Cooking for One Recipes

Browse more than 630 recipes perfect for on-the-go singles. Find recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.

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Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.75 stars
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Don't let the list of ingredients fool you: this is super-easy, and gets rave reviews whenever I serve it. The salsa can be made the day ahead to save time. Strawberries can be substituted for the mango if you prefer--both are excellent! Combine leftover salsa with some drained black beans the next day for lunch.

Grilled Rock Lobster Tails

Rating: 4.75 stars
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Grilled rock lobster tails lightly seasoned with lemon and garlic. Ready in no time at all, and oh so delicious!

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Rating: 4.73 stars
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Cajun cooking is a combination of French and Southern cuisine. It is robust, country style cookery - and so is this dish! Laissez le bon temp roulez and bon appetit!

Grilled Fish Steaks

Rating: 4.7 stars
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My husband is not much of a fish lover but when I made this recipe with halibut he very much enjoyed it. It's very simple.

Baked Salmon II

Rating: 4.68 stars
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This is a great recipe for beginners! This was my first time making fish and it was a hit. Even my 9 year old daughter who wouldn't dream of eating fish EVER had half of my portion!

Crab Legs with Garlic Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.69 stars
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I ended up getting some snow crab legs on sale at the market. I wanted something a little different from plain steamed, boiled, or grilled crab legs, so I ended up throwing a few things together to make this awesome crab leg dish. Enjoy! This would be great with shrimp as well.

Spicy Salmon with Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4.68 stars
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I love making this salmon, it's quick, easy and super yummy! If your husband/boyfriend is a picky eater like mine he will love this recipe.

Grilled Pork Loin Chops

Rating: 4.68 stars
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Tangy, a little sweet, very moist and very easy to prepare -- you're going to love these grilled chops. They turn out wonderfully tasty with an awesome array of flavors. You might want to throw an extra chop on the grill for leftovers, because you will have a craving for it the next day -- guaranteed.

Salmon with Tomatoes

Rating: 4.65 stars
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This is a delicious and quick lunch or dinner meal. Serve over rice, pasta, polenta, or eat it right off your plate. So good you'll want to lick the plate clean!

Stuffed Peppers My Way

Rating: 4.61 stars
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Roasted green bell peppers are stuffed with feta cheese and a mixture of rice and green onions.

Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

Rating: 4.62 stars
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This is an elegantly simple way to cook tuna that any restaurant would be jealous of!

Pork Fried Rice

Rating: 4.52 stars
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This is my revised version of another pork fried rice recipe. I often substitute chicken for pork, and it doesn't change anything. I have used both basmati rice and long-grain rice which gives the dish only a slight flavor difference. I have also added celery in the past with good outcomes. Enjoy.
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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Rating: 4.77 stars
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Bread, butter and Cheddar cheese - here's a way to make this classic sandwich in a nonstick pan.