Living with Flatmates

Summer Dinner for One Meals for Flatmates

Summer is here! Beach weather, cicadas, daylight saving and lazy afternoons fill our days. It’s also the time we love easy and light meals that don’t take a ton of time to cook. Living with flatmates doesn’t always mean sharing a meal and preparing dinners for one can be tricky.

Meals for one usually only involve small quantities of each ingredient meaning that there will probably be some extra ingredients left over. Rather than throwing them out you can use these ingredients for the same or a similar meal later in the week. Yes, it can seem boring, but there are plenty of ways you can make chicken or pawns delicious without that sense of Déjà vu. 

To you get your meal plan sorted for the next few weeks, we’ve put together 10 dinner for one meals that are easy to cook, delicious and won’t break the bank. From beef, seafood and pasta to vegetarian dishes, we have something for everyone.

Chicken Pilaf

In just 4 steps and 25 minutes later, you can make this great tasting Chick Pilaf. Ingredients include rice, onion, frozen vegetables and curry paste.

chicken pilaf dinner for one

Barbecued Trout

Simply add lemon and herbs and cook on the Barbie. Perfect for summer! Just add trout to your shopping list.

barbecued trout dinner for one

Lamb, Haloumi and Pea Salad with Yoghurt Dressing

Perfect for a hot summer night, this meal is light but hearty. Don’t forget the pita bread!!

salad dinner for one

Toss-Together Vegie Pasta

Just 2 steps and ready in 15 minutes, this recipe must surely make the list of go-to recipes. This vegetarian dish uses four bean mix, corn and napoli sauce as its cornerstone ingredients.

vegie pasta dinner for one

Lemon Prawns with Pasta

For pasta lovers, this easy recipe uses spaghetti, garlic and basil to give your lemon-zested pawns that extra special taste. Ready in 25 minutes, this meal will surely be one you’ll enjoy.

lemon pawn pasta dinner for one

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast

Complete with a creamy sauce, this delicious recipe is easy to make after coming home from an action-packed day. You don’t even need a stove as it works just as well on the BBQ.

spinach feta chicken dinner for one

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Carbonara

This simple to make carbonara has just 5 ingredients and takes only 20 minutes to make. Just add pancetta or bacon, cheese and egg for the perfect dinner for one dish.

carbonara dinner for one

Malaysian Beef Satay

A healthy take-away alternative, this beef satay is a great meal idea when you just feel like staying in. You can even make some extras to eat the next day!

beef satay dinner for one

Cheesy Ham Omelette Parcel

Short on time? This quick meal will take less than 10 minutes to make with staples found in most kitchen. All you need is ham, egg, sun-dried tomato and some olive oil.

cheesy ham omelette dinner for one

Capsicum, Kale and Feta Frittata

A nutritious vegetarian meal that’s ready in just 10 minutes. If you’re not into or can’t find any kale, you can substitute it for silverbeet (English spinach).

frittata dinner for one

Just select your favourites and enjoy!

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