5 Cheap Meals for any Desperate College Students

Cheap Meals



Anyone who’s been to college knows the struggle. You have no money but you’re always hungry! So what do you do? Find the cheapest foods at the grocery store and make it work. Here’s a list of delicious and cheap meals for every desperate college student.




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A quick and easy breakfast that anyone can make.

Sliced bread
Oil or butter

1. Add oil or butter to pan on low-medium heat.
2. Cut circles out of the center of your bread slices.
3. Place bread slices in pan.
4. Crack eggs into cut out holes.
5. Cook for a couple of minutes on each side.
6.  Finishing up by cooking the meat of your choice!


2. Eggy Ramen 

A go-to noodle bowl that is sure to fill you up.

Maruchan Ramen (I personally enjoy the oriental flavor, but any one will work)
Sriracha Sauce

1. Cook ramen in microwave with seasoning packet.
2. In a bowl, whisk eggs together. I use 1 egg per packet of ramen. Set aside.
3. Once ramen is fully cooked, quickly stir in eggs. Ramen liquid will thicken.
4. Cover with sriracha sauce.


3. Potato Chip Casserole 

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That’s right. A casserole made with potato chips.

Family size bag of the cheapest potato chips
2 Cans of tuna fish
2 Can of cream of celery soup
1 Cup of milk from the coffee bar or cafeteria on campus

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spread chips into a baking dish.
3. In a bowl mix tuna fish, soup and milk. Mixture should not be too thick so the chips will absorb the mixture.
4. Pour the mixture of the chips evenly and gently mix.
5. Bake covered for 15 minutes and uncovered for about 15 minutes or until top is crispy.


4. Redneck Soup

Just throw whatever you have into this soup.

Beef or Chicken Maruchan Ramen
Whatever veggies and meat you have

Add it all to a pot and cook until noodles, veggies and meats are cooked!


5. Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

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You really can’t go wrong with this one!

Box Brownie Mix
Refrigerated cookie dough batter
Peanut Butter (optional)
Nutella (optional)

1. Preheat oven and mix brownies according to brownie box instructions.
2. Pour into a baking dish.
3. If using peanut butter and/or nutella, drop spoonfuls on top of brownies. Use a spoon or knife and gently spread into brownie batter.
4. Drop chunks of cookie dough batter on top of brownies.
5. Bake for about half to three quarters the length of suggested time on brownie box for ooey gooey brownies or full time for regular brownies.



In college, food is great and all but delicious drinks are even better.  Here is a super easy and cheap drink recipe.

P.s. This is a fantastic drink for really anybody and for occasion!



6. Spiked Slushie

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Alcohol of your choice (I would suggest, Vodka, Tequila or Rum)
Cans of frozen juice concentrate or bottles of juice
Water or clear soda

1. Mix juice concentrates with half the amount of liquid in instructions. You can use water or soda, like sprite.
2. Pour in alcohol and leave in freezer for a few hours until slushie consistent is achieved. Enjoy!


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