Quick & Easy Dinner Recipes for Two

Looking for simple, quick and easy dinner ideas for two people? Find here healthy recipes, salads, pizza, chicken, vegetable, pasta dishes and much more!

Staff Picks

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.

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.

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 74
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.

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.

Late-Night Pasta

Rating: 3.76 stars 21
Make a quick, family-friendly meal with Gotham Bar and Grill chef Alfred Portale's take on classic spaghetti carbonara.

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: 3.74 stars 19
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.

Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa

Rating: 3.41 stars 51
Roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash are the stars of this quinoa-based dinner. Tahini sauce comes in handy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cauliflower "Rice" Stir-Fry
Rating: Unrated 57
This no-grain cauliflower dish is surprisingly hearty.
Fondue for Two
For a romantic Valentine's Day dinner or a cozy date night in, serve a pot of this rich, gooey mix of Gruyere and fontina. It's the perfect partner for all kinds of dippers: roasted potatoes, bread cubes and sticks, fennel, apple, salami, you name it.

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.