Cooking for one has never been so easy or delicious. We’ve collected the best breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that serve one person. Plus, you’ll find a few recipes designed to leave you with leftovers that you can freeze and reheat later.
Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito with Scrambled Eggs
Bored with the usual breakfast routine? Vegetarian breakfast burritos make for a fun breakfast if you’re tired of the usual cereal or pancakes, and kids love them too. This recipe keeps things simple with eggs, salsa, and cheese, so you can always add extra spices or vegetables to suit your taste. This is a great option for breakfast on-the-go.
Turkey Club Sandwich
This turkey club sandwich can be made with deli meat and it’ll be really good. But wait until you make it with your own leftover turkey. We love putting some leftover cranberry sauce on the sandwich, but if you don’t have any, maybe you have some of the canned stuff in the back of your pantry.
In 10 minutes, you can whip up a tasty lunch that’s filling enough to hold you over until dinner, but healthy enough not to weigh you down. You’ll wonder why you never thought of folding cooked, shredded chicken into a fluffy, cheese-flecked omelet before!
Broiled Salmon Steak
Use your outdoor grill or oven broiler to prepare a meaty salmon steak for your weekday supper. A little butter (and any dried spices you favor) is all that’s needed to accent the natural sweetness of America’s favorite fish. Serve it with rice or potatoes, and a side green vegetable or salad, for a complete, nutritious meal.
Chicken Breast in Parchment Paper
Oven-steaming a plump chicken breast inside a parchment paper packet is a foolproof way to turn out moist, juicy meat every time. You only need a slice or two of citrus fruit, salt and pepper, and your choice of dried spice, to create wonderfully flavored chicken. Slice it for sandwiches and salads, or enjoy it for an easy dinner with rice and veggies.
Gluten-Free Cheesy Mushroom Baked Ziti
Cheesy mushroom baked ziti is saucy, hearty, and suitable for no-gluten diets when you use gluten-free pasta. Plenty of mushrooms go into this one-dish casserole, which includes jarred marinara sauce, and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Freeze any leftovers up to 3 months, baking it straight from the oven when ready to reheat.
So your meal plans fell through and it looks like you’ll be eating solo. Don’t despair! Instead, consider it an opportunity to hone your culinary skills. Each of those six recipes can easily be prepared for one and they’re easy to make in the morning.