20 Small Portion Dinner Recipes That Won’t Leave You With Days Of Leftovers

Making recipes when you live alone can be tough at times, as the ones you’ll find on Pinterest are usually fit for a family of four. When you’re only cooking for one, single person dinner recipes are the perfect go-to option for making yourself a filling meal that won’t leave you with a week’s worth of leftovers. (Hey, as much as we love them, do you really want to reheat the same meal more than once or twice in a row?)

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From savory Zucchini Corn Chowder to spicy Mexican Taco Salad, your single-portion dinners no longer have to be as boring as tossing a chicken breast on the stove with some asparagus and a side salad.

Spice things up in the kitchen, single or not, with these small portion dinner recipes in the gallery below.



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Zucchini Corn Chowder

Photo: Damn Delicious

Thai Noodle Salad

Photo: Pinch of Yum

Skinny Egg Salad Sliders

Photo: Damn Delicious

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats

Photo: Pinch of Yum

Lighter Spaghetti Pea Carbonara

Photo: Chef Savvy

BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad

Photo: Baking with Blondie

Taco Salad

Photo: Damn Delicious

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

Photo: Pinch of Yum

Salmon and Couscous

Photo: Jamie Oliver

Veggie Hummus Sandwich

Photo: Cooking Classy

Southwestern Wraps

Photo: Jo Cooks

Avocado Sandwich

Photo: Hurry Up the Food

California Turkey Club Wrap

Photo: Tastes Lovely

Pork Pita with Fried Black Beans and Apple Celery Slaw

Photo: Singly Scrumptious

Superfood Green Smoothie Bowl

Photo: The Roasted Root

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Photo: Jo Cooks

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad

Photo: Jo Cooks

Summer Salad Strawberry Vinaigrette

Photo: Occasionally Eggs

Creamy Pork Chop with Mustard and Apples

Photo: Singly Scrumptious