Easy Recipes for Two

Cyd Converse

These easy recipes for two include main dishes, appetizers and even a couple of cocktail suggestions to accompany them! Create the perfect midweek meal or dinner for date night.

Perfect for date night dinners or mid-week meals, these easy recipes for two are sure to please! Easy does not mean boring or tasteless. Instead, these recipes are packed full of flavor and require very little prep work. 

Let’s start your date night out right with a flavor-packed Roasted Tomato Soup for two. These are made in mugs, so there’s very little prep work or clean-up work after dinner, which is great, especially when serving several courses. 

Roasted Tomato Soup Mugs Photo

For either a decadent appetizer or a fun dinner, these Shredded Chicken Nachos for Two are great.

Shredded Chicken Nachos for Two Picture

Ideal for you and your partner to enjoy during a cosy movie night on the couch, these nachos can be customized further to suit your taste preferences. To keep it simple, we’ve included cheese, sour cream and jalapenos as toppings, but feel free to get creative! The shredded chicken used in these nachos is slow-cooked in salsa, but again, you can add black beans, diced onions or anything else that you would like! 

One of our favorite go-to recipes for easy dinners are casseroles, as they are so easy to prepare, full of flavor and you can feed quite a few at once! However, this King Ranch Chicken for Two recipe pairs the ease of a casserole with maximum flavor but is made in cute ramekin dishes. The great thing is that you can increase this recipe easily if you do wish to serve this in the future for more people! 

Easy King Ranch Chicken Pic

Calling all pasta lovers...

This Fettuccine Alfredo for Two is an absolute treat; it is super easy to put together, requires very little prep time but is bursting with flavor!

The key ingredient for the amount of flavor in this dish? The parmesan cheese – and lots of it! We have kept it simple, but you can include extra veggies in your sauce, such as mushrooms, broccoli or sweet peppers. 

Fettuccine Alfredo for Two Photo

Nicely spicy

Have you ever tried to replicate your favorite takeout Indian curry and not had much luck? You will be in for a treat with this Indian Butter Chicken for Two! This ‘fakeout’ recipe is full of beautiful Indian spices that create a divine curry sauce. Not only is it great to make if you are on a budget, but it is very easy – just 10 minutes prep work!  

Indian Butter Chicken Photo

We’ve not forgotten those who may be vegetarian or are perhaps following meat-free Monday!


This recipe for BBQ Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes is delicious and ready in about 30 minutes (just 10 mins of prep!). 


BBQ Tempeh Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Picture



Cocktail ideas!

If it is date night that you are whipping these tasty meals up for, you may want to pair these dishes with a cocktail or glass of wine.

This Spicy Ginger Rum is a great cocktail that isn’t too heavy, so it can be enjoyed with dinner – it pairs wonderfully with the fettuccine recipe or nachos described above.

You may also want to consider this Winter Tequila Sunrise which pairs well with the tang of the BBQ sauce in the stuffed sweet potatoes. 

Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.

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