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Recipes for Two

Find simple main dish and dessert recipes for two, whether you're cooking for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

Chicken Chili

Put the ingredients for this chili in your slow cooker in the morning, and you'll have a healthy dinner for two ready by dinner. Short on time? Move the slow-cooker setting to high. 

Chicken Chili

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Garlic Steaks with Nectarine Relish

Fruit relish accents a garlic-studded steak prepared on an indoor or outdoor grill.

Garlic Steaks with Nectarine Relish

Tiramisu Bites

We gave the classic Italian dessert a delicious healthy makeover—and made it super-easy to prepare.

Tiramisu Bites

Cheesy Tilapia Panini with Apple-Carrot Slaw

Ready in just 20 minutes, this healthy dinner features a tender tilapia sandwich and crisp apple-carrot slaw.

Cheesy Tilapia Panini with Apple-Carrot Slaw

Garlic-Fennel Lamb Chops

Rub succulent lamb chops with sweet fennel, fresh garlic, and the aromatic spices coriander and cumin for a flavorful dinner for two.

Garlic-Fennel Lamb Chops 

Stout-Soaked Porterhouse with Beer Butter

Soaking a meaty porterhouse in dark, hearty stout quickly punches up the flavor, infusing the meat with bold, coffeelike taste.

Stout-Soaked Porterhouse with Beer Butter

Soba Noodles with Spring Vegetables

Cook up a cozy noodle bowl in 25 minutes with bok choy, pea pods and chicken simmered in a ginger-flavor broth. 

Soba Noodles with Spring Vegetables

Cherry-Wine Poached Apples

Vibrantly red cherry-wine sauce serves as a scrumptious low-calorie, fat-free flavor accent to tart-sweet baked apples.

Cherry-Wine Poached Apples

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Filet

At the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, cheddar and mushrooms flavor indulgent steaks.

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Filet

Cornish Game Hen with Roasted Root Veggies

Balsamic vinegar lends a subtly sweet accent to roasted vegetables while garlic and rosemary boost the flavor of the tender, juicy game hen.

Cornish Game Hen with Roasted Root Veggies

Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes

Balsamic vinegar, fresh thyme and fresh chopped tomatoes add just the right amount of flavor to an easy dinner for two, ready in 25 minutes.

Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes

Garlic-Basil Halibut

This 20-minute dinner is low in calories and fat, but garlic and herbs give it a satisfying flavor punch. 

Garlic-Basil Halibut

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Our recipe gives you a choice of using sugar or sugar substitute for this creamy dessert. You could also try fresh raspberries or blueberries instead of the strawberries.

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberries

Orange Shrimp with Zucchini Fritters

A colorful, healthy dinner of shrimp and vegetable fritters includes dipping sauce with Greek yogurt and orange-ginger flavoring.

Orange Shrimp with Zucchini Fritters

 

Corn-Mushroom Risotto with Chicken

Pea pods add delightful crunch to a creamy mixture of chicken, corn, rice and cheese.

Corn-Mushroom Risotto with Chicken

Thyme Pork Chops with Roasted Cauliflower

Skillet-cooked pork rib chops and veggies make a quick and healthy meal for two.

Thyme Pork Chops with Roasted Cauliflower

Mocha Soufflés

The classic combo of chocolate and coffee flavors a light-as-air soufflé, which is even better served with fresh strawberries on the side.

Mocha Soufflés

Chicken Chili

Put the ingredients for this chili in your slow cooker in the morning, and you'll have a healthy dinner for two ready by dinner. Short on time? Move the slow-cooker setting to high. 

Chicken Chili

Almond-Stuffed Flounder

Stuff fresh or frozen fish with a mixture of cheese, almonds, butter and chives, then top with a cheesy cream sauce for an elegant main dish.

Almond-Stuffed Flounder 

Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding

This rich, chocolate dessert is perfect for a romantic dinner for two, and it has fewer than 200 calories a serving!

Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding

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