It’s almost Christmas and everyone’s in the mood to feast with their friends and family. Let’s face it though, some of the traditional Christmas recipes can be a pain to make, especially if you’re a student.
We’ve compiled 4 easy to make recipes for those who have get-togethers this holiday with their college mates and dorm mates. They’re tasty and incredibly easy to cook up, so why not snatch them up and get to cooking.
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Prep Time: 25 mins
Appropriate for: 5 servings
This is a recipe to make scrumptious mini meatloaves studded with onion soup and other delectable ingredients. For students who are fans of meatballs in their household – get ready to meet their match.
- 1 beaten egg (large)
- 1/3 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons and ¼ cup of BBQ sauce
- 1/2 cup seasoned and crushed stuffing
- 1 tablespoon of onion soup mix
- 1 pound of lean ground beef (90% lean)
- Bonus: minced parsley
- Mix the egg, milk, 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce, stuffing, and onion soup in a bowl. Mix crumbled beef over the mixture. Thoroughly mix them all together. After that, shape the mixture into 5 loaves. When done, put the loaves into the microwave.
- Microwave the loaves for about 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that it isn’t pink when finished. Microwave at 160°. Afterward, put it out and cover the loaves. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. After this, sprinkle the minced parsley, and add more BBQ sauce (optional).
Prep Time: 20 mins
Appropriate for: 6 servings
This one is pretty self-explanatory, and it presents a twist to the student classic survivor meal: ramen noodles.
- 1/3 cup of white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup of canola oil
- 3 tablespoons of white or brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
- 2 packets of ramen noodles
- 1 package of coleslaw mix
- 1 pound of sliced deli turkey
- 1/2 cup of sliced and toasted almonds
- 1/4 cup of sesame seeds
- Bonus: thinly sliced green onions
- Whisk the vinegar, oil, sugar, pepper, and ramen noodle seasoning packets together in a bowl. Mix well.
- Break off the noodles into smaller parts, then place them in a bowl. Mix in the coleslaw and turkey. Sprinkle with dressing then toss the salad. After that, you can top it off with almonds and sesame seeds. Mix in the green onions too (optional).
Prep Time: 25 mins
Appropriate for: 24 eggs
Seasoned and flavored eggs that contain meat, peppers, and even seafood. A little creative touch to your boring old eggs.
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 teaspoon of dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon of minced chives
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
- 12 hard-boiled eggs
- Mix the ingredients apart from the eggs in a separate bowl. Then cut eggs in half, while removing the yolks and separating the whites. Put the whites aside.
- On the other hand, mash the yolks then add to the mayonnaise mixture. Mix. Afterward, use the mix to fill the egg whites. Put in the fridge until serving time.
Tex-Mex Potato Salad
Preparation: 20 mins
Appropriate for: 12 servings
This particular recipe is perfect for any type of gathering, and it utilizes the rich flavor of pickled jalapenos as a secret ingredient. It might be a salad, but it packs a punch and is tasty. It can be a hit at any special event or gathering, and we’re sure your dorm mates will love it.
- 2 medium ears of sweet corn
- 1 large sweet red pepper
- 2 pounds of red potatoes
- 1 ripe avocado (peel it and dice it first)
- 1 cup of grape tomatoes (cut in half)
- 2 green onions (sliced)
- 1/4 cup of reduced-fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup of reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup of salsa
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of chopped pickled jalapeno slices
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- cayenne pepper
- cilantro leaves
- First, preheat the oven to 400°. Then, place the corn and red pepper on an oiled baking sheet. Then, roast them until they’re lightly charred for around 20 minutes. Let them cool. Afterward, peel off and discard pepper skin. Then, remove the stem and seeds. Cut the pepper into small pieces. On the other hand, cut the corn from the cobs then set them aside.
- Then, place potatoes in a saucepan. Add water to cover then bring it to a boil. After, reduce the heat then cook uncovered for around 12 minutes until they’re tender. Then, drain and cool them before cutting them in half. Place them in a bowl. Add in the sliced red pepper, avocado, green onions, tomatoes, and red pepper.
- Place sour cream, salsa, lime juice, mayonnaise, vinegar, and jalapenos in a blender, along with the spices. Blend. Use the blended mixture to coat the potato mix. Mix them and toss. Lastly, refrigerate it and chill before serving.
When it comes to gatherings, salads and dishes where people can take small bites fare better than hot dishes since they can be eaten cold, or are in practical sizes like the deviled eggs and meatloaves.
The dishes we’ve recommended are definitely super-fitting for any gathering, and with the holidays looming on the horizon, students can take advantage of these recipes and use them. And of course, change them up if you want. We hope this article has brought some fresh kitchen ideas, and we wish all our readers the best time during their holidays.