Cooking for two can be difficult when most recipes are made to serve four to six people. Luckily, we’ve compiled all the essential items you’ll need to easily create smaller portions.
Start cooking for two with these essential tools, appliances and cookbooks. If you are tired of always having leftovers and want more control over your portions, then cooking for two has never been easier.
While everyone thinks that it is better and easier to eat out. It is not true. Studies show that it is healthier and have a better mental attitude, plus it is cheaper. Here are some more good reasons to cook at home.
Cooking For Two – Meals
No one likes eating the same meal all week. When you’re cooking for two, there’s no need to worry about leftovers, so get started with these items. These items will make it fun to make your own meals again.
Instant Pot Duo Mini: The compact size of this Instant Pot is perfect for making smaller portions. With 7 functions and 14 cooking presets, cooking for two has never been easier!
Hamilton Beach Countertop Oven: Create all sorts of meals for two with this handy countertop oven, which includes rotisserie. The convection setting bakes faster and more evenly than traditional ovens.
George Foreman 4-Serving Grill and Panini Press: The nonstick coating and removable plates makes cooking and cleanup a breeze. George Foreman’s iconic fat-removing slope removes up to 42% of fat for leaner meals.
Stainless Steel Spaghetti Measure Tool: For those of us who can never make the right portion of spaghetti, this tool is a lifesaver. Never make too much or too little again.
3-Quart Glass Casserole Dish: The size of this casserole dish is perfect when you’re cooking for two. The glass is safe for oven, microwave, refrigerator and freezer.
Calphalon Set of 4 Mini Pizza Pan: Pizza night just got a lot more fun with these nonstick pans. The steel core of these pans ensure even heating for perfectly baked pizzas.
Cooking For Two – Desserts
When you’re cooking for two, you can’t forget about dessert. Everyone knows there’s a separate stomach just for dessert, but that doesn’t mean we should indulge in multiple servings. Satisfy your cravings by creating smaller portions with these handy items.
Bakeware Quarter Sheet Pan: The smaller size of this pan makes it ideal for heating two-person portions.
Wilton 2-Piece Round Cake Pan Set: These small 6-inch pans are the perfect size for convenient baking in toaster ovens. Release and cleanup are easy thanks to its nonstick coating.
Norpro Set of 4 Mini Pie Pans: Control portions and make individual pies with these nonstick pie pans!
Wilton 4-Cavity Mini Loaf Pan: Bake a variety of breads with this nonstick pan.
Fox Run Mini Bundt Pan: This nonstick pan is the perfect size for creating special desserts for two.
Sweese Porcelain Brownie Pan: The elegant and stylish design of this small pan adds a touch of sophistication to any meal for two.
Cooking For Two – Cookbooks
Not sure how to begin cooking for two? The recipes in these cookbooks are a great place to start! They have all the variety and delicious recipes that you could ever hope to make.
The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook: With 650 recipes engineered form the ground up for two people, this cookbook will teach you how to scale down even the trickiest of dishes.
Healthy Cookbook for Two: For healthier options, check out this cookbook containing 165 simple and delicious recipes.
30-Minute Cooking for Two: Don’t have much time? This cookbook contains perfectly portioned recipes that are table-ready in 30 minutes or less!
Taste of Home Cooking for Two: From snacks and appetizers to entrees and desserts, this cookbook has a variety of recipes for every occasion.
The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook for Two: Make the most of your Instant Pot with over 80 perfectly portioned recipes. If you’re new to the world of Instant Pot, this cookbook also includes a handy overview of the best Instant Pot practices.
Dessert for Two: Leave room for dessert! This cookbook scales down desserts that typically serve eight to ten people into two servings.
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