One pot dinners, 30-minute meals, and leftovers you actually look forward to -- in the Cooking for One Challenge, we want to see all your creative alternatives to takeout and TV dinners.

Prizes are provided by Nomiku, and our contests are now open to submissions from over 180 countries!  Five winners will take home a Nomikusous vide cooker, and 25 runners-up will win a Lékué Ovo egg cooker set. Dining alone can be luxurious and easy if you use your imagination. Share your recipes for a chance to win!

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The Cooking for One Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize


Runner Up (25)


Grand Prize (5)

Five Grand prize winners will receive:
  • a Classic Nomiku
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot apron.

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive:

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Nov 16, 2015 and Dec 14, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Cooking for One Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.