Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas

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  • February 10, 2021

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, Valentine’s Day or just want to do something extra-special for date night, nothing is more romantic than a homemade meal for two. So, skip the restaurant reservations and make a romantic dinner for your special someone.

From cheesy appetizers and savory sides to flavorful main courses and indulgent desserts, these recipes are sure to impress. Whether you want to whip up a four-course meal or just stick to the main course, create an intimate date night at home with these  romantic dinner recipe ideas for two.


Spanish Date Night

Add a little Spanish flair to your romantic dinner at home with these stuffed dates. The best part? You can spend less time cooking on date night by making this recipe the day before.

Honey Brie Bites with Candied Walnuts

Make your romantic dinner a night to remember with this scrumptious one-bite appetizer that uses soft brie, walnuts and honey to create the perfect combination of sweet and crunchy.

Antipasto Skewers With Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Give your special someone something to snack on while making your romantic dinner. Cheese tortellini, fresh mozzarella, basil, salami and olives create a delectable flavor combination in this Italian-inspired appetizer.

Main Course

Ribeye Steaks With Cowboy Butter

Bring the steakhouse home for date night! Lemon, fresh herbs and garlic pair perfectly with ribeye steaks in this romantic dinner for two.

Tandoori Grilled Chicken and Fattoush Salad With Greek Yogurt Dressing

Looking for lighter romantic dinner ideas to create at home? With grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, Persian cucumbers and mint, this bright and refreshing salad recipe is sure to impress.

Zucchini Noodles With Greek Yogurt Romesco Sauce  

Using homemade romesco sauce and ricotta salata cheese, this flavorful take on zoodles is dreamy, creamy and only takes 25 minutes to make!

Barley Risotto with Spinach and Tomatoes 

Romantic dinner recipes don’t have to be complicated! With barley, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach and butter, this one-pan meal comes together in only 45 minutes.

Russian Stroganoff

With flank steak, mushrooms and egg noodles, this hearty dish brings classic comfort food flavors to any romantic dinner.

Provolone Chicken With Mushroom Gravy

This no-fuss chicken recipe may be easy to make, but it’s still an impressive dish that’s perfect for date night!

Grilled Shrimp With Yogurt Cilantro Salsa

Spice up your romantic dinner and experience the flavors of the island tropics from the comfort of your dining room with this grilled shrimp recipe.


Fondue Dinner for Two

If you’re looking to impress your sweetie with a cozy evening in—or if you’re looking for an après ski to impress friends—look no further than fondue.

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

Fresh asparagus is topped with butter, garlic and Parmesan cheese in this flavorful, yet simple, side dish.

White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

If you haven’t been adding white cheddar to your mashed potatoes, you’re missing out! Serve alongside your favorite protein or grab a spoon and simply enjoy them on their own (no judgements here).

Roasted Tomato and Cheese Tart With Spring Salad

Lighten up a heavy main course with this easy-to-make spring salad and cheese tart combo.

Buttery Garlic Bread

Who doesn’t love warm, toasted French bread topped with butter and fresh garlic? And if we’re being honest, no pasta dish is complete without the addition of garlic bread!


Chocolate Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

Give that special someone your heart on Valentine’s Day with these chocolate and raspberry cookies!

Chocolate-Chocolate Trifle

Dessert recipes don’t get much easier than this! You only need three ingredients to make this impressive chocolate trifle for date night.

Sweetheart Strawberries

Nothing says “I love you” quite like homemade chocolate covered strawberries!

Love Bug Sugar Cookies

Show your love on Valentine’s Day with these adorable and festive sugar cookies!

Mini Cannoli

Take your romantic evening to the next level with batch of these mini cannoli. You’ll be surprised just how easy they are to make!  

Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Ice Cream

With red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting, this cupcake recipe has the best of both worlds!