Author: Smita Dey - Researcher, Healthy Food and Recipes
Would you like to cook tow? but you can’t understand what you will cook?
Don’t worry! I am sharing with you the 35 best easy dinner recipes for two. These recipes will help you to save your time in the kitchen. Also you can cook the delicious recipes with less effort!
Sometimes, it is a little bit difficult to cook for two than cook for one. When we need to cook for one or own we know our choices or we know what type of dish we want to eat. But the problem arises when we need to cook for others it may be the number of two or more.
Then we must concentrate on the selection of the recipe as the taste of food varies to the individuals.
Keeping this matter in mind I am here today with new recipes as you can get more recipes and you do not need to pay more stress on the selection of the recipes.
Today’s recipes help you to enrich your cookbook as you can try more recipes to make dinner foods for two.
35 Best Easy Dinner Recipes for Two
I have designed recipes only for you to have special recipes for two. These can make your cooking easy on your busy days.
You can give your guest the high-priced restaurant touch with your cooking if you follow the below recipes. You also can cook these recipes for your partner also.
The recipes of easy dinner ideas for two are not easy only, these recipes save your time. The recipes assure your good health as I am sharing recipes that are prepared with meat, vegetables, fish, and other nutritious ingredients that are essential for your health.
So, you do not worry about your health, your labor, your time as I am with you with my recipes. You only need to follow the instructions. That’s all.
I am going to discuss 35 dinner recipes for you. You can cook your dinner easily if you follow my recipes.
1. Balsamic Grilled Lamb Chop
You can try this easy dinner idea with the ingredients available in the kitchen. I assure you that you will ask yourself how you can make so a mouthwatering dish within a few minutes.
If you are following the instructions it will not be a difficult job for you. So friends, please see the below ingredients and try to follow the cooking method of our dish which is shared.
Chopped Fresh Rosemary or Dried Rosemary-1 Tablespoon
Garlic Powder- ¼ tsp.
Lamb Loin Chops (1 Inch Thick)-4.
Preheat the grill firstly. Mix balsamic vinegar, chopped rosemary, garlic powder, and pepper in a bowl.
Add salt to the chops.
Grill the chops over medium-high heat for 7 minutes. Or you can grill to your own desired degree to cook. You can add vinegar mixture occasionally.
And your dish is ready to taste. Please keep in mind that the quantity of the ingredients of the dish is given only for two to prepare easy dinner with spending less time and effort.
If you want to prepare the dish for more than two persons our easy dinner ideas will be the same. You only have to increase the quantity of the ingredients proportionately.
2. Buffalo-Style Turkey Wings
My second recipe is made with turkey wings. Now I’m going to let you know how you can be a good cook within 10 minutes.
Cooked Turkey Wings-2
Flour for coating
Melted Butter-1/4 cup
Hot pepper sauce=1/4 cup
Divide the wings at each joint and remove the tips.
Take the flour into the bowl. Immerse the wings in the flour.
Now, put vegetable oil in a skillet and make it hot.
Fry the wings for five minutes or a few minutes more as the wings are browned.
Mix butter and hot pepper sauce in a bowl
After cooking the wings mix with the sauce.
Your dinner is ready for you to enjoy. I am sure that you won’t miss the chance to taste the recipe as early as you can. You can also serve the recipe with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing if you want true Buffalo style.
3. Chicken Parmesan for Two
I request you to spend only 16 minutes from your time to try the next one ‘Chicken parmesan’. My recipes are planned following the easy dinner ideas only to save your time in the kitchen.
Mix flour, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a dish
Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet and melt 1 tablespoon butter with it.
Coat chicken on each side with flour mixture
Fry the chicken lightly until it is golden. Put on a plate.
Add the rest quantity of butter, onion, and mushroom to the skillet and sauté for 5 minutes.
Mix wine, broth, remaining salt, garlic powder, pepper, remaining flour mixture whisk until sauce begins to thick.
Now, add the chicken to the skillet and cook more for 3 to 4 minutes.
Your dish is ready to serve.
I am confident that you will love my flavor-packed dish. You do not need more than 15 minutes if you follow the steps to cook.
5. Company Fancy Chicken Wraps
Company Fancy Chicken Wraps is another recipe which tastes you can have only at an upscale café. It is made easy for you as you can get the taste at your home cooking with your own hand. Please follow the steps of the dish.
Spinach-2(10 Inches) or you can use any flavor flour tortillas
Romaine or Boston Bibb lettuce Leaves-2
Mix chicken, grapes, celery, carrots, walnuts, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
Lay tortillas on a plate. Keep lettuce on each tortilla.
Keep a spoon of chicken mixture on the center of lettuce.
Fold the bottom of the tortilla up over the chicken mixture. Now fold both sides.
Fold up the top of tortilla closed and turn seam side down.
Now your dinner is ready to enjoy. I have tried to make your cooking easy using grilled chicken. If you have to make with uncooked chicken you need to grill the chicken first.
You will have to spend more time to grill the chicken. So it is better for you to have a delicious dinner following the steps of the recipe.
6. Mushroom Steak
Do you want to take the taste of steak from any famous steakhouse but you don’t have enough money to spend. Then you can try Mushroom Steak as it is easy to prepare. It’s amazing that you can prepare the recipe within 12 minutes only.
Firstly you need to melt 4 tablespoon butter in a skillet with medium heat.
Now add the flour and mix it properly
Now add the mushroom and fry until it is golden. It will take 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in the sherry, the browning sauce if you like, and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper.
Cook the mixture with low heat for 5 to 6 minutes and wait until the sauce is thickened. Stir the ingredients if it is needed.
Now, need to heat your grill pan over high heat. Rub 1 tablespoon of butter on both sides of the steak. Add salt and pepper.
Keep the steaks in the grill pan and cook each side for 4 to 5 minutes. Wait until it is cooked well.
You will get the touch of a restaurant when you will serve the dish with mushroom and sherry sauce on the top.
Can you see how it is easy to get the touch of a 4-star steakhouse if you pay a minimum to think something new? I am always with you with sets of recipes to less your work.
7. Steak Pizzaiola
If you want to have a good impression of cooking from others you just can go with this Italian recipe. I am going to share with you another one of the easy recipes.
The ingredients used in the dish are available in our kitchen. I am going to make you feel how you can cook delicious and yummy dishes with simple ingredients if you have the intention to try something special.
Boneless beef loin steaks (8 to 10 ounces each), 1 inch thick- 2
Onion Powder-1/4 teaspoon
Garlic Powder-1/4 teaspoon
Salt -1 ¼ teaspoon-divided
Black pepper-3/4 teaspoon-divided
Olive oil- 2 tablespoon
Onion cut into half-moon slice-1/2
Green Bell pepper-cut into thin strips-1
Italian Style diced tomatoes-1 (14 Ounce)can-undrained
Mix onion powder, garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper on both sides of the steaks, and let it be seasoned.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and stir the steaks for 2 minutes. Keep the steaks on a platter.
In the same skillet add onion, green pepper, diced tomatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon. Cook this mixture for 5 minutes
Add the steaks again with vegetables in the skillet and cook 7 to 10 minutes more and wait until it is done.
Your dinner is ready to serve now. Spoon sauce and vegetables onto a plate and sliced steak on the top.
You can prepare a steak sandwich also with the steaks. In that case, you need to slice the steak thinly.
You will need only 20 minutes to cook the dish which I think is a minimum time to have a delicious dinner. Now, readers, it’s in your hand to judge the recipe. If you love the recipe, all my efforts will be justified.
8. Crab Stuffed Sole
I have chosen crabs as the main ingredients of our recipe for two for those who are fond of seafood. This easy dinner idea is considered the best recipe in Savannah, Georgia.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9X13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Mix mushrooms, crabmeat, melted butter, salt pepper, cracker crumbs, and sherry in a large bowl.
Put 2 fish fillets in a baking dish. Put the same quantity of mixture in two fillets and now cover these with two remaining fillets.
Dot with butter
Bake it for 30 minutes and wait until it is cooked.
Your dinner is ready to be tasted. I am confident that the recipe will be appreciated by all.
9. Potato Crusted Salmon
The dish is made with potatoes and salmon. I have chosen the recipe to share with you as it is very easy to make like the other recipes. You need only 20 minutes in your hand to cooking the recipe by following the methods.
First of all, you need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat your baking dish with cooking spray. The dish needs to be 7×11 inch
Mix potato flakes, onion powder, black pepper in a dish. Mix these well.
Now dip the fillets in melted butter and coat with potato mixture.
Place the fillets in the baking dish.
Add potato mixture to the fillets if there is any remaining.
Add remaining butter over the fillets.
Bake the fillets for 20 to 25 minutes. By this time fish flakes easily with a fork and the potato crust will be golden.
You have cooked a mouth-watering dinner within 20 minutes. It’s really amazing to have such a luscious dinner following the cooking method and instructions.
10. Quick Chicken Francaise
You don’t need to go to a restaurant to have the taste of this recipe of mine. You can make my Quick Chicken Francaise in your home using the following process. I use the ingredients of the food as two persons’ dinner.
It is one of the easy recipes that you can cook so quickly. It takes only 10 minutes to be cooked. So please follow the process of the steps of the cooking recipe of the dish using my ideas.
Add butter in a large skillet to be melted over medium-high heat.
Add mushrooms and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the mushrooms into a bowl.
Add chicken to the skillet and cook per side for 3 to 4 minutes or cook until it is crispy.
Mix dry white wine, lemon juice, all-purpose flour, and black pepper in a small bowl.
Add into the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. The sauce will be thickened.
Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes more.
Your food is ready to be served.
Are not you happy that you can cook such tasty food at your home spending only 10 minutes? The recipe is not only tastier to eat but also it is one of the healthy recipes. It ensures your good health.
Because the food recipes of my easy dinner ideas do not only make sure the tastiness of food these also assure your good health. So you do not need to be bothered about your health issues when you are using my tricks and techniques to have luscious dinner recipes. You can cook the recipe with uncooked chicken using the technique of my suggestion but in that case, you need more time in cooking.
11. Chicken Saltimbocca
The second recipe for my dinner ideas is ‘Chicken Saltimbocca’. It is another one of the easy dinner recipes that you can cook within 20 minutes.
It is an elegant dish that can make your dinner time special. Following the ideas, you can provide a special treat to your partner at dinner time.
This healthy recipe provides an impressive and classy dinner. On top of, you do not need to have many ingredients to cook healthy food.
Chicken is the principal ingredient of this dish. Other ingredients of this recipe are also available in your kitchen. So, don’t be late. Just follow the suggestions and cook the healthy food of easy recipes with your hand.
Place the chicken breasts between pieces of plastic wrap. Using a rolling pin or the smooth side of the meat mallet bash them to a thickness of about ¼ inch. Be careful as they do not break up.
Add pepper for seasoning.
Wrap a slice of prosciutto around each chicken escalope and place a sage leaf on the top.
Add flour lightly on both sides of the chicken.
Add butter and oil in a large skillet. Heat oil and butter over medium-high heat.
Cook per side of the chicken for 3 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.
Remove the chicken from the skillet and place it to a warm platter covering with foil.
Add Marsala to the pan and cook over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes as it becomes thickened and reduced by half.
Pour the sauce over the chicken.
Is not the recipe easy for cooking? I am sure you will try the recipe for once and you will become fond of this recipe.
This recipe is not only one of the easy recipes it is also one of the healthy recipes. I am saying again I have chosen the recipes that are good for us and easy to cook.
So, while you are trying the recipe you do not be worried about your health issues. I am assuring you that the dish makes sure your good health.
So, I am suggesting you before cooking food for your dinner doesn’t take any stress just follow the steps of the ingredients and cooking process. I am sure you can get the benefit of following my ideas to have healthy food at your dinner time.
12. Chicken Parmesan Sub
I have chosen Chicken Parmesan Sub as one of the recipes to make your cooking easier. It is another easy recipe for cooking recipes that takes only 25 minutes to be cooked.
The process of the recipe is as easy as other recipes of my easy dinner ideas for two. I have used chicken as the main ingredient for the dish. We do not need many ingredients to cook the recipe.
I am giving you the name and quantity of ingredients that are used only for two persons. So you, do not need to use more or fewer ingredients for cooking the food when you are following my ideas to cook for 2.
Please look through the ingredients list and cooking process to cook the recipe of my food recipes that are specially selected for you to have great dinner time.
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Trimmed of Fat-2 (8 Ounces)
Put the chicken between two large pieces of plastic wrap.
Smash the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet until the chicken is an even ¼ inch thickness. You can do this with a heavy saucepan.
Place the chicken in the flour mixture to add the mixture to the chicken.
In a large skillet add 1 teaspoon oil and heat over medium-high heat.
Add spinach into the skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. It will be wilted.
Remove the spinach from the skillet and place into a small bowl.
Add 2 teaspoons oil to the pan.
Add the chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to make it golden.
Turn the chicken, reduce heat to medium.
Add the wilted spinach on top, marinara sauce, and parmesan.
Sprinkle mozzarella and cover the pan/skillet.
Cook for 2 to 3 minutes as the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through.
Serve on rolls.
Is it difficult to cook? I don’t think so. You won’t also feel as it is difficult to cook when you are using my dinner recipes. I am assuring you are going to have a great dinner if you try this recipe.
You can try this recipe for more than two as one of your family recipes following the suggested steps. In that case, you only need to use more quantity of the ingredients to cook for more than two. You do not need to change the steps or process of the instructions.
13. Boneless Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Thyme
Pork is the main ingredient of the current recipe. You can consider the recipe as one of the recipes of great easy dinner ideas as it gives you a great taste of pork.
So, just follow the steps and ingredients of the recipe to have a great dinner with your mate. I am assuring you will not feel tired to cook the food as spending only 25 minutes you are getting a delicious dish. So don’t think more, just follow the process.
Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Loin Chops, Trimmed and Pounded to ¼ Inch-1 lb
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place the skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the pork chops into the skillet. Cook per side for 2 to 3 minutes as it becomes brown.
Remove from the pan and transfer into 2 serving plates wrapping with foil to keep warm.
Add oil swirling into the pan.
Add shallot and cook for 30 seconds to make it soft.
Add mushrooms and cook for about 2minutes stirring occasionally. These will be softened and browned.
Add vermouth and cook for 15 seconds.
Mix mustard, thyme, and any juice that accumulated from the pork. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes as the sauce becomes thickened and reduced slightly.
Add the sauce over the pork chops.
Your dinner is ready to be served.
Have you watched the clock? We have needed only 25 minutes for cooking the food following the whole process. If you follow the process of cooking the dish you do not have to spend more time.
The recipe is not only delicious it is also one of the healthy recipes. This recipe of my easy dinner ideas assures your good health.
Moreover, the ideas have made the process of the recipe easier for you. So, if you want to get a tastier and healthy dinner at a time, you must go through the recipe of my dinner recipes using the suggested process.
14. Grilled Caesar Salad Wrap
You need to spend 30 minutes for cooking this recipe. Like the previous recipe, Chicken is the main ingredient of my current recipe.
You can have the smoky flavor of grilled chicken and grilled romaine while you are trying the recipe of my dinner recipes using the process.
I use all available ingredients to cook the recipe. So please don’t think about the availability of the ingredients as these are affordable for you. You only need to follow the below instructions for cooking the recipe.
In a large bowl mix lemon juice, pepper, garlic, and mayonnaise.
Add salt over the chicken.
Leaving the root and intact cut romaine in half lengthwise.
Grill the chicken 4 to 6 minutes per side until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 Degrees F.
Grill the romaine for 2 to 3 minutes turning once or twice until lightly charred and beginning to wilt two minutes before the chicken is done.
Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces.
Cut the root ends of the romaine and chop the leaves.
Mix the chicken, lettuce, and parmesan into the bowl.
Toss these well.
Fill each wrap with salad and roll closed.
Now, you can get the taste of your food. Is it difficult to make? I know your answer will be ‘no’ as it is easier to make. You can get such a tasty dinner as my easy dinner recipes are with you. You can have a different taste at your dinner.
You can use the recipe as for one when you need to cook for your own only. You only need to reduce the ingredients of the recipe that I have used. So, at the same time, you are getting the recipes for easy dinner recipes for two and one or more.
It depends on the number of ingredients that you need to use more or less requiring the persons’ number who are going to taste the recipe.
15. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
You can have a vegetarian recipe for you as an easy recipe. I am sure, the vegetarian food lovers will love the recipe.
The process of the preparation of this dish is very easy. You do not need to give much labor to cook the recipe while you are following my suggestion. So, please try to follow the steps of the process as I am sharing to cook your desired dinner recipe.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 Teaspoons
Finely Sliced Onion-1 (Small)
Peeled and Diced Sweet Potato- 1 (Small)
Minced Garlic Cloves-2
Chili Powder-1 Teaspoon
Ground Cumin-2 Teaspoon
Ground Chipotle Chile-1/4 Teaspoon
Salt -1/4 Teaspoon
Water 1 1/3 cups
Black Beans- rinsed- 1 Can(15 Ounce)
Canned Diced Tomatoes-1 Cup
Lime Juice-2 Teaspoons
Chopped Fresh Cilantro-2 Tablespoon
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add onion and potato. Cook for four minutes or until the onion is slightly softened stirring occasionally.
Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle, and salt. Cook for 30 seconds stirring constantly. It will release the fragrance.
Add water. Cover the pan and reduce heat. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes and wait until the potato is tender.
Add tomatoes, beans, and lime juice. Increase heat to high, stirring often.
Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until slightly reduced about 4 minutes.
Remove from the heat and mix cilantro.
Isn’t it an ideal recipe for dinner recipes for your dinner time? I am sure that, you are going to try the recipe that I have shared especially for those who are fond of vegetables.
I have chosen the recipe as one of the recipes not only for its taste but its’ easy preparation process.
Moreover, the recipe will be appreciated to the nonvegetarian persons for its delightful taste.
This recipe also assures you to provide you a healthy dinner. If you need more healthy recipes for you can see my 6 best easy dinner ideas for two. That will also help you to get healthy recipes.
16. Roasted Vegetables & Black Bean Tacos
Here is another recipe of my to help you have easy dinner food that is prepared for the vegetable lovers and others. My words mean that the recipe is prepared for both who loves vegetables and also who loves the non-vegetable foods.
This recipe also assures our health issues like other recipes. Moreover, it is a time worthy recipe that takes only 30 minutes to be cooked.
You can find other quick recipes in my Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas for Two. For now, please look through the ingredients and cooking process of the recipe and try the recipe.
Mix roasted root vegetables, beans, oil, cumin, chili powder, coriander, salt, and pepper in a saucepan.
Cover the saucepan and place over the medium-low heat.
Cook for 6 to 8 minutes as it is heated through.
Divide the vegetable mixture among the tortillas.
Top with avocado.
Serve with lime wedges.
If you like, garnish the dish with cilantro and salsa.
See, how easy the recipe is! You need only 6 to 8 minutes for cooking. If you have arranged all the ingredients before your cooking time you do not need to spend much time cooking the recipe.
So, the recipe is a quick recipe that takes very few minutes to be cooked.
17. Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Tomato & Avocado Salsa
This is the last recipe is a fried fish recipe. It takes a bit more time than other recipes. But the point is that when you will taste the fish recipe after cooking you will not be disappointed for spending more time in the kitchen to have such a delicious one.
Follow the steps of the recipes and get a delicious dinner.
Preparation of Salsa: Mix tomato, onion, and jalapeno, lime juice to taste, kosher salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Mix avocado and cilantro. Add cayenne.
Preparation of Tacos: mix flour, cumin, salt, and cayenne in a medium bowl. Whisk in beer to create a batter.
Coat tilapia pieces in the batter.
Add oil in a large nonstick skillet. Heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Letting excess batter drip into the bowl, add the fish to the pan.
Cook about 2 to 4 minutes per side to make the fish crispy.
Your dish is ready to be served with tortillas and salsa.
Have you got a luscious recipe that you never tasted before? I am sure you will love this recipe. Like other recipes, this recipe also assures you to have a nutritious dinner.
Please note that one point, if you prepare all the ingredients of this recipe of my before your cooking time you can cook the recipe within very few minutes.
So it is your own choice whether you prepare the ingredients before your cooking or cooking time. But do not forget to follow the steps and quantity of the ingredients of my suggestions and ideas to cook the dish for you and your mate.
18. Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Country Stuffing
I can assure you, your dinner will be so romantic using the ideas of my recipes that you would never think. It will take only 25 minutes to be prepared if you follow my instructions.
So, if you want a romantic dinner time you just follow the below cooking steps and ingredients.
Pork Tenderloin-1 pound
Olive Oil-2 Tablespoon
Cloves Garlic- Minced-2
Onion Powder-1/4 Teaspoon
Black Pepper-1/4 Teaspoon
Package Pork Stuffing Mix, with half the package prepared according to package instruction
Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Put the pork on the baking sheet.
Slit the pork about 3/4 way lengthwise down the center of the pork with a sharp knife. Be careful, not to cut all the way through.
Mix garlic, oil, onion powder, and pepper in a bowl. Mix them well.
Spread the mixture over the pork.
Add one spoon stuffing into the slit and pack lightly with your fingers.
Bake about 25 minutes.
After 5 minutes cut into 1 – ½ inch slices.
You can serve the dish with a side dish of steamed vegetables, like green beans or broccoli. You can add cherry tomatoes for a pop of color too.
I am sure with the dish your dinner will be more enjoyable with your beloved ones. If you want to get a romantic dinner time you must try the dish.
Spending only 25 minutes is not a big deal to have such dinner time whereas you have my ideas with you.
You do not need to think about what can make your dinner time memorable as you are following my easy dinner ideas. So, don’t worry about the dinner recipes that you need to make if you invite your mate.
19. All-Around Beef Stromboli
I choose beef, sausage, mushrooms, and cheese to cook the recipe. You need only 25 minutes to spend like the 9th recipe. You need only just a few steps to follow to get the delicious dish.
As the ingredients are available for you, you do not need to get the stress of grocery shopping to cooking healthy food following my suggestions.
So, let us see what ingredients I have used to cook the recipe. Please also follow the steps of the cooking recipe to have the real taste of the food.
Bulk Hot or Italian Sausage-1/2 pound
Ground Beef-1/4 Pound
Sliced Mushrooms (Drained)-1 Can (7 ounces)
Frozen Bread Dough, Thawed-1 Pound
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese-1/2 Cup(2 Ounces)
Grated Parmesan Cheese-1 Teaspoon
Garlic Powder-1/2 Teaspoon
Black pepper-1/8 Teaspoon
Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Add sausage and ground beef in a large skillet and cook them over a medium-high heat to be browned until no pink remains, crumbling to break up the meat while it is cooking.
Drain off excess liquid.
Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes more.
Remove the mixture from heat and allow it to be cooled.
Roll out the dough to a 6X12 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
Add meat mixture spreading onto the dough. Leave ½ inch border around the edges.
Add other remaining ingredients and fold the dough over the filling, forming a 12-inch roll. Pinch the edge together firmly to seal with your finger or fork.
Place the Stromboli on the baking sheet.
Bake 15 to 18 minutes or wait until the crust is golden brown.
As it is done slice and serves.
You can serve the dish with some warned marinara sauce.
Now, you decide to taste the recipe or not. But I am sure you won’t be able to resist yourself from cooking the recipe following the techniques which will give the mouthwatering taste of the dish to your special guest.
The cooking procedure of this recipe is so easy if you follow my techniques. My cooking techniques have made the recipe easier for you.
20. Chinatown Chicken Tenders
I am sharing a recipe for Chinese food as the recipe from my easy recipes for you. You will find the taste of Chinese food using available ingredients. My dinner ideas will make the recipe easier for you as you need to spend only 20 minutes to cook the food.
Spending only 20 minutes in the kitchen you are getting luscious food at your dinner time.
So, follow the below cooking recipes and ingredients of the recipe and remember my good wishes and ideas are with you to make your dinner time more enjoyable and memorable.
Vegetable Oil: 2 tablespoon
Skinned Boned Chicken Breasts – cut into finger size-1 Pound
Chicken Broth-1 ½ cups
Tomato or Spaghetti Sauce- 2 Tablespoon
Soy Sauce-1 Tablespoon
Ground Ginger-1/2 Teaspoon
Minced Garlic Cloves-4
Hot Pepper Sauce-1/2 Teaspoon
Add oil in a large skillet. Heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Add chicken pieces and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until it is golden.
Mix chicken broth, tomato sauce, soy sauce, honey, ground ginger, minced garlic, and hot pepper sauce in a medium bowl.
Keep aside ¼ cup of the sauce. Add the remaining sauce over the chicken.
Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the skillet partly and cook for 5 minutes.
Mix the cornstarch to the reserved ¼ cup of sauce and blend.
Mix with the chicken and continue the cooking for 5 to 7 minutes uncovering the skillet.
Stir occasionally and wait until the sauce is thickened.
This recipe is spicy hot and sweet which gives a different taste of dinner and it is really easy to make as you are following my cooking ideas and techniques.
I have chosen the recipe as you can enjoy your dinner time with less effort. While my tricks are with you, you do not need to spend more time in the kitchen letting your guest waiting.
21. Quick Chicken Francaise
You can cook the recipe within 10 minutes. It is one of the quickest recipes of my easy recipes. Interestingly you only need very few ingredients to cook the food.
All these ingredients are available in your kitchen with that you can cook the recipe. So, let’s see first what ingredients we need to cook the recipe.
Butter- 2 Tablespoon
Sliced Fresh Mushrooms-1/2 Pound
Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Fillets-Thawed-1 Package (9 Ounce)
Dry White Wine-1/3 Cup
Fresh Lemon Juice-2 tablespoon
All-Purpose Flour-1 Tablespoon
Black Pepper-1/4 Teaspoon
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add butter into the skillet to be melted.
Add mushrooms and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the mushrooms to a bowl.
Add the chicken to the skillet and cook each side for 3 to 4 minutes as it is crispy.
Mix lemon juice, black pepper, white wine, all-purpose flour in a bowl.
Add into the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. The sauce will be thickened.
Add mushrooms to the skillet now and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.
Your dinner is ready to be served.
Have you noticed the time of cooking? It has taken only 10 minutes to be cooked. You get the tasty recipe with less effort following the instructions.
So, I am suggesting you to try this recipe to have a great dinner. The technique has made the cooking of the recipe easier for you. To make your cooking easier I have used cooked chicken for the recipe.
22. Garlicky Steak
You will need only 10 minutes to cook the food like the previous recipe of my easy dinner ideas for2.T-bone steak is the main ingredient of this recipe.
You do not need to be worried about the ingredients as you need only 5 ingredients excluding the steak to cook the recipe.
Add salt and pepper on both sides of the steak for seasoning.
Add the steak in a large skillet or grill pan and cook the steak for 2 to 3 minutes to be browned.
Remove the pan from the heat for 1 minute.
Reduce the heat from high to low.
Add butter, garlic, and parsley.
Cook steaks 1 to 2 minutes per side or wait until it is cooked through.
See, how easier the recipe to cook. You can cook the recipe if your guest comes suddenly without informing you.
You can arrange an amazing dinner spending 10 minutes with the help of my food recipes.
So don’t worry if you have to arrange dinner instantly as I am with you with my dinner ideas and recipes.
23. Dublin Lobster
Do you want to get the taste of seafood at your dinner time? Then, you can try this recipe. If you follow the technique, you need to spend only a few minutes in the kitchen. I have chosen cooked lobster meat to give you the taste of seafood as you can prepare with yourself following my ideas. So, just follow the process below.
Mix the rosemary and thyme with a good pinch of black pepper, red wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pestle and mortar. Mash to a paste.
Rub the paste all over the steak and let it be marinated for 30 minutes.
For the shoestring fries peel the potatoes first. Then slice very finely into matchsticks. Soak the slices in a bowl of water to the starch to be removed.
In the meantime, half fill a pan with vegetable oil and heat to 180 degrees.
Drain the potatoes and make dry. Add to the oil and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. The potatoes need to be cooked through and golden.
Removing to kitchen paper to drain season with salt.
Deseed and dice the peppers finely. Dress with olive oil and keep aside.
Quarter the mushrooms.
Chop the parsley finely.
Heat a frying pan with screaming hot.
Brush the herbs of the steak
Add the steak in the pan and a drizzle of olive oil and knob of butter.
Cook for 6 minutes moving and turning the steaks regularly. Make sure to sear the edges and baste with the juices.
Add the mushroom and pinch of salt when the butter is golden and the steak has good color. Shake the Pan to keep the ingredients moving
Add the splash of brandy till the pan to flambe.
Add a swig of red wine when the flames subside. Reduce the heat by half.
Drizzle in the cream, turn the steaks in the sauce to coat. Cook until the steaks are nicely coated.
Add the parsley and mustards. Cook through.
Slice the steaks in half and keep on a plate.
Divide up the fries and scatter over the dressed pepper.
How do you like my 1st recipe? Look, you need more time only on marinating the ingredients. The rest process is for a very short time.
You do need to stay beside when it is being marinated. You can do your household works while it is being marinated. So there is no choice of thinking as you have to spend more time when I am with you with my easy recipes.
24. Spanish Style Prawn with Fennel
You do not need many more ingredients to cook the recipe. You only need the ingredients that are available in your kitchen to prepare one of the easy recipes being with me and my ideas.
Here are the ingredients’ list and the process of the preparation of your desired dinner recipe that is designed for you.
Cloves of Garlic-2
Bulb of Fennel-1
A few sprigs of Fresh-Flat Parsley
Ripe Cherry Tomatoes-750g
White Wine-1 Large Wineglass
Peel the garlic slice finely.
Slice the fennel trimming it.
Chop the parsley leaves and stalks roughly.
Heat oil in a saucepan and add garlic into it.
Fry the garlic until it is golden.
Mix the fennel and parsley stalks and cook for 10 minutes as the parsley be soften.
Halve half the tomatoes and the rest as a whole. Add to the pan with wine.
Bring it to boil and then cook for 10 minutes as it is thickened. If it becomes too thick add a splash of water.
Now peel the prawns. Do not remove the tails.
Cut the backside of the prawns and open them out like a book.
Now add to the pan and cook for 4 minutes to be cooked and turn into pink.
Mix parsley leaves and season.
The food is ready to serve. Serve it lemon wedges and nice bread.
The recipe is mouthwatering. You must try the recipe with the process of quick and easy dinner ideas two. You will get delicious and healthy food at your dinner table. You can surprise your mate with the recipe by spending less time in cooking.
26. Malabar Prawn Curry
I have chosen prawn again as the main ingredient of the 3rd recipe. Coconut, curry leaves, and kokum are used to bring the flavor of Kerala.
You can cook the recipe within 25 minutes if you follow the steps in a proper way.
Add sugar and a splash of water in a large shallow pan.
Heat gently as the sugar be dissolved.
Now increase the heat and bubble the syrup as long as it turns a dark amber color.
Add the fish sauce, most of the chili and ginger, and 1 tablespoon of water.
Cook to boil until it turns into syrupy.
Mix the fish fillets keeping skin-side down.
Add bok choi, keeping cut side down.
Use a lid to cover the pan.
Cook for 4-5 minutes as the fish is cooked through and the bok choi is wilted.
Turn off the heat now.
Add the lemon and scatter with the remaining chili, ginger, and the coriander sprigs.
Serve with rice.
You can finish the whole process of the cooking within a maximum of 20 minutes only as you have my recipe with you. It is a very minimum time to have a great dinner in your weeknights. You will be happy when you are following my recipes and ideas.
28. Ginger Shakin Beef
Beef is the main ingredient of this recipe. You need only 16 minutes to spend on the recipe. I believe you will find a very rare dish as it is spending less time in the kitchen. So just follow my instructions and cooking recipe of leaving all hesitation.
Remove the fat of the sirloin. Slice the fat finely and put it in a cold non-stick frying pan.
Put the pan on medium heat to crisp up.
Peel the ginger and cut into matchstick. Add to that crisp.
Cut of the muscle.
Dice the steak into 3cm chunks.
Mix with the miso as it is coated well.
Remove the crispy fat and ginger and put aside.
Add the steak chunks into the pan.
Cook for 4 minutes, tossing constantly.
Mix the honey and 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar.
Toss for one minute more. It will be shiny and sticky.
In the meantime, halve the pakchoi and cook it in a pan of boiling water for one minute as they retain a bit of crunch.
Transfer the steak and sticky juice into a serving dish and add crispy bits.
See, how easy the recipe of my quick and easy dinner ideas for two is to cook. It is one of the ideal recipes for quick and easy dinner ideas for two.
29. Special Seafood and Saffron Pasta
I have chosen Special Seafood and Saffron Pasta as the last recipe for my quick and dinner ideas for two. I have used mussels, scallops, and king prawns as the ingredients of the dish.
Look through the ingredients and cooking recipe and get ready to cook the recipe using my cooking technique as soon as you can; otherwise, you will lose the chance to have a tasty and mouthwatering dish.
Fusilli Lunghi or another long and thin pasta-200g
Put a large saucepan of water to the boil and keep a bowl of cold water beside the saucepan.
Cut a small cross in the base of each tomato and put it into the hot water for 15 seconds.
Remove the tomato from hot water and throw it into cold water and keep for 30 seconds. Then remove from cold water.
Peel away the skin of the tomatoes with a sharp knife. Start from the cross that you did.
Cut the tomatoes into quarters and remove the seeds and any membrane. Cut into small dice and put them aside.
Cook the pasta in the boiling water as is instructed in the packet.
In the meantime heat oil in a large frying pan.
Add the garlic and fry for 2 minutes until it is turning to golden.
Push these one side of the pan.
Add prawn and scallops increasing the heat. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes as the prawns turn into pink and scallops are turning into golden.
Remove these from the pan and keep on a plate.
now, add the saffron, mussels and white wine and some seasoning in the pan
Cover the pan with a lid and let the ingredients be steamed for 3 minutes or more until the mussel open.
Mix lemon juice, zest, and the cream to the sauce. Check the seasoning.
Add the drained pasta.
Add prawns, scallops, and diced tomato.
Mix everything and cook for another 2 minutes.
Wait for a while as the pasta some of the sauce and is cooked well.
Add parsley and mine nuts. Toss everything again.
Your dinner is ready now. So do not make late to get the chance to taste the last recipe. While tasting the recipe you must be a wonder that it is possible to cook such delicious dinner within a very short time.
30. Patsy’s Garlic & Chili Prawns
You can try the recipe to make your dinner time unforgettable with your special one. Patsy first tried the delicious dish of easy dinner ideas made with garlic and prawns in Torremolinos in Southern Spain. The preparation is not so tricky. You can cook the food with your 10 minutes effort using the ideas.
Large Raw Shell-on-King Prawns-8
Cloves of Garlic-3
Fresh Red Chili-1
A few Sprigs of Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley
Olive Oil-50 ml (Ideally Spanish)
Smoked Paprika-1/2 teaspoon
Peel the prawns. Remove the heads leaving the tails on.
Pull out and discard the dark vein of the prawns using a sharp knife.
Peel the garlic. Chop finely with chili.
Chop parsley leaves finely.
Heat the oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat.
Mix the garlic and chili in the oil and fry for 30 seconds as the oil is flavored before stirring in the paprika.
Mix the prawn and fry each side for 2 minutes.
Mix most of the parsley while you are turning the prawns.
Squeeze half of the lemon and pour the juice into the pan.
Remove the pan from heat and add the remaining parsley and sea salt.
The cooking is over.
You can serve the dish with warm crusty bread. Have you watched your wristwatch while cooking the dish? It’s only for 10 minutes. These 10 minutes can make you a good chef and host if you are following my instructions and ideas properly.
Here is the nutritious value of the dish: Calories 281, Fat: 25.6g, Saturates-3.7g, Protein-10.8g, Carbs-2.2gm, Sugars-0.7gm, Salt-0.8g, Fibre-0.4g. So, you can say the recipe is of my easy dinner ideas is not only full of taste but full of nutrition also.
31. Fennel, Crab & Orange Salad
This recipe is 15 minutes recipe and can be considered as a super easy recipe of dinner ideas.
Crab and fennel are the main ingredients of the recipe. Fresh mint, avocado, sweet oranges are added with the ingredients to cook the recipe. Follow the below instruction to cook the recipe.
Slice the fennel after trimming. Put them in a bowl of iced water.
Peel and slice 1 ½ orange. Put on a platter.
Tear the mint leaves.
De-stone the avocado. Slice and scoop out the flesh
Dice the chili.
Put on the platter with fennel and crabmeat.
Mix the remaining orange juice with oil. Season with salt and black pepper.
Drizzle over the salad.
Your dish is ready now to be tasted. This food assures you the food value as my other recipes do. I am sure that you have not tasted before like this recipe.
I am also sharing the nutrition preserving with you assuring your nutrition issues while you are with my easy dinner ideas: Calories-306, Fat-22.3g, Saturates-3.8g, Protein-14.2g, Crabs: 13.1g, Sugars-12.2, Salt-0.9g, Fibre-7.7g.
32. Monkfish with Spinach & Feta
Now, I am inspiring you to cook monkfish with spinach, feta, and cumin seeds to have a marvelous weeknight dinner with your mate.
Not to worry, you do not need to spend more than 15 minutes on the recipe from my selection. As you are following my ideas to cook easy recipes you do not need to take the stress of cooking.
Crush the cumin seeds. Add these sprinkling over the fillets.
Season the thyme leaves well.
Heat a little quantity of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
Add the fish and fry for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. It will be colored and cooked.
Boil salted water in a saucepan and put spinach into it and keep for 3 minutes to be blanched.
Drain and drizzle with oil.
Serve with the monkfish. Sprinkle with feta and a squeeze of lemon juice.
The recipe is full of nutrition. You can get Calories 234 Fat 11.8g Saturates 4.4g Protein 30.6g Carbs 2.4gSugars 2.2g Sal 1.3g Fiber 2.4g. So you do not need to think much about health issues when you are using my methods and cooking technique.
33. Sheet Pan Balsamic Steak & Potatoes
I am sharing now a recipe with potato for my reader that they can make following my suggestions. The recipe, that I have designed for you is easier to make. The cooking process of the food is not difficult.
Baby Potatoes: 1lb
Extra Virgin Olive Oil-3 tablespoon (divided)
Minced Garlic Cloves-3
Freshly Chopped Rosemary-1tablespoon
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Boil potatoes in a large pot of salted boiling water. It will take 12 minutes to be tendered.
Drain and halve if it is large.
Heat broiler. Keep the potatoes on a large rimmed baking sheet.
Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, and chopped rosemary.
Season with salt and pepper.
Put the steak on a plate. Mix remaining oil, balsamic vinegar, and rub these well.
Season with salt and pepper.
Nestle in the middle of potatoes and add rosemary sprigs on the pan.
Broil both sides of the steaks for 4 minutes.
After a few minutes, slice these.
You need only 25 minutes for one of the healthy recipes. You can spend such a minimum of time to have tastier food. So do not make late to cook the recipe following my cooking process.
You will enough protein from the dish. So the recipe of my easy dinner ideas assures your protein demand.
34. Love Dumplings
Any words will not be sufficient to give a compliment to the dish. You have to try this recipe with my cooking technique to judge my words. My ideas have made the process of cooking easier as you can try without any effort.
Prepare dipping sauce first. Chop the chili finely. Mix the lime juice, sugar, fish sauce, and 8 tablespoons of water.
Pour half of the sauce into a cute bowl for dunking. Keep the rest to dress your salad with lettuce, herb, and noodles.
Smash the prawn with the side of the knife and chop them finely.
Peel the shallot and garlic and chop finely.
Trim and chop the spring onions. (White and green parts need to be separated).
Chop coriander leaves finely.
Place the prawns, shallot, garlic, coriander, white parts of onion in a large bowl, season with black pepper and a pinch of sea salt, and mix these well.
Spoon a teaspoon of the mixture in the middle of the wrapping paper.
Brush the edge of one wrapper with water. Fold it in half. Pleat and pinch the edges together to secure.
Repeat with the others.
Place a pan with oil over medium heat. As soon as the oil is hot add the dumpling and splash water. Cover the pan. Let it be steamed for 2 minutes. Take off the cover if the water is vaporized and then fry for two minutes more.
Cook the noodles as per the instruction of the packet.
Toast the peanuts in a dry frying pan and crush them.
Place the noodles on two plates with lettuce and herb leaves.
Add sauce and peanuts on the top.
Serve the dumplings adding sliced green part of the onion.
Serve with dipping sauce and chili sauce.
I am sure that you will be speechless while you are getting the taste of the mouthwatering recipe.
I don’t want to say more about the recipe. I only can say you must try the recipe to make you think again that you can make such tastier recipes with prawn and noodles following easy dinner ideas.
It is also my responsibility to share the food value of the recipe that you are going to try. Calories-407, Fat-0.8g, Saturates-0.1 g, Protein-26.3g, Carbs-73.1g, Sugars-34.2g, Salt-3.6g, Fibre-2.7g.
35. Tender Roast Duck with Citrus & Carrots
My today’s last recipe that I am going to share with you is Tender roast duck with citrus and carrots. You can guess with the name of the recipe as you are going to taste the roast. The process of the recipe is easier than any other roasted food.
So get ready to try the recipe following the steps. As you are following my easy dinner ideas you do not need to be worried.
Shop bought duck confit legs-2
Slim carrot-300g- halved lengthways
Garlic Cloves bashed in their skin-4
Orange-1(half juiced and half cut into wedges)
Vegetable Oil-1 teaspoon
Lemon Juice-1 tablespoon
Sherry Vinegar-1 tablespoon
Golden Caster Sugar-1 tablespoon
Good chicken stock-4 tablespoon (it is needed when the duck does not come with any surrounding jelly)
Remove excess fat from the duck but don’t remove any jelly.
Place the carrots, garlic, orange wedges into a large tin for toasting. Mix oil and season well.
Season the duck legs and place on the top of the veg, keeping skin side up.
Roast for 40 minutes. The carrots will be tendered and the duck will be turning into gold.
Mix the citrus juice, vinegar, and sugar. Stir them well until the sugar dissolves.
Pour over the veg. add chicken stock or jellified duck.
Tuck in the bay and thyme here and there.
Roast for 10 minutes until the carrots are surrounded with syrupy sauce and the duck is golden.
Season the sauce to taste.
Your dinner is ready to serve. Serve the dish with mashed potatoes and watercress. I am assuring you when you are testing the recipe you will say yourself that 50 minutes is not a very long time that you can spend in the kitchen to have such a luxurious dinner.
You will not feel bored to cook the recipe while you are following the cooking process of the recipe.
This recipe also assures your nutrition issues. You will get calories -663, fat-37g, Saturates-10g, Carbs-29g, Sugars-24g, Fibre-6g, Protein-55g, Salt-1.1g.
All these Easy dinner recipes for two are not only easy to prepare but also these are time-saving recipes.
You do not need to spend more time in the kitchen to cook your dinner as long as I am with you with my dinner ideas and recipes. So, you must follow the process of cooking. I can assure you will not be deceived. Following the ideas, you can get various benefits as you get healthy recipes, easy recipes, and on top, some delicious recipes for your dinner.
I am confident that my readers are so wise that they know how to get the benefits of dinner following the shared ideas. I am also with the confidence that my readers will love the recipes and their stress will be less for cooking dinner in near future.