Here, we’ve gathered over 10 of our favorite and most popular single serving comfort food recipes that you’re sure to enjoy. You’ll find quick recipes for Beef Stew, Tuna Casserole, Meatloaf, and more all in single serving and small batch portions.
There’s something special about comfort foods that we seem to crave throughout the year. When it’s cold, a big bowl of something warm and wonderful feels right. If we’ve had a bad day, many of us crave a glorious carb filled meal. And on days when we’re feeling like we just want to curl up on a sofa in something comfortable and binge watch our favorite show, a hearty nostalgic dish seems to call out to us.
Here we’ve gathered our favorite (and most popular!) comfort food recipes. Each recipe is designed to serve one person, possibly two if a side dish is also shared.
Within this list, you’re sure to find many hearty and delicious recipes you’re sure to enjoy.
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Comfort Food Recipes
Healthy Comfort Food Recipes
Easy recipe for Pork Tenderloin. Tender, juicy and packed with flavor. An ideal recipe for those cooking for one and simple ways to enjoy leftovers. Check out this recipe
Unstuffed cabbage rolls, similar to cabbage rolls but much easier to make and faster to cook. This single serving cabbage roll recipe is made with a few simple ingredients in one pan and is served over rice. Check out this recipe
Easy Turkey Chili recipe made with lean ground turkey, tomatoes, vegetables, and spices. A healthier alternative to beef chili, this flavor packed single serving meal can be ready in around 30 minutes! Check out this recipe
Creamy Instant Pot butternut squash soup is a healthy and hearty soup recipe made in a pressure cooker. Get the slow simmered flavor in half the time with this flavorful butternut squash soup recipe. Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup – this small batch recipe yields the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one. The soup is made with one chicken breast or thigh and can be ready in minutes. Full of flavor, hearty, and so comforting. Check out this recipe
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
A pork stir fry recipe that's easy to make and filled with flavor. Ground pork seasoned perfectly and cooked with vegetables served with a terrific sauce over rice. Ready in under 30 minutes, this delightful single serving ground pork stir fry needs to be on your dinner menu. Check out this recipe
Chickpea Curry Recipe For One – easy to make and incredibly delicious. A healthy and flavorful single serving meal. Ready in under 30 minutes! Check out this recipe
Healthy baked Chicken Caprese, an easy to make recipe filled with flavor! One chicken breast, seasoned and baked along with one sliced tomato, onions, a splash of balsamic and topped with melted Mozzarella cheese. A wonderful single serving meal! Check out this recipe
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
Butter Chicken For One – chicken cooked in a wonderful blend of Indian spices. This easy to make, classic recipe is ideal for anyone cooking for one. Check out this recipe
French Onion Soup For One, a simple recipe made with caramelized onions, broth, French bread and creamy Gruyere cheese. A single serving version of a French bistro classic. Check out this recipe
Healthier Sloppy Joes For One made with lean ground turkey, chopped red peppers and sweetened with molasses. Lower in fat and calories than a traditional Sloppy Joe sandwich and even more delicious! Check out this recipe
Healthy, low carb, cheesy zucchini lasagna made with all of the wonderful ingredients found in a traditional lasagna but without the noodles. Substitute thinly sliced zucchini for the pasta and enjoy a tasty gluten-free, flavorful single serving meal. Check out this recipe
Nostalgic Southern Comfort Food Recipes
This Salisbury Steak Recipe For One is single serving comfort food at it's finest. Low in carbs and topped with a mushroom, onion gravy. Made with with pantry staples, this comforting meal can be ready in minutes. Check out this recipe
Mini Crockpot Meatloaf – easy recipe for making a moist and juicy meatloaf in a slow cooker. Made with onions, garlic, spices and topped with a sweet and tangy sauce. Recipe includes instructions for converting a large slow cooker into a single serving slow cooker. Check out this recipe
Easy recipe for Beef Stroganoff For One. Tender beef in a rich, creamy, flavorful sauce served over buttered noodles. Check out this recipe
Cheesy Twice Baked Eggplant reminds me of a healthy twice baked potato. So creamy and delicious, this cheese stuffed eggplant is one of my favorite single serving eggplant recipes and will make an eggplant lover out of anyone! Check out this recipe
Homemade French Bread Pizza topped with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Easy to make with instructions for freezing and baking. Quick to make, easily customizable, and super inexpensive. This might just be your new favorite weeknight meal! Check out this recipe
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
This easy Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf recipe this is the best meatloaf recipe! It tastes just like a bacon cheeseburger without the bun. This mini meatloaf is the perfect size to serve one or two people. | One Dish Kitchen Check out this recipe
You won't believe how easy it is to make this Taco Casserole! Add seasoned ground beef and cheese between crisp layers of crunchy tostadas and bake in the oven. A quick, easy, and tasty single serving meal. Check out this recipe
A hearty, classic Beef Stew filled with amazingly tender beef, onions, carrots, and potatoes. You'll love how easy this stew is to make and how rich and satisfying it tastes! This recipe makes the ideal amount for one person. Check out this recipe
A classic recipe for the best homemade lasagna! This mini lasagna is made with just 2 lasagna noodles and layered with meat, cheese, and sauce. This lasagna is the perfect amount to serve one or two people. Check out this recipe
Side Dishes To Go With Comfort Food Recipes
You might like to consider serving any of these single serving side dish recipes with any of the comfort food recipes listed:
Smashed Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Butternut Squash
Irish Soda Bread
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