20 Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas For A Romantic Evening In
Here’s a list of some of the best Valentine’s dinner ideas to make your evening special.
Valentine’s Day can be a lot of pressure. Planning the perfect evening is difficult at best, and the unexpected can really throw a wrench into things.
Thankfully, you don’t have to go out to have a memorable meal. Enjoy a romantic evening at home with your sweetie by preparing one of these Valentine’s Day dinner dishes.
Pan Seared Salmon with Garlic Butter by Salt & Sweet
This pan-seared salmon is one of those recipes that looks complicated and painstaking, but is actually quite quick and easy. Score major points this Valentine’s Day without destroying the kitchen.
Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs by Nourish Plate
The Instant Pot cooks spaghetti and meatballs to absolute perfection. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s quick and hands-off, so it’s perfect for when plans fall through.
Drunken Spaghetti by The Pasta Project
While it may sound like a disaster waiting to happen, drunken spaghetti is actually just spaghetti cooked in wine. The cooking process burns off most or all of the alcohol, but lends a really unique color to the noodles, as well as adding rich flavors.
Pan Seared Scallops Salad by Go Healthy with Bea
This pan-seared scallops salad is simple and elegant, perfect for a showpiece dish on Valentine’s day. Serve alone, or with another main dish to really show off.
Broiled Lobster Tails by Drive Me Hungry
Lobster tails just scream luxury. Let her or him know how much you care with these perfectly broiled lobster tails on February 14th.
Lobster Ravioli Sauce by The Short Order Cook
Another option is to pick up some lobster ravioli. The Short Order Cook has the perfect sauce to pair with it for a truly decadent pasta.
Shrimp Baked Potato by Fantabulosity
This recipe combines delicious seafood with the comforting staple of a freshly baked potato. With so many flavor options, this dish is sure to please.
Stuffed Pork Chops by Chef G Garvin
Deliciously seasoned pork chops are stuffed with sauteed spinach, ricotta and parmesan cheese. This tasty dish is as easy to make as it is delicious.
Roast Beef Tenderloin Recipe with Red Wine Sauce by The Forked Spoon
A good beef roast somehow manages to tiptoe the line between comfort food and high-end cuisine. This recipe falls on the high-end side of things, but is well worth the effort.
Filet Mignon Recipe by Wholesome Yum
Having an excellent steak at home is a two-step process. Picking out a quality cut of meat, like this filet mignon is only half the battle. The other half is cooking it properly, which this recipe details quite well.
Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto by The Country Cook
Lamb is not a go-to for many people, but it shouldn’t be ignored. It has a great natural flavor, and adding the right seasonings and spices to compliment it will really take things to the next level.
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon by Amanda’s Cookin’
Lemon Butter Scallops by Fox and Briar
Another option for pan-seared scallops, these are so light and flaky that they can be served on their own, or over pasta. With a combination of seasonings and spices, these scallops will vanish for sure.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta by The Sassy Foodie
Besides looking amazing when plated properly, this pasta has a taste to match. But the best part is that it only takes 15 minutes to prepare.
Vegan Pink Pasta by Best Served Vegan
Hawaiian Sweet & Sour Macadamia Tofu by The Carrot Underground
This recipe incorporates a vast array of different tastes and textures, with Hawaiian charm everywhere the eye can see. Also, using tofu as the protein makes it totally vegan.
Outback Copycat Alice Springs Chicken by Two Pink Peonies
This copycat recipe for Outback’s Alice Springs chicken delivers one rich, tasty dish. But without having to deal with the Valentine’s Day dinner crowd.
Red Velvet Lava Cake by Grandbaby Cakes
This decadent red velvet lava cake bakes up as a tender red velvet cake that oozes a chocolatey center! Made with Red Velvet Liqueur, these cakes are deliciously mouth-watering and perfect for a special occasion.
Chocolate Fondant Cakes for two by A Baking Journey
Similar to a lava cake, French fondant cake uses decadent chocolate cake to surround a rich, gooey center. This recipe can be made in about 20 minutes, and only requires 5 ingredients.
Red Velvet Creme Brulee by Feast Local
Creme brulee is an absolute treat. Breaking the sugar shell with a spoon to get at the delicious interior is an experience. This one ups the wow factor by replacing the traditional creme with red velvet.
Sweetheart Cheesecake via Woman’s Day
Last, but certainly not least is this Sweetheart Cheesecake. This delicious cheesecake is sure to tantalize your tastebuds.
The Salmon omg!!! This looks so so good! My wife loves Salmon, I will be cooking her your Salmon recipe.
There are a lot of delicious options here! The only problem is deciding which to try first as there are so many that look awesome.
Lamb chops with mint pesto is the inspiration I need to make a sizzling meal for Valentine’s Day.
Some lovely ideas, I know my husband would love the lobser so may treat him alhough never cooked it before
Let me know if you try it!
O my goodness all these ideas made me drool, I loved them all. Thank you!
These recipes will surely make Valentine’s day romantic. Im not so good with cooking so I think the shrimp pasta is a good start.
Thank you. You can’t go wrong with pasta.
Thanks for the great suggestions. I can’t choose just one!!! Love the lobster tails, ravioli, scallops, shrimp potato. OMG, I’m drooling!
Thank you Melanie.
All looks so delicious! I think staying in and cooking together is a beautiful way to spend V Day together. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.
You have shared some fabulous meal ideas. My husband would choose steak every time but I would love the salmon.
Each and veery one of these meals makes a perfect Valentine’s Dinner! I want that Salmon… always my favorite an dyes to steak anytime!
Forget Valentine’s Day, I’d make these everyday of the week! Especially the desserts; I LOOOOVE all of these! Thanks so much for sharing! Definitely be holding onto this post for later!
Laura Side Street
Yes to all of these! Just wish someone would cook me a meal on Valentines day, I would be happy with anything tbh – especially one of these desserts