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50 Easy Dinner Recipes for Two

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Updated March 03, 2017

50 Easy Dinner Recipes for Two

If you think great dinners for two must involve halving a larger recipe, then you will love our dinner for two ideas! These 50 Easy Dinner Recipes for Two are all tailor-made for a party of two, so whether you're looking for quick dinners for two, a menu for a romantic dinner for two, or easy meals for two on a budget, you'll find the perfect recipes for your meal in our collection. We've got a delicious selection of dinner for two recipes, including chicken & seafood dishes, beef, pork & veal dishes, pasta dishes & sides, plus drinks & desserts. Why go out when you can make restaurant-quality recipes for two at home?

Seafood & Chicken Dinners for Two

If you're looking for romantic dinner ideas for two, or even just healthy dinner for two ideas, then take a look at these recipes: seafood and chicken dinners for two are incredibly versatile. For a dinner by candlelight, try our Quick Chicken Francaise — an easy version of a French classic. For a low-key dinner for two, try Sizzling Shrimp Stir Fry — just like your favorite takeout, but cheaper!

Pork, Veal, & Beef Dinners for Two

Easy dinners for two don't get much better than beef, pork and veal. Whether you're making a juicy Pork Tenderloin Marsala or a romantic Porterhouse for Two (a favorite dinner idea for two!), these delicious dinner for two ideas are perfect for sharing with that special someone. With a variety of dishes ranging form ribs to veal to beef stromboli, we know you'll love these easy meal ideas.

Pasta for Two

Pasta is always a favorite quick and easy dinner idea when you're looking for cooking for two ideas. When you want to step it up a notch for a special meal, try our fancy pasta dishes for two — like Pasta with Mushrooms or Spinach Fettuccine Primavera! Much more decadent than your usual weeknight pasta 'n' sauce, these main dish pasta recipes are great for a romantic evening. Plus, if you're lucky, you might even have enough for leftovers!

Side Dishes for Two

And don't forget the sides: serve up some of these tasty side dishes for two. They pair well with most of our main dishes, and are ideal for splitting. Packed with veggies, these sides dishes are the perfect accompaniment to a special dinner for two!

Drinks & Desserts for Two

The perfect way to end the perfect evening is over drinks & desserts for two! There's nothing better than an after-dinner coffee paired with a rich dessert. Whether your sweet tooth craves chocolate, ice cream, cake or milkshakes, we've got a decadent dessert you'll love — just be sure you've got two spoons.

Healthy Dinner Recipes for Two

Healthy dinner for two ideas used to be hard to come by, but not anymore! From lemony chicken to stuffed peppers and lightened-up pizza, these healthy dinner recipes for two cook up quick and extra delicious. Each recipe splits into two generous helpings of good-for-you food that you're sure to devour. For more healthy recipes be sure to visit

Check out our blog post, "3 Print-Outs You Need in Your Kitchen," for a guide on how to cut a recipe in half or thirds. It's perfect since many of the Mr. Food Test Kitchen recipes serve four or six. Have this print-out on hand and you can make an unlimited collection of dinner recipes for two! Plus, don't forget to check out our Leftover Storage Tips to maximize your meals!

Looking for even more easy recipes for two? Don't forget to check out our complete guide, Homemade Meals for Two: 70 Magnificent Recipes for Two. Or, if you're looking for some holiday favorites, be sure to check out our collection pages: 24 Romantic Recipes for Valentine's Day and Thanksgiving Dinner Menu for Two.

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Thank you for putting together this list of recipes for smaller households. I'm not a fan of leftovers and it's hard to find recipes for two. I tried the Turkey Stuffed Peppers and the Apple Crisp For Two and both were very tasty!

Going to try it THANK YOU

Everything looks yummy


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