Let’s be honest, the food served in the cafeterias on campus is not always excellent and can be very expensive. Due to high tuition and housing costs, the majority of college students simply cannot afford to take a chance on something like this. Frequent visits to fast food restaurants can be the same amount of money as eating in campus dining halls, if not more. The question now is what steps should students take to ensure they don’t break the bank while still enjoying a satisfying meal while away from home?
To get started, students can buy an air fryer and get groceries! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a chef to whip up something fast in the air fryer. All you have to do is follow these simple TikTok air fryer recipes for delicious dorm food!
1. Air fryer pizza bombs
The first step in making Air Fryer Pizza Bombs is to open the cookie tube and pull them apart. Roll the cookies into a ball and flatten each ball with a spoon. Then add the pepperoni, cut mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. Then pinch the edges of the dough over the filling. Continue to seal all ends to prevent leaks. In a small bowl, add the melted butter, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning, then brush the butter mixture over each ball. Then place the pizza bombs in the air fryer at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. When the dough is golden, it means the pizza bombs are done. Let them cool and enjoy!
2. 5 Minute Air Fryer Nachos
This is probably one of the easiest recipes to follow. All you do is grab your favorite tortilla chips, toss them in the air fryer basket, and top them with cheese with your choice of toppings. Put them at 370 degrees for 4 minutes, and VOILA! Now you can enjoy restaurant-style nachos from the comfort of your dorm.
3. Air Fryer Classic Chicken Tenders and Fries
This traditional chicken and fries meal has a crispy exterior and tender interior, making it perfect for a snack or light meal. Take your favorite brand of frozen chicken breasts, take them out of the freezer and lay them on the foil. Set the air fryer temperature to 400 degrees and cook the food for 7-8 minutes, turning it halfway through. Once the chicken fillets have reached a golden color and crispy texture, remove them from the oven and add the fries. Continue cooking at 400 degrees for 10 to 13 minutes. Finally, don’t forget to shake the fries and season them!
4. Air Fryer Apple Turnovers with Puff Pastry
Do you crave something sweet after staying up all night studying for exams? Try making these easy apple turnovers with puff pastry for dessert. First, cut small circles out of the dough. Next, place a scoop of canned apple pie filling in the middle of each circle, fold the dough over the filling and pinch the ends to make sure the filling doesn’t drip. The last step is to put the apple turnovers in the air fryer for 7 minutes at 375 degrees. Once they are golden and cool enough to eat, you can eat them.
5. Bacon and Egg Toast in the Air Fryer
Are you late for class and you don’t have time to go to the canteen, but you still want a hearty and hearty breakfast? With this bacon and grilled egg fryer recipe, you can have a delicious breakfast that’s ready in no time. You need to butter both sides of the bread first, then place the slices in the air fryer basket with the buttered sides down. The next step is to build a perfect egg dam by arranging the bacon in a ring shape and pressing it together. After that, pour the egg into the center of the bacon ring. Proceed with the second slice in the same way as the first. Finally, place the bread in the air fryer for ten minutes with the temperature set at 380 degrees. If you wish, you can add cheese or any other toppings you prefer.
Which of these tasty air fryer recipes will be your favorite for the new school year?