Trending Medical and health breaking news 55 Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for a Romantic Night at Home

Trending Medical and health breaking news 55 Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for a Romantic Night at Home

Trending Medical and health breaking news

Trending Medical and health breaking news ny strip steak, garlicky sauteed spinach, and roasted hasselback potatoes with scallion butter for valentines day dinner

Mike Garten

Thinking about dinner reservations vs. dining in for Valentine’s Day? Allow us to make that decision easy for you — with these delicious Valentine’s Day dinner ideas, you’ll be able to create an easy and romantic meal right at home. And hey, food is the fastest way to the heart, right? You’ll really wow your sweetheart by going the homemade route with one of these Valentine’s Day recipes, from simple dinners for two to impressive feasts that make delicious leftovers. Plus, cooking with your Valentine turns dinner into a fun and romantic activity that’ll soon become a cherished tradition. Learn how to make pasta together or truss a whole chicken or turkey breast. Create classics like spaghetti and meatballs and meatloaf, or try something you’ve never cooked before (slow roasted salmon, anyone?)

All of these Valentine’s Day meals are easy enough for any home chef, whatever the skill level. Some are heavy on the comfort (creamy, cheesy pasta bakes), others are hearty enough for the carnivore in your life (we’ve included all our favorite steak recipes), and a few will bring out your creative side by pulling inspiration from international flavors and cuisines. Whichever dish you choose to prepare, you’ll be sure to make your dinner date swoon — and ask for seconds. But if you really want to mimic a restaurant experience right at home, make it a three-course dinner by pairing it with an easy appetizer and a Valentine’s Day dessert that’s as sweet as your partner.

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Beef Wellington

Tender, juicy beef wrapped in puff pastry is so good, it’s the perfect start to a romantic evening.

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Beet Fettuccine with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

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Chicken with Sautéed Apples and Mushrooms

Sear chicken on a bed of cremini mushrooms and Gala apples for the perfect bite of sweet and earthy flavor.

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Tomato Tagliatelle with Chorizo and Olives

Does your Valentine like a little spice? Serve up this super flavorful number.

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Everything Bagel Salmon

A homemade blend of poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt adds bold flavor to an otherwise classic entrée.

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Vegan Lasagna

Got a vegan Valentine? Serve up a comforting meal you both can enjoy.

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Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken

Cheese and herb stuffed chicken wrapped with prosciutto looks like a fancy dinner, but it’s actually easy to make in the air fryer.

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Gluten-Free Spaghetti With Clams and Bacon Crumbs

Have fun on Valentine’s Day making gluten-free spaghetti that tastes like the real thing!

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Shrimp Curry and Rice

For a dish that’s just as colorful and complex as your love story, go for this one-pot dinner flavored with ginger, garlic, and curry powder.

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Pasta with Vodka Sauce

You can’t go wrong with a classic, especially when it calls for heavy cream, grated Parmesan, and a splash of vodka.

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Grilled Hanger Steak with Charred Broccolini

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Ricotta Gnocchi with Toasted Garlic & Walnuts

Take the extra time to make gnocchi from scratch to really steal your valentine’s heart. Don’t worry, it only takes an hour from start to finish!

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Skillet Roasted Chicken

There’s nothing more romantic than a whole roast chicken for Valentine’s Day dinner.

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Sheet Pan Fish and Vegetables

This one proves that you can have a delicious, elegant dinner in less than 30 minutes.

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Roasted Pork Chops and Pears

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Spaghetti and Air Fryer Meatballs

You and your Valentine will love this classic (made even easier in the air fryer!)

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Roasted Feta Shrimp and Polenta

Creamy polenta, feta and juicy shrimp creates a dynamite combo that would make anyone fall in love.

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Crispy Pork Noodles

Add zing to Valentine’s Day dinner with tongue-tingling Szechuan peppercorns.

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Soy-Glazed Meatloaf

Dress up this classic comfort main with a homemade glaze, made with an umami-rich soy sauce.

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Instant Pot Pork Ragu

You don’t have to roast a pork shoulder in the oven all day to make this crowdpleaser — just throw it in your multicooker for 35 minutes!

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Quick White Bean and Sausage Stew

Serve up a cozy one-pot dinner (in 30 minutes!) for Valentine’s Day.

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Anchovy Brown Butter Linguine with Parmesan Breadcrumbs

Pile lemony breadcrumbs high on flavor-packed pasta for extra crunch.

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Pan-Fried Chicken with Lemony Roasted Broccoli

This pan-fried chicken dish is delicious, healthy, and easy to make — what more could you ask for?

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Fennel Pasta Pomodoro

Fennel seeds add a little extra flavor to this classic tomato sauce.

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Hasselback Potatoes and Garlicky Spinach

Everyone loves steak and potatoes, but your valentine will be even more impressed when you serve a juicy steak alongside hasselback potatoes and garlicky spinach.

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Gingery Pork Meatballs

Part tang, part spice: Pack in the flavor by adding lime zest, jalapeño, and garlic to the meatball mixture.

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Mini Meatballs with Garlicky Tomatoes

Because meatballs are definitely the way to anyone’s heart. Plus, you can use a baguette to give them a sweet extra crunch.

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Steak with Grilled Green Beans, Fennel & Farro

Eat a fancy steak dinner right at home. Dress up, dress down — it’s your call.

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Sweet Pea Risotto

Sweet peas for your Valentine! This risotto recipe is 100% creamy goodness.

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Grilled Shrimp with Charred Peppers and Queso Blanco

If there’s anything you love more than your beau, it’s probably queso. Shh, we won’t tell.

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