Wondering what you should make for a small Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? Here are 31 easy holiday recipes for two including main dishes, sides, and desserts. These also work great for your New Year’s Eve dinner for two.
If it’s just you and your significant other, roommate or bestie this year, you can still have all the foods and flavors of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. These scaled-down small batch recipes allow you to serve up all your favorite holiday dishes, without having to cook for an army or have tons of leftovers.
This easy juicy Roast Chicken recipe is simple to prepare and full of flavor. It is a whole oven roasted chicken that is tender and juicy with a delicious crispy browned skin and only requires a few simple ingredients.
One Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies is super easy and delicious as well. The chicken is seasoned perfectly and comes out juicy with a tasty crispy skin. Roasting vegetables in the oven brings out their sweetness and natural flavors.
This super tender, juicy, and Crispy Fried Chicken for Two is sure to be a re-peat dinner in your house. The secrets to this chicken are soaking it in buttermilk for two hours and adding bacon grease to the frying oil.
These Grilled Beer Can Cornish Hens are so flavorful and juicy! They smell and taste incredible. Just apply a sweet and savory dry rub all over the hens, prop them up on open cans of beer, and let them grill. The hens can also be roasted in the oven
This Easy Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast dinner has incredible flavor and includes rich creamy gravy! Tender potatoes, carrots, and onions are slow cooked with juicy fall-apart roast beef and smothered in delicious brown gravy.
This homemade version of the classic green bean casserole, with fresh green beans, a rich creamy mushroom sauce from scratch, and crispy French’s Fried Onion topping is delicious, easy, and quick and cooks in just one pan.
This Mashed Potato Casserole is comfort food at it’s finest. It has a light, fluffy, creamy texture coupled with the flavors of bacon, cheese and chives. This recipe serves four but you could get it down to two by using two smaller potatoes or even one large potato.
These Au Gratin Potatoes are deliciously creamy and cheesy with the added flavor of onion baked inside. This recipe serves two people cooked in individual dishes for a romantic dinner, but could also be cooked in one dish if preferred. Plan ahead as it takes 1 ½ hours to bake, but is so worth it!
This Pumpkin Pie recipe is the perfect small batch size for two people. The crust is buttery and flaky, but still crisp and the filling tastes flavorful, light and creamy with the addition of cream cheese. Add some whipped cream on top for a perfect fall or intimate Thanksgiving dessert.
Black Forest Pie is the perfect combination of rich fudgy chocolate and cherry filling, topped with a layer of cherries, and a layer of whipped cream speckled with shaved baker’s chocolate all nestled in a flaky pie crust.
Snickers Cheesecake Pie is super decadent and rich with a gooey vanilla no-bake cheesecake center topped with drizzled chocolate, salted caramel sauce, and peanuts all nestled in a chocolate cocoa crust.
Best Homemade Apple Pie, with an easy, no-fail, buttery, flaky homemade pie crust and filled with two types of apples and the perfect mix of spices. This recipe serves 2 and makes one 6 inch apple pie.
This easy strawberry cobbler recipe is quick to prepare and bakes into a thick, sweet, yet still tart dessert. It has a fresh sliced strawberry layer topped with a golden brown cake like topping. This recipe makes two individual large portions.
These Fudgy Brownies are easy gooey chocolate brownies with cocoa powder that are extra fudgy and best served with a cold glass of milk and a scoop of vanilla ice cream! This small batch recipe makes 4–6 brownies.
These Individual Pineapple Upside-down Cakes are awesome!!! Moist fluffy yellow cakes are topped with pineapple rings, maraschino cherries, and the gooey sweet brown sugar and butter topping creates a crispy satisfying flavor and texture sensation.
No bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake tastes every bit as delicious as the real thing! Make it when you need an easy but fancy dessert. This light creamy fluffy cheesecake is filled with semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of a buttery graham cracker crumb crust.
These Soft Batch Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are super soft, thick, chewy, and loaded with oats, plump raisins, and cinnamon. These cookies are easy to make, so delicious, and ready in just 45 minutes! This is a small batch cookie recipe and makes about 8 cookies. They are perfect as an after dinner dessert or while snuggled up with your honey in front of a movie.