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College Eats: 21 Classic Eats Every College Kid Can Cook

School season has started! With kids going into kindergarten, back to high school, and onto University, we parents have some serious shopping…and responsibility to prep our little people for the school! No matter how young (or how old) your kids are, it’s never too early (or too late!) to teach them how to make some basic, classic college eats. From pimped out ramen to Taquito Casserole, these 21 recipes are cheap, simple, and fun to make for a crowd of college-hungry kids. Click through, find a favorite, then leave us a comment with the college food you lived on!

  • The 21 Top College Eats 1 of 22
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    Ready, set, ramen! Help your college kid keep a leg up with these 21 recipes for the very best, cheapest, and easiest college eats ever!

  • Ten Ways To Eat Ramen For Dinner 2 of 22
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    Check out these ten fabulous ways to pimp out your ramen!

    Click here for 10 Ways To Eat Ramen For Dinner

  • Super Nacho Baked Potato 3 of 22
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    Microwave your baked potato, then pile it high with all your favorite nacho fixings!

    Get the recipe for the Super Nacho Baked Potato

  • Light And Hearty Angel Hair Soup 4 of 22
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    This soup is a breeze to make in the microwave, and will warm your bones during a much needed study break!

    Get the recipe for Light And Hearty Angel Hair Soup

  • Easy Gluten-Free Mac And Cheese 5 of 22
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    Make this mac and cheese in a snap- it tastes way better than boxed, and is gluten-free!

    Get the recipe for Easy Gluten-Free Mac And Cheese

  • Five Fantastic Tuna Melts 6 of 22
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    You'll love these takes on tuna- they are so unbelievably easy to make!

    Click here for Five Fantastic Tuna Melts

  • Fifty-One Ideas To Spice Up Mashed Potatoes 7 of 22
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    Spice up your powdered mashed potatoes with these easy, tasty ideas!

    Click here for 51 Ideas To Spice Up Mashed Potatoes 

  • Vegan Nachos 8 of 22
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    Yes, you can be a college student and pull off a healthy and tasty meal! 

    Get the recipe for Vegan Nachos

  • Speedy Taco Toast 9 of 22
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    This taco toast is healthy, easy to make, and full of flavor!

    Get the recipe for Speedy Taco Toast

  • Easy Tomato Soup 10 of 22
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    Jazz up a carton of soup with fresh herbs and cheese toast! 

    Get the recipe for Easy Tomato Soup

  • Lemon Pepper Pasta 11 of 22
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    Give your pasta a new, fresh taste with zesty lemon and spicy pepper!

    Get the recipe for Lemon Pepper Pasta

  • Two-Minute Chili 12 of 22
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    Turn a can of pork and beans into a culinary wonder in a matter of minutes!

    Get the recipe for Two-Minute Chili

  • Pesto, Pasta & Peas With Cherry Tomatoes 13 of 22
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    Basic pasta and jarred pesto make a quick and healthy dinner in no time!

    Get the recipe for Pesto, Pasta & Peas With Cherry Tomatoes

  • Pinto Bean And Cheese Tacos 14 of 22
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    These tacos are simple, filling, and tasty!

    Get the recipe from REAL SIMPLE

  • Easy Chicken Tortellini Soup 15 of 22
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    Rotisserie chicken and frozen tortellini make this comfort food super easy to make!

    Get the recipe from GIMME SOME OVEN

  • Chicken Black Bean Quesadillas 16 of 22
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    Grab a can of condensed cheddar cheese soup, canned chicken breast, and a few other simple ingredients for a stellar meal! 

    Get the recipe from CAMPBELL'S KITCHEN

  • Toasted Club Sub 17 of 22
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    Customize this sub and load it with your favorites for a perfect meal!

    Get the recipe from TABLESPOON

  • Crescent Corn Dogs 18 of 22
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    Sometimes life calls for a hot dog- dress this one up with a crescent dinner roll!

    Get the recipe from PILLSBURY

  • Easy French Bread Pizzas 19 of 22
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    Make a quick pizza with French bread and whatever toppings you're craving!

    Get the recipe from LOVE FROM THE OVEN

  • Fried Egg Sandwich 20 of 22
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    A fried egg sandwich tastes great any time of the day!

    Get the recipe from SWEET POTATO CHRONICLES

  • Chicken Pizza Pasta Bake 21 of 22
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    This simple dish is comfort food at it's best! 

    Get the recipe from ABBE'S COOKING ANTICS

  • Grilled Margherita Sandwiches 22 of 22
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    Add some excitement to your grilled cheese with this splendid sandwich! 

    Get the recipe from FULL FORK AHEAD

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