Cooking in college is a feat. With so many assignments, responsibilities, and deadlines on hand, it’s tough to take time out to cook and enjoy a proper meal.
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Luckily for college students, we have some fantastic meal prep ideas and recipes that require minimal work. Here are some of the best recipes for college students on a time-crunch!
An easy-breezy recipe, a buffalo salad doesn’t require much time or effort. You just need low-sodium chicken stock, mayonnaise, sour cream, buffalo wing sauce, dry ranch seasoning, chopped celery, and chicken tenders. Place your chicken tenders in a small Dutch oven. Pour the chicken stock over the tenders, and poach over medium heat for 15–25 minutes until your chicken is properly cooked. Remove the tenders with a slotted spoon, and place them in an electric mixer. Use the mixer to shred your chicken at medium speed.
Next, add all the ingredients and mix. Place into a container with a lid, refrigerate until you want to eat. To make it more versatile, you can add some crisp bacon and cheddar cheese or sprinkle on some blue cheese for a more ‘chicken wing’ flavor.
Ricotta Gnocchi in Pomodoro Sauce
Craving some Italian? Our ricotta gnocchi in easy Pomodoro sauce is an easy meal-prep recipe that you can store and reuse whenever you like. For the ricotta gnocchi, you’ll need drained whole milk ricotta cheese, egg yolks, ’00’ flour, grated parmesan cheese, black pepper, and kosher salt. Use a mesh strainer to strain your ricotta, and set it in the refrigerator for half an hour or more. Then, transfer into a mixing bowl, add the eggs, yolks, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix until the dough feels wet and form into a ball. Cut into eight wedges, and roll each wedge to ¾ inches wide with your hands. Cut into small pieces, and do this for every wedge. Boil a large Dutch oven in salted water, and transfer the gnocchi in batches. Cook until it starts to float, and then set aside.
For the sauce, you’ll need to blend your peeled canned tomatoes until smooth. Add olive oil in low heat in a pot for a couple of minutes, mix in onions and garlic, and cook until translucent for at least 10 minutes. Add your tomatoes, cook for half an hour more, and add oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and butter. Cook for another 10 minutes, and then add the sauce onto a skillet on medium heat. Allow the sauce to simmer for a few minutes, and then remove. Pour the sauce over the gnocchi in your serving bowls, and store the rest in a tight-lid container in the fridge for later.
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