Show of hands, how many of you often cook for one? Well, if your solo dining habits resemble ours, it likely involves A LOT of leftovers. Happily, these 20 recipes for everything from breakfast to dessert show us that it doesn’t always have to be that way. That’s right, no more leftover takeout woes or popcorn for dinner. These recipes are full of flavor and allow you the option to personalize the menu to your tastes alone — there’s never been a better time for unattached dining.


1. Single Lady Apple Pancake: A fusion of fall fruit, pancakes and latkes, these flapjacks are so delish that you’ll be glad to have ’em all to yourself. (via The Sugar Hit)


2. Deep Dish Eggplant Parmesan: One of our faves in a single serving? Yes, please! Cuddle up with this a bowlful of comfort food for the ultimate dinning experience. (via The Nutritious Kitchen)


3. Single Serving Green Reset Smoothie: Leave those sad, pre-made meal replacement shakes on the shelf and whip up this vibrant, produce-packed smoothie instead. (via Yes to Yum)


4. Egg and Chickpea Breakfast: Start the day off on the right foot with a brekkie that’s packed with protein and veggie action. It’ll be ready for you to dig in after just 10 mostly unattended minutes. (via The Almond Eater)


5. Apple Crisp for One: Enjoy this apple crisp year-round for breakfast or dessert. (via French Press)


6. Single Serving Pizza Dough: Now this is what we call a personal-size pizza. Top the crust to your heart’s content or go calzone-style with an assortment of fillings. (via Recipe Righter)


7. Two Cinnamon Rolls: This cinnamon roll recipe just gets us. We’re definitely of the opinion that (at least) two buns is a single serving. (via Yeah… Imma Eat That)


8. Chicken Kale Bibimbap: Toss whatever veggies you have in your crisper with chicken, an egg and rice to create a hearty, balanced bowl for one. (via Nourish ‘Em)


9. Buckwheat Waffles With Blueberry Maple Syrup: Leave the frozen kind for everyone else. This waffle is the real-deal, don’t-wanna-l’eggo variety. (via Oh, Ladycakes!)


10. Strawberry Lemonade: Cool off with a frosty glass of this sweet-tart lemonade on a sweltering summer day. As a nice bonus, it transitions to cocktail hour with ease after just a splash of vodka. (via Foodess)


11. No-Knead Bread Roll: There’s nothing quite like the smell of homemade bread, right? This is the perfect single serving size of a classic, crusty loaf for one. (via 10th Kitchen)


12. Single Lady French Onion Soup: This wintery soup is surprisingly easy to make, and a great excuse to open up a bottle of vino. (via Butter and Brioche)


13. Persimmon Pancakes for One (Gluten-Free): The pop of color and flavor provided by bright orange persimmons makes these ‘cakes an especially great breakfast to wake up to. (via Treats With a Twist)


14. Chocolate Cake in a Mug: Ready in mere minutes, this mug cake is just what you need to satisfy chocolate cravings in a snap. (via 4Pure)


15. Peach and Almond Tart for One: You only need six ingredients to whip up this almond cream and peach tart. The best part? It’s baked atop a quick cookie base. (via Kitchen Sanctuary)


16. Spinach and Artichoke Pasta: It’s kinda hard not to love the convenience of one-pot pastas. This hearty, delicious recipe is one that every solo diner needs in their back pocket. (via Sweet Love and Ginger)


17. Single Serving Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: Bake up a batch of these chewy cookies the next time you’re in need of something sweet. They’ll disappear in a flash, so you won’t have to worry about leaving any evidence behind. (via Chelsea’s Messy Apron)


18. Pork Chop With Mustard and Apples: Now this is a pork chop and apple(sauce) recipe that just won’t quit. (via Singly Scrumptious)


19. Single Serving Cookie: Trust us, this healthy cookie-meets-brownie doesn’t need a smattering of brightly colored sprinkles to shine. (via Yeah… Imma Eat That)


20. Single Serve Peanut Butter Muffin: It’s not necessary, but spreading these nutty muffins with a little extra PB action is definitely a good call. Choose between making a conventional version with a leftover egg white or go vegan instead. (via Fit Foodie Finds)

What are your favorite single-serving recipes to make? Share yours with us below.