Quick Dinner Ideas for Two

4 Quick Dinner Ideas for Two

Tired of takeout? Whipping up a homemade dinner for two doesn’t need to be a complicated or drawn-out process. Whether you’re wondering what to make tonight or putting together your weekly meal plan, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite easy dinner recipes to inspire you.

Ready in half an hour or less and requiring just a few ingredients, these quick dinner ideas for two will help you get a flavorful meal on the table in no time -- plus, some recipes provide plenty of leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day, too!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta

Dinner for two just got easier, thanks to this three-ingredient meal. The creamy spinach and artichoke dip create a perfect sauce to coat tender pasta and spicy sausage.

Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Total: 20 minutes | Serves: 2 | Difficulty: Easy

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cavatappi pasta
  • 1 cup spinach and artichoke dip
  • 2 spicy chicken sausages, sliced into ½” thick rounds
Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cavatappi pasta
  • 1 cup spinach and artichoke dip
  • 2 spicy chicken sausages, sliced into ½” thick rounds

Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package instructions. Drain and place back into pot.
  2. Over medium heat, stir in spinach and artichoke dip. Add chicken sausage; cook until warmed.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers.

Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas

In this 30-minute recipe, lime-cilantro sour cream is spread over salmon before baking to easily add some bright, citrus flavor to these fiestaready fajitas.

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Total: 30 minutes | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Kroger Brand Original Sour Cream
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lb. salmon filets
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • ¾ tsp. ground black pepper, divided

  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 8 fajita flour tortillas, warm
Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Kroger Brand Original Sour Cream
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lb. salmon filets
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • ¾ tsp. ground black pepper, divided

  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 8 fajita flour tortillas, warm

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl, combine sour cream, lime zest and cilantro.
  3. Season salmon filets with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Over each filet, spread sour cream mixture. Arrange salmon on prepared baking sheet.
  4. In small bowl, toss together onion, peppers, oil, remaining salt and remaining pepper. Arrange on baking sheet around salmon. Bake 12-15 minutes, until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Break salmon into chunks.
  5. To serve, arrange salmon, peppers and onions in tortillas.

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

Using just a few simple ingredients, these delicious stuffed peppers are a perfect meal any night of the week. Make them keto-friendly by using green bell peppers!

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Total: 40 minutes | Serves: 6 | Difficulty: Easy

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package (1.31 oz.) Kroger Brand Sloppy Joe Mix
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 3 bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp. green onions, sliced
Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package (1.31 oz.) Kroger Brand Sloppy Joe Mix
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1¼ cups water
  • 3 bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp. green onions, sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Fill casserole dish with about ½” water.
  2. In large skillet over medium heat, brown beef until cooked through. Stir in seasoning mix, tomato paste and water. Bring to simmer; cook 10 minutes.
  3. Divide mixture into bell peppers. Arrange in casserole dish. Sprinkle with equal amounts of cheese.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until bell peppers are softened.
  5. Sprinkle with green onions and serve. Refrigerate leftovers.

Veggie Greek Pita

Not sure what to make for lunch or dinner? Pick this easy vegetarian pita recipe; each pocket is packed with all your favorite Greek fillings: veggies, Feta cheese and a homemade tangy yogurt-lime dressing.

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 0 minutes | Total: 15 minutes | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Veggie Greek Pita

Ingredients:

  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups English cucumber, chopped
  • ⅔ cup black olives, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1¼ cups Kroger Brand Greek Plain Nonfat Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1½ tsp. mint, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 pita breads, halved
Veggie Greek Pita

Ingredients:

  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups English cucumber, chopped
  • ⅔ cup black olives, pitted and sliced
  • ½ cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1¼ cups Kroger Brand Greek Plain Nonfat Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1½ tsp. mint, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 pita breads, halved

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, mix together tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, red onion and Feta cheese.
  2. In medium bowl, mix together yogurt, lime, parsley, mint and sea salt.
  3. Fill pita halves with cucumber salad; serve with yogurt lime dressing.

For more quick dinner recipes, check out these delicious meals that take 30 minutes or less.