As part of our Weekly Meal Plan, I am featuring Weeknight Meal Plans for Two. I created this list because you all have been requesting more meal plans for just two people. Together with printable menus available for you to customize for your family’s dinner, you can use these recipes to inspire your meal planning this week.
Cooking for two and creating weeknight meal plans for two can be a challenge. But that's where I come in! I love helping you find just the right recipe so you can enjoy a nice meal at home with your family...even if that means only two people at the dinner table!
All of which will further help you customize your family’s dinner plans. Getting dinner on the table doesn't have to be hard if we plan ahead.
Dinner for Two Ideas
I did a little research and found a few cookbooks that specialize in dinners for two people. So if you can't find what you want here or online, try purchase a cookbook specifically made for just two people
Meal Planning Categories
This is just an example of how I like to meal plan. You could also incorporate a “leftover meal” or even “clean out the refrigerator” night. This is something we do at least once a week or every 10 days.
Assign each day of the week a different category and then plan a meal according to that category.
- Monday - Meatless, Vegetarian or even Leftovers from the weekend.
- Tuesday - Taco Tuesday or Mexican Recipe
- Wednesday - Chicken, Beef or Fish
- Thursday - Pasta or Italian Night
- Friday - Sandwiches and Soup
- Saturday - Pizza or Eat Out, Order In
- Sunday - Comfort Food Meal
- Monday - Creamy Mushroom Pasta
- Tuesday - Smoked Salmon Carbonara
- Wednesday - Cast Iron Steak for Two
- Thursday - Chicken Parmigiana Sandwiches
- Friday - Ham and Cheese Soup for Two
- Saturday - Air Fryer Pizza
- Sunday - Smothered Chicken
Now, pick a side dish to serve with the recipes listed above. Side dishes should include potatoes or rice along with one or two veggies. A tossed salad with homemade ranch salad dressing is always nice too.
More Meal Planning Ideas
There are quite a few printables to help you get dinner on the table for your family. The Weekly Meal Plan Printable, Pantry List Essentials, even the Keto Friendly Food Lists are all available once you sign up for my weekly newsletter, you’ll be able to download and print them out.
If you’re already a subscriber, check your email for this week’s newsletter. I included the password to enter the WOS Printable Library. Or just leave me a comment below and I’ll send the link directly to your email.
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