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.

Sriracha Shrimp

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

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

Pizza with Fresh Figs, Ricotta, Thyme, and Honey

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

Cauliflower "Rice" Stir-Fry

Rating: 4 stars 57
This no-grain cauliflower dish is surprisingly hearty.

Grilled Chicken with Cherries, Shallots, and Arugula

Tossing sweet, juicy cherries with a grilled chicken salad brings the flavor in this Grilled Chicken with Cherries, Shallots, and Arugula, to a whole new level.

Steak and Shrimp with Parsley Potatoes

Rating: 4 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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Quick-Braised Red Snapper

You can cook a whole fish in a flash if you use a wok. In this riff on the classic Chinese-restaurant dish, red snapper and scallions are braised in a fragrant garlic- and ginger-infused oil.