8 Dishes for Cooking for One

If you find it difficult to muster the enthusiasm for cooking when you’re dining solo, check out these 8 dishes for cooking for one. These easy single-serving recipes are so delicious, that you’ll be looking forward to the fact that you don’t have to share these meals with anyone.

A baked mini quiche for one on a white plate.
This mini quiche for one, made with pastry crust, egg, cream, nutmeg, and ham or bacon, is far easier to make than you might suspect. It’s also the perfect single serving.
A fried mortadella sandwich cut in half on a piece of parchment paper.
This fried Mortadella sandwich is a grown-up version of your childhood bologna sandwich. A little grainy mustard, a few slices of tasty mortadella, and some rustic bread are all it takes.
A cast-iron skillet filled with chilaquiles on a wooden cutting board with a block of queso fresco and half a jalapeno beside it.
These chilaquiles are a quick, authentic, and very satisfying Mexican breakfast, made with day-old tortillas, eggs, and cheese.
A veggie rice bowl filled with cabbage, rice, chickpeas, hazelnuts, and cilantro on a wooden table.
This veggie bowl is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including brown rice, chickpeas, vegetables, and nuts.
A close up of a white bowl filled with New England bouillabaisse for one.
This New England bouillabaisse for one, made with mussels, clams, and fish, in a tomato fish broth, is a quick and easy riff on the classic French fish stew that sacrifices nothing in terms of soulfulness.
A stack of four slices of banana bread French toast dripping with maple syrup and topped with sour cream.
Banana bread French toast is exactly what it sounds like. It’s made from—yep, you guessed it—banana bread! On top are vanilla-infused maple syrup and dollops of lemon sour cream. Pro tip: Don’t think about the calories.
A spoon scooping chocolate mug cake from a blue mug.
This chocolate mug cake has a rich cakey exterior and a molten chocolate center. If that’s not enticing enough, this easy dessert is ready in just 15 minutes.

Originally published July 23, 2022


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