This is a collection of recipes for one person.
It’s a great way to cook when you’re living on your own, but it can also be a fun change from cooking for two or more people.
Recipes for one person
The recipes are designed so that each person can have their own meal, but it’s also possible to share the food by placing the individual portions side-by-side on a plate.
This collection includes recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks and drinks.
In the age of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, we’ve got plenty of options for watching TV shows and movies on our own schedule. But what about cooking?
If you’re living alone, it can be hard to find recipes for just one person. The recipes in most cookbooks are designed for families or couples, which means you have to scale them down or simply adapt them.
But there are some cookbooks out there that make it easy to create meals for one person at a time — without sacrificing flavor. These are our top picks:
If you’re single and living alone, you might think that cooking for one is a recipe for culinary disaster. But it doesn’t have to be!
Cooking for one is actually easier than cooking for two or more people. With only yourself to feed, you don’t have to worry about leftovers going to waste or enough food not being prepared in the first place. And if you want to eat healthy, cooking for just yourself lets you make better choices when it comes to ingredients and portions.
Here are some recipes that are perfect for one person:
A breakfast of oats and milk has long been a favorite among health-conscious foodies, but overnight oats take this classic dish to another level by allowing the grains to soak overnight in liquid. This makes them softer and more digestible — perfect for those mornings when we’re running late and don’t have time for breakfast before leaving the house.
If you’re looking for new ways to cook eggs in the morning, try this version of overnight oats with chia seeds, fruit and nuts or this recipe that includes blueberries, coconut flakes and almond butter.
Here are five recipes for one person. You’ll find a variety of meals, from pastas to rice dishes and stir fries.
You can make these for yourself or for two people, just double or triple the ingredients as needed.
Fettuccine with Creamy Leek Sauce
This is a richly flavored pasta dish that’s perfect for a cold winter night. The sauce is made with leeks, garlic and heavy cream — no cheese needed! Serve it with a side salad or steamed broccoli to round out the meal.
1/2 lb fettuccine noodles*
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tbsp butter**
3 medium leeks, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)***
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves****
Sometimes you’re in the mood to cook and other times you just want to eat. If you’re cooking for one and trying to avoid takeout, these recipes are perfect.
- Eggs in a Bag
This is a great meal if you’re short on time and don’t want to dirty up all your pots and pans. Put the eggs in a bag, add whatever ingredients you want, seal the bag, then boil it all up in one pot. It’s super easy and not too messy!
- Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
Enjoy this classic breakfast favorite at home with these easy instructions for making hollandaise sauce from scratch!
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The ultimate comfort food gets an upgrade when it’s grilled rather than pan-fried — plus it’s easier than ever to make at home thanks to this recipe video from BuzzFeed Food!
- Pizza Toasties
These pizza toasties are so simple yet delicious that they’ll become a regular addition to your weeknight dinner rotation!
Make-ahead meals for one person
For those who live alone, it can be hard to find the time to cook. With these easy recipes, you can make dinner even when you’re short on time.
Make-ahead meals for one person:
Salmon with lemon and thyme
This recipe is ideal for busy people who want a quick and easy dinner. It’s also a great way to get more fish into your diet. The salmon cooks quickly in the microwave, so you can enjoy it hot or cold. If you prefer not to use canned salmon, simply substitute cooked fresh salmon instead.
1 4-ounce (125 g) skinless salmon fillet, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest*
Here are some recipes for one person. If you’re cooking for one, or just want to try something new, these easy recipes are perfect.
3-Ingredient Lemon Chicken
This chicken recipe is super easy and quick to make so it’s perfect for a midweek meal. You can make it in less than 30 minutes!
Grilled Chicken Legs with Sweet and Spicy Glaze
The sweet and spicy glaze makes this grilled chicken recipe a real winner! It’s so easy to make and super delicious too!
Green Tea Chicken Noodle Soup (for one)
This soup is so easy to prepare and only takes 25 minutes! It’s full of fresh green tea leaves which give it an amazing flavour! You’ll love this healthy soup recipe for one person!
- Tofu and Vegetable Stir-Fry
Here’s a quick, easy and healthy recipe for a single person.
1/4 block firm tofu, cubed
1/2 cup broccoli florets (about 1 small head)
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce or tamari (gluten free)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
The following recipes are for one person, and you can easily double or triple them to serve more people.
Chili con Carne
This classic dish is great for a cold winter night. It’s also easy and inexpensive to make.
1 pound of ground beef or turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons chili powder (or to taste)
1.Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
2.Easy Chicken Alfredo
4.Tuna Noodle Casserole
5.Chicken Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup
6.Cobb Salad with Poached Egg
7.Spaghetti Pomodoro (with Meatballs)
8.Garlic Shrimp and Spaghetti with Vegetables