You’re on your own for dinner, so what the heck are you going to make? You’d like to be creative, but only if the portions are right. Here, nine delicious recipes, easily made for you and you alone.

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CACIO E PEPE

A quarter pound of pasta (about a quarter of the box), a dash of pepper, some Parmesan--that's all you need to whip up this deliciously creamy (and whoa, spicy!) recipe, already sized for one.

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SPICY CHICKEN STIR-FRY WITH PEANUTS

Think of it as a one-bowl wonder, garnished with the best: fresh lime juice, basil and roasted peanuts. Toss any extra chicken in the freezer for later in the week.

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BURRITO BOWL

Search your cupboards for brown rice, farro or quinoa, then supplement with chicken, black beans and salsa (don’t forget the avocado).

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HEIRLOOM TOMATO TART

Stashing puff pastry in your freezer is always a good idea--especially when you have heirloom tomatoes (or miscellaneous veggies) on hand. Add cheese, pesto, salt and pepper--voilà: personal pizza for one.

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LAMB AND FETA BURGER WITH MINT PESTO AND YOGURT

Sub in store-bought pesto or make it from scratch--either way, this burger will be the best thing you eat all day. (Halve the recipe or take the second one for lunch tomorrow.)

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POACHED EGGS AND VEGETABLES

'Cause sometimes you’re craving something healthy--but you also want to feel full (thank you, quinoa).

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TOMATO SOUP IN A BREAD BOWL

Pick up a seven-inch sourdough, slice off the top and pour the freshly warmed tomato soup right in. You’re done!

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FRIED EGG SANDWICH WITH BACON AND BLUE CHEESE

Cut this recipe in half and make the drippy sandwich of your dreams using just a handful of ingredients (bacon and blue cheese optional, but encouraged).

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MACARONI AND CHEESE

OK, you might want leftovers for this one.

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