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.

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.

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.

Cinnamon Poached Apples with Toasted Walnuts

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

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.

Caesar Salad for Two

Rating: 3.74 stars
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.

Pizza with Fresh Figs, Ricotta, Thyme, and Honey

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

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!

Inspiration and Ideas

Cauliflower "Rice" Stir-Fry

Rating: Unrated
This no-grain cauliflower dish is surprisingly hearty.

Sriracha Shrimp

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

Zucchini "Pasta"

In this dish, the zucchini IS the pasta. Enjoy it raw.