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14 Day Single Serving Meal Plan

With this 14 day meal planner with grocery list, you can still enjoy delicious home cooked meals. The grocery list makes meal planning simple for this collection of single serving dinner recipes.

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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.

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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.

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.
Check out this recipe
Chicken with Mustard Tarragon Sauce in a pink bowl
  • 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.
Check out this recipe
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.
Check out this recipe
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.
Check out this recipe
Goulash served in a light blue bowl
  • Even though this recipe suggests using elbow macaroni, use what's in your pantry.

Baked Ziti For One

Ziti pasta immersed in ground beef, tomato sauce, and plenty of cheese. Easy single serving classic Italian American comfort food. Incredibly delicious.
Check out this recipe
baked ziti in white baking dish
  • 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!
Check out this recipe
single meatball with tomato sauce and cheese on top
  • 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!
Check out this recipe
chickpea curry covering rice in yellow bowl
  • 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!
Check out this recipe
vegetarian chili with avocado grated cheese and sour cream in a red bowl
  • 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!
Check out this recipe
curried carrot soup in a bow
  • 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.
Check out this recipe
lemon garlic chicken on a bed of rice on a white plate
  • 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 For One

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!
Check out this recipe
Fried Rice in a light blue bowl
  • 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!
Check out this recipe
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

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.
Check out this recipe
sheet pan chicken cut up with rice and carrot slices on white plate

Chili Cheese Baked Potato For One

Chili Cheese Baked Potato loaded with sautéed onions and garlic, red beans, tomatoes and spices then topped with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.
Check out this recipe
Chili Cheese Baked Potato shown on a white plate
  • 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

Single Serving Desserts

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:

Click on the title to go straight to the recipes.

Other Single Serving Meal Plans

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!


  • 5 chicken breasts
  • 12 ounces ground beef
  • bacon


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

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16 thoughts on “14 Day Single Serving Meal Plan”

  1. I need to thank you for this site. It is one of the most genuinely helpful and interesting sites I have come across and I have no trouble recommending it to my friends. I love your recipes, especially the breakfast ones.
    However, I live in Australia and I have a problem with the conversions from ounces and sticks to grams and litres. Conversion sites don’t always work. Would it be possible for you to include a conversion chart that is relevant to your recipes?
    Thank you again for the thought and effort you put into this site, Oh! And thank you for the meal planners – they are so useful.

    1. Hi Melissa,
      Thank you so much. I’m so happy you found our website and are finding the recipes helpful. Within the recipe box, there is a section that allows you to convert the measurements from US Customary to Metric. It can be found just under the ingredient list.
      Hope this helps.

    2. Thank you Joanie, yes that makes a difference. I had seen it, of course, but had no idea what it was for.
      I have started to enjoy cooking again after a long period of just putting together what was easy but your recipes are easy to follow as well as tasty and I particularly like the cakes and scones. Many thanks.

  2. I am so glad to have found this. Would it be feasible to double the recipe and freeze one portion? Thanks.

  3. Brilliant . Helpful! Passed along to my chat friends and they love love love this. I asked them to make a comment if they used! to thank you. This is something we all need right now. You are kind and considerate of others.

  4. Jacqueline Martin

    Correction: Your generosity, not “you’re generosity.” Though in this case, either might be applicable. 🙂

  5. Jacqueline Martin

    You’re thoughtfulness and generosity are such a welcome change from the negative things we’re all faced with right now. Comfort food takes on a whole new meaning when one is making it to nourish oneself (something we don’t really seem to do enough of); it’s even more comforting knowing that someone who doesn’t even know me wanted to help. Having a guiding hand to help make those kinds of decisions and even organize a shopping list makes it so easy! Stay well, Joanie! The world (and I) need you!

  6. 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.

  7. Frances Madden

    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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