16 Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipe Ideas to Make at Home
Whether you’re celebrating with your boo, your BFF, or a big group of Galentines, you’ve probably already given some thought to what you’re going to eat on Valentine’s Day. You can show your love with burger cookies or a V-Day fruit salad, or you can whip up a fancy-schmancy (and romantic) dinner. Here are our favorite ideas for a date night meal to remember.
1. Sous Vide Steak: Prepare to swoon over this simple sous vide steak. Pair it with a baked potato and steamed veg. (via Brit + Co)
2. Crispy Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs: This recipe will be appreciated by couples who are trying to eat healthier in the new year. (via Brit + Co)
3. Shrimp and Gnocchi With Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce: If you’re both eating garlic, then you won’t have to worry about dreaded “garlic breath” after. (via Damn Delicious)
4. Soul-Warming French Onion Pot Roast: Nothing says love like pot roast. This particular iteration boasts the flavors of onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, fresh apples, thyme, celery, and bay leaf. (via Little Spice Jar)
5. One-Pan Cheesy Spaghetti Pie: Permission granted to have your own Lady and the Tramp moment while feasting on this dish. For a healthier version, feel free to sub turkey or chicken for ground beef and whole wheat spaghetti for the refined version. (via Half Baked Harvest)
6. Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork: With classic Cuban flavors, this mouthwatering pork recipe is juicy and moist. Pro tips: Spring for a high-quality meat source from your local butcher or farmers’ market, and marinate the pork overnight. (via The Food Charlatan)
7. Strawberry Ravioli With Balsamic and Basil: These naturally pink ravioli are packed with decadent flavors and topped with a balsamic reduction for a sweet and savory combo. (via A Beautiful Mess)
8. Slow-Cooker Cassoulet: Don’t fear the cassoulet. It’s not as tricky to make it as you might imagine. Toss it all into the slow cooker for restful meal prep. (via Leite’s Culinaria)
9. Spinach and Three Cheese Manicotti: Pasta dishes have a certain sensuousness to them, and this indulgent, cheesy manicotti dish cries out for a cozy and lovey-dovey night in. Feel free to use store-bought marinara sauce or make your own. (via The Cooking Jar)
10. Skillet Chicken Pot Pie: Have a busy Valentine’s Day schedule? Get a head start with this slow-cooker recipe. About a half an hour before mealtime, pop some veggies in the oven to serve alongside the dish. (via Plays Well With Butter)
11. Creamy Masala Mussels: Mussels are delicate, fleshy, and delicious and lend a hand to any full-bodied sauce. The beer base will require all the bread to sop up every last drop of goodness. (via Drizzle and Dip)
12. Fettuccine Alfredo: Forget lightened-up, pre-made sauces; fettuccine Alfredo is meant to be rich and delightfully naughty. It features Parmesan and heavy cream, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. (via Two Peas & Their Pod)
13. Coffee Rubbed Steak With Chili Lime Butter: Nothing says high class quite like a well-cooked steak. Take it from the pros and cook it medium-rare for the most intense flavor. (via Brit + Co)
14. Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry: This curry recipe is *bursting* with healthy proteins and fats. Bonus: Your leftovers will be easy to reheat and use up throughout the week. (via The Endless Meal)
16. Creamy Vegan Tomato Sauce: This plant-based tomato sauce blends cashews, roasted tomatoes, and onions. It is so good, the non-vegans won’t mind eating it too. (via Fit Foodie Finds)
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