Cooking for one can be hard — sometimes all you want to do is curl up on the couch and eat a bowl of cereal for dinner or order takeout (no judgement here!). But if you’re looking to cook yourself something delicious, we’ve got you covered. From simple breakfast recipes to quick lunches to easy dinner ideas, we’ve got lots of ideas for quick and easy meals for one — and these recipes cover all three meals of the day.
This simple, yet oh-so satisfying dish is the ultimate of easy breakfast ideas: it consists of two sliced of bread with the centres cut out, then filled with eggs and cooked until both sides are nice and golden. Finish with a sprinkle of feta, red chilis and dill.
Green Onion Parmesan Crepes with Ricotta, Spinach and Bacon
An incredibly flavourful and delicious green onion and Parmesan crepe stuffed with ricotta cheese, spinach, bacon and mushrooms. Count us in!
The Pioneer Woman's Quesadillas With Shrimp and Peppers
These spicy quesadillas are filled with juicy shrimp, sautéed onions and bell peppers and loaded with melted Monterey Jack cheese. Can’t get enough of those soft tortillas loaded with fillings?
Ethiopian Vegan Potato Stew
This hearty Ethiopian plant-based potato stew (AKA dinich wot) is incredibly hearty, spicy and super easy to make: it requires just eight ingredients and can be whipped up in just an hour. Serve with a side of rice, fonio or fresh bread.
Zucchini Noodles With Coconut Curry Salmon
Zucchini noodles are topped with salmon in a super easy, three-ingredient coconut curry sauce for a light and healthy meal that feels gourmet.
Giada De Laurentiis' Linguine With Shrimp and Lemon Oil
A light and bright shrimp-topped linguine gets added sunshine — and flavour — from its homemade lemon oil drizzle.
The Pioneer Woman's Cobb Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing
A classic salad that won’t disappoint! Set aside the dressing and it will play double-duty as dinner as well as tomorrow’s lunch. Speaking of salad, here are some healthy meal-sized ones that you’ll actually crave.
Anna Olson's Salmon in Parchment with Ginger, Soy and Enoki Mushrooms
Salmon steamed in individual parchment parcels really enhances the aroma and flavour of this gorgeous dish.