The Best Single Serving Summer Recipes

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!

Single Serving Summer Recipes | One Dish Kitchen

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.

Blueberry Muffin For One

This big, bakery style Blueberry Muffin is loaded with plump, sweet blueberries and can be baked in a ramekin. It’s got a tender texture and wonderful buttery flavor. If you love blueberries, you’ll be glad to know that you’re likely to find juicy blueberries in every single bite!
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blueberry muffin

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.
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Lemon and Garlic Chicken For One | One Dish Kitchen

Spinach and Orzo Salad For One

This easy to make Spinach and Orzo Salad For One is filled with creamy Feta cheese, toasted pine nuts, chopped red onions, sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives. Tossed with a simple balsamic vinaigrette it's sure to become your very favorite single serving salad!
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spinach and orzo salad

Easy Small Batch Refrigerator Jam (Blueberry or Strawberry)

Easy small batch refrigerator jam made with just two ingredients. Use blueberries or strawberries and sugar in this quick stovetop recipe.
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jar of blueberry jam

Small Batch Lemon Bars

This lovely lemon bars recipe will yield 3 to 4 small lemon bars, the perfect amount if you're cooking for one. These bars are made with a buttery shortbread crust and a classic lemon filling. Easy to make and the perfect small batch dessert.
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3 lemon bars stacked |One Dish Kitchen

Cobb Salad For One

Quick and easy Cobb Salad Recipe – this single serving Cobb Salad is filled with tender chicken, crisp bacon, blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes, avocados, and a hard boiled egg piled high on top of salad greens. A fabulous lunch or dinner filled with flavor!
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Cobb Salad For One | One Dish Kitchen

Baked Chicken Caprese For One

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!
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Chicken Caprese with Vegetables | One Dish Kitchen

Avocado Salad Recipe With Blueberry Vinaigrette

This Avocado Salad recipe is a Panera copycat recipe. Salad greens topped with berries, chopped pecans, and Feta cheese, then topped with a delightful blueberry vinaigrette. This single serving salad is easy to make and can be ready in minutes!
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This Avocado Salad recipe is a Panera copycat recipe. Salad greens topped with berries, chopped pecans, and Feta cheese, then topped with a delightful blueberry vinaigrette. This single serving salad is easy to make and can be ready in minutes! | One Dish Kitchen

Peach Crisp Recipe For One

This glorious peach crisp is made with a 1 fresh peach and topped with a buttery crumb topping. The recipe can be used with any stone fruit (plums, cherries, apricots). It's an easy to make single serving dessert that can be ready in minutes.
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Peach Crisp For One | One Dish Kitchen

Lime Posset For One

A lovely Lime Posset recipe made with cream, lime juice, and sugar. Easy to make and so rich and creamy. No eggs, no gelatin, no flour, and no cornstarch needed. The sweet and tart taste is perfectly balanced in this simple single serving dessert.
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Lime Posset For One | One Dish Kitchen

Berry Filled Dutch Baby (Puffed Pancake) For One

This berry filled Dutch Baby is perfect for breakfast or dessert. Also called a Puffed Pancake, this wonderful treat is a cross between a pancake and a crepe. It's baked in a mini skillet and is the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one.
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This berry filled Dutch Baby is perfect for breakfast or dessert. Also called a Puffed Pancake, this wonderful treat is a cross between a pancake and a crepe. It's baked in a mini skillet and is the perfect amount for anyone cooking for one. | One Dish Kitchen

No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream For One

Easy recipe for Homemade no-churn vanilla ice cream for one. No ice cream maker needed, this simple 3-ingredient ice cream is perfect to cure your ice cream cravings.
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Vanilla Ice Cream For One | One Dish Kitchen

Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One

Big bakery style Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One. A single muffin loaded with plump, sweet blueberries and tart lemon juice. Baked in a ramekin, this perfectly sweet muffin is topped with a sweet and tangy lemon glaze. Perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert.
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Lemon Blueberry Muffin For One | One Dish Kitchen

Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet For One

Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet Recipe For One made with watermelon, strawberries and honey. This 3-ingredient sorbet is easy to make, healthy and no ice cream maker necessary.
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Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet For One | One Dish Kitchen

Blueberry Crumble For One

Blueberry Crumble For One – juicy blueberries piled high in a small baking dish and topped with a delicious oat topping.
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Blueberry Crumble For One | onedishkitchen.com

Skinny Margarita Recipe

How To Make The Perfect Margarita – a simple margarita recipe made with tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and a splash of water. This skinny margarita is easy to make and so refreshing! Lower in carbs, calories and sugar than traditional margaritas.
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Margarita For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Easy recipe for Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Scones topped with a sweet lemon glaze. The perfect amount for anyone cooking for one or two.
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Easy recipe for Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Scones topped with a sweet lemon glaze. The perfect amount for anyone cooking for one or two. | onedishkitchen.com

Pina Colada Smoothie

Healthy and delicious Pina Colada Smoothie made with pineapples, yogurt, bananas, coconut milk and sweetened with honey.
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Pina Colada Smoothie | One Dish Kitchen

Zucchini Lasagna For One (or two!)

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.
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Zucchini Lasagna For One | One Dish Kitchen

Zucchini Noodles With Garlic And Shrimp For One

Zucchini Noodles With Garlic And Shrimp For One – these zucchini noodles are tossed with garlic and shrimp can be ready and on your table in minutes. This single serving recipe combines shrimp cooked in butter and garlic with healthy sautéed zucchini noodles and topped with Parmesan cheese. Low carb, low calorie and absolutely delicious!
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These Zucchini Noodles tossed with garlic and shrimp can be ready and on your table in minutes. This single serving recipe combines shrimp cooked in butter and garlic mixed with healthy sautéed zucchini noodles and topped with Parmesan cheese. Low carb, low calorie and absolutely delicious! | One Dish Kitchen

Healthy Baked Catfish Recipe

This healthy baked catfish recipe is definitely a winner! The fish cooks along with vegetables all in the same pan. An easy recipe that's healthy, full of flavor, and ready in minutes!
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Catfish with Fennel and Tomatoes For One | onedishkitchen.com

Shrimp Creole For One

Shrimp Creole For One, a classic Louisiana dish made with garlic, onions, green bell peppers and tomatoes. The perfect size when cooking for one.
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Shrimp Creole For One | One Dish Kitchen

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream For One

The easiest, best tasting Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream made with just 4 ingredients! This no churn ice cream is made with cream, sweetened condensed milk, mint, and chocolate chips. Rich, creamy and the perfect amount for one person.
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Lemon Meringue Pie For One

Lemon Meringue Pie For One baked in a ramekin. This single serving Lemon Meringue Pie has a big fluffy toasted meringue topping, a perfectly balanced sweet and tart lemon filling, and a crisp graham cracker crust.
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Lemon Meringue Pie For One | One Dish Kitchen

Strawberry Shortcake For One

Easy recipe for Strawberry Shortcake For One, the perfect size to satisfy a sweet tooth. One homemade shortcake biscuit sliced in half and filled with sliced strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Ready in minutes!
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Strawberry Shortcake For One | One Dish Kitchen

Other summer recipes you might enjoy:

Single Serving Breakfast Recipes

Main Dish Dinner Recipes For One

Single Serving Side Dish Recipes

Dessert Recipes For One

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