The point of cooking in a dorm is quick and efficient. I used the instant pot for the first time, and I am beyond excited. I finally have something that can boil pasta. It cooks immediately and gets hot quick. I chose vegetable alfredo because I wanted some pasta. I added broccoli, zucchini, squash, and asparagus. I roasted the vegetables in the conventional oven with some salt, pepper, lemon pepper, and olive oil. I added a mix of alfredo sauce which was roasted garlic and basil pesto. This was so easy and delicious to make. I used fresh vegetables because I wanted a crunch on the vegetables. This took less than 20 minutes to make in my dorm room.