When you’re serving dinner for yourself and a loved one, finding the right recipe can be a challenge. This collection of recipes is made up of simple dinner ideas for two that both you and your loved one will enjoy together, whether you’re cooking a family meal like Dad’s Chicken and Leeks or a romantic dinner such as French Steak with Red Wine Sauce and Grated Carrot Salad.
From delicious steaks and juicy chicken recipes to vegetarian pastas and soups, these simple dinner ideas for two are quick to make, easy, and so tasty. With options for even the pickiest of eaters, you’ll find the right dinner recipe for both you and the person you’re cooking for, whether you’re looking for a simple family dinner or the perfect Valentine’s Day meal!
1. Celery Root Soup Dinner for Two
Make this Celery Root Soup for an impressive dinner for two with a creamy vegetarian soup base topped off with buttery, delicious lobster.
2. Sausage and Kale Pasta Dinner for Two
Sausage and Kale Pasta is one of our favorite simple dinner ideas for two! This creamy and cheesy pasta skillet is easy to make and on the table in only 35 minutes.
3. Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Pork with Homemade Sauce
This Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Pork with Homemade Sauce Recipe is a deliciously tender dish that can be made ahead of time, and is just as tasty reheated!
4. Easy Slow Cooker Roast Beef Recipe
This Easy Slow Cooker Roast Beef Recipe is one of our favorite simple dinner ideas for two! It’s so easy to make in your slow cooker, and rewarding after a long day.
5. Baked Green Olive Chicken
This recipe for Baked Green Olive Chicken is a flavorful and comforting recipe that is so easy to make. It’s one of our favorite simple dinner ideas for two!
6. Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy
Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy is a deliciously cozy and comforting Sunday Supper recipe that we especially love when it’s cold outside. It’s also simple to make, and a great dinner choice for two people!
7. Tuna Rice Bowl with Yum Yum Sauce
This Tuna Rice Bowl with Yum Yum Sauce is an irresistibly delicious rice bowl that is easily portioned for two people. You won’t be able to get enough of that yummy sauce!
8. Homemade Rice-A-Roni Gluten Free
Homemade Rice-A-Roni Gluten Free is so quick and easy to make from scratch, and pairs well with any protein! It’s the perfect simple gluten free dinner recipe.
9. Roast Chicken and Toast
Roast Chicken and Toast is an easy, satisfying dinner! Pairing the crispy chicken with a flavorful homemade bread really makes this dish stand out on our list of simple dinner recipes for two.
10. Buttermilk Roasted Chicken
Buttermilk Roasted Chicken is a quick and easy dinner for any night of the week! This easy chicken recipe is timeless and simple to portion for two people.
11. Grilled Teriyaki Steak and Noodle Salad
Grilled Teriyaki Steak and Noodle Salad is a deliciously easy dinner recipe that you can have on the table in just 30 minutes!
12. Thai Steak Salad
Thai Steak Salad is a great choice if you’re looking for simple dinner ideas for two. It’s an easy to make, healthy option!
13. Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Foil Pouch French Onion Green Beans
This Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Foil Pouch French Onion Green Beans is a mouthwatering dinner recipe, and is guaranteed to impress the person that you’re cooking for!
14. Naanwich Steak Wrap
This Naanwich Steak Wrap is a fantastic option out of our favorite simple dinner ideas for two if you’re craving a sandwich! This steak wrap is packed with deliciously fresh flavors, and is so easy to make.
15. Slow Cooker Red Wine Short Ribs
16. Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
17. Best Filet Mignon Recipe with Garlic Herb Butter
18. Pesto Parmesan Zucchini Noodles
19. Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
We love this Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe from Wholesome Yum. Using just 5 ingredients, this deliciously cheesy soup is so easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! Plus, it’s gluten free!
20. Pan Seared Sirloin Steak Dinner for Two
21. Easy Fettuccine Alfredo
22. Summer Brown Butter Pasta for Two
23. Dinner for Two: Engagement Chicken Pasta
Dessert for Two knows how to make the best simple dinner ideas for two, and in under an hour, too! This recipe for Dinner for Two: Engagement Chicken Pasta is a dish that will impress whoever you serve it to, including yourself!
24. Moroccan Chicken Skillet
This Moroccan Chicken Skillet from Food Faith Fitness is one of our favorite simple dinner ideas for two for how easy to make and delicious it is! Spicy-sweet, gluten free, and health-conscious, this dish will make you feel good about yourself.
25. Steak au Poivre with Fingerling Potatoes
This Steak au Poivre with Fingerling Potatoes recipe from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures is on the table in just 30 minutes, and is perfectly portioned for two! Not to mention, it’s an absolutely delicious steak recipe.
26. Herb Roasted Cornish Hens with Root Vegetables
27. Chicken Thighs Marsala for Two
This recipe for Chicken Thighs Marsala for Two from The View from Great Island is easily one of our favorite simple dinner ideas for two. Its rich, unforgettable flavor makes this a special dish, and it’s already portioned perfectly for two people!
More Simple Dinner Ideas for Two
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