Answer the question of what to make for dinner with these quick and easy dinner ideas for one. These single serving dinner recipes are simple, satisfying, and perfect for anyone cooking for one.
What to make for dinner? Coming up with dinner ideas to answer this question every day is a challenge. Especially when you are cooking for one.
It’s often hard to find the time to cook, especially if you’re cooking for yourself. It can sometimes be easier to cook from a box or to order from a local restaurant. But the simple act of preparing a meal for ourselves is one of the most nurturing, loving things we can do. It’s a real form of self-care and when you have the ingredients and a desire to cook, you can create and enjoy a fabulous meal for one in no time.
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More and more of us have been turning toward healthy eating and taking control by preparing our own meals. There has been more interest in learning how to cook, being exposed to new dishes at restaurants as well as from foodie shows. We want to make those dishes at home as well as have some fun experimenting with different ingredients or spices to make something that we enjoy. That is where the fun begins.
To get started creating single serving dishes you want to make and enjoy, we would like to offer some easy and quick dinner ideas that are a good start.
Easy Dinner Ideas For One
Here are several outstanding dinners with easy recipes and absolutely delicious:
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Baked Stuffed Fish Fillet For One - A fish fillet stuffed with sauteed bacon, celery, onions and garlic. Bakes in 30 minutes! This savory single serving meal is the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one. Low in carbs and incredibly delicious!
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.
Tender and juicy Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Recipe For One - serve with pasta or potatoes. An easy recipe and the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one. Two chicken thighs, a few spices, oil and vinegar, Marinara Sauce and a slow cooker are the only things you need to serve up this healthy and delicious meal.
This wonderful Shrimp Fettuccine is a flavorful, easy meal that cooks in just 20 minutes! Shrimp cooked in garlic, then tossed with buttery fettuccine. Healthy, hearty and the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one.
Whether you are preparing a weeknight dinner or something special for the weekend, many cooks struggle with dinner ideas for one including what to serve along with the main dish. A side salad or steamed vegetables seems like the easiest way to go - and it’s a perfectly fine one too.
We've also got several side dish recipes that are not only easy to make but incredibly delicious. These quick dinner recipes will go well with most any meal. I also find myself making a side dish or fresh salads as a standalone snack or small meal if I am not too hungry.
Treating yourself to a great dessert is an indulgence that you deserve. Whether you are looking for a great way to finish a meal or you're satisfying a craving for something sweet, a dessert is a pleasure that you give to yourself.
From the time you decide to make your dessert to when you finish the last spoonful, you have that feeling of pleasure. Some days, desserts can be your first or only course of a meal. Been there, done that. Be sure to browse through our dessert recipes, you're sure to find many to try.
Joanie Zisk is the creator of OneDishKitchen.com, the number one go-to site for single serving recipes. The aim of One Dish Kitchen is to inspire individuals with access to single serving recipes that will enable them to enjoy the preparation of a meal that will nourish both body and soul. Her website is filled with hundreds of easy, flavorful recipes that are tailored for those cooking for one. Joanie is the author of "The Ultimate Cooking For One Cookbook" and her recipes and food photography have been featured in various publications including, TODAY.com, Huffington Post, Real Simple, Self.com,Women’s Day, Buzzfeed, and others. Come say hello and follow Joanie on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn.