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64 Easy Dinner Recipes for Two

Updated May 19, 2017

If you think great dinners for two must involve halving a larger recipe, then you will love our dinner for two ideas! These 64 Easy Dinner Recipes for Two are all tailor-made for a party of two, so whether you're looking for quick dinners for two, a menu for a romantic dinner for two, or easy meals for two on a budget, 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 and seafood dishes, beef, pork and veal dishes, pasta dishes and sides, plus desserts! Why go out when you can make restaurant-quality recipes for two at home?

Chicken Dinners for Two

Winner, winner! We've got some great chicken dinners! Below, you'll find some of our best chicken dinners for two, including everything from simple chicken dinners for busy weeknights to romantic chicken dinners for two. Both of you are going to love these easy chicken recipes! 

Beef Dinners for Two

Looking for beef dinner ideas for two? We've got you covered! When those cravings for something really hearty set in, there's nothing like a beef dinner to really make you feel satisfied. Plus, instead of going out to an expensive steakhouse and spending a fortune for just the two of you, why not make one of our romantic steak dinners for two? We've got nothing but the best for you and your loved one.

Pork Dinners for Two

Want to cook up a juicy pork dinner tonight? Check out our easy pork recipes for two! Whether for a summer barbecue or for a cozy night in, these pleasing pork dinners are sure to put a smile on both of your faces. 

Seafood Dinners for Two

There's no need to spend the extra money at a fancy restaurant just to eat a nice seafood dinner. You can easily whip up any of these seafood recipes for two on any night of the week. Whether you're a fan of fish or shellfish, we've got plenty of options for you to check out!

Veal, Lamb, & Turkey Dinners for Two

If neither of you can decide whether you want chicken, beef, pork, or seafood for dinner, then we've got another about something totally different? Below, you'll find some great dinners for two that are made with lamb, veal, or turkey. Give these a try whenever you're looking to change things up!

Pasta for Two

Pasta is always a favorite quick and easy dinner idea! We've got some fancy pasta dishes, for those nights when you want to step it up a notch for a special occasion, along with some basic weeknight pasta recipes that are good for any night of the week. Whenever you're in search of cooking for two ideas, we bet you'll want to come back to one of these recipes!

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

Healthy dinner for two ideas used to be hard to come by, but not anymore! 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

Check out our blog post, "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! Plus, don't forget to check out our Leftover Storage Tips to maximize your meals!

Looking for even more easy recipes for two? Don't forget to check out our complete guide, Homemade Meals for Two: 70 Magnificent Recipes for Two. Or, if you're looking for some holiday favorites, be sure to check out our collection pages: 24 Romantic Recipes for Valentine's Day and Thanksgiving Dinner Menu for Two.

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Since it's just me and my boyfriend at home, I could really use these recipes for two. I like that these recipes all look easy, and I love that there are some healthier options too!

Love these. These are great if you're cooking for one, too - it means you've got leftovers for tomorrow!

Yum! Hubby will definitely be happy when I tell him about the Irish Coffee for Two. We love the Mashed Potatoes for Two recipe, it's the perfect size!!

As empty nesters, it's not always easy to find recipes that won't leave us with lots of leftovers. I've tried the Chicken Parmesan for Two, which was really good, and look forward to trying more recipes for two. Thanks!

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Thank you for putting together this list of recipes for smaller households. I'm not a fan of leftovers and it's hard to find recipes for two. I tried the Turkey Stuffed Peppers and the Apple Crisp For Two and both were very tasty!

Going to try it THANK YOU

Everything looks yummy


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