Now that you’re officially starting your life as a newly married person, there’s a bit of an adjustment period. You aren’t just taking care of yourself anymore, you’re taking care of you and another person for the rest of your lives, and part of that includes cooking the occasional dinner or two for the both of you. Even if you’re more of a takeout or restaurant couple, it’s good to have a few homecooked meals up your sleeve for those nights when you want to stay in and prepare something delicious and comforting for your new spouse that doesn’t come off a menu or in a Styrofoam box.
Even the most novice of home cooks can prepare a tasty meal for their new husband or wife – and lucky for you they’ll still love you even if you mess it up the first few times. From pot roast and salads to entire meals that can be made in your crock pot or instant pot, our guide for 15 tasty recipes for newlyweds will give you plenty of recipe inspiration to make your newlywed home a happy home.
Newlyweds Pot Roast
A delicious, hearty pot roast is a great way to show your new husband or wife you care. Add all your ingredients into a large pot, let simmer for two hours, and let your home fill up with the delicious aroma.
2h 20m 300 calories Easy
One Pan Chicken and Veggies
Sheet pan dinners are a great way to get all of your favorite ingredients in one meal, all cooked at the same time, and this delicious sheet pan chicken and veggies is no exception.
45 minutes 180 calories Easy
Beef and Bean Skillet
Ideal for the newly married, this hearty beef and bean skillet is easy to make and all the ingredients are budget-friendly.
15 minutes 350 calories Easy
10 Minute Greek Salad for Two
For a quick, healthy dish when you don’t have time to prepare a full course meal, this Greek salad for two is just the ticket. Make it a heartier salad by adding in some chopped up grilled chicken for added protein.
10 minutes 140 calories Easy
Easy Salsa Chicken
Your Instant Pot makes this tasty, comforting salsa chicken a must-make every week for newlyweds, since everything comes together in about 20 minutes.
25 minutes 210 calories Easy
Fettuccine Alfredo with Ham and Peas
This creamy, luscious plate of satisfying fettuccine with ham and peas is guaranteed to be a family favorite with your and your new spouse for years to come.
25 minutes 608 calories Easy
30 Minute Pumpkin Coconut Curry
Use up those cans of leftover pumpkin puree in a spicy, flavorful dinner that takes just 30 minutes to make and is bound to impress your partner.
30 minutes 290 calories Easy
Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast for Two
Rather than make a pot roast that’s mostly bound for refrigerator leftovers, whip up this hearty pot roast with carrots, onions, and baby potatoes that’s perfectly portioned for two.
40 minutes 79 calories Easy
Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken
All you need are five ingredients and your handy dandy slow cooker to make this cheesy chicken that’s full of flavor and comfort.
6h 00m 451 calories Easy
Grown Up Mac & Cheese
Creamy and oh so cheesy, this mac & cheese goes above and beyond the blue box version with three melty cheeses that bring different flavors but come together perfectly for a seriously indulgent dish.
45 minutes 450 calories Easy
Thousand Layer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Go the extra mile for your new spouse with these thousand layer cookies that are loaded with chocolate chips for a sweet and tasty treat.
45 minutes 200 calories Easy
Greek Lemon Chicken with Rice
If you’re trying to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your new husband or wife, this tasty Greek chicken recipe is for you. Ready in less than 30 minutes, it all comes together in just one pot for minimal cleanup.
20 minutes 230 calories Easy
Italian Wedding Soup
It’s all in the name – this Italian wedding soup filled with veggies, pasta, and little meatballs is destined to be a staple in your new married household.
50 minutes 500 calories Easy
Holy Yum Chicken
Impress your new spouse with your incredible cooking skills (even if you’re a cooking novice) with this deeply flavored chicken that’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
50 minutes 327 calories Easy
Dark Chocolate Velvet Brownies
If you and your new spouse both have a sweet tooth, these brownies are ideal. A crunchy outer layer encases a fudgy and rich chocolate center for a delicious and indulgent sweet treat.
50 minutes 200 calories Easy