Ribs, Salad and Bruschetta: Three Easy Dinner Recipes for One

Baby back ribs
Photo by Ted and Chelsea Cavanaugh / Food Styling by Barrett Washburne / Props styling by Suzie Myers

At Contimo Provisions in downtown Napa, California, Co-owner Ryan Harris helps cook breakfast, lunch and to-go dinners for hundreds of people each day. But at home, it’s a different story.

“I cook for one most nights,” he says. “It’s easy to make something delicious that feels good to eat alone, and even better when you pair it nicely with a favorite wine.”

Here, discover three simple recipes to make just for you, each paired perfectly to wines that make dining solo all the more fun.



A Brusshetta dish
Photo by Ted and Chelsea Cavanaugh / Food Styling by Barrett Washburne / Props styling by Suzie Myers
An Easy Bruschetta Recipe for One

Made with radicchio, sliced apple, cheese, country bread and more, this hearty meal is the perfect single serving.

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Heirloom bean salad
Photo by Ted and Chelsea Cavanaugh / Food Styling by Barrett Washburne / Props styling by Suzie Myers
A Quick Beans and Greens Recipe for One

Made with sausage, heirloom beans and whatever your favorite greens happen to be, this dish is the perfect single serving dinner.

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Baby back ribs
Photo by Ted and Chelsea Cavanaugh / Food Styling by Barrett Washburne / Props styling by Suzie Myers
Easy Baby Back Ribs Recipe with Spinach

This baby back ribs recipe could not be easier to cook up. And with the perfect wine pairing, this is the ideal dinner for one.

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Published on January 3, 2022