Menu Plans

Cooking For A Few

Cooking For a few

You don’t have to prepare a huge feast for your meal to be fancy. If you are dining solo or with a friend, skip the take-out and enjoy a healthy home-cooked meal instead. We’ll get you started with some of our best recipes for one or two.

  • Menu #1
    • Easy
      Small Batch Chili

      Cook Time: 30 minutes

      Serves 2

    • Easy
      Jalapeno Corn Muffins

      Freeze half for another meal. Too spicy? Leave out the jalapenos.

      Cook Time: 20 minutes

      Makes 12

    • Easy
      Cumin Vinaigrette

      Use to dress a mixed green salad.

      Cook Time: 0 minutes

      Makes 1 1/4 cup

    • Easy
      Double Chocolate Pudding

      Cook Time: 18 minutes

      Serves 4

  • Menu #2
    • Difficult
      Lemon Chicken with Capers

      Cook Time: 20 minutes

      Serves 2

    • Easy
      Foil Packet Potatoes

      Cook Time: 1 hour

      Serves 4

    • Easy
      Asparagus Parmesan

      Cook Time: 4 minutes

      Serves 3

    • Easy
      Saucy Caramel Pudding Cake

      Cook Time: 45 minutes

      Serves 4

  • Menu #3
    • Easy
      One Pot Tortellini Dinner

      Cook Time: 25 minutes

      Serves 2

    • Easy
      Parmesan Onion Biscuits

      Freeze half for another meal.

      Cook Time: 15 minutes

      Makes 10

    • Medium
      Lemon Dill Dip

      Serve it with raw vegetables for dipping.

      Cook Time: 0 minutes

      Makes 2/3 cup

    • Easy
      Strawberry Crisp

      Cook Time: 25 minutes

      Serves 4

  • Menu #4
    • Easy
      Chicken Sate with Peanut Sauce

      Serve with steamed broccoli.

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Serves 2

    • Easy
      Simple Coconut Rice

      This recipe can be cut in half. Freeze the remaining coconut milk for later use.

      Cook Time: 20 minutes

      Serves 8

    • Easy
      Warm Pears and Honey Syrup

      Serve over ice cream.

      Cook Time: 30 minutes

      Serves 4

  • Menu #5
    • Medium
      Mediterranean Chicken Salad

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Serves 2

    • Medium
      Herb Focaccia Bread

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Serves 6

    • Easy
      Really Wacky Chocolate Cake

      Cook Time: 40 minutes

      Serves 6

  • Menu #6
    • Medium
      Curried Shrimp

      Serve it over rice.

      Cook Time: 22 minutes

      Serves 3

    • Easy
      Broccoli and Pepper Stir Fry

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Serves 4

    • Easy
      Creamy Coconut Tapicoa Pudding

      Cook Time: 1 hour

      Serves 4

Cooking for a Few

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