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Elon Dining Recipes

Recipe Book

Check out our collection of Elon Dining recipes. We’ll be updating this section often with demonstration videos and new recipes from Elon Dining chefs, so check back often!

Charcuterie Boards

Our chefs show us how you can make your own charcuterie board at home!

Activated Charcoal Latte

Our activated charcoal latte was a favorite at Knead last year, and now you can make your own iced version this Summer!


Our next Phoenix Flavors stars our chefs Mirek Lysakowski and Jay Vetter! They're showing us how to make delicious pierogi from scratch!

Chicken Tacos

Chef Myles joins Chef Jay in the Phoenix Flavors kitchen to show us how to make some inspired chicken tacos with simple, fresh ingredients.

Chicken Taco Recipes

Chicken Tacos

Marinade Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast or thighs
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chile powder
  • 1 tsp. of pepper
  • 1 Tbs. salt

Pico de Gallo Ingredients

  • 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Avocado Cream Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 avocados
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Make your marinade by combining marinade ingredients with your chicken. Ideally, marinade your chicken overnight in a refridgerator.
  2. Prepare and combine Pico de Gallo ingredients in a large bowl, chopping your onions, tomato, cilantro, and jalapeno and combining with other ingredients.
  3. Prepare your Avocado Cream by removing avocado skin a pit, mashing well, and folding in the sour cream, salt, and pepper.
  4. Grill chicken until it reaches a internal temperature of 165ºF, rest for 10 minutes, and the cut into strips!
  5. Assemble tacos on warm corn or flour tortillas!

Knife Skills and Fried Rice

Chef Danny joins Chef Jay in the Phoenix Flavors kitchen to show off some professional knife skills, and then shows us how to make a easy and delicious fried rice!

Cram Jam Recipes

Vice President for Student Life Jon Dooley joins Chef Jay in our Phoenix Flavors kitchen to make cereal milk french toast and cereal milk lattes! Join us for a fun and relaxing study break in this special Cram Jam-themed episode!

Cram Jam Recipes

Cereal French Toast


  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Cereal of Choice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon (if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (if desired)
  • 1 cup Crushed Cereal of Choice
  • Thick sliced Brioche or Challah Bread
  • Whipped Cream
  • Syrup


  1. Steep 1 cup of cereal in your milk for 10 minutes, so that the milk is flavored.
  2. Strain your milk, and add 2 eggs, beaten. Mix together with cinnamon and vanilla if desired.
  3. Crush 1 cup of cereal in a separate bowl.
  4. Dredge your thick-sliced bread in the milk mixture first, and then in the crushed cereal.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, and cook your toast until golden brown on each side, and the middle of your toast is cooked through.
  6. Top with syrup and whipped cream!

Cereal Milk Iced Latte


  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Cereal of Choice
  • 1 cup Iced Coffee
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cereal for topping


  1. Steep 1 cup of cereal in your milk for 10 minutes, so that the milk is flavored.
  2. Strain your milk, and pour over ice in a tall glass.
  3. Pour iced coffee over milk and mix.
  4. Top with whipped cream and cereal!

Homemade Biscuits

These easy, no-frills biscuits are the perfect comfort food, great for sandwiches, dinners, or just to snack on! Check out this quick tutorial from our chefs on how to make your own!

Biscuit Recipe


  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbs. Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbs. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Butter, melted
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • Extra Melted Butter for brushing


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 425°F
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan or a microwave. Add melted butter and whole milk to your dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon or spatula to combine.
  4. Butter a cast-iron pan or casserole dish well, and drop biscuits into pan with a large spoon. Biscuits should be slightly larger than a golf ball, and spaced out, as these will rise in the oven.
  5. Bake at 425°F for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Brush with extra butter and serve warm!

Homemade Pizza

This is a great recipe to make both with your family or by yourself! Plus, who doesn't love pizza? Check out our video and recipe below, and for a great sauce to use on your pizza, scroll down for a recipe for our rustic marinara sauce!

Pizza Dough Recipe


  • 2 & 1/3 cups, All-purpose flour
  • 1 packet instant yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
  • 1 & ½ tsp. sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • ¾ cup warm water (between 105-115 degrees)


  1. Add 1 cup of flour, plus your yeast, sugar, and salt to a large bowl. Mix to combine
  2. Add olive oil and warm water to dry ingredients
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix ingredients. Mix until all ingredients are smooth
  4. Once smooth, add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, or enough flour so that dough begins to pull away from the bowl
  5. Once dough begins to form a ball, drizzle olive oil on your dough and brush with a pastry brush. Cover bowl and place in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until dough doubles in size
  6. Once risen, punch down dough and place dough on a clean, floured surface
  7. Knead dough lightly, then divide dough into desired sizes
  8. Roll dough into desired shape and poke your dough with a fork to prevent steam buildup as your dough bakes
  9. Add toppings and bake on a sheet pan in a 425°F oven for 13-15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted

McEwen's Fresh Pasta

A favorite of many on Elon's campus, this is an easy, hands on recipe that you can prepare at home with just a few ingredients!

Fresh Pasta and Marinara Recipe

Fresh Pasta


  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1 Tbs. Olive Oil


  1. Combine flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. Turn mixture on to a clean surface.
  3. With your hand, make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add eggs, egg yolks, and olive oil into the center of this well.
  4. With a fork, beat the eggs and the olive oil, and then slowly begin to pull some of the flour mixture into the center of the well, mixing to incorporate.
  5. Keep adding more of the flour until the mixture is difficult to mix with the fork. Begin to knead the mixture with your hands.
  6. Knead dough for 6-8 minutes, and then let the dough rest, covered, for at least 30 minutes in a refrigerator.
  7. Sprinkle a clean surface with flour, and divide your dough in 4-6 equal portions.
  8. Sprinkle your dough with flour, and begin to roll dough out into a paper thin sheet.
  9. Dust the sheet with flour, and carefully fold your dough into a loose roll.
  10. Cut your pasta into your desired thickness, and dust each batch with flour to prevent it from sticking. Dry each batch for 30 minutes.
  11. Boil your fresh pasta! This should cook for no more than 2 minutes in boiling water.

Rustic Marinara

This easy red sauce utilizes minimal ingredients, and utilizes fresh tomatoes from the garden!


  • 1/2 Large Onion, chopped
  • 5-8 Cloves of Garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbs. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 Quart Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp. Dried Oregano


  1. Chop onions and garlic (rough chop is fine!)
  2. Over medium heat, add olive oil to a saucepan. Add onion and garlic and saute until aromatic
  3. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Add crushed tomatoes and lower heat
  5. Add basil and oregano, and cook sauce for 30 minutes to an hour