Finding recipes to serve 4 to 6 is never a problem—in fact, family-pleasing dishes are our specialty at kraftfoods.com! Recipes for a crowd are easy, too, thanks to casseroles, chilies and the like. But cooking for two? That used to require a little searching. Our tips for cooking for two can help you plan your meals wisely—and we have an entire section devoted solely to recipes for two. (No leftovers!) Now, if you’re thinking about a special day in February, that’s a different thing. Head over to our Valentine’s Day menus—or Valentine’s Day-themed desserts—but keep in mind they may serve more than two.
Cooking for Two: Eat Now, Freeze for Later
One of the easiest ways to cook for two is to simply prepare a full-size recipe, then serve half now and freeze the other for another time. You either can freeze the dish fully cooked (after it’s cooled to room temperature), or prepare up to the point of cooking and freeze the uncooked portion. Be sure to use good-quality, resealable freezer-weight plastic bags, and check out these food safety tips for leftovers on how to safely store, thaw and serve.
Grocery Shopping for Two
The freezer section and the produce aisle have plenty to offer as well, whether you’re getting fruit after being inspired by this Super Berry Smoothie video or picking up a single sweet potato to use as you’ve seen in this awesome Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie video. (Another bonus of cooking for two: faster cooking times! Made in ramekins, these little pies are ready in just 30 minutes.)