My list of 9 quick & easy Single Dinner Recipes for one person will help you tremendously. Do you have a “Dinner Party of One!” for dinner every night? I have some simple dinner recipes for one person that you really should check out!
Are you the “Lone Eater”? Totally like the “Lone Ranger” but way cooler, seriously. Don’t let anyone say different. There are a lot of different reasons you need to eat alone. Could be your significant other just works at night. Maybe you don’t even like the same foods. Maybe one of you has allergies and no one else in the family does so you have to eat differently. Maybe your husband is just picky and you want to eat something different for a change. Maybe you live alone whether you like it or not. There are many reasons and we aren’t judging here and we don’t even care, why you eat alone. We just want to help you.
Do you have a hard time finding recipes to make that you don’t have to alter to make them for one person?
I know a lot of people that for one reason or another have to eat alone. It isn’t a lot of fun for obvious reasons but it can also be difficult to find recipes that are quick and easy to make without making too much . People who eat alone fall into the trap of eating a lot of fast food or just snacking or having eggs for dinner every night. Some may not eat healthy at all because it’s too difficult. I hope that I can ease this difficult situation for you, that’s why I brought these 9 quick & easy single dinner recipes for one person. Yes, all of these recipes are meant to be eaten for dinner. It seems that breakfast and lunch recipes aren’t so difficult to find for one person.
I bring you great single dinner recipes with solo diners in mind.
Chances are, if you’re cooking any of the above meals and you’re friends and family find out about it, you probably won’t be dining alone for long.
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Single Dinner Recipes
1. Quick and Really Easy 10 Minute Chili Cheese Frito Pie – Inspiring Cooks
Can of Chili – Bag of Corn Chips – Shredded Cheese – Sour Cream – Tomatoes – Salsa – Green Onions
It’s pretty easy to make this. All you do is open a can of chili and while it’s heating up you prepare the toppings like the chopped tomatoes, green onions and salsa. When the chili is warm you pour it over a bed of fritos. So easy I think my dad could make it, oh except he wouldn’t because he doesn’t like chili.
2. Balsamic Rigatoni – Honest Cooking
This pasta dish is pretty easy and perfect for one person even on a busy weeknight. Just cook up a little rigatoni, add some tomatoes, flavorings and parmesan cheese and you have a nice quick and easy meal. Add a come cooked chicken shrimp or ground beef and you have a well balanced meal, especially with a salad on the side.
3. Caprese Garlic Bread – Two Peas and their Pod
This is the best garlic bread in the world. All you do is spread some garlic butter on the bread, add cheese, bake it in the oven for a few minutes, put some sliced tomatoes on top. It’s obvious that one person can’t eat a whole load of bread. I suggest you just use the amount of bread you think you’ll eat. You can always use the rest of the loaf for another meal. Another suggestion would be to just use a single slice or two of some nice thick bread, like Texas toast bread.
4. Single Serving Shakashuka – Real House Moms
Marinara Sauce – Pesto – Eggs – Parmesan Cheese – Real Salt
I just learned that this is actually meant to be eaten for breakfast. Well, who says you can’t eat eggs any time of the day you want? Personally I think I would gag on marinara sauce that early in the day. It’s pretty easy to make. All you do is throw this stuff in a pan and bake it in the oven for 13-15 minutes. It can be baking while your doing something else. Enjoy!
5. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Betsy Life
Pretty simple you just have to plan ahead a bit. Stick the sweet potato in the oven to bake while you’re doing whatever. It’s takes almost an hour so you could have a nap, get the house clean, dishes done etc. When it’s done you just put the other ingredients on top and eat it up. I think I would be tempted to just open a can of black beans or chili instead of use a bean burger. A bean burger might have more flavor though.
6. Chicken Stuffed with Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil – Walking on Sunshine
Pretty easy to make again. I think anyone could make some cuts in a chicken breast. Stuff some cheese and tomato in it and throw it in the oven for bake for 30 minutes while they take a nap. Ha Ha! I never get to do that, does anyone else? I’d be working or cleaning the house, doing the laundry or loading the dishwasher. What would you be doing?
7. Parmesan Chicken Wrap – Dashing Dish
Chicken Breast – Spaghetti Sauce – Parmesan Cheese – Mozzarella Cheese – Italian Seasoning – Wrap or Tortilla
This is the a homemade version of a pizza pocket. Just place some cooked chicken, cheeses and seasoning on a tortilla. Wrap it up and microwave it for a couple minutes. Place it over some spinach leaves and enjoy eating it. It’s kind of like chicken parmesan wrapped up! You don’t have to make two of course, you know. I can just make one for yourself.
8. Minestrone Soup For One – One Dish Kitchen
This recipe is already adjusted so that the individual amounts for each ingredient are just the right amount for one person. You know how easy soup is to make. Just dump and pour and stir. This soup can also be a good “clean out your cupboards and frig” meal. Meaning, you can pretty much add or subtract anything you want within reason. Just remember, you’re going to have to eat it.
9. Microwave Macaroni & Cheese in a Mug – Bigger Bolder Baking
Pasta – Milk – Cornstarch – Cheddar Cheese – Real Salt – Pepper
Forget those, excuse me but “nasty” boxes of mac and cheese. Did you know that you can make mac and cheese in the microwave in a mug? Well, you can and you’ll be blown away by how easy it is. You just can the cheese and other ingredients to make the cheesy sauce. It microwaves for a total of four and a half minutes. Now that’s amazing. You can make the whole meal in about 8 minutes.