Quick Dinner Recipes for One

Cooking solo and need dinner fast? Here are quick dinner recipes for one that get you from zero to dinnertime in a flash.

Okay, we get it. You’re short on time some nights — and so are we! It’s hard to get a delicious, nutritious meal on the table, especially if you’re tight on time! So Alex and I have cooked up some lightning fast quick dinner recipes for one, for nights where you’re cooking solo and don’t have a moment to spare. Some of these aren’t even really “recipes,” they’re more like ideas! Feel free to customize them to make them your own, based on what’s on hand in your pantry. Luckily, most of the recipes below have a healthy spin too! So you’ll be nourished in the handful of minutes you have to meal prep.

Since you’re low on time, let’s get right to the point…

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jessie Slack
    April 20, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    The omelette recipe from your book is our favourite super quick dinner!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      April 21, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      That makes our day! We’re so glad to hear it. That one is indeed lightning fast too! Thanks for cooking from our book!

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