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All-Time Best Recipes Series

All-Time Best Dinners for Two

Full Recipe List


This collection encompasses a wide variety of appealing, modern dinners scaled down for two. No matter the occasion—whether you’re celebrating an anniversary at home with a nice meal, or you’re in a time crunch and have only 45 minutes to cook dinner on a busy weeknight—we’ve covered it all. Our goal was to make meal planning as fun, easy, and fuss-free as possible to ensure you get the most out of this book.

Poultry Recipes That Serve Two

Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Parmesan
Almond-Crusted Chicken Breasts with Wilted Spinach-Orange Salad
Chicken Saltimbocca
Chicken Piccata
Parmesan and Basil-Stuffed Chicken with Roasted Carrots
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Garlic and Sherry Sauce
Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Pomegranate and Balsamic Sauce
Honey-Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Moroccan Chicken with Green Olives
Three-Cup Chicken
Sichuan Orange Chicken with Broccoli
Thai Chicken with Basil
Chicken Soft Tacos
Chicken and Chorizo Paella
White Chicken Chili
Spaghetti and Turkey-Pesto Meatballs

Beef Recipes That Serve Two

Weeknight Beef Stew
Beef Stroganoff
Pan-Roasted Filets Mignons with Asparagus and Garlic-Herb Butter
Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Steak au Poivre with Brandied Cream Sauce
Steak Fajitas
Thai-Style Beef Salad
Beef Stir-Fry with Bell Peppers and Black Pepper Sauce
Thai Red Beef Curry
Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Spicy Corn and Black Bean Salad
Yankee Pot Roast
Teriyaki-Glazed Steak Tips
Juicy Pub-Style Burgers
Classic Lasagna
Spaghetti Bolognese

Pork Recipes That Serve Two

Classic Pork Ragu
Pasta with Beans, Chard, and Rosemary
Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Italian Sausage
Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans
Glazed Grilled Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes
Sautéed Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese
Easiest-Ever Pulled Pork
Crispy Sesame Pork Chops with Wilted Napa Cabbage Salad
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes
Maple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fennel and Artichokes
Stir-Fried Pork with Shiitakes and Snow Peas
Garlicky Pork with Eggplant
Skillet Pork Lo Mein
Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa
French-Style White Bean Stew

Seafood Recipes That Serve Two

Mediterranean-Style Fish Stew
Lemon-Herb Cod with Crispy Garlic Potatoes
Braised Halibut with Leeks and Mustard
Thai-Style Fish and Creamy Coconut Rice Packets
Chili-Glazed Salmon with Bok Choy
Miso-Marinated Salmon
Crispy Salmon Cakes with Sweet and Tangy Tartar Sauce
Seared Scallop Salad with Snap Peas and Radishes
Shrimp Scampi
Campanelle with Roasted Garlic, Shrimp, and Feta
Singapore Noodles with Shrimp
Pad Thai
Steamed Mussels in White Wine with Parsley
Steamed Mussels in Coconut Milk with Cilantro
Steamed Mussels in White Wine with Tomato and Basil
Clams with Israeli Couscous, Kielbasa, and Fennel
Penne Arrabbiata

Vegetarian Recipes That Serve Two

Risotto Primavera
Penne with Red Pepper Pesto (Pesto Calabrese)
Garlicky Spaghetti with Lemon and Pine Nuts
Garlicky Spaghetti with Green Olives and Almonds
Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic, and Walnuts
Soba noodles with Roasted Eggplant and Sesame
Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter–Sage Sauce
Baked Manicotti
Skillet Eggplant Parmesan
Easy Skillet Cheese Pizza
Basic Pizza Dough
Whole-wheat Pizza Dough
Asian Braised Tofu with Butternut Squash and Eggplant
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Barley
Fennel, Olive, and Goat Cheese Tarts
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata
Skillet Summer Vegetable Tamale Pie