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Easy Meals for One Person: 17 Amazing Recipes

These delicious meals for one are easy to make and totally satisfying.

Updated October 23, 2020
Easy Meals for One Person

Cooking for one can be a challenge, but we are here to make it a little bit easier!

These delicious home cooked meals for one person will leave you full and satisfied. We've got everything from the cheesiest sandwich you've ever seen to a delicious meat-and-potatoes dish that will remind you of a dinner your grandma used to make.

These easy recipes are the perfect solution if you live alone but want to eat out less. They can even save you money by preventing food waste. Plus you'll get the satisfaction of cooking a delicious meal exactly the way you want it. Relax, pour yourself a glass of ice tea or red wine, and enjoy your dinner!

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Dinner Recipes for One

  • Super Easy Lemon One Pan Chicken

    If you're looking for great weeknight dinners for one, then this delicious chicken recipe is a great place to start. It's bright and full of flavor, and it only uses one pan. That's a weeknight win in our book!

  • Spinach and Feta Macaroni and Cheese

    This microwave mac 'n' cheese makes a single serving, but you might be tempted to make another right away. It's bursting with tangy flavor from the feta cheese, and we love the added flavor and color (and vitamins) from the spinach.

  • Lemon Garlic Cucumber Noodles with Shrimp

    This light-and-delicious cucumber "pasta" dinner for one is a healthy alternative to takeout. It's fresh and flavorful, and it's sure to become part of your regular dinner rotation.

  • Everything Bagel Grilled Cheese

    We are over-the-moon for this grilled cheese recipe, and we think you will be too! It's everything you love about a traditional grilled cheese sandwich, but with some added personality from the everything bagel seasoning.

  • Microwave Omelette In A Mug

    Eggs are a staple ingredient in cooking for one recipes, and it's easy to see why. They're a delicious, healthy protein, and you can cook them in no time at all! Give this delicious omelette a try this week.

  • Four-Ingredient OMG Chicken

    Just look at this amazing chicken recipe! It's covered in a tangy sauce and smothered in feta cheese. This recipe actually serves two, which we think you'll be pretty happy about. Because it means you'll get a leftover serving of this amazing recipe!

  • Luscious Lemon Chicken

    Lemon chicken is such an elegant dinner recipe, and it's actually an easy recipe to make for one person! Pour yourself a glass of white wine and treat yourself to this easy meal any night of the week.

  • Chicken Lo Mein for Two

    Skip the takeout and make this easy recipe for chicken lo mein! This recipe serves two, which is perfect because that means you have dinner for tonight and leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

  • 30-Minute Perfectly Broiled Steak & Vegetables With Bearnaise

    Who says cooking for one can't be fancy? This restaurant-worthy steak recipe is the perfect dinner for treating yourself to a quiet night in. 

  • Potato-Crusted Salmon

    This delicious salmon recipe is written for two servings, but you can easily cut it in half to serve one. You won't even be tempted to order in when you know you've got this fantastic dinner recipe waiting.

  • 15-Minute Chinese Chicken For Two

    We've got another recipe that will make you forget the number for your regular takeout place. This delicious Chinese chicken recipe makes just two servings, which is perfect for a dinner for one and a few leftovers.

  • Broccoli Eggplant Pasta in White Wine Sauce

    This recipe is a great healthy dinner recipe for one person, and yet it's still so satisfying. It's bursting with veggies, but the white wine sauce lends tons of amazing flavor. You'll want to make this recipe again and again.

  • Best Crispy Lemon Chicken Piccata

    Chicken piccata is a classic recipe, and it turns out that it's also one of our favorite chicken recipes for one person! This elegant dinner is perfect for a special occasion or any weeknight when you want to eat something special.

Easy Desserts for One

  • Moist Vanilla Mug Cake

    One bite of this delicious mug cake, and you'll be tempted to make a second one all for yourself. It's light, fluffy, and filled with rich vanilla flavor. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of ice cream for the perfect after-dinner treat!

  • Microwave Rice Krispie Treat For One

    Rice Krispie treats always remind us of after school snacks, and so we're 100% ready to indulge in this easy dessert for one. It's ooey, gooey, and completely delicious.

  • Monster Cookie for One

    You don't need to bake a dozen cookies in order to enjoy your favorite sweet treat. This sweet, chocolaty monster cookie is the perfect dessert for one.

  • One-Minute Apple Crisp for One

    Apple crisp is one of our all-time favorite desserts, and so we're thrilled to share this recipe for apple crisp for one. It's got sweet-and-spiced apples on the bottom and a crisp oatmeal crust on top. It's perfect for the holiday season or for any season.

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