14 Day Self Isolation and Quarantine Single Serving Meal Plan

With this 14 day meal planner with grocery list, you can still enjoy delicious home cooked meals. These single serving recipes are perfect to use if you are stuck at home while you self quarantine or because you are now working from home.

4 single serving recipes | chicken and rice, chili, a meatball, and chicken in a mustard sauce | one dish kitchen | self isolation and quarantine meals

We’re all thinking about isolating ourselves these days. Whether you are already in self quarantine, are now working from home, or are trying to limit your exposure, we’re here to help. Although this way of thinking is affecting almost all aspects of our daily life, it shouldn’t affect us in our own kitchen.

Preparing a meal for yourself can be very therapeutic and can also relieve stress, so even though you’re spending more time at home and away from others, you can still enjoy a wonderful home cooked meal.

We’ve chosen 14 of our favorite single serving and small batch recipes using freezer meats, frozen vegetables, and pantry staples. These recipes all include similar ingredients, so there won’t be any waste.

Looking for additional meal plans? Check out these 7-day cooking for one meal plans.

Be creative with these recipes and feel free to substitute ingredients for ones you already have. For instance, different types of canned beans can be used in place of the ones suggested in the recipes and feel free to use the type of pasta you already have instead of the type called for.

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Different types of cheeses can also be swapped out for ones recommended in some of these recipes. The point is to make these recipes work for you. They’re designed to be absolutely delicious even with easy substitutions.

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Creamy Mustard Chicken For One

Chicken With Mustard Tarragon Sauce For One – a single serving version of a classic French dish. One chicken breast (or thigh) cooked in a velvety smooth and creamy mustard tarragon sauce. The ideal amount for anyone cooking for one. Serve over rice or pasta.
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Chicken with Mustard Tarragon Sauce For One | One Dish Kitchen
  • This recipe calls for using dijon mustard but use yellow mustard if that’s the kind you have.
  • Leave out the dried tarragon or use a different dried spice such as basil or rosemary or leave it out altogether.

Crustless Quiche Lorraine For One

You certainly won't miss the crust in this lovely Crustless Quiche Lorraine for one! It's perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Crustless Quiche Lorraine For One
  • A crustless quiche is one of my favorite recipes – it so easily customizable. Use 2 eggs and 4 tablespoons of cream or milk and add in your favorite ingredients; a handful of spinach, sautéed onions, leftover chicken, your favorite cheeses – the possibilities are endless.

Chicken Chili For One

Chicken Chili Recipe For One – This chicken chili makes a wonderful single serving meal. Made with 1 cooked chicken breast (or 1-2 thighs), diced tomatoes, onions and red pepper combined with flavorful, aromatic spices. Cooks quickly & is the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one.
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Chicken Chili For One
  • Use the spices listed in this recipe or use the ones you have in your pantry.

Goulash For One

This American Goulash is an easy, one-pot meal made with ground beef, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and macaroni. It's a simple skillet dish that cooks in 30 minutes.
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goulash | one dish kitchen
  • Even though this recipe suggests using elbow macaroni, use what’s in your pantry.

Baked Ziti For One

A single serving version of classic Italian American comfort food. Pasta baked with ground beef, tomato sauce, and plenty of cheese. Easy to make and incredibly delicious!
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baked ziti for one | one dish kitchen
  • This is such a hearty and delicious meal. Use your favorite pasta and feel free to use other types of cheese instead of the ones called for in this recipe.

Italian Meatball Recipe For One

Easy recipe for one giant Italian meatball topped with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese. This homemade, oven baked meatball is perfectly juicy and filled with flavor!
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italian meatball | one dish kitchen
  • Omit the fresh parsley if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Enjoy with a side of pasta for a hearty meal.

Chickpea Curry For One

Chickpea Curry For One! This wonderful single serving chickpea curry recipe is made with canned beans and pantry staples. It's a light and hearty vegetarian dish that can be ready in under 30 minutes!
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Quick and easy Chickpea Curry For One served with basmati rice. Healthy, flavorful and ready in under 30 minutes! | One Dish Kitchen
  • This curry is made with canned chickpeas, consider using any that you might have left over from the vegetarian chili.
  • Enjoy with a single serving of white rice.

Vegetarian Chili For One

This easy vegetarian chili recipe will be a favorite of both meat eaters and vegetarians. It's made with convenient canned beans and can be ready in under 30 minutes. Hearty, healthy, and incredibly delicious!
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vegetarian chili for one | one dish kitchen
  • This recipe calls for using canned beans, use the remainder in chickpea curry or minestrone soup.

Curried Carrot Soup For One

You'll love the spices in this Curried Carrot Soup For One. It's easy to make, hearty and tastes incredible!
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Curried Carrot Soup For One | One Dish Kitchen
  • You don’t have to use every single one of the spices listed in this recipe – stick to maybe one or two and it’ll still be every bit as delicious!

Lemon and Garlic Chicken For One

Easy to make and full of flavor, this Lemon and Garlic Chicken For One is sure to please. This single serving meal cooks in under 30 minutes and can be cooked in the oven or on the grill. Serve over rice or orzo pasta. For a low carb variation, serve in a lettuce wrap.
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Lemon and Garlic Chicken For One | One Dish Kitchen
  • This chicken dish is a real favorite! You don’t have to serve the chicken with rice or orzo pasta, instead you might like to use elbow macaroni since many of the recipes listed use this type of macaroni. The idea is always to use what you already have.

Easy Fried Rice Recipe

Fried Rice Recipe For One – this Chinese-style fried rice is the best! Quick to make and easily customizable with your favorite vegetables and/or protein. Ready in less than 15 minutes!
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Fried Rice Recipe For One | One Dish Kitchen
  • Leftover rice and frozen vegetables make this a fast and easy meal option.

Tuna Casserole For One

Delicious Tuna Casserole For One made with a noodles plus rich and creamy homemade sauce. The ultimate single serving comfort food!
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Tuna Noodle Casserole
  • This casserole is made with just one can of tuna! Feel free to swap noodles you already have on hand for the ones called for in this recipe. Also, use milk instead of cream if that’s what’s in your fridge.

Easy Single Serving Sheet Pan Chicken

This easy single serving sheet pan chicken recipe is what dinner dreams are made of! One chicken breast (or thigh) cooks alongside your favorite vegetables all on one sheet pan for minimal cleanup. It's just the right amount to serve one person.
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This easy single serving sheet pan chicken recipe is what dinner dreams are made of! One chicken breast (or thigh) cooks alongside your favorite vegetables all on one sheet pan for minimal cleanup. It's just the right amount to serve one person. | One Dish Kitchen

Chili Cheese Baked Potato

Chili Cheese Baked Potato loaded with sautéed onions and garlic, red beans, tomatoes and spices then topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.
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Chili Cheese Baked Potato | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes
  • This recipe calls for using half a can of beans and half a can of diced tomatoes. Use the rest of both in several of the recipes we’ve listed.

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Single Serving Side Dishes

Cornbread

Roasted Carrots

Scalloped Potatoes

Macaroni and Cheese

Mashed Potatoes

Single Serving Desserts

Tiramisu

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Apple Crisp

Lemon Meringue Pie

What To Do With Leftover Ingredients

If you have any items left over from these recipes, you might like to consider using them in any of these easy single serving and small batch recipes:

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Cream: Vanilla Ice Cream, Alfredo Sauce, Peanut Butter Pie

Pasta: Italian Pasta Salad, Roasted Vegetable Pasta, Shrimp Fettuccine

Canned beans: Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos, Vegetarian Enchiladas, Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

Cheese: Twice Baked Potato, Cheesy Baked Eggs, Taco Casserole

Canned diced tomatoes: Ground Turkey Chili, Small Batch Tomato Sauce, Shrimp Creole

Rice: Rice Pilaf, Chocolate Rice Pudding, Jambalaya

Eggs: Crustless Spinach Quiche, Lemon Scones, Breakfast Casserole

Broth: Beef Stew, Green Curry, Potato Soup

Bacon: Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf, Baked Stuffed Fish, Cobb Salad

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14 Day Grocery List

These are the items needed to make each of the recipes from the 14 day meal plan. Be sure to shop your refrigerator and your pantry before grocery shopping.

Read through each of the recipes and scratch off items you already have as well as any substitutions you want to make.

Add any ingredients from the side dishes, desserts and other recipes listed to your list too!

Meats

  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 12 ounces ground beef
  • bacon

Produce

  • 2 onions
  • garlic
  • 2 red peppers
  • parsley
  • 1/2 pound carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 baking potato
  • 2 tomatoes

Refrigerated Items

  • butter
  • cream
  • ricotta cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • eggs
  • milk
  • cheddar cheese

Pantry

  • olive oil
  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • dijon mustard
  • tomato sauce
  • elbow macaroni (or ziti pasta)
  • bread crumbs
  • broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • canned coconut milk
  • honey
  • canned chickpeas
  • canned red kidney beans
  • rice
  • soy sauce
  • flour
  • 1 can tuna

Spices

  • chili powder
  • ground cumin
  • dried basil
  • dried tarragon
  • red pepper flakes
  • Italian seasoning
  • garlic powder
  • curry powder
  • ground ginger
  • turmeric
  • paprika
  • ground nutmeg
  • dried thyme
  • salt
  • black pepper

4 thoughts on “14 Day Self Isolation and Quarantine Single Serving Meal Plan”

  1. You are a wonderful unselfish person !! Thank you for doing all the research for us to enjoy; you are a treasure to many of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May God bless you and your family always.

  2. Wow Joanie, thanks for the comprehensive list of supplies, but more thanks to you for your kind heart. Take pride in the group you have created and your obvious concern for others.

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