Cooking for One Doesn’t Have to Be the Worst
Eight recipes that prove it.
Updated Oct 11, 2018 3:02 PM
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When it comes to cooking for yourself, it’s difficult to find the inspiration or motivation to make a meal of substance. Takeout, frozen foods, and ad hoc bowls of stale cereal become a crutch and an inevitable norm—one we’re especially keen on changing.
Because your meals deserve to be more than just an afterthought, we took it upon ourselves to source the single-serving recipes you’ll be excited to make, especially after a long day at the office. Read on for the best dishes you can make for yourself, sans being left with a week’s worth of leftovers.
Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata With Goat Cheese
Breakfast for dinner is always a great option, and this savory goat cheese frittata from Foodie Crush is the sort of midweek indulgence we all deserve.
Summer Salad Recipe
Make the most of the season’s fresh produce with this colorful summer salad by Kayla Itsines, which features a homemade lemon chia dressing.
Lamb Chops with Tomato Salad
For those nights when you feel like treating yourself, Bon Appetit’s saucy lamb chops—garnished with pistachios, no less—are the way to go.
Epic Cobb Salad for One
This hearty, loaded salad—bacon, blue cheese, and chicken thighs to boot—is perfect for when you want to eat healthily but also splurge on the calories as well.
Truffled Mushroom Naan Pizza
Switch things up with this veggie-friendly rendition of homemade pizza from Salt and Lavender, featuring a naan crust and a 25-minute cook/prep time.
Easy Single-Serving Veggie Ramen Bowls
My Diary of Us’s ginger-, mushroom-, and spinach-based ramen bowl is the ideal make-ahead recipe for workweek lunches.
Pan-Seared Salmon with Capers and Baby Artichokes
A 20-minute dinner that’s protein-rich and satisfying is hard to come by. A Calculated Whisk’s clever pairing of baked artichokes and seared salmon might just become your weeknight go-to.
Baked Sweet Potato & Egg Breakfast Boats
One sweet potato, two eggs, fresh cilantro, and a spicy splash of Sriracha are basically all you need for this foolproof recipe for one.
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