Dinner Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Heart-shaped pizza

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate your love for friends, family and/or that special someone in your life. What better way to do that than by cooking them a terrific and memorable meal? If you’re planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the comfort of your home, we have prepared a list of appetizers, main courses and desserts that can help make your holiday special… and delicious!

Appetizers They’ll Love

Cheese Fondue

Grab some Gruyère cheese and your favorite foods to dip (e.g., bread, fruit, vegetables), and you’re well on your way to creating this classic (and romantic) Valentine’s appetizer!  

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

This sophisticated appetizer for Valentine’s Day 2022 is surprisingly easy and tasty, not to mention, it partners well with many different main courses.

Shrimp Cocktail

What’s more appetizing than a shrimp cocktail appetizer? We recommend pairing it with the Garlic Butter Steak Bites below—and sharing it with someone you adore.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab? Cheese? Mushrooms? This splendid starter might leave you feeling smitten.

Garlic Bread

Serve with marinara sauce to the loaf of your life. Marry with one of the delicious pasta main courses below!

Main Courses That Will Win Their Heart

Homemade Pizza

Not only is making pizza a fun activity to enjoy with your partner, family or friends, it’s also a very versatile dinner option. Include any toppings you love—you can even put different toppings on each half for variety!

Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan

What better time than Valentine’s Day to prepare this delightful dinner? Serve it with pasta, salad or veggies.

Tuscan Pasta

Dreaming of a romantic evening in Tuscany with your significant other? Bring the beautiful city to you on Valentine’s Day 2022 with this appealing pasta dish!  

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

There’s a reason steak is such a fine Valentine’s Day tradition. Just because a recipe is simple doesn’t mean it can’t steal the show!

Stuffed Shells

It’s okay for Valentine’s Day to get a little (or a lot) cheesy. Add meat if you’d like and pair with the garlic bread above!

Classic Mushroom Risotto

This comforting dish can be served as a main course or a scrumptious side to warm up your cozy Valentine’s dinner.  

Roast Chicken

Similar to the simple steak recipe above, it’s difficult to go wrong with a garlic herb roast chicken. Your favorite salad, roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes are all fitting side options to complete this endearing dish.

Lobster Mac n Cheese

Two terrific tastes come together as one in this gourmet twist on an old favorite recipe.

Desserts That Will Make Them Swoon

Red Velvet Skillet Cookie

There’s a whole lot to love about this ultimate Valentine’s Day treat, served with ice cream and chocolate sauce.  

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This sinfully rich dessert is a lovely finale for any Valentine’s meal.

Cheesecake Bites

If making a whole cheesecake for Valentine’s day feels a bit excessive, try making these delectable cheesecake bites.

Chocolate Fondue

We couldn’t recommend cheese fondue (above) without its decadent dessert companion. Choose your favorite kind of chocolate and serve with fruits, angel food cake, marshmallows, biscotti or cookies.

Crème Brûlée

Who says this creamy confection can only be cherished in a restaurant? You don’t need a torch to keep the flame alive. You can use your broiler!

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