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Cooking For One Recipes

Here at One Dish Kitchen, you will begin your journey into simple, joyful cooking for one with our easy and flavorful single serving recipes.

We have over 300 single serving recipes that have been developed and tested to provide everything you want but in single serving sizes. These are our favorite easy, flavorful, and waste-free recipes that you’re sure to love.

You’ll discover new go-to recipes for every meal – from grab and go breakfasts like Fruit-Filled Overnight Oats, to delicious meat and seafood entrées like Chicken Cacciatore and Baked Stuffed Fish, to satisfying vegetarian options such as Vegetable Enchiladas. If you’ve got a craving for dessert, you’ll absolutely love the single serving Lemon Meringue Pie! These meals for one are fresh, flavorful, easy to make and best of all, no leftovers!

When you have accessible ingredients and easy, delicious single serving recipes on hand, you can create and enjoy a fabulous meal for one in no time. Whether you live alone, you’re a parent who wants to indulge while the kids enjoy their own favorites, or you have a partner who travels, One Dish Kitchen is for you! Enjoy!


a close up of four apple fritters on a silver tray.

Small Batch Apple Fritters

Crispy on the outside and soft with sweet bits of apples and crunchy pecans on the insides, these Apple Fritters are a delight. Lightly dusted with powdered sugar, this small batch recipe will yield about four fritters, depending on how large you make them.

a spoonful of clam chowder filled with bacon and clams.

Clam Chowder For One

Easy to make, creamy clam chowder recipe made with bacon, a potato, cream, and plenty of chopped clams. Wonderfully creamy and incredibly delicious. This single serving New England clam chowder is hearty, comforting and can be ready in just 30 minutes!

a small batch of pralines on a dish.

Small Batch Pralines

This authentic Southern pralines recipe is made using pecans, sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla. Rich, creamy, and so easy to make. Ready in less than 20 minutes!

a blue bowl filled with chicken and spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti For One

This chicken spaghetti recipe is sure to become a favorite! Juicy chicken and spaghetti are mixed with a creamy homemade bechamel sauce and tossed with tomatoes and cheese. Easy to make and extra easy to customize with your favorite vegetables. Ready in 20 minutes!

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Small Batch Cranberry Jam

Easy homemade cranberry jam recipe that can be ready in less than 15 minutes. Made with 1 cup of cranberries and a few simple ingredients. This sweet and tart jam cooks quickly and is delicious with toast or biscuits, it's the perfect addition to a cheese board, and heavenly when spooned over creamy desserts.

a plate of larb gai next to a red bowl filled with thai sauce.

How To Poach Chicken

See how to poach chicken in water. Tender, juicy and flavorful, this is our go-to method for quickly cooking chicken to use in recipes or to enjoy as is.

a bowl of pumpkin soup with cream and pumpkin seeds on top.

Pumpkin Soup For One

This pumpkin soup is one of my favorite fall soups. It's easy to make and can be ready in less than 30 minutes! Made with canned pumpkin, onions, garlic, broth, and the warm spices of fall.

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Roast Turkey Breast

Flavorful Herb Crusted Roast Turkey Breast, easy to make and the perfect size if you're cooking for one or two people. A wonderful alternative to roasting a whole turkey and no basting necessary!

two chocolate cookies on a blue plate with a bowl of cookies in the background.

Small Batch Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

This soft and chewy eggless chocolate chip cookies recipe is perfect for those with an egg allergy or if you're simply out of eggs. This delicious small batch recipe makes just a few cookies - great for satisfying a cookie craving!

a white bowl filled with beef chili and topped with jalapeños and cheese.

Classic Chili For One

This hearty classic chili recipe is loaded with flavorful ground beef, vegetables, red beans, and spices. It can be ready in just 30 minutes and is perfect for a busy weeknight. Consider topping your bowl of chili with sour cream, chopped jalapeños, shredded cheese, and chopped cilantro.

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake For One | One Dish Kitchen

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake For One

Creamy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe For One - a rich, creamy cheesecake made with a buttery graham cracker crust. Made with a few simple ingredients and canned pumpkin puree. A delightful single serving dessert recipe!

a bowl of pico de gallo with chopped avocados on top surrounded by a red and yellow tablecloth.

Pico de Gallo For One

Fresh and flavorful pico de gallo made with just a few ingredients! Ready in minutes, this salsa fresca is perfect with tortilla chips or spooned over chicken or fish.

zucchini bread in a small red baking dish

Mini Zucchini Bread

This is the best zucchini bread recipe! Here we offer three wonderful ways to make zucchini bread; with applesauce, with melted butter, or with pumpkin purée. Delicious and so easy to make, this mini bread loaf is made with one zucchini and is ideal for serving one or two.

a coffee cake with streusel topping on a blue plate next to a white napkin.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake For One

This irresistible Pumpkin Coffee Cake is topped with a buttery streusel topping. It's a quick and easy coffee cake recipe that I know you'll love! Bursting with pumpkin flavor, this single serving cake will be perfect with your morning coffee or tea!

a chicken breast in a buffalo sauce topped with cheese and onions.

Buffalo Chicken For One

This baked buffalo chicken is tender, juicy, and filled with flavor. One chicken breast topped with a homemade buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese, and blue cheese crumbles. Cheesy, easy to make, and incredibly delicious!

a jar of granola next to the lid on a silver tray.

Small Batch Butter Pecan Granola

This homemade Butter Pecan Granola recipe is the only granola recipe you need! Perfectly sweet, crunchy and full of so much flavor. This butter pecan granola can be ready in minutes and tastes so good!

an overhead photo of a tuna wrap on a white plate with peach colored edges.

Tuna Salad For One

This is the best tuna salad recipe! It's made with just 1 can of tuna and a few simple ingredients. Enjoy as a sandwich, a wrap or with salad greens.

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