If you cook for yourself and another person, you’re probably an expert at adjusting recipes to serve a smaller amount. Unless you love days of leftovers, following conventional recipes that serve four or more leaves you with a pile of containers in your freezer that you know in your heart will be tossed out months later.
I speak from experience. I understand your plight, so I’ve gathered up easy dinner recipes for two. There are a few fancy ones and a few that are perfect for a weeknight. So, relax – you don’t need to figure out how to adjust any of these scaled-back recipes.
There are so many recipes to choose from – salads, tacos, casseroles, soup, and easy one-pot dinners. I hope you find some new small-batch recipes to try!
Want More Recipes for One or Two?
My cookbook, Gourmet Cooking for One (or Two), is a collection of comfort food–inspired recipes scaled down to serve one or two people. In this book, you’ll find 75 recipes for small-scale dishes, including updated classics, 30-minute single-serving dinners, and simple one-pan recipes that you can make any night of the week!
I hope you’ve found some new easy recipes for two to try!
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Post updated from the archives. First published in August 2017.