When you’re young, it can be hard searching for a recipe that won’t make way too much food. I don’t know about you but I only have two people to feed (including myself) and most recipes feed at LEAST four. This means a standard recipe might leave you with a ton of leftovers you never get to. This leads to food waste and can also lead you to getting sick of some of your favorite meals. Who wants to eat the same meal every single day for a week? Not me. Because of this conundrum I have found myself in, I’ve started compiling recipes that are a lot smaller. Here are some dinner for two ideas for you and your roommate (or bae), or for you and you later (leftovers for only one night, yay!)
Fajitas are a classic meal that is so easy to make. It also has the perfect explosion of flavor that really makes this meal a hit every single time. When I was trying to find the recipe I use for this, a lot of the online recipes went way overboard for this one. Personally, all I buy is chicken, an onion, a bell pepper and a fajita seasoning packet. Cut up the chicken, onion, and bell pepper, put them in a bowl and season them! Pop them in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes and boom. Bonus points if you make my FAVORITE Rice-A-Roni Cilantro Lime Rice. My fiancé and I prefer to eat these as fajita bowls, but you could get some tortillas too if you wanted!
I’m letting you in on my biggest secret here. After seeing this TikTok on my For You page, I decided to try this rendition of packaged Ramen and got obsessed. All you need is two packs of ramen (or one if you’re making this for yourself only), a tbsp of butter, a spoonful of minced garlic, some soy sauce, some crushed red pepper, ¼ cup of brown sugar and one egg. This Ramen is packed with flavor and is so yummy! I personally love to make Ramen as it comes, but mixing it up occasionally really helps this classic staple not get old! When it comes to being a college kid, Ramen is forever, so you better find ways to mix it up!
If you don’t know what crack chicken is, you’re missing out. Basically, it’s a cheesy creamy ranch-flavored chicken. This recipe is so easy to make and combines crack chicken with white rice for a delicious meal that won’t let you down. Personally, I love making this meal on a busy night when I don’t want to do a ton of cooking and prep.
This one is also pretty simple. For an easy four-ingredient dinner, grocery shop for black beans, corn, white rice and shredded chicken. Cook all of the ingredients as the cans or boxes tell you to, and then combine a bowl for a perfect Mexican-inspired bowl.
We’re obsessed with lasagna but we never want to take the time to make it ourselves. Well, this lazy lasagna recipe is perfectly in between homemade and frozen lasagna. All you need is some shredded cheese, a bag of frozen ravioli, and a jar of tomato sauce. Layer it together in a baking dish and you got yourself the perfect meal for two.
What are your favorite dinner for two ideas? Comment them down below so we can all compare notes and get our grocery lists ready to go!