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Quick and Delicious Meals for Two
September 30, 2019

Cooking for two is hard when most of the recipes you find are for families of 4 or more. Of course, sometimes the leftovers are a welcome addition to your fridge, but other times you just need something that’s perfect for two. These recipes are ideal for a couple with busy schedules looking to enjoy a meal together, without spending hours making it.

Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon

This dish is a great option if you’re looking to stay a little health conscious and load up on healthy fats. Honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes work together to make the perfect combination of sweet and zesty. The trick is to make sure your pan is hot enough and thoroughly coated in oil before you begin searing the salmon. Pair with some seasoned brown rice and you’ve got a healthy dinner for two that will leave you feeling satisfied!

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken

If you’ve got boneless skinless chicken breasts in your fridge or freezer and you’re in need of a tasty recipe, look no further! Baked lemon pepper chicken uses simple ingredients that most of us already have stocked in the kitchen, so a trip to the store won’t be needed. While your oven is preheating, you’ll prepare a mixture, coat the chicken breast, and pan-fry until golden brown.  Simply throw the chicken in the oven for 15 minutes, top with the cooking sauce, and enjoy!

Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo

Shrimp Fettucine alfredo is perfect for a decadent date night at home. Swap out the traditional chicken for shrimp to add tons of flavor and impress whoever’s eating it! Be careful not to overcook the noodles or the shrimp, both are very easy mistakes to make. To avoid overcooking, check them slightly before the recommended cooking time is up. This dish is best served with al dente noodles, not overcooked mushy ones. Save the sauce after cooking the shrimp because adding that into the Alfredo will really amp up the flavor profile! We recommend splurging on a high-quality parmesan cheese for an extra creamy sauce.

Cooking for two doesn’t have to be hard, you’ve just got to find the right recipes. If you see another recipe designed to serve 4 or more, simply cut down the ingredients accordingly. Rather you’re looking for practicality after a long day at work or a fun date night at home, these recipes have got you covered!