Here you’ll find a whole pile of gluten free easy college recipes…that don’t just have to be for college! You can cook these cheap, delicious, and 30-minutes-or-less dishes for your family too! This roundup has breakfast recipes, lunch & dinner recipes, dessert recipes, and snacks for any hungry moments in between. It IS possible to be gluten free and healthy in college without breaking a budget.
…Oh, yes, in this roundup it is assumed that you have a kitchen. I do plan to do a microwave dorm room recipe roundup in the future, so Freshmen stay tuned!
Gluten Free Easy College Recipes For Breakfast
Cheesy Bacon and Egg Hash
Some mornings you just need a little (or a lotta) protein to get you through. This 30-minute bacon and egg hash has got you covered. You could also use sausages if bacon is a little too pricey for that college budget!
Easy Make Ahead Gluten Free Breakfast Muffins
Breakfast is grab and go with these easy make-ahead muffins! Just microwave two minutes and walk out the door with breakfast in hand. It sure makes it easier to get to class on time in the morning.
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are super simple: just put all your ingredients in a cup the night before and allow the oats to soften overnight. In the morning, you have a delicious breakfast all ready to go! Be sure to use GF oats.
Old Fashioned Oatmeal
Hey, everyone needs to eat oatmeal now and then, but there’s really no reason to make the gross soggy kind that comes out of the packet. Why not instead enjoy this non-mushy, homemade oatmeal? Be sure to use GF oats!
Healthy Breakfast Burrito
Wrapped in collard leaves but full of flavorful breakfast burrito ingredients, this is a great way to get around the problem of gluten-free tortillas that don’t bend. Not to mention much better for you!
Gluten Free Easy College Recipes for Dessert and Snacks
Apricot Energy Bites
It takes 5 ingredients ad 5 minutes for these tasty Apricot Energy Bites! Perfect to bring with you as a healthy college snack to your classes!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites
Another easy 5 minute energy bite recipe! All you need is some dates, nuts, and a food processor!
GF and Paleo Friendly No Bake Cookies
These take 15 minutes to make, then you just have to wait for them to chill in the freezer! I love a good no bake cookie…it’s the perfect quick dessert to satisfy your chocolate craving.
Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Chocolate chip cookie in a mug. In 3 minutes. Need I say more?
Gluten Free Easy College Recipes for Lunch and Dinner
Easy Beef Lo Mein
This healthy veggie and beef lo mein is ready in just 25 minutes. You can make a large batch and save some to heat up the next day or you can cut this recipe in half.
30 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup
Who knew you could have soup ready in 30 minutes? Not to mention that this is super healthy and full of veggies and protein. How about mixing up your spaghetti only diet with this? You can even make a large batch so that you’ll get several meals out of it.
Easy 30 Minute Gluten Free Pizza
So it takes right around 30 minutes and $20 out of pocket to get a gluten-free pizza delivered to your door. Why not just make your own? This super easy thin-crust GF pizza is sure to do the trick!
Easy One Pot Mac and Cheese With Hidden Veggies
Ever felt just a teeeeeny bit guilty about eating so much mac and cheese? Feel less guilty by eating this kind with hidden healthy vegetables mixed in!
Smoky Chipotle and Peach Meatballs
Hey, not sure what to do with ground beef? How about making these smoky, sweet, and slightly spicy meatballs. Perhaps served with some rice or noodles?
Here’s a quick pizza lunch or dinner shortcut: just put all your toppings on a gluten-free tortilla and don’t bother with making a crust. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s delicious.
Tuna Thai Red Curry
This is full of delicious veggies and delicious curry and coconut flavors.
Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders
Hey, what about some breaded chicken that is not actually full of unhealthy carbs but tastes like it? Because that’s what you get here. In only 30 minutes.
30 Minute Moo Goo Gai
I don’t actually know what Moo Goo Gai is, but it looks pretty amazing. I love how smooth and saucy this looks. Also, it’s dairy, egg, and nut free. You can replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos if you can’t eat soy!
Healthy Taco Salad Recipe
Ready in 10 minutes and full of delicious healthy veggies! You can’t go wrong here.
Easy One Pan Mushroom Risotto
Try this delicious one-pan, 30 minute risotto. Then tell all your friends you can make risotto. Be sure to say it with a British accent. Even though I don’t think risotto even is British. Also, if you can’t afford smoked salmon (who can, right?), I bet some canned chicken would work! Also, since we’re all underage and of course never, ever drink alcohol illegally, you might try adding lemon juice instead of the white wine for a nice lemon risotto. 🙂
Tuscan One Pan Chicken
This 30-minute chicken is completely everything free…GF, DF, egg free, soy free, nut free, grain free…and not to mention creamy and bursting with flavor. And the sun dried tomatoes? Worth. Every. Penny.
One-Pot Vegan Mac and Cheese
Ever wanted to have some good old mac and cheese but can’t because you’re vegan on top of gluten-free? Try this recipe! Not only is it vegan, but it’s got some healthy add-ins as well! Ready in 10 minutes.
Korean BBQ Salmon Stir Fry
This delicious Korean-style stir fry is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and dairy-free. Ready in just 10 minutes!
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Sandi G says
Thank you for sharing my risotto recipe. I had to chuckle, I didn’t even think of the wine thing. When I was in school, I used an iron to grill grilled cheese :-0. Sharing all around.
Thanks for sharing, Sandi! And, yeah, it’s actually kind of inconvenient to not be able to use wine in cooking. It adds such a nice depth of flavor without the acidity of vinegar.
Raia Todd says
So many delicious options! These would work well for a busy momma, too. 😉 Thanks for sharing my hidden veggie mac ‘n cheese!