Cooking for one can be a challenge, especially if you’re used to making meals for multiple people. However, it doesn’t have to be difficult or boring. With a little creativity and planning, you can make delicious and satisfying meals that are just the right size for one. Here are 10 easy and delicious recipes for one that you can try.
Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Ingredients: bread, cheese, butter
Instructions: Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place cheese in between the slices. Grill the sandwich on a pan until golden brown on each side.
Ingredients: pasta, vegetable or chicken broth, cherry tomatoes, spinach, garlic, parmesan cheese
Instructions: Cook the pasta in the broth with cherry tomatoes and garlic until the pasta is cooked. Add in spinach and cook until wilted. Serve with parmesan cheese.
Loaded Sweet Potato
Ingredients: sweet potato, black beans, avocado, salsa, sour cream
Instructions: Microwave a sweet potato until cooked. Top it with black beans, diced avocado, salsa, and sour cream.
Ingredients: eggs, onion, garlic, canned tomatoes, paprika, cumin, parsley, feta cheese
Instructions: Saute onions and garlic until fragrant. Add canned tomatoes, paprika, cumin, and cook until the sauce thickens. Crack eggs into the sauce and cook until the whites are set. Serve with parsley and crumbled feta cheese.
Single Serve Omelette
Ingredients: eggs, cheese, chopped vegetables, salt, pepper
Instructions: Whisk eggs with salt and pepper. Add chopped vegetables and cheese to the mixture. Cook in a non-stick pan until the omelette is set.
Baked Potato with Toppings
Ingredients: potato, butter, sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped chives
Instructions: Bake a potato in the oven until cooked. Top it with butter, sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped chives.
Ingredients: tomato, mozzarella cheese, basil, balsamic glaze
Instructions: Slice the tomato and cheese. Layer them with fresh basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Ingredients: canned chickpeas, canned tomatoes, onion, garlic, curry powder, salt, pepper
Instructions: Saute onion and garlic until fragrant. Add canned chickpeas, canned tomatoes, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Simmer until the curry thickens.
Hummus and Veggie Wrap
Ingredients: tortilla wrap, hummus, chopped vegetables (e.g. lettuce, cucumber, carrot), feta cheese
Instructions: Spread hummus on a tortilla wrap. Add chopped vegetables and crumbled feta cheese. Roll up the wrap tightly.
Yogurt and Berry Parfait
Ingredients: Greek yogurt, mixed berries, honey, granola
Instructions: Layer Greek yogurt, mixed berries, honey, and granola in a bowl or jar.
Cooking for one can be fun and rewarding. With these 10 easy and delicious recipes, you can enjoy satisfying meals that are just the right size for one person. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new recipes, and remember to have fun in the kitchen!