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50 Easy Dinner Recipes for Two

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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 42 Easy Dinner Recipes are all tailor-made for a party of two, so whether you're looking for quick dinners for two or a menu for a romantic dinner for two, 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 have a restaurant-quality dinner for two at home?

Seafood & Chicken Dinners for Two

Whether you're planning a romantic evening or a casual night at home, 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, 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 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

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

You can turn any recipe into a recipe for two with this free printable! Check out our blog, "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! 

Looking for more easy recipes for two? Don't forget to check out our complete guide, Homemade Meals for Two: 70 Magnificent Recipes for Two.

Love easy dinner recipes? Then grab your free copy of Fuss-Free Meals: 35 Simple Skillet Recipes and One-Pot Recipes.

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