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: 4.75 stars
942
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: 4.73 stars
2759
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
534
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
3303
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: 4.68 stars
3136
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: 4.68 stars
688
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: 4.61 stars
1343
Roasted green bell peppers are stuffed with feta cheese and a mixture of rice and green onions.

Chicken Parmigiana

Rating: 4.58 stars
1756
This is a very nice dinner for two. Serve it with your favorite pasta and tossed greens.

Quick Gnocchi

Rating: 4.51 stars
487
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: 4.55 stars
259
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!

Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

Rating: 4.44 stars
113
Many Vietnamese dishes are perfect for hot weather. This simple noodle salad combines fresh herbs, rice vermicelli, cucumber, bean sprouts, and more, topped with grilled shrimp. Tossed with a tangy sweet and sour sauce, it's a simple and satisfying dinner.

Chana Masala (Savory Indian Chick Peas)

Rating: 4.34 stars
217
Indian food is not just curried sauces. It's not too exotic either. Unless 'exotic' is code for 'yummy and full of flavor.' This dish features a healthy mixture of chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, and spices. Both carnivores and vegetarians will enjoy this meal. My kids love it. Leave out the green chile if the kiddies will be eating. Serve over basmati or jasmine rice and enjoy. Namaste y'all!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Vegetarian Bibimbap
Rating: Unrated
191
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
Rating: Unrated
40
"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

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Rating: 4.69 stars
458

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.