Delicious recipes for 1 person

Meals for one? Discover lots of dinner ideas for one right here. We’ve got speedy recipes – ready in just 15 minutes – and ideas for the 5:2 diet too.

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Beans and greens on toast with chorizo and egg

Midweek meal recipes

Beans and greens on toast with chorizo and...

Give beans on toast a smart upgrade with added greens and a spicy Spanish kick....

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Surf and turf pasta

Quick pasta recipes

Surf and turf pasta

This 15-minute surf and turf pasta recipe makes a summery dinner for one.  Combine smoky,...

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Crisp-skinned chicken breast with salsa verde

Healthy chicken recipes

Crisp-skinned chicken breast with salsa verde

Got an evening to yourself? Cook this crisp-skinned chicken dinner for one, served with a...

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Vegetable gyoza dumpling stir-fry

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Vegetable gyoza dumpling stir-fry

Meet your new weekday staple: frozen Japanese gyoza dumplings. Cooked straight from the freezer, they...

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Sesame tuna steak with cucumber salad and rice

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Sesame tuna steak with cucumber salad and rice

Get your oily fish quota with this tasty, no-fuss dish inspired by Japanese flavours. It’s...

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Scallops with cauliflower and bean purée

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Scallops with cauliflower and bean purée

This scallops dish makes a smart supper for one that’s ready in 20 minutes and...

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Pan-fried pork chop with sage and apple mash

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Pan-fried pork chop with sage and apple mash

Visit a good butcher and pick up a juicy free-range chop to make this fuss-free,...

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Celeriac and fennel potato latkes with smoked trout

Trout recipes

Celeriac and fennel potato latkes with smoked trout

At just 250 calories per serving, these celeriac latkes with smoked trout are a great...

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Smoked salmon and ginger black rice bowl

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Smoked salmon and ginger black rice bowl

This smoked salmon and black rice bowl serves one, but you can easily scale up...

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Poached egg, squash, mushrooms and kale on sourdough

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Poached egg, squash, mushrooms and kale on sourdough

A healthy meal for one that takes poached eggs on toast up a notch with...

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Fried mushrooms, crispy bacon and egg on sourdough toast

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Fried mushrooms, crispy bacon and egg on sourdough...

There’s a reason that people come back to this classic combination time and time again....

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Hot and sour chicken soup

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Hot and sour chicken soup

A nourishing Asian soup that’s just the tonic for a fast day, or to kick-start...

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Japanese-style omelette (okonomiyaki)

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Japanese-style omelette (okonomiyaki)

Rich savoury flavours combine with nutritious ingredients for a satisfying supper in this Japanese-style omelette....

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One-pot orzo with feta and olives

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One-pot orzo with feta and olives

Everything goes in to one pot when you cook this quick veggie recipe – orzo...

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Spice-rubbed steak and warm tomato salad

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Spice-rubbed steak and warm tomato salad

A sizzling supper of seared steak and greens that gives maximum satisfaction – and it’s...

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Bibimbap (Korean rice bowl)

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Bibimbap (Korean rice bowl)

A filling bowlful of rice with colour, texture and great taste that’s ready in minutes...

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Buttered mushroom, gyoza and miso soup

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Buttered mushroom, gyoza and miso soup

This warming soup for one is brimming with hearty flavours – such as miso, mushrooms...

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Courgette and buttermilk salad

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Courgette and buttermilk salad

Courgette is tossed through a creamy buttermilk dressing to create a light, flavoursome lunch. Even...

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Crispy Mexican tortilla rice bowl

Healthy vegetarian recipes

Crispy Mexican tortilla rice bowl

Cooking for one needn’t be a chore. This flavour-packed Mexican meal is on the table...

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Grilled mackerel with tomato and preserved lemon salad

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Grilled mackerel with tomato and preserved lemon salad

Get your oily fish quota in this quick, zingy dish, which savvily uses frozen mackerel....

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Banh mi (Vietnamese baguette)

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Banh mi (Vietnamese baguette)

A crusty baguette stuffed with leftover beef, fresh veg, herbs, chilli sauce and mayo; for...

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Potato, green tapenade and herb flatbread

Italian vegetarian recipes

Potato, green tapenade and herb flatbread

It’s easy to fall back on cheese on toast when eating solo. Get out of...

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Mussels and cannellini beans in white wine

Lower-calorie mains

Mussels and cannellini beans in white wine

This is a great recipe for those following a 5:2 diet, but equally makes a...

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Spiced chicken with cauliflower couscous

Delicious recipes for 1 person

Spiced chicken with cauliflower couscous

If you’re partaking in the 5:2 diet, then this is the recipe for you. Zingy,...

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