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.

Staff Picks

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: 4.61 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: 4.35 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.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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

Brown Sugar Ham Steak

Rating: 4.67 stars
Sweet ham steak recipe. Pairs great with roasted potatoes and green beans.

Inspiration and Ideas

Oven Baked Swai

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

Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

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

Lucky's Quickie Chickie

Rating: 4.53 stars

Fresh basil is essential to get that fresh burst of flavor with a hint of sweet and sour in this dish. The ingredients are all on hand when my herb garden is in season! Add a salad and a favorite vegetable for a quick weeknight meal.