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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

Valentine's Day Dinner Ide Lamb Chops With Mint Pesto

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.


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