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Summer is here and we’ve gathered 25 of the Best Single Serving Summer Recipes! You’ll find light and healthy main dish recipes, salads made with garden fresh vegetables, light and fresh desserts and so many more – all in single serving sizes!

It’s time to indulge in all the freshness that summer has to offer – garden ripe vegetables, grilled meats, cool treats. Through the summer months, enjoy the season’s finest with these single serving summer recipes that are quick, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.

When temperatures are climbing, cooking can often be the last thing on my mind. So often summer recipes mean no-cook meals, raw salads, or cool smoothies. Those are all well and good, but at the end of a long day, sometimes you need to relax and enjoy a more comforting dish. It’s OK to turn on the oven and prepare something creamy or cheesy, bake a fruit-filled crisp, or whip up an indulgent dessert.

I’ve rounded up 25 small batch and single serving summer recipes. You’ll find light and tasty main dish recipes, hearty and healthy salads featuring fresh summer produce, single serving desserts filled with seasonal fruit, and rich and creamy ice cream recipes.

It was a struggle to keep this list of summer recipes at a reasonable number, so be sure to check out our recipe archives as well as our Pinterest board for even more summer recipes.

one large blueberry muffin baked in a small ramekin

Blueberry Muffin For One

4.91 from 43 votes
Discover how to make a single, scrumptious mini blueberry muffin with our simple recipe. Enjoy a moist, buttery delight packed with juicy blueberries.
Blueberry Muffin For One Recipe
two baked chicken thighs over orzo pasta next to slices of lemon.

Lemon Garlic Chicken For One

4.88 from 32 votes
Enjoy a single serve Lemon Garlic Chicken meal, ready in under 30 minutes. Cook it in the oven or on the grill, and serve with rice, pasta, or in a lettuce wrap for a low-carb option. Quick, versatile, and full of flavor.
Lemon Garlic Chicken Recipe
a spinach and orzo salad in a pink bowl on a silver tray.

Spinach Orzo Salad For One

4.95 from 20 votes
Prepare a Spinach Orzo Salad for a perfect single serving meal! Enjoy a tasty mix of orzo, spinach, feta, and olives in a simple balsamic dressing.
Spinach and Orzo Salad Recipe
a jar of jam on a kitchen table.

Easy Small Batch Refrigerator Jam

4.89 from 26 votes
Easy small batch refrigerator jam made with just two ingredients. Use blueberries or strawberries and sugar in this quick stovetop recipe.
Small Batch Refrigerator Jam Recipe
3 lemon bars on top of each other on a white plate next to a floral napkin

Small Batch Lemon Bars

4.91 from 31 votes
Conquer your sweet cravings with this easy small batch Lemon Bars recipe! Perfect for a quick, tangy treat with no leftovers. Simple, delicious, and just right.
Small Batch Lemon Bars Recipe
a Cobb salad on a white plate.

Cobb Salad For One

5 from 2 votes
Create an easy, delicious single serving Cobb Salad with chicken, bacon, cheese, avocado, and more! A perfect, quick meal for any day.
Cobb Salad For One Recipe
caprese chicken with roasted cauliflower on a white plate next to a yellow flower

Chicken Caprese For One

5 from 19 votes
Enjoy a single serving of Chicken Caprese, ready in 30 minutes. A classic Caprese blend with seasoned chicken, tomatoes, red onions, balsamic glaze, and melted mozzarella. Simple, elegant, and easy to clean up, it's the perfect mix of health and taste.
Chicken Caprese For One Recipe
an avocado salad topped with blueberry vinaigrette on a white plate.

Avocado Salad For One

4.75 from 4 votes
Create a delightful Avocado Salad in minutes! This single serving recipe features creamy avocado, fresh berries, and a homemade blueberry vinaigrette. Perfect for a quick, healthy meal.
Avocado Salad For One Recipe
a small peach crisp next to two fresh peaches

Peach Crisp For One

5 from 41 votes
Indulge in this delicious and easy-to-make single serving peach crisp! This simple recipe is perfect for a quick and satisfying dessert.
Peach Crisp For One Recipe
lime posset in a yellow and white ramekin topped with a slice of lime and mint leaves.

Lime Posset For One

5 from 9 votes
Indulge in a velvety single serve lime posset with a tangy twist! An easy, elegant dessert that’s refreshingly delicious and satisfying.
Lime Posset For One Recipe
Dutch Baby Pancake with berries on top in mini skillet.

Blueberry Dutch Baby For One

4.83 from 23 votes
Whip up this easy single serving Blueberry Dutch Baby pancake recipe, filled with vibrant, juicy berries. Perfect for a gourmet breakfast treat at home!
Berry Filled Dutch Baby Recipe
a white bowl filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with blue sprinkles and one maraschino cherry

Vanilla Ice Cream For One

5 from 10 votes
Whip up this rich and creamy single serve Vanilla Ice Cream without an ice cream machine! This simple three-ingredient recipe is ideal for a fast and delightful treat.
Vanilla Ice Cream For One Recipe
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream scoop in a white and blue striped bowl with sprinkles on top.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream For One

4.67 from 6 votes
Enjoy our simple single serve Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream recipe, made with just 4 ingredients for a rich, no-churn treat. The perfect dessert fix.
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream For One
a Lemon Blueberry Muffin in a white ramekin.

Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One

4.83 from 23 votes
Big bakery style lemon blueberry muffin – a single muffin loaded with plump, sweet blueberries and tart lemon juice. Baked in a ramekin, it's topped with a sweet and tangy lemon glaze. Perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert.
Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One
a blue bowl filled with watermelon sorbet surrounded by fresh strawberries on a wooden table

Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet For One

4.93 from 14 votes
Whip up a refreshing Watermelon Sorbet with strawberries! Easy, fruity recipe for a perfect summer treat. Cool down and indulge in natural sweetness!
Watermelon Sorbet For One Recipe
a small bowl of blueberry crumble topped with whipped cream next to a larger dish of the crumble.

Blueberry Crumble For One

4.85 from 38 votes
Mini blueberry crumble made with a handful of blueberries and topped with a crisp, buttery oat topping. A wonderful single serving dessert! Quick, easy, and so delicious!
Blueberry Crumble For One Recipe
Margarita drink in a clear glass with green stem with crushed ice floating in the drink

Skinny Margarita For One

4.88 from 8 votes
Make a delicious and refreshing skinny margarita in minutes! This single serving recipe is lower in carbs, calories, and sugar than regular margaritas, making it a great option for those looking for a healthier cocktail.
Single Margarita Recipe
one lemon scone with lines of icing and lemon zest on top.

Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

5 from 6 votes
Bake light and fluffy Lemon Poppy Seed Scones with our easy small batch recipe. Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea, enjoy zesty lemon and crunchy poppy seeds.
Lemon Poppy Seed Scones Recipe
Pina Colada Smoothie in a glass with whipped cream on top.

Tropical Smoothie

4.89 from 18 votes
Blend up a refreshing Tropical Smoothie! Experience the burst of exotic fruits for an energizing start or a cool afternoon treat.
Tropical Smoothie Recipe
Baked Zucchini Lasagna in a square baking dish.

Mini Zucchini Lasagna

4.85 from 13 votes
Healthy, low carb, cheesy zucchini lasagna made with all of the wonderful ingredients found in a traditional lasagna but without the noodles.
Mini Zucchini Lasagna Recipe
zucchini noodles on a plate with shrimp mixed in.

Zucchini Noodles With Shrimp For One

5 from 7 votes
Healthy, low carb zucchini noodles tossed with garlic and shrimp! This single serving recipe can be on your table in less than 20 minutes. It's so tasty, you won't even miss the pasta.
Zucchini Noodles & Shrimp Recipe
baked catfish on a white plate surrounded by vegetables.

Baked Catfish For One

4.75 from 4 votes
This baked catfish recipe is definitely a winner! The fish cooks along with vegetables all in the same pan. An easy recipe that's filled with flavor and ready in minutes!
Baked Catfish For One Recipe
a white bowl filled with shrimp creole next to a blue napkin

Shrimp Creole For One

4.94 from 16 votes
Enjoy authentic Single Serve Shrimp Creole, capturing New Orleans' flavors with shrimp, tomato sauce, and spices. Easy recipe that is perfect for one or two.
Shrimp Creole For One Recipe
a small lemon meringue pie on a silver tray next to fresh lemons.

Mini Lemon Meringue Pie

4.86 from 35 votes
Learn to make a mini Lemon Meringue Pie! Quick, easy recipe with zesty lemon filling, buttery crust, and fluffy meringue – a perfect treat.
Lemon Meringue Pie For One
a single strawberry shortcake on a clear plate next to a bowl of strawberries

Strawberry Shortcake For One

4.89 from 18 votes
Indulge in a scrumptious, single serving strawberry shortcake using our foolproof, customizable recipe. Experience dessert bliss in every bite!
Strawberry Shortcake For One

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I’m Joanie and I’m incredibly happy you’re here! Our aim is to inspire individuals with access to single serving recipes, education, and a supportive community that will enable them to enjoy the preparation of a meal that will nourish both body and soul.

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