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Healthy Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes for Two

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Barbecue Portobello Quesadillas for Two

This smoky mushroom-filled quesadilla is reminiscent of pulled pork. A touch of chipotle chile pepper adds extra heat. Serve with coleslaw and guacamole.

» Barbecue Portobello Quesadillas for Two

Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce for Two

Steak kebabs get a Southwestern spin with poblano peppers and a creamy sauce spiked with cilantro, chile powder, cumin and vinegar. The potatoes are partially cooked in the microwave before putting them on the grill so they're done at the same time as faster-cooking steak, peppers and onions. Serve with: Green salad and Spanish rice.

» Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce for Two

Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu for Two

To make traditional cordon bleu, you layer prosciutto (or other ham) and cheese in between thin slices of chicken or veal, then bread and sauté the whole stack. This quick, easy version keeps the flavors the same, but skips the fussy layering and breading steps. Serve with: Delicata squash and broccoli.

» Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu for Two

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables for Two

Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with pasta, shrimp, asparagus, peas and red bell pepper for a fresh, satisfying summer meal. Serve with: Slices of cucumber and tomato tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.

» Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables for Two

Curry Scallops & Cilantro Rice for Two

This recipe for two pairs curry-coated scallops and brown rice seasoned with cilantro, scallions and lemon. Serve with roasted carrots tossed with cumin and coriander.

» Curry Scallops & Cilantro Rice for Two

Chicken Shawarma for Two

Shawarma is a Middle Eastern sandwich made with sliced seasoned meat. This recipe for two features chicken, along with a cucumber-yogurt sauce, fresh tomato and crunchy romaine lettuce.

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Quick Chicken Parmesan for Two

Ooey-gooey cheese, crispy breadcrumbs and plenty of sauce are the hallmarks of any good chicken Parmesan recipe, and this one-skillet version of chicken parm for two is no exception. We made this recipe easier by skipping the breading on the chicken and loading the top of the dish with cheese and breadcrumbs. Serve it with whole-wheat pasta to soak up the extra sauce.

» Quick Chicken Parmesan for Two


Delicious low-calorie dinner recipes for 350 calories or less per serving.

If you’re looking to cut calories, our low-calorie dinner recipes for two make it easy. Whether you’re in the mood for a chicken dinner, pasta dish or meatless meal, our healthy low-calorie dinners are perfect low-calorie portions for two.

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Low-Calorie Chicken Recipes for Two

Shawarma is a Middle Eastern sandwich made with sliced...
Have a warm-weather supper on the table quickly with this...
The whole cloves of garlic turn mild and buttery when they’...
This chicken stew has a bold ginger-flavored broth and...
Make a perfect summer supper for two: grill spice-rubbed...
To make traditional cordon bleu, you layer prosciutto (or...
Ooey-gooey cheese, crispy breadcrumbs and plenty of sauce...
One of the most popular Indian dishes in the U.S. and the U...

Low-Calorie Fish and Seafood Dinner Recipes for Two

This silky tomato sauce with a touch of cream makes mild-...
This recipe for two pairs curry-coated scallops and brown...
Chinese five-spice powder, soy sauce and brown sugar make a...
The fresh, tangy elements of a Greek salad—tomato, cucumber...
Prince Edward Island may account for a healthy share of the...
This recipe for jumbo shrimp wrapped in thin strips of...
Lime juice, chili powder and pepitas give this salmon...
“Yakitori” is a Japanese word that literally means “grilled...
In this recipe for two, a simple sauce of piquant green...
A speedy roast at high heat keeps the halibut moist and...
Loaded with fresh tomatoes, peppers and cilantro and...

Low-Calorie Pasta Recipes for Two

Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with...
Alfredo di Lello, the Roman restaurateur who created his...
A whole teaspoon of black pepper along with a small amount...
Penne and asparagus are bathed in a rich sauce with a...
The assertive flavors of broccoli rabe and rosemary are...

Low-Calorie Pork Recipes for Two

Smoky grilled onion and your favorite barbecue sauce...
A tenderloin is the ideal dinner for two: easy, fast and...
Served room temperature or chilled, this salad - combining...
Chili powder and garlic, both of which star in Korean...
Like the restaurant favorite, these fajitas will satisfy...
Our favorite fall flavors come together in this simple...

Low-Calorie Steak Dinner Recipes

Cube steak is a tougher cut of meat pounded to make it...
Peppery radicchio mellows a bit on the grill and is offset...
Here, we toss colorful bell peppers in a balsamic-herb...
Steak kebabs get a Southwestern spin with poblano peppers...
Steak kebabs get a Southwestern spin with poblano peppers...

Low-Calorie Vegetarian Dinner Recipes for Two

This smoky mushroom-filled quesadilla is reminiscent of...
At last - a sweet-and-sour dish with a fresh, not cloying,...
You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love this meat-free...
Fragrant vegetable stews are common around the...
This exceptional sandwich originated at Penny Cluse Cafe in...

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