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36 Easy Valentine’s Day Dinners

This Valentine's Day, you don't need to fear; we have the best romantic dinner recipes right here!

By: Toby Kuhnke, Editor,
Easy Valentines Day Dinners

For the most romantic day of the year, these 36 Easy Valentine’s Day Dinners have your back. You might think that simply going out to a restaurant is the best approach. And while a fancy night on the town can be fun, there’s nothing more romantic than putting in the hard work to make a fancy homemade dinner yourself!
The only hard part is deciding what to make! These 36 recipes, inspired by your favorite restaurants are the perfect things to make for that special someone. From magnificent main courses to delicious desserts and side dishes that will wow, these recipes are the perfect way to show you care. Even if you down know how to do fancy kitchen tricks like how to prepare shrimp or make a roux, these dishes are still easy to make!

Main Dishes for Two

Restaurant Style Mussels, Pommes Frites and Aioli

When making dinner for that special someone this Valentine’s Day, the main dish is by far the most important part of the meal. If you’re having some trouble deciding what to make this year, these dinner recipes for two are perfect. You really can’t go wrong!

Bring some of the best Italian-inspired dishes to the table with recipes from Olive Garden, Maggiano's, and Buca di Beppo. In the mood for something a little more different? A French or Japanese dish is sure to really impress your sweetheart. This collection of dinner recipes for two has everything you might be craving.

Sides for a Romantic Dinner

Morgan's Steakhouse Shrimp Alexander

No fancy meal would be complete without an equally fancy side dish. These are the essentials that you simply must try if you want to impress your date this Valentine’s Day. Breadsticks, for example, are a classic, but guacamole is a crowd favorite, and we all know that Olive Garden’s fried mozzarella is the real way to someone’s heart.

Here you will find side dish recipes perfectly suited for your evening. If you are looking for side dishes like cinnamon apples, cheese balls, shrimp, and more, you will find them here.

Romantic Dessert Recipes

Copycat Carvel Ice Cream Cake

If the main course and side dish are the most important parts of your homemade Valentine’s Day meal, then the dessert is the most romantic. This is your last chance to impress that special someone with your cooking and baking skills, so pull out all the stops with one of these copycat dessert recipes.

Every person who loves dessert needs to try our collection of romantic treats below. These recipes are a hit at some of the most upscale restaurants, and now you can make them right in your own kitchen. If you usually skip dessert because of the extra numbers on your tab, you're in luck. Save a nickel or two and whip up a gourmet sweet fit for royalty.

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I love all these romantic dinner ideas. Time to try them on the boyfriend! Or, you know, he could cook them instead....


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