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14 Single-Serving Recipes To Feed Your Introverted Soul

Just because you don't like throwing dinner parties doesn't mean you shouldn't eat a well-cooked meal.
10/06/2016 06:01am ET | Updated October 6, 2016

There are a lot of pressures introverts have to fight, and eating in a crowd shouldn’t be one of them. Easy solution ― cooking at home, right? Wrong. Scanning through a recipe tells us that we should be whipping up a meal for a family of four or a gathering of six friends. It almost never tells us that one is just enough. But we’re here to tell you that it is.

Just because you enjoy your own company, that doesn’t mean you should have to do complicated math to pare down a recipe and feed yourself a home-cooked meal ― and it certainly shouldn’t mean forgoing the meal altogether.

No, fellow introverts, we’ve got your back. We have breakfast recipes for just one; lunch recipes that are enough for just you; and dinner recipes that are perfect for, you guessed it, one. And that’s not all, we have desserts, too. That’s right, you can bake without having to cook up a dozen cookies ― unless, of course, you want to.

1
Sweet Potato And Maple Oatmeal
Foodie Crush
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2
On-The-Go Egg And Vegetable Breakfast Sandwich
Foodie Crush
3
Salted Honey, Apple And Gouda Toast
Half Baked Harvest
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4
Poke Avocado Bowl
A Cozy Kitchen
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5
Creamy Pork Chop With Mustard And Apples
Singly Scrumptious
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6
Mediterranean Quinoa Veggie Bowl
Pinch of Yum
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7
Spanish-Style Chicken With Olives And Peppers
Singly Scrumptious
8
Shrimp Scampi
Macheesmo
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9
Moroccan-Spiced Cod With Cauliflower Cous Cous And Carrots
A Cozy Kitchen
10
Miso Udon With Chestnut Mushrooms And Soft Boiled Egg
Singly Scrumptious
11
Salmon Soba Noodle Miso Bowl
A Cozy Kitchen
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12
Small-Batch Brownies
Cooking Classy
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13
Gooey, Molten Chocolate Mug Cake
Half Baked Harvest
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14
One (Big) Chocolate Chip Cookie
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