Dinner Recipes For 2

Finding dinner recipes for 2 can be difficult, but creating meals for two does not have to. All it takes is a little planning and you will find it easy with great results. In this article I will share with you how to cook a pork roast, one of my favorite recipes that may take a bit longer to cook, but is easy to prepare and tastes awesome.

Pork Roast With Garlic and Rosemary

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 2 1/2 lb. pork sirloin roast
  • 3 large garlic cloves; cut lengthwise into slivers
  • Leaves of one sprig of fresh rosemary (about 3 dozen leaves)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Preparation:

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a small sharp, pointed knife, cut 10 to 12 deep slits/pockets into the top of the roast. (The slits should be randomly spaced.)
  3. Stuff each slit with a sliver of garlic and a leaf or two of rosemary.
  4. Season all sides generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Once the oil is hot (you will see wisps of steam rising) add roast and brown well on all sides.
  7. Transfer roast to a rack in a small roasting pan, place in center of oven, and cook until the internal temperature is 145 degrees F. – 60 to 70 minutes.
  8. Turn roast over at 30 minute mark.
  9. Place roast on a cutting board, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  10. Slice and serve. The meat should be a very pale pink color.

Tips:

The common problem with pork roast is over-cooking which causes the pork to be dry and bland. People are worried about trichinosis and think that over-cooking will solve the problem. However, trichinosis is actually killed at about 132 degrees F. If you follow this recipe, you will pack the pork with garlic and rosemary, brown it in olive oil, and then roast it slowly to perfect medium without making it dry.

If you prefer, you can tie the roast before cooking it. The purpose of this is to keep the shape of the pork uniform for even cooking. It also keeps the garlic and rosemary from falling out of the slits.

Also, if you have time, you can get all the seasoning and hole-punching done the night before. Then wrap well and refrigerate overnight. This allows the flavors to mellow better.

A suggestion for the leftovers is to add some of the shredded pork to your favorite Cheese Quesadillas recipe. It tastes great when served with a nice Tomato Basil Soup.

Try this recipe and you will find that it is easy to create your meal with dinner recipes for 2.

Where To Find Dinner Recipes For 2:

If you are looking particularly for recipes for two, you can find them at a couple of places. For instance, pillsbury.com has a section where it covers a list of dinner recipes for people who are cooking for two. Also, you can go to Amazon to look for a cookbook titled “Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Two” by best-selling and award-winning author Beth Hensperger.

Less Calorie Low Fat Dinner Recipes – 4 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Weight Loss

It is important not to skip your meals in a day. But if you are health conscious or dieting, a low calorie dinner recipe is just what you need to end your day in a healthy way. There are many low fat dinner recipes which are nutritious but low in calories. It’s a great way to eat without being guilty!

Some of the healthy dinner recipes are as follows:

1. Pan Roasted Chicken:

Ingredients: Skinless and boneless chicken breast, Zucchini cut in slices, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1 onion, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Cut onions into wedges. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and add chicken to a skillet with olive oil. Cook on low medium heat for a couple of minutes and turn the chicken. Add the onions and cook till chicken is no longer pink. After it browns evenly remove chicken and onions. Stir the zucchini until crisp and add to chicken. Sprinkle the parsley. This is a healthy dinner recipe which is low fat and delicious too!

2. Low Fat Veg Curry:

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 chopped onion, 1 sliced carrot, 1 cubed potato, half cup cubed butternut squash, half cup chopped green beans, half cup broccoli florets, 1 cup diced tomatoes, Tomato sauce.

Directions: Heat oil and add curry powder and cumin. Stir for a minute. Now add the onion, potatoes and carrots. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Add broccoli, squash and green beans and cook for two to three minutes then add tomatoes and tomato sauce. Simmer uncovered for about twenty minutes until vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened. Serve with whole grain rice for a healthier option. This is a very healthy dinner recipe!

3. Veg Bulgur:

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 cup bulgur, 1 chopped onion, half cup diced red bell pepper, half teaspoon ground cuminm half cup celery, thinly sliced, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 2 cups vegetable broth or water, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Heat the skillet and add the olive oil. Now add the dry bulgur and the onion. Cook till onion is soft and bulgur is golden. Add the celery and bell pepper and put the cumin and chili powder and cook for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Add the vegetable broth or water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy this low calorie dinner recipe!

4. Fish with herbs:

Ingredients: 1 Fish fillet, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, herbs like dill, parsley, tarragon, lemon, salt and pepper to taste.

Directions: Heat the oven and make a mix of the herbs with little oil and salt and pepper. Smear some oil on the baking sheet and place the fillet. Pour the seasoning on the fish. Bake for about 45 minutes. This is a very easy healthy dinner recipe.

Try these simple easy to make low calorie dinner recipes and experiment on your own creating some new dishes. A low fat dinner recipe does not have to be tasteless; it can be just as tasty as it is healthy. Try with fish, chicken, pasta or just vegetables.

Quick Easy Dinner Recipes – Mexican Style!

We all want quick and easy recipes for dinner but also want something that is flavorful, easy on the budget and something the whole family will enjoy. Here are some easy quick easy dinner recipes with some Mexican flair!

Enchilada Casserole

This is a fun, kid friendly enchilada type recipe. Kids and adults alike love the crunch of the tortilla chips. If you want to make this recipe extra quick, use the dehydrated onion flakes rather than chopping fresh onions.

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 package enchilada seasoning mix
1 can tomato soup
1 ½ c shredded cheese
½ c chopped onion (or 1 tablespoon dehydrated onion flakes)
1 can cream of chicken soup
Tortilla chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Brown meat and onion, draining any fat. Add soups, enchilada seasoning mix and ½ cup water.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread half of the meat mixture in the bottom of the pan, then put some coarsely-crushed chips, then half of the cheese. Repeat layer ending with cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes.

To round out this meal, just serve with a fresh, crisp green salad with your favorite dressing. If you feel like you need a little more, open a can of refried beans, put in a microwave safe dish and warm in the microwave. Serve on the side.

Taco Noodle Bake

Here is another one of my quick easy dinner recipes that combines the favorite flavors of tacos and macaroni & cheese. This recipe is definitely family friendly and especially budget friendly.

Ingredients:

1 package macaroni & cheese dinner
1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix
¾ cup water
¾ cup sour cream
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup salsa

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare macaroni & cheese as directed on the package.

While the macaroni is cooking, brown meat. Drain any fat. Add the taco seasoning and water, simmer 5 minutes.

Once the macaroni & cheese is prepared, add sour cream.

Put half of the macaroni and cheese into an 8 inch square baking dish. Spread with the meat mixture and 1 cup of the cheese. Top with the remaining macaroni & cheese.

Cover and bake for 15 minutes.

Put salsa and remaining cheese on top. Bake, uncovered for 5 minutes.

To round out this dinner, serve with a fresh, crisp salad and your favorite dressing or with green beans. If you feel you need a little extra, warmed rolls would also be a nice addition.

Both of these quick easy dinner recipes would be excellent served with a special but easy dessert. Vanilla ice cream drizzled with warmed chocolate sauce and a cookie would be the perfect finish to a perfect dinner!