Dinner Recipes for Two

Whether you are looking for healthy, quick & easy, or romantic dinner ideas for two, find a variety of recipes here!

Staff Picks

Roasted Branzino with Lemon and Thyme

Whole-roasting works well for any one-to-three-pound round fish such as snapper, perch, cod,Arctic char, bass, sea bream, and haddock. Add five to eight minutes to the roasting time for two-to-three-pound fish.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

Large bok choy can also be used: Just trim the stem ends and cut the heads into 2-inch pieces. Try serving alongside our Soy-Honey-Glazed Arctic Char.

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower

This healthy snack you can make ahead and have a container handy when you are on-the-go.

Lemon-Herb Sardine Salad

Rating: 3.48 stars
Get your dose of healthy oils with this lemony sardine mix over lettuce.

Sriracha Shrimp

A hot, dry skillet cooks shrimp that are lightly coated in mayonnaise to a beautiful golden brown in mere minutes.

Pan-Sauteed Sole

Rating: 3.49 stars
We used lemon sole, a flaky, mild-tasting white fish. At the market, look for flat fish such as sole or flounder; Pacific-caught are the most sustainable. Tilapia works well, too. Serve it with steamed new potatoes and sauteed spinach.

Cinnamon Poached Apples with Toasted Walnuts

A snack you make ahead such as this one will help you feel satiated until your next meal.

Steak and Shrimp with Parsley Potatoes

Rating: 3.81 stars
This classic surf and turf is easy to make at home. Spooning hot butter over the beef is a steakhouse trick that helps it cook evenly and enhances its flavor.

Late-Night Pasta

Rating: 3.76 stars
Make a quick, family-friendly meal with Gotham Bar and Grill chef Alfred Portale's take on classic spaghetti carbonara.

Dan Dan Noodles

Making chili oil from scratch is easy and adds a delicious complex flavor to this dish, but you can use regular hot chili oil instead in a pinch.

Inspiration and Ideas

Open-Face Tuna Melt

Cooked under the broiler, mayonnaise souffles like magic and takes on a lighter texture with a crisp brown shell. There's no better way to top a tuna melt!

Caesar Salad for Two

Rating: Unrated
There's no need to dine out when you crave a classic Caesar salad -- make this rendition at home, with all the bells and whistles.

Rib-Eye with Jalapeno Butter

For the perfect steak, like this rib-eye for two, be sure to bring the meat to room temperature before grilling and season liberally with salt and pepper. The jalapeno compound butter served with the steak has a rich, subtly spicy flavor. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small.