Dinner for 2… or Just for You

Try these recipes that are perfectly portioned and won’t leave you with leftovers.

Double Dose Squash Lasagna

Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 can meat sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Pepper

Directions:

  1. Start by taking 1 spaghetti squash, cut it in half and remove the seeds.
  2. Brush the inside of the squash with olive oil, and season with some kosher salt and pepper.
  3. Bake with the skin side up at 400 degrees until tender, for about 30 minutes.
  4. Once they’re done baking, use a fork to fluff the inside of the squash so it starts to look like noodles.
  5. Then between the 2 halves, split 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, pour 1 can of meat sauce, and add 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese sprinkled on top.
  6. Put in the broiler for 3 minutes until the cheese is golden and gooey. (The best part is: there's no bowl to clean!) Serve and enjoy!

Perfect Portion Pot Pie

Ingredients:
1 package puff pastry
1 onion
1 carrot
1 celery stalk
1 potato
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
1 cup raw spinach
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt
Pepper
Butter

Directions:

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. Then take one thawed package of frozen puff pastry, roll it out, and make a circle that’s about half an inch bigger than an ovenproof dish.
  2. Use a slightly larger bowl and cut around it. Then, cut some vents into it for when your pie bakes.
  3. Over medium heat, melt a little butter and add 1 small diced onion, 1 small chopped carrot, 1 small thinly chopped celery stalk and one small diced potato.
  4. Once that’s cooked and soft, stir in 2 tablespoons flour, 1 and 1/4 cup chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  5. When it’s boiling, add 1 cup shredded cooked chicken and 1 cup chopped raw spinach leaves. Let that simmer for a couple of minutes until thickened.
  6. Then season with salt and pepper, and add to your dish.
  7. Next, pop open the pastry circle on top and press the edges to seal it down.
  8. Finally, brush the top with one lightly beaten egg and bake for 25 minutes.

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