20 Recipes for Two
One of the challenges of the newly empty nest is learning to cook for only two people again. One of the awesome things about cooking for two people is that you can try new things and sometimes eat healthier because you no longer have to satisfy the tastes of children. These 20 Recipes for Two are a collection of healthy recipes, chicken recipes, beef recipes, vegetarian recipes, and more (even some desserts). They are perfect empty nest recipes!!
Also check out 5 Weeknight Recipes for Two
For even more recipes for two: Crockpot Meals for Two
You will also love: Tips and Tricks to Make Cooking for Two Easy
Empty Nest Recipes
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Thank you to the amazing food bloggers who shared their recipes for this post!
Beef Recipes for Two Main Dishes
Southwest Steak Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing by Low Carb Yum
Slow Cooker Chili Lime Beef Tacos with Mango Salsa by The Fit Blog
Asian Beef Salad by The Petite Cook
Chicken Cooking for Two Main Dishes
Chicken in a Lemon, Rosemary, and White Wine Sauce by Emma Eats and Explores
Pressure Cooker Apricot Glazed Herbed Chicken Thighs by This Old Gal
Fish Cooking for Two Main Dishes
Tilapia with New Potatoes, Peas, and Pesto Mayonnaise by Sidewalk Shoes
Smoked Salmon Salad with Avocado by A Lady in France
Thyme Rubbed Salmon with Cauliflower “Risotto” by Sidewalk Shoes
Shrimp Cooking for Two Dishes
Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Cilantro Lime Sauce by Pepper Bowl
Tomato Salsa Shrimp and Rice by Happy Foods Tube
Other Cooking for Two Main Dishes
Fried Cabbage and Potatoes with Bacon by Savory Tooth
Pressure Cooker Super Simple BBQ Pork Spare Ribs by This Old Gal
Vegetarian or Side Cooking for Two Dishes
Barrata Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette by Geeks who Eat
Creamy Buttermilk Pasta by Pepper Bowl
One Pot Spaghetti Aglio e Olio by Savory Tooth
Cooking for Two Desserts
Irresistible Petit Gateau by The Cookware Geek
40 Layer Tiramisu for Two by The Starving Chef
Mini Chocolate Layer Cake by What the Fork
Breakfast Cooking for Two Dishes
Cinnamon Swirl Mug Muffin by Wholesome Yum
Fresh Fruit Smoothie Bowls by Organized Island
Recipes for Two on Almost Empty Nest
I love cooking for two. It has become one of the best things about empty nesting. I love being able to buy quality ingredients. Another thing I love about cooking for two is eating the leftovers for lunch the next day. Some recipes make slightly more than portions just for two and allow just enough for a good quality and tasty lunch the next day.
Thank you to the bloggers who shared their recipes for 20 Recipes for Two. Be sure to visit their blogs for more recipes and check out my post Crockpot Meals for Two for more recipe ideas. Do you have favorite recipes for two? Where do you find them? What are they? Drop them in the comments below.
Thanks for including my mini chocolate layer cake!
You are welcome! It looks absolutely yummy and you can’t feel TOO guilty for making a “mini” chocolate cake.