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21 Easy Dinner Ideas For Two That Will Impress Your Loved One

It doesn’t matter if it’s Valentine’s Day and you want to impress your significant other or a casual evening with your roommate, friend, or your loved one. These easy dinner ideas for two are guaranteed to help you out!

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Valentine’s Day is approaching and I am getting more and more emails and comments from you, guys, asking for main meal recipes for two to make for your romantic dinner. I actually have a bunch of them on the blog but there is no category to see all the recipes with 2 servings in one place. I plan to create one as soon as I become less busy.

Recipes for two is not a Valentine’s Day specialty even though the requests for them go through the roof in February. Me and my hubby, we are looking for such dinner ideas every single week for almost 10 years now. We are not fans of leftovers and we kinda love switching meals every evening (if we are not super busy, of course). I guess we are “foodies” (not my favorite word, that’s for sure).

Dinner ideas for two can also come in handy when you meet an old friend or share a meal with a roommate. They are awesome even if you live alone! In this case, you’ll have some leftovers but not a pile of them. There is nothing worse than eating the same non-fresh stuff for a week and feeling obliged to finish it all up because you don’t want to waste food. It’s even worse to throw it away (don’t do that, think about people who suffer from hunger).

Sorry for talking about sad things with Valentine’s day in the air! I’m a straightforward person: if I thought about something, I have to say it out loud.

Let’s get back to the fun part, though. The recipes! As I have already mentioned, I don’t have a category on the blog for all the recipes with 2 servings but I decided to collect whopping 21 easy dinner ideas for two featuring the best recipes from many different bloggers (including myself).

It’s way better than showing you my recipes alone because, oh boy, I wouldn’t come up with some great ideas other bloggers created! Let’s go!

1. Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry

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This colorful Chicken Cabbage Stir Fry is healthy, heavenly tasty and super easy to make! It also features red bell pepper, carrot and peas!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. Pan Seared Salmon With Wild Rice In Coconut Curry Broth

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Pan seared salmon on a bed of wild rice in a rich and creamy ginger and coconut curry broth!

Recipe by: Hapa Nom Nom

3. 15-minutes spicy penne in tomato sauce with salami

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When you need a little kick make this 15-minutes Spicy Penne in Tomato Sauce with Salami. Fast & easy recipe for two!

Recipe by: Vibrant Plate

4. Honey Balsamic Lamb Chops for Two

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These lamb chops are quick to cook and make the perfect meal for a romantic date, or a holiday dinner party!

Recipe by: Bakeaholic Mama

5. Chicken Scallopini With Mushroom Sauce

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One of the most popular recipes on the blog. Tender chicken breast with fettuccine topped with delicious and rich mushroom, thyme and caper sauce!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

6. Creamy Butternut Squash Soup w/ Broiled Fontina Toasts

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Comforting, cozy, and delicious, this Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Broiled Fontina Toasts takes just 8 ingredients + 45 minutes and is portioned for two!

Recipe by: Wry Toast

7. Tilapia, Potatoes, and Leeks

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This is a sexy one pan dish that would be a perfect sharing dish for Valentine’s Day, that won’t burst the buckle either!

Recipe by: Noshing With The Nolands

8. Stout Steak with Sriracha Beer Butter For Two

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This fantastic steak topped with sriracha beer butter makes a perfect romantic dinner for two!

Recipe by: The Beeroness

9. Bourbon Pecan Crusted Salmon

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This Bourbon Pecan Crusted Salmon is so tasty, moist, tender and flavorful, and it doesn’t require much time to make! It’s a great and quick recipe for a dinner.

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

10. Bacon Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese for Two

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This smokey, creamy Bacon Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese for Two is made with butternut squash roasted in bacon drippings, crunchy panko, and sharp Cheddar cheese.

Recipe by: Baking Mischief

11. Roast Turkey Thighs for Two

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This easy and healthy turkey dish is a great option for tender roasted turkey with crispy skin and minimal dishes for you to wash!

Recipe by: The Life Jolie

12. Shrimp and corn risotto with bacon

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Shrimp and Corn Risotto with Bacon is an American twist on traditional risotto and perfect summer comfort food!

Recipe by: From A Chef’s Kitchen

13. Garlic Lime Chicken Tenders and Quinoa

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This garlic lime chicken tenders and quinoa is a whole and satisfying meal, perfect for a dinner for two!

Recipe by: Eat Well 101

14. Gnocchi With Peas And Pancetta

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Super easy recipe for gnocchi with peas. Give it a twist with pancetta and parmesan and you’ll have a quick dinner for two ready in 20 minutes!

Recipe by: Bite It Quick

15. French Onion Soup

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This French Onion Soup Recipe is the perfect appetizer for two! A flavorful beef and onion broth is topped with baguette, parmesan, and gooey swiss cheese!

Recipe by: Show Me The Yummy

16. Braised Short Rib Tagine with Figs & Almonds

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This braised short rib tagine is seared and slow-stewed in deep Moroccan spices then served with all the warm seasoned tagine vegetables spooned over top!

Recipe by: Snixy Kitchen

17. Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells For Two

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Take some time from your busy schedule for a good home-cooked meal with Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells For Two with homemade Alfredo sauce!

Recipe by: Chocolate Moosey

18. White Chicken Chili For Two

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Table for two tonight? This super-flavorful and simple white chicken chili recipe makes just enough for two hungry eaters!

Recipe by: Sunny Side Ups

19. Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

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Perfectly portioned for two, these Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers make a healthy, low-carb dinner that’s fast for weekdays and tastes fresh + delicious!

Recipe by: Wry Toast

20. Filet Mignon with Balsamic Tomatoes

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Pan-seared filet mignon with balsamic tomatoes is a quick and elegant dinner for two!

Recipe by: What Should I Make For

21. Lemon Garlic Chicken With Baby Potatoes

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Chicken thighs and baby potatoes covered with a simple lemon garlic sauce then roasted to create a delicious and healthy meal for two in 40 minutes or less!

Recipe by: Yay For Food

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Tina
    January 29, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Good reminder that Valentine’s Day is coming up! Already!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Yes, it’s almost here 😉

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    Diana
    January 29, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    So many great ideas! I really want to try the tagine, it looks so good!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Almost too many of them. I don’t know which to make now 🙂

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    Thanh | Eat, Little Bird
    January 29, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Wow! There are so many mouthwatering recipes here to try! The spicy penne with salami looks like it will be on the menu this week 🙂

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      I am glad you found something you like!

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    Sarah
    January 30, 2017 at 1:18 am

    These all look so delicious! Will definitely be trying one, two or ALL of them soon!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      I love this list myself, ha! 🙂

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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    January 30, 2017 at 1:46 am

    I love date night at home!!! These are fabulous ideas!

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      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks, Sarah!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    January 30, 2017 at 11:25 am

    These are all lovely! Great options!

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      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      I am happy you liked them, Rebecca!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
    January 30, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    These all look delicious, and love that they are small batch. I know a couple of people that I need to forward this to!

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      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks, Heather!

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    Platter Talk
    January 30, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Great group of recipes! I love the fact that they are small batch, perfect for the 2 of us!

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      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      That’s right!

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    Christine @ WRY TOAST
    January 30, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    what a great selection of recipes!! thanks so much for including me 🙂

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      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Thank YOU for publishing such amazing recipes 😉

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    Tiffany
    January 31, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Love all of these delicious meal ideas! It’s just me and my husband and I am always looking for some meal-for-two inspiration! Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      Jovita
      February 3, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      The same situation here, Tiffany 🙂 You are welcome!

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