Dinner for Two

20 Dinners for Two: Recipe Roundup

Dinners for two isn’t always easy, so I’ve rounded up over 25 posts from blogs all over the web with dinners made with two servings.

Cooking for a family has it’s challenges when no one can agree on what they want. But cooking for two has it’s own set of challenges, and many recipes aren’t written for only two servings. 

Right now, I cook a lot of meals at only half of the recommended amount. It’s usually only Justin and me eating a lot of meals. And even if the boys decide they want to eat what I make for dinner, they don’t eat a lot yet so it’s still like cooking for two. I have a couple of picky eaters in this house.

For this reason, I decided to collaborate with other bloggers to put together a list of recipes that are perfect meals to cook for two. Hopefully, this can give you some ideas or inspiration for either a mommy and daddy date night at home or meals for those who are cooking for themselves. 

Originally Published On: September 18, 2018

Last Updated On: April 7, 2020

Poultry Dinners

Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast
I could eat this easy and healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast every day! It’s tender, tastes fantastic, and is a healthy meal by itself.
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Baked BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe with Honey! – DeliCrunch
Baked bbq chicken wings recipe with honey is one of the easy and quick bbq chicken recipes that is baked in the oven and no marinade needed.
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Best Greek Grilled Chicken Recipe — Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free
Easy Best Greek Grilled Chicken Recipes, delicious grilled chicken breasts, low carb, Keto, paleo and gluten free.
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Healthy Asian Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps (PF Chang’s Copycat)
Do you love the Asian lettuce wraps at PF Chang’s as much as I do? Then you have to try these delicious, easy, and healthy Asian Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps. Garnish with some chopped green onion and a drizzle of store bought Yum Yum sauce for an extra yummy and super beautiful fresh dinner.
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Instant Pot Chicken With Creamy Mushroom Gravy – Savory Tooth
A healthy Instant Pot chicken dinner served with a creamy mushroom gravy. Easy, simple, and delicious. Reminds me of cream of mushroom soup!
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Easy and Beautiful Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner for Two
Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner for Two is done in just one hour start to finish. Juicy turkey breast, stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, roasted veggies.
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Ritz Cracker Chicken
Ritz Cracker Chicken
Buttery, crunchy chicken that is baked not fried. This easy recipe has only 5 ingredients, and tastes way better than Shake and Bake!
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Lemon Chicken and Couscous Recipe – Wanna Bite
This Lemon Chicken and Couscous Recipe takes just over 30 minutes to make and is absolutely delicious! Couscous and chicken play so well together! Delish!
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Thai Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Coconut Sticky Rice
These Thai Grilled Shrimp Skewers are the most flavorful juicy, succulent shrimp you’ll ever make, served with Thai coconut sticky rice for the best shrimp ever
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Tortilla Pizza: All the Pizza Flavor with Way Less Carbs!
This delicious tortizza has all of the flavor of your favorite restaurant pizza, but without all of the extra carbs. Pick a low carb barbecue sauce for even fewer carbs. Toppings can be easily customized depending on preference. Try pepperoni and cheese or roasted vegetables and goat cheese. Enj…
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Creamy Cajun Pasta Recipe with Chicken [EASY] – Masala Herb
Comforting creamy cajun pasta recipe based on as simple alfredo pasta sauce and enriched with a quick homemade cajun seasoning. Can’t get enough of this easy to prepare Pasta sauce with fresh cocktail tomatoes and chicken. Serving suggestions & learn how to make this awesome creamy Cajun pasta recip…
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Pork and Beef Dinners

Baked Honey Mustard Pork Chops
Baked Honey Mustard Pork Chops with broccoli, potatoes and carrots, a super delicious meal for two. Super simple to make, with a fantastic honey mustard sauce, this recipe is sheer bliss.
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Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry – Savory Tooth
This low carb, keto friendly stir fry has ground beef and shredded cabbage cooked with a slightly spicy sauce. With just 7 ingredients, it only takes 30 minutes to prep and cook.
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Quesadilla Burger
Quesadilla Burger: Juicy burger topped with spicy jalapeno and creamy avocado ,stuffed inside a crispy quesadilla. Quesadilla Burger = The Ultimate Mashup I love biting into a thick and juicy hamburger with fresh fixings. Top it off with a flavorful sauce and I’m a happy girl. You can make almost…
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Meatloaf Pizza aka Meatza
Meatloaf Pizza aka Meatza: Flavor meatloaf ‘crust’ with all your favorite toppings. Your 2 favorite foods, in one great bite! So everyone’s all like… Check out my gluten free, vegan cauliflower pizza crust. And I’m over her like oh hey I just made a crust out of MEAT! If you think this is a gre…
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Southwest Steak Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing
Make yourself a healthy and delicious Southwest steak salad with spicy avocado dressing. It’s the perfect way to eat a well rounded low carb meal.
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Filet Mignon With Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce | Dude That Cookz
This Filet Mignon With Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce recipe is not only perfect for special occasions or just when you want to treat yourself.
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Seafood Dinners for Two

Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa
Pan-Seared Mahi-Mahi with Pineapple Salsa
Need an easy & healthy fish recipe? Try this pan-seared mahi-mahi (a neutral-tasting white fish) topped with fresh pineapple salsa. Serve it with your favorite sides for a quick weeknight meal in less than 30 minutes.
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15 min Shrimp Chow Mein Recipe
15 min Shrimp chow mein nutritious weeknight meal. Comfort food easily prepared and so delicious! Prepare this one-pot meal for dinner after a long day at work. Learn how to prepare & and stir-fry shrimp chow mein (prawns) efficiently effortlessly. With useful step by step recipe inc short video t…
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Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp
This Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe is one of those pescatarian recipes that everyone will love! Keto, paleo, gluten free, and nut free, it is one of the main meals that you can add to your weekly meal plan.
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14 thoughts on “20 Dinners for Two: Recipe Roundup”

  1. Spicy Tuna Sushi Stack with Wonton Crisps and Lemon Chicken and Couscous are totally things I would try! We are pretty lucky here, there’s a local store that does meat cuts designed for two people, so we do that four to five meals out of the week and then just have to come up with sides, usually salad!

  2. It can sometimes be so difficult to cook for two. This roundup is so very helpful for those nights where everyone is not home.

  3. Just been looking for new meal ideas. I like the sound of the Vegan Pinto Bean Tacos – just yummy and ideal for a delicious dinner x

  4. Oh my, that’s a gorgeous recipe collection! Everything looks delicious and I think there is something for everyone! I need to try them! Thanks for sharing!

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