Dormitory Quesadillas

Dormitory Quesadillas

By Shivani

It’s been barely two weeks and I’m already sick of dorm food, fast food, and snack food. My roommate, on the other hand, is sick of the fact that I’ve been playing the same song, on a loop, for the past four days (the song is Glad You Came, by The Wanted. It’s not particularly good or bad, just mind-numbingly addictive). Also the band members are cute. So to prevent my roomie from smacking me for my questionable music choices, and to prevent myself from buying a plane ticket home to spend two days shoveling food in my mouth, I made some gorgeous, gooey quesadillas. The recipe uses a microwave and iron to mimic a perfect stovetop-and-oven-made quesadilla, i.e. crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.


Serves 2


2 large tortillas

½ cup cheese

1/8 cup bell peppers and onions

1/8 cup chicken, sliced thin


  1. Place the tortilla, cheese, vegetables, chicken, and other tortilla (in that order) on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 45 seconds.
  2. Take two pieces of aluminum foil. Lay one piece down on a hard, heat-safe surface and place the half-cooked quesadilla on it. Place the second sheet of foil over the quesadilla and seal the edges.
  3. Plug in your iron and set it to the highest, no-steam setting.
  4. Double-check that the two sheets of aluminum foil are completely sealed. Using no additional pressure, iron the quesadilla.
  5. The quesadilla is done when you decide it’s “good enough.” Depending on how much patience you have, it may actually be crisp on the outside, but sometimes other people get in the way.
  6. Cut in half and share.

Have you Macgyvered any dorm food recently?

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Topics: recipes, dorms, college life, cooking with shivani, quesadillas

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