How to Make Recipes for Couples

Making meals at home with your favorite person has never been easier or more fun. Find out how you can enjoy the evening with these recipes for couples!

Staying home tonight? Cooking at home with your loved one is perfect for making memories that’ll last a lifetime.

How do you cook for only two people, though? Most recipes make four or more servings. Unless you want leftovers (potentially for days) you may just feel out of luck.

In reality, though, there are plenty of great meal ideas out there for only two people. You just have to find the right ones!

To get you started, here are some great recipes for couples. Trust us, you’re sure to love them!

1. Choose Something Simple

This can’t be stressed enough. Cooking at home doesn’t have to be hard! Don’t go for something huge just to try to impress.

Instead, choose something simple to make for the two of you. If neither of you has cooked much before, this is especially important.

Choosing a simple dish means you’ll still be able to talk and have an enjoyable night. Choosing something complicated may result in stress and frustration.

Slower cooker meals are about as simple as you can get. Why not try a slow cooker salsa chicken?

This recipe is beyond simple. It only requires two ingredients, chicken and salsa. One for each of you to throw in!

Simply add enough chicken breast for two of you to your slow cooker. Then cover it with your favorite salsa. Cook on “high” for around four hours. Check the chicken at two and three hours to make sure it doesn’t get too dry.

Test the chicken by attempting to shred it with two forks. If it shreds easily, shred it all up, mix in the salsa, and you’re good to go! This can be served over rice, on baked potatoes, with nachos, or in tortillas.

Since this meal is made in a slow cooker, it will take several hours to cook. Simply get it started, using the right amount of ingredients to feed two people, then focus on other things.

If you don’t want your cooking to be done that quickly, come up with some other recipes to compliment the chicken. You could make homemade tortillas, guacamole, or a dessert.

2. Share the Job

Choose a meal that requires both of you to make it. Or, at least, that would be easy for two people to make together.

Both of you should be involved, so there should be tasks for each person. You could even divide up responsibilities when it comes to buying ingredients.

Say you decide to have tacos for dinner. One of you could cook and season the meat while the other shreds the cheese and lettuce.

Tacos are a great, simple two-person meal. Simply grab some tortillas, lettuce, ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa, and cheese, and you’re good to go. If you want more, you can always add more, like sour cream and guac.

Creating and assembling this dish is fun and easy. To add some fun, have each of you make a taco for the other person. Whether you choose to go simple or crazy, it’ll be fun to see what the other makes.

3. Make Something Healthy

When it comes to a date dinner you may think of junk food, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Since you’re cooking the meal you have total control over the ingredients.

Healthy meals help ensure good health and energy. They won’t leave you feeling sluggish or bogged down afterward, so you’ll have the energy to play a game of ping pong afterward if you want!

Tuna lettuce wraps are quick, easy, and totally healthy. They provide a nice, light dinner that’s tasty as well as nutritious.

Simply spread some large lettuce leaves out as the base of your wrap. Then place some tuna salad on the wrap and throw in whatever mix-ins you desire. These could include pickles or cheese.

When you’re ready, wrap your tuna salad up in the lettuce leaves and enjoy your hand-held dinner. Pair this with a nice cool fresh lemonade and it’s sure to be a winner.

4. Get a Little Fancy

It’s fun to celebrate special occasions such as wedding anniversaries or holidays with some special food. When these times roll around, go ahead and make something a little fancier than normal.

Luckily, fancy doesn’t have to be hard! Crepes are a great example of that. You can make savory or sweet varieties or both.

Crepes are as easy as mixing some milk, eggs, flour, sugar, and maybe a couple other ingredients. You likely have everything on hand and there are many recipes on the internet for quick and easy crepes.

Once your crepes are made, fill them with broccoli and cheese sauce or ice cream and chocolate! The possibilities really are endless with crepes. They go great with meats, cheeses, sauces, potatoes, dessert toppings, fruit, whipped cream, pudding, sugar, butter, syrup, and just about anything else you could think of.

Put out several options so you can try a few different combinations!

Try Some Recipes for Couples!

Whether you’re an experienced cook or this is your first time around the block, making recipes for couples don’t have to be hard. There are plenty of two-serving recipes to choose from, so you’re sure to find some you love.

Keep these tips in mind for those nights when you’d rather stay in. Cooking at home together is a great way to build relationships and provide you with some good quality time to focus on each other.

Just because you’re staying home that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up a little! Try one of these funky jewelry trends to spice up your night.

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