Dinner for One? Try These Easy Recipes

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You're on your own for dinner, so what the heck are you going to make? You'd like to be creative, but only if the portions are right. Here, nine delicious recipes, easily made for you and you alone.

Cacio E Pepe
A quarter pound of pasta (about a quarter of the box), a dash of pepper, some Parmesan--that's all you need to whip up this deliciously creamy (and whoa, spicy!) recipe, already sized for one. Get the recipe.


Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry with Peanuts
Think of it as a one-bowl wonder, garnished with the best: fresh lime juice, basil and roasted peanuts. Toss any extra chicken in the freezer for later in the week. Get the recipe.


Burrito Bowl
Search your cupboards for brown rice, farro or quinoa, then supplement with chicken, black beans and salsa (don't forget the avocado). Get the recipe.


Heirloom Tomato Tart
Stashing puff pastry in your freezer is always a good idea--especially when you have heirloom tomatoes (or miscellaneous veggies) on hand. Add cheese, pesto, salt and pepper--voilà: personal pizza for one. Get the recipe.


Lamb and Feta Burger with Mint Pesto and Yogurt
Sub in store-bought pesto or make it from scratch--either way, this burger will be the best thing you eat all day. (Halve the recipe or take the second one for lunch tomorrow.) Get the recipe.


Poached Egg and Vegetables
'Cause sometimes you're craving something healthy--but you also want to feel full (thank you, quinoa). Get the recipe.


Tomato Soup in a Bread Bowl
Pick up a seven-inch sourdough, slice off the top and pour the freshly warmed tomato soup right in. You're done! Get the recipe.


Fried Egg Sandwich with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Cut this recipe in half and make the drippy sandwich of your dreams using just a handful of ingredients (bacon and blue cheese optional, but encouraged). Get the recipe.


Macaroni and Cheese
OK, you might want leftovers for this one. Get the recipe.