Quick and Easy Dinners for One Recipes

Looking for quick and easy one-serving recipes? Allrecipes has more than 370 trusted recipes for cooking for one, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Eggplant Sandwiches

Rating: 4.72 stars
Roasted eggplant in a French roll with feta cheese, basil and garlic mayonnaise. This was my favorite sandwich of all time, adapted from a cafe at the University of California, Irvine.

Spicy Salmon with Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4.68 stars
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.

Basic Chicken Salad

Rating: 4.61 stars
This basic chicken salad is a family favorite. I like to use baked thighs or breasts that have been sprinkled with basil or rosemary.

Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

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

Baby Spinach Omelet

Rating: 4.48 stars
Tender baby spinach, Parmesan cheese, and a little nutmeg are cooked with eggs. A carb-cutter's perfect start for the day.

Pesto Tuna Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Rating: 4.44 stars
I was bored and hungry, and wondering what I was going to do with some left-over pesto and some pesky sun-dried tomatoes that I wanted to get out of the fridge. I'm also a low-carber, so pasta was out of the question. It may seem kind of a weird combination, but the sun-dried tomatoes gave the tuna salad a nice sweetness and added an interesting texture.

Coriander and Cumin Rubbed Pork Chops

Rating: 4.34 stars
Chops rubbed with a simple but flavorful spice and garlic mixture. For an even more potent result, toast and grind the spices yourself.

Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

Rating: 4.44 stars
This is an elegant and quick romantic dinner for two. Wonderful served with steamed asparagus and baby red potatoes.

Favorite Barbecue Chicken

Rating: 4.44 stars
A not-too-sweet, not-too-tangy barbecue sauce that everyone loves. Finishes in almost a glaze and would also be great on pork chops or ribs.

Asparagus and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.55 stars
This dish is easy enough for a Tuesday, but looks pretty enough for company. It has a really fresh flavor and goes great with roasted potatoes or rice.

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

Rating: 4.5 stars
Crispy air-fried chicken cordon bleu stuffed with ham and melty cheese. Serve with a steamed vegetable for a complete and satisfying meal.

Pork Fried Rice

Rating: 4.52 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Oven Baked Swai

Rating: Unrated
This Swai recipe is as versatile as it is easy to make. Add your own twist tonight!

Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

Rating: Unrated
"This would make a great breakfast, but I think it made an even butter lunch." – Chocokide

Tomato Basil Salmon

Rating: 4.58 stars

This quick salmon dish is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Serve with a side of sauteed spinach and a glass of pinot noir.