When a Family is Two: 10 Simple Home-Cooked Dinner Recipes For Two

It's Family Recipes week on The Kitchn, but I thought it was important to take a moment and recognize all the different ways people define family. Our little family is just the two of us now (although we're looking to adopt a dog!). A lot of recipes make way more than two portions, and sometimes leftovers aren't fantastic to have around in this season of summer weddings and traveling. So I thought it was time to gather a good list of simple recipes that are perfect for two, recipes that are easy enough to tackle on a weeknight and varied enough that you won't get bored. From great vegetarian fare to pork chops or seasonal pizza, there's something for every couple—every family—here.

Try a Recipe:
Chili, Lemon and Basil Shrimp with Israeli Couscous, via The Kitchn
French-Style Carbonara for Two, via Babble
Bistro Roast Chicken, via Cooking Light
Harissa Chickpeas with Spinach, via Not Without Salt
Creamy Avocado Pasta, via Two Peas & Their Pod
Crispy Baked Fish Nuggets and Tartar Sauce, via Simply Scratch
Chicken Enchiladas, via Cooking for Two
Beef and Eggplant Tagine, via Women's Health
Artichoke Spinach Pizza with White Beans, via Good Life Eats
Veggie Burgers (eat two, freeze a few for later!), via Martha Stewart

What's your favorite go-to recipe for two?

Related: Dinner Recipe for Two: Crispy Panko Pork Chops

(Image: Faith Durand)

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