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.

Pumpkin Grilled Cheese

What to do with that unfinished can of pumpkin puree? Use it as a rich and creamy way to take a grilled cheese from good to gourmet.

Honeynut Squash, Leek, and Brie Gratin

A bright salad of crisp lettuces and an assertive vinaigrette is the ideal accompaniment for this rich vegetarian gratin.

Lemon-Herb Sardine Salad

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

Seared Scallops with Celery and Golden Raisin Salad

Look for fresh scallops that are labeled as dry-packed, which are not treated with preservatives and have a lower water content than wet or "soaked" scallops. Seasoning scallops just before cooking also ensures that they stay dry.

Pan-Sauteed Sole

Rating: 3.49 stars
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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
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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
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Make a quick, family-friendly meal with Gotham Bar and Grill chef Alfred Portale's take on classic spaghetti carbonara.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Sauteed Sole with Lemon
Rating: Unrated
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Gray sole is a delicately flavored white fish. You can substitute flounder, turbot, or another type of sole.
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.

Pizza with Fresh Figs, Ricotta, Thyme, and Honey

Try a stone fruit instead of figs and think about this pizza as a dessert.