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Sometimes we want to make a big batch of pasta and eat it all week. Other nights, easy, single-serve dinners (and desserts) come to the rescue. Even though there’s a high probability we’ll be wearing our fluffiest slippers, we still want our dinner to be gorgeous and decadent. Presenting nine perfectly portioned single-serve recipes that make a quiet night at home something to celebrate.

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Mini Spanish Tortilla with Zucchini

This skillet dinner for one is like a giant cheese frittata made with layered potato and zucchini slices.

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Ginger-Pineapple Shrimp Stir-Fry

If you think “stir-fry” means “boring,” this tropical take will make you reconsider.

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Blackberry-Peach Grilled Cheese

Thick slices of sourdough bread add extra oomph to this over-the-top sandwich. (Tip: If you’re cutting a fresh loaf of bread, slice the entire thing, stash it in a resealable plastic bag and freeze it for later.)

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Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing

File this recipe under “great for lunch or dinner.”

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5-Ingredient Corn Soup

Hint: You’ll need corn, butter, cayenne and a big appetite.

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10-Minute Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug

Even easier than making it from a box. 

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10-Minute Strawberry Cobbler For One

Luckily, this mouthwatering petite cobbler is about one-eighth the size of a standard one—because we’d definitely eat a whole pie plate.

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5-Minute S’mores Mug Cake For One

No campfire? No problem.

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Chocolate-Chip Mug Cookie for One

It’s ready in less than 10 minutes. No oven mitts required.

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