20 Easy Dinner Recipes For Two

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Are you stuck in the endless cycle of meal planning and kitchen chaos when trying to whip up a delicious dinner for two? We have your solution with these 20 easy dinner recipes for two that will help simplify your evenings.

No more stress. These recipes can help you celebrate a special occasion, plan a romantic date night, or simply make weeknight dinners easy and delicious.

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Cacio e pepe, honey garlic salmon, and Instant Pot chicken & broccoli
Dinner recipes for two

No need to scale down a large recipe, all of these recipes are tailored for 2 servings. Recipes for two are perfect for couples, roommates, or anyone who wants to cook a smaller portion size without having to deal with leftovers.

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Dinner Recipes for Two

Mexican-Style Chicken Flautas
These Mexican-style chicken flautas are a great snack or appetizer, served with shredded lettuce, cheese and pico de gallo.
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Chicken Flautas
Chicken in White Wine Sauce with Roasted Asparagus
This chicken in white wine sauce is paired with a roasted parmesan asparagus for a complete dinner that's impressive and delicious.
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chicken in white wine sauce
Crispy Pork Knuckle
Pork Knuckle is easy to make and produces an impressive looking and decadent dish that’s great to serve year round.
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Crispy Pork Knuckle
Pesto Tagliatelle Pasta
This Pesto Tagliatelle features thick strands of pasta coated in an aromatic and flavorful homemade basil pesto sauce.
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Pesto Tagliatelle Pasta
Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls
These Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowls feature caramelized pork and an array of crisp and refreshing vegetables in one satisfying bowl.
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caramelized pork bowls
Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli
Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli is a simple dinner idea with flavorful tender chicken and crisp broccoli in a savory sauce.
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Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli
Verde Wet Burritos
These verde Wet Burritos feature slow-cooked carnitas with spicy Mexican rice and beans and melted cheddar cheese.
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verde wet burrito
Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon
This Honey Garlic Salmon is pan seared and topped with a sweet and savory sauce of garlic, ginger, honey and soy sauce.
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Honey Garlic Salmon and Greens
Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli
This homemade butternut squash ravioli is as impressive as it is delicious.
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Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
This Crispy Chicken Sandwich uses chicken thigh meat to make sure the inside is moist and juicy while the outside is super crispy.
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Crispy chicken sandwich
Chicken Caprese Pasta
This Chicken Caprese Pasta is made with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese, then piled on top of a bed of spaghetti for a super simple weeknight meal.
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Caprese Chicken Pasta
Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e pepe is a pasta dish that hails from Rome. It means "cheese and pepper" and for such a simple dish, it is incredibly delicious.
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cacio e pepe
Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs
These slow-cooker beef short ribs will reach fall-off-the-bone tenderness with very little work on your part.
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Beef Short Ribs
Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops
Perk up your bland, boring pork chops by wrapping them in bacon. As they say, bacon makes everything better.
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bacon-wrapped pork chops
Farfalle alla Vodka
Farfalle pasta with a rich, creamy tomato vodka sauce.
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farfalle alla vodka
Salmon Sushi Bowl
These salmon sushi bowls are both healthy and irresistibly tasty. The avocado and salmon, mixed with delicious sushi rice is a huge hit.
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salmon sushi bowl
BBQ Chicken Tostadas
These BBQ Chicken Tostadas are quick and easy to make.
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bbq chicken tostadas
Sweet & Sour Pork Chops
Sweet & Sour Pork Chops are doused in a delicious sauce made with balsamic vinegar and maple syrup that is so irresistible on pork and served with bell peppers and pineapple.
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Sweet & Sour Pork Chops
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
A creamy alfredo sauce is added to fettuccine and topped with chicken in this wonderful Italian-American dish.
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chicken fettuccine alfredo
Beef & Broccoli Noodles
Delicious beef in a savory sauce with tender broccoli and noodles makes this one of our favorite stir fry dishes.
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beef and broccoli noodles
Pulled Pork Gnocchi
This dish includes pulled pork, potato gnocchi, sage, pine nuts and Parmesan cheese.
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pulled pork gnocchi

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I adjust recipes for two people?

To adjust recipes for two people, you can simply have to adjust the ingredients based on the number of servings you need. Keep in mind that cooking times and temperatures may need to be adjusted as well.

How can I prevent food waste when cooking for two?

To prevent waste, try to plan your meals in advance and only buy the ingredients you need. You can also freeze leftovers for later use, or repurpose them in new dishes.

What are some good dessert ideas for cooking for two?

Desserts for two can be a fun and romantic way to end a meal. Try making individual servings of classic desserts, such as chocolate mousse or crème brûlée. You can also make mini pies or tarts using pre-made crusts and fresh fruit. For a simple and healthy option, try serving fresh berries with a dollop of whipped cream or Greek yogurt.

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