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

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy

When you need an easy, delicious side dish, try this sautéed bok choy with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. The recipe calls for baby bok choy but large bok choy can also be used: Just trim the stem ends and cut the heads into 2-inch pieces. This side pairs well with our Soy-Honey-Glazed Arctic Char.

Seared Porterhouse Steak

Rating: 4 stars 23
All this cut of meat needs is a straightforward recipe to help its robust, beefy flavor shine. Begin by placing your steak in a cast-iron skillet on the stovetop; you'll transfer it to the oven to finish the job. Using a meat thermometer is essential, since it allows you to gauge your preferred level of doneness. Another pro tip? Let the steak rest before before slicing and serving for maximum flavor.

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.

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower

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

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!

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.

Cinnamon Poached Apples with Toasted Walnuts

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

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 20
Kale, onion and white beans are the base for this succulent squash dish.

Pan-Sauteed Sole

Rating: 3.5 stars 57
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.

Lemon-Herb Sardine Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 31
Get your dose of healthy oils with this lemony sardine mix over lettuce.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Flat-Iron Steak au Poivre

Flat-iron steak is a relatively inexpensive cut with great flavor and lots of marbling. It usually comes in one large piece that can be grilled whole like a flank or cut into individual steaks, as it's done here.