Cook Once, Eat Twice Recipes

Looking for recipes that you can cook once but eat twice? Allrecipes has more than 420 trusted recipes for cooking for one, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Rating: Unrated
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.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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!

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Rating: Unrated
Try this when you are feeling daring and want to mix things up a bit! A Southern inspired recipe that is sure to add a little fun to your dinner table. Try serving it with corn bread.

Grilled Pork Loin Chops

Rating: Unrated
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.

Stuffed Peppers My Way

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

Chicken Parmigiana

Rating: Unrated
This is a very nice dinner for two. Serve it with your favorite pasta and tossed greens.

Quick Gnocchi

Rating: Unrated
An easier version of an Italian favorite, using instant mashed potatoes. This recipe can easily be double, tripled, etc. I make multiple batches, and freeze. To freeze, put on cookie sheets until frozen, and then put into plastic bags. Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce.

Easy Yet Romantic Filet Mignon

Rating: Unrated
This recipe is very simple and very delicious also. I can prepare it, and I am a 14 year old boy! This recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare and only a bit longer in the broiler. This goes good with some mashed potatoes with butter and green beans with lemon squeezed on top. This is good, trust me!
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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Rating: Unrated
No two spaghetti aglio e olio recipes are alike, but this one is pretty true to the classic method. The key is slowly toasting the garlic slices to a perfect golden-brown in the olive oil. If it's too light, you don't get the full flavor and if it's too dark it gets bitter. My advice? Do it perfectly.
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Cast Iron Pan-Seared Steak (Oven-Finished)

Rating: Unrated
Quick, 45-minute marinade steak, pan-seared with cast iron, finished in oven directly on cast iron skillet.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vegetarian Bibimbap

Make twice the rice and vegetables tonight, and tomorrow you'll only have to fry an egg to get dinner on the table.

Grilled Salmon Sandwich With Dill Sauce

"10 star recipe! This was absolutely fantastic. I don't think I've ever had salmon and bacon together, and wow what a perfect pair." – Cookinbug

Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops

Rating: Unrated

Pork chops with a delicious Parmesan cheese crust.