10 Comfort Foods You Can Make in Your Dorm Room

10 Comfort Foods You Can Make in Your Dorm Room

The slow-cooker chicken pot pie soup is a true comfort food.

Why do we crave comfort foods? Both the wave of nostalgia and the carbohydrate–sugar rush are to blame for our love of these specialties. But whether taste, place, or nostalgia is at fault, one thing is undeniable — comfort foods comfort.

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Just because you are living “on your own” (in a building with hundreds of your peers) doesn’t mean you don’t crave the comforts of home. If you are looking for a hearty meal and that sentimental feeling, we have just the recipes for you. From mac and cheese to apple pie to a dorm-friendly “cheeseburger,” you can cook all the creamy, cheesy food you crave, cheaply and in your dorm room.

Armed with a microwave, a slow cooker, or a hot pot, you can make your culinary aspirations come true with these easy recipes. Each of them will bring a little flavor of home to the confines of your crowded quarters.

Apple Pie Yogurt Cup


This is an apple pie yogurt cup.

This is the perfect quick and easy dessert — it brings together all of the flavors of a fresh-baked apple pie without any of the hassle. In less than 15 minutes, you can enjoy this mock apple pie and satisfy your comfort food craving.

For the Apple Pie Yogurt Cup recipe, click here.

Chicken Soup Ramen

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This is a bowl of chicken soup ramen.

All the ingredients used here can be found at any food convenience store on campus. I’m sure someone else has come up with this before and I’m late to the ramen party. — Caitlin Wolper of Spoon University

For the Chicken Soup Ramen recipe, click here.

Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.

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