Dim the lights, cue the Valentine’s Day playlist, and fire up those candles for a decadent date night-in! Looking for the perfect meal to enjoy with that special someone? Whether that someone is a friend, loved one, or budding romance, here are 34 Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas (plus easy cocktails!) that pull out all the stops.
Want a sweet idea to finish your meal off? Try these easy Valentine’s Day dessert ideas!
Romantic Main Dishes
From cozy pasta dishes, to savory steak dinners and easy meals for two, step up your game this Valentine’s Day with these romantic mains (and side dishes below!).
Vegan Crab Cakes (Happy Hearts “Crab” Cakes) from Sweet Potato Soul
These meatless crab cakes are a homemade vegan delicacy, and so incredibly easy to make. With a crunchy crust on the outside and tender, moist “crab” on the inside, these are sure to impress any vegan (and even non-vegan!) sweethearts!
Ultimate Cast Iron Cowboy Steak with Chimichurri
A cast iron Cowboy Steak recipe that’s sure to rope in your special someone! This bone-in ribeye is simply seasoned and cooked perfectly in the skillet, then topped with chimichurri for a satisfying steak dinner.
The BEST Creamy Pan Seared Tuscan Salmon Recipe
For something extra special for your special someone, try this easy recipe for the best ever Tuscan salmon! Seared salmon is covered in a creamy yet dairy free white wine sauce, and the result is amazing.
Easy Restaurant Steak Recipe with Cilantro Steak Butter
Enjoy steakhouse-quality filet mignon without leaving the house! Skip the Valentine’s Day reservation rush and wow your date with a beautiful home-cooked steak. One bite with the cilantro butter, and you’ll be glad you did!
Simple Side Dishes
You’ve selected and perfected your main course, now it’s time to choose your side dishes! Here are some ideas for quick and easy, tasty sides that won’t fail to impress.
Turkey Wild Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Get everyone dressed up this Valentine’s Day – even the side dish! These giant portobello mushroom caps are overflowing with juicy turkey and creamy wild rice. A sprinkle of pomegranate seeds even keeps the color on-theme!
Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potatoes
These loaded baked potatoes are bound to knock your socks off, plus, they’re made easier in the Instant Pot. Topped with cheese, bacon, and veggies, you can’t go wrong with this quick version of a classic.
Caprese Stuffed Avocados
Like a salad, only better! This recipe takes a classic caprese salad and stuffs it into avocado halves for an update on the original that’s truly creamy and delicious! Complete with mozzarella balls, it’s the perfect fresh start to your date night meal.
Tex-Mex Crab Dip
Cheesy, zesty, spicy and full of flavorful crab, this hot dip recipe is the stuff that Tex-Mex dreams are made of! And it’s the perfect easy appetizer to get the evening started.
Warm-up or wind down your cozy evening with a perfectly crafted cocktail, made right in your own home! Nothing rings in the romance like these festive Valentine’s drink ideas.
Love Potion #9 Martini (Triple Berry Pomegranate Martini)
Get ready to fall in love with this irresistible recipe for homemade triple berry martinis! An intoxicating blend of pomegranate, strawberry vodka and Chambord. The perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail recipe!
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