Delicious recipes for one 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, as well as some treats such as scallops or a pan-fried pork chop.

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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

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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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Pork and sweetcorn chowder

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Pork and sweetcorn chowder

This recipe is perfect if you’re on the 5:2 diet. It’s packed with protein and...

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Quinoa salad with feta, pea and mint

Healthy salad recipes

Quinoa salad with feta, pea and mint

Laura Herring’s quick quinoa salad with feta and mint from The Fast Days Cookbook is...

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Warming pesto butter beans

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Warming pesto butter beans

This easy pesto butter bean recipe, for one person, is from Ella Woodward’s cookbook Deliciously...

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Pan-fried mushrooms on sourdough

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Pan-fried mushrooms on sourdough

Nothing beats the smell of mushrooms cooking in butter, garlic and thyme. These wild mushrooms...

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Salmon and quinoa tzatziki salad

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Salmon and quinoa tzatziki salad

Dale Pinnock’s healthy salmon and quinoa tzatziki salad is cooling and refreshing, and best of...

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