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.
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.
Make the most of the season’s fresh produce with this colorful summer salad by Kayla Itsines, which features a homemade lemon chia dressing.
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.
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.
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.
My Diary of Us’s ginger-, mushroom-, and spinach-based ramen bowl is the ideal make-ahead recipe for workweek lunches.
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.
One sweet potato, two eggs, fresh cilantro, and a spicy splash of Sriracha are basically all you need for this foolproof recipe for one.