
Easy Recipes for College Students
The average college student would realistically make these cheap and easy recipes, made with few ingredients and no ultra-fancy cooking methods. And they're still delicious.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Rating: 5 stars 849

Bread, butter and Cheddar cheese - here's a way to make this classic sandwich in a nonstick pan.