35 Romantic Valentine’s Day Recipes

35 easy, no-stress recipes for the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

 

Sure you could just pick-up the phone and make a reservation or order take-out for Valentine’s Day, but this year with COVID concerns there is really nothing better than cooking a romantic dinner, lighting some candles, and enjoying Valentine’s Day dinner at home.

Making a romantic dinner at home can be fun and easy – just stick with elegant, simple meals that come together in no time and are super easy to make.

All these recipes are tried and true – each one tested and guaranteed to be easy and foolproof.

You’ll get dinner on the table in no time and have plenty of energy left over for romance.

Stream a little Frank (Sinatra) on Spotify and whip up a couple of these romantic recipes, you’ll both fall in love with.

Sip wine while you chop veggies, share a charcuterie board while sipping a pre-dinner cocktail by the fireplace while you wait for the cioppino to be ready.

Then relax, take your time, savor the food and just enjoy each other.

Cap off the evening with a beautiful port or after-dinner coffee, paired with chocolate hazelnut fondue or another favorite dessert.

Forget going out for an over-priced, hurried restaurant meal or another lukewarm takeout meal, instead, relax, stay home and cook dinner together.

Get dressed up, if you like, or have dinner in your PJs.  The important thing is taking the time to celebrate the love you have for your partner.

Cheers!

Happy Valentine’s Day.

K—

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Stress-free Cooking Tips:

  • Make Chopping and Cooking Part of your Romantic Valentine’s Date.  – Even if your partner is all thumbs in the kitchen, they can always keep you company while you chop and prep. Share a bottle of wine, listen to your favorite romantic playlist and maybe even dance as you chop.  Have fun.
  • Prep Ahead of Time – You can prep everything the night before so that you have more time to spend just enjoying your partner.  If you are serving a crudites platter or charcuterie board, prep everything in the night before and cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until dinner time.
  • Love Your Slow Cooker – Yes you can cook simple elegant food in the crockpot that will be both flavorful and beautiful.

Easy Romantic Valentine's Day Recipes

How to Make the Best-ever Vegetarian Lasagna

Best-ever lasagna recipe + it’s vegetarian! Filled with eggplant, portobellos, spinach, sundried tomatoes, layers of creamy ricotta and mascarpone cheese and red sauce. Rich and decadent comfort food the whole family will love. Best lasagna ever!

Best-ever lasagna recipe + it's vegetarian! Filled with eggplant, portobellos, spinach, sundried tomatoes, layers of creamy ricotta and mascarpone cheese and red sauce.  Best Lasagna ever!
Rich and decadent comfort food the whole family will love! via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Easy Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Learn how to make an Easy Ice Cream Sundae Bar. A great way to finish off a party or BBQ. Ice cream sundae bars are a fun way to let guests make their own ice cream sundae creations.

Easy Ice Cream Sundae Bar via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Slow Cooker Chicken Fra Diavolo Recipe

This Slow Cooker Chicken Fra Diavolo recipe is a super tasty, spicy marinara sauce with fall-apart tender chicken, cooked all day in a slow cooker, make this an easy meal to get dinner on the table quickly weeknights or any night. Serve with a side of pasta and a simple green salad. This is sure to be a hit with everyone in the family.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fra Diavolo Recipe via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Rosette Italian Vegetable Tart

A Rosette Italian Vegetable Tart is easy to make and absolutely delicious, plus it’s beautiful. Guests will rave about this veggie tart.

Rosette Italian Vegetable Tart via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Tipsy Mermaid Rum Punch Cocktail

The Tipsy Mermaid Rum Punch Cocktail is filled with all sorts of boozy goodness 4 types of rum, Green Chartreuse, blue curaçao, pineapple, and lime juice

Tipsy Mermaid Rum Punch Cocktail via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Low Calorie Silver Palate Chicken Marbella

Low-Calorie Silver Palate Chicken Marbella. Delicious, low-calorie braised chicken with white wine, olives, dried fruit, and capers. The updated healthier version reduces calories without sacrificing taste and adds a nice bit of citrus by using preserved lemons.

Low Calorie Silver Palate Chicken Marbella via @mermaidsandmojitos
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21 Recipes for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe

Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe. This is one of the ultimate cocktails for champagne lovers. Unlike many champagne cocktails, this one enhances the flavors and is best made with good quality champagne.

Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe via @mermaidsandmojitos
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33 Ideas for the Perfect Romantic Valentine’s Day via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Filet Mignon in Red Wine Rosemary Sauce

Filet Mignon in Red Wine Rosemary Sauce is a delicious meal that is easy enough for any night but elegant enough for any special occasion, like Valentine’s day, birthdays and anniversaries. I used Filet but feel free to substitute your favorite cut of steak. Once you tried this recipe and discovered just how easy this is to make you may add this to your monthly recipe rotation.

Filet Mignon in Red Wine Rosemary Sauce via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce

Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce is the perfect entree for a romantic dinner for new years or Valentine’s day. Try this elegant and easy stress-free dinner for your next special occasion meal. Serve with crusty bread to soak up the yummy sauce.

Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Crab Fra Diavolo Angel Hair Pasta

Crab Fra Diavolo angel hair pasta is a simple and easy pasta dish that cooks up quick enough for a weeknight meal but luxurious enough for a special meal.

Crab Fra Diavolo Angel Hair Pasta via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Potatoes Au Gratin Tart

Potatoes Au Gratin tart is the perfect combination of cheesy, creamy and garlicky. A great compliment to grilled and roasted meats and poultry. They look as good as they taste and make an elegant addition to any meal.

Potatoes Au Gratin Tart via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Warm Cinnamon and Apple Crumble

Warm Cinnamon Apple Crumble. Carmelized cinnamon apples with a simple crumble toppings – there is nothing better for a sweet treat on a cool fall evening.

Warm Cinnamon and Apple Crumble via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Grilled Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese is an all-time favorite. Grilling the lobster before adding to the mac and cheese Lobster Mac and Cheese Recipe a true standout.

Grilled Lobster Mac and Cheese via @mermaidsandmojitos
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Crab Stuffed Halibut with Pears & Brie is a super easy recipe to make. Perfect for a special occasion meal and easy enough for a weeknight meal.  The richness of the crab and the creaminess of the brie compliment the delicate flavor of the halibut perfectly.

This Crabmeat au gratin recipe is filled with tons of crab and a mixture of gooey cheeses. Served with warm crusty french bread and a simple green salad.

Serving suggestions (great if you end up with leftovers):

  • Serve over a baked potato
  • Make a panini – top your favorite roll with crab mixture and a slice of brie
  • Top a Filet Mignon with crabmeat au gratin

Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe. This is one of the ultimate cocktails for champagne lovers. Unlike many champagne cocktails, this one enhances the flavors and is best made with good quality champagne.

 

 

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35 Romantic Valentine's Day Recipes. There is nothing better than cooking a romantic dinner and enjoying Valentine’s Day dinner at home.  Making a romantic dinner at home can be fun and easy - just stick with elegant, simple meals that come together in no time and are super easy to make.
All these recipes are tried and true - each one tested and guaranteed to be easy and foolproof. via @mermaidsandmojitos
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