Romantic Recipes for Two | Valentine’s Day Recipes

Forget the packed restaurants and cook the perfect romantic dinner for 2 for Valentine’s Day.

Romantic Recipes Perfect for an Easy Romantic Dinner for Two.

Quick and Easy Romantic Recipes for Two to Celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Sure you could just pick-up the phone and make a reservation for Valentine’s Day, but there is really nothing better than cooking a romantic dinner, lighting some candles and enjoying Valentine’s Day dinner at home,

The trick to making a romantic dinner at home is to stick with elegant, simple meals that come together in no time and are super easy to make.

All these recipes are super easy and foolproof.  You’ll get dinner on the table stress-free and have plenty of energy left over for romance.

Stream a little Frank (Sinatra) on Pandora 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 an aperitif by the fireplace while you wait for the braised chicken to be ready.

Then sit back and leisurely dine.  Take your time, savor the food and 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 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.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Cheers!

K—

🧜‍♀️ ❤️

 

Stress-free 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.
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Quick and Easy Romantic Recipes

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Appetizers

 

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Simple and Elegant | Alaskan King Crab Legs with 3 Decadent Dipping Sauces

 

Steamed Alaskan King Crab is a super easy, stress-free appetizer to start any special occasion meal. Whip up one or all of these 3 Dipping Sauces to serve alongside or just serve with lemon and drawn butter.

Alaskan King Crab legs also make a fantastic romantic meal.  Just serve with steamed vegetables, a simple side salad and chocolate covered strawberries for the perfect romantic meal.

 

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Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cup Recipe

Seared Ahi Tuna Wonton Cups Recipe. Seared Ahi Tuna served in wonton cups makes a healthy and elegant little appetizer bite for your Valentine’s Day dinner for two.

Tuna seared in a sesame soy sauce served with pickled ginger.

This is a super easy appetizer since the wonton cups can be made the day before the party and the tuna can be served warm, room temperature or cold.

 

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Mr B’s Famous New Orleans Cajun BBQ Shrimp Recipe

Mr. B’s New Orleans Cajun BBQ Shrimp is an all-time favorite.  This is one of my most requested apps.

The BBQ in this recipe is about the seasoning and not the style of cooking – no grill required.  Grab a pot and make a giant batch of this yummy shrimp dish for an easy appetizer to feed a crowd.

Serve with a simple salad and crusty bread for a quick and easy appetizer for your romantic dinner.

 

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Cambozola, with Pistachio and Almond, Phyllo Cup Drizzled with Honey Recipe

Think brie meet gorgonzola – that’s Cambozola.  Cambozola perfectly combines the creaminess of brie with the sharpness of Gorgonzola for a complex savory, nutty flavor with a subtle sweetness, that pairs well with nuts and honey

For an easy appetizer bite, combine cambozola cheese with pistachio and almonds in a phyllo cup, then drizzle with a little honey and you have a heavenly taste treat.  

 

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Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Filled with tons of crab and gooey cheese – this is always a favorite. 

Serve with veggies, crusty bread, crackers, and tortilla chips for a quick and easy appetizer for Valentine’s Day.

Oh so good!

 

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Homemade Hummus and Veggies Tray

This Homemade Hummus and Veggies Tray is so easy to make and super delicious you’ll wonder why you ever buy packaged hummus.

This is a terrific starter for your romantic Valentine’s Day meal.  Serve with healthy veggies for a filling better-for-you appetizer.

Plus there are so many ways to customize the hummus recipe.

 

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Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas

A Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas platter is a beautiful, tasty and a satisfying appetizer that can make a fun romantic meal for 2.

An added bonus – this is a healthy option so you can save your calories for a decadent dessert, like hazelnut chocolate fondue.

 

 

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Share a Charcuterie Platter

Making and sharing a charcuterie platter with your love can be a sensual experience.  Lingering over a beautiful platter of bite sized tidbit, sharing a wonderful bottle of wine is my idea of heaven.

 

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Salads

 

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Arugula Salad with Grilled Nectarines and Gorgonzola

I love to pair fruit with cheese in salads.  I really love grilling my fruit before adding to the salad, it just brings out an earthy sweetness that I can’t resist.  Try this super delicious, low calorie, and healthy arugula salad with grilled nectarines – it’s sure to be a hit at your next cookout.

Grilling the nectarines brings out the full flavor of the fruit. The sweet, tartness of the nectarines paired with gorgonzola is the perfect complement to the bite of arugula.

 

 

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Heirloom Tomato Basil and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

I love heirloom cherry tomatoes and they are the star of this Heirloom Tomato Basil and Fresh Mozzarella Salad a twist on the traditional Caprese Salad.  

Serve with crusty bread for a Vantines Day meal for two.

 

 

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Goat Cheese and Walnut Panzanella Salad

Goat Cheese and Walnut Panzanella Salad with a light honey mustard vinaigrette is the perfect starter for a Valentine’s dinner for two.

 

 

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GRILLED PEACH, PROSCIUTTO AND GOAT CHEESE APPETIZER

This grilled peach with prosciutto and goat cheese appetizer is my favorite riff on the classic melon and prosciutto appetizer.

Finished with a hot honey white balsamic glaze, these are so good. I think they look fancy and make a great addition to any occasion. Since they are ready in 10 minutes you can serve these at any meal, but are special enough for a romantic dinner for two.

 

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Vegetables and Sides

 

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Easy White Truffle Risotto Recipe

This classic Italian dish is all about the white truffles.  It’s simple just a few high-quality ingredients and a little patience.  This is a special occasion risotto so easy you can make every night (if you can afford the truffles :-).

 

 

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Grilled Lobster Mac and Cheese

Grilled Lobster Mac and Cheese is an all-time favorite. Grilling the lobster before adding to the Lobster Mac and Cheese makes this recipe a true standout. So decadent and so good. Grilled Lobster Mac and Cheese is the perfect dish for special occasions but it’s so easy to make you can have it any night of the week.

Replace lobster with shrimp or crab meat.

 

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Potatoes Au Gratin Tart Recipe

This potatoes au gratin tart is the perfect compliment to grilled and roasted meats and poultry. They look as good as they taste and make an elegant addition to any meal.

 

 

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Italian Roasted Vegetable Recipe

Learn How to Make Italian Roasted Vegetables. This simple classic recipe is a beautiful way to serve a variety of vegetables for absolutely gorgeous veggie trays.

These are the perfect compliment to charcuterie platters and cheese boards or just a beautiful side dish for a family meal.

 

 

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Sheet Pan Roasted Root Vegetables

Sheet Pan-Roasted Root Vegetables are so easy to make and pair perfectly with grilled or slow-cooked meats, BBQ chicken, and roast pork.

 

 

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Curried Apple And Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Curried Apple And Butternut Squash Soup. This soup is so different and a great complement to fall meals. Velvety, earthy and rich a new holiday favorite.

 

 

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Honey Orange Green Beans Recipe

Simple and easy green bean recipe – the honey orange green beans recipe is the perfect side dish for special meals and easy enough for everyday dinner. Honey and orange combine with the green beans to create a unique side dish. Since they can be served at room temperature this is a great vegetable dish for holidays.

 

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Main Course | Entrees

 

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World Famous Tony Luke’s Philly-style Italian Roast Pork

This roast pork is so easy to make.  Pop this in the slow cooker and let it cook all day.  It will be falling-apart tender by dinner time.  Serve with roasted vegetables for simple romantic dinner.

 

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Cioppino – San Francisco Italian Fisherman’s Stew Recipe

Cioppino – San Francisco Italian Fisherman’s Stew is filled with fish and shellfish in a tasty Italian tomato broth. Serve with warm bread.

Cioppino is a hearty stew traditionally made from the catch of the day.  Authentic San Francisco Cioppino would include Dungeness crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, squid, mussels, and fish.  Use your favorite combination of fresh fish and shellfish and buy what is available fresh from your local fish market.

 

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Filet Mignon in Red Wine Rosemary Sauce Recipe

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 Mignon for this recipe but feel free to substitute your favorite cut of steak… it will be delicious.

Once you tried this recipe and discovered just how easy this is to make you may add this to your monthly recipe rotation.

 

 

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Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce Recipe

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 or serve over rice.

 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

If you haven’t tried Chicken Molé you don’t know what you are missing.  And this recipe is so easy using a few “tricks”.

Molé is a traditional Mexican sauce from the States of Puebla and Oaxaca. Molé is an amazing and complex blend of chilies, spices, nuts, fruit, and chocolate.

Set your slow cooker on low and you’ll have perfect Chicken Molé for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner

 

 

 

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EASY CITRUS GRILLED SNAPPER WITH ROASTED PINEAPPLE

Red snapper may be my favorite local fish since I can get it fresh most of the time.  

I love how this fish works in so many different preparations and flavor combinations.  T

his easy grilled red snapper recipe with citrus and Asian spices and is ready in less than 30 minutes and uses just a few ingredients.  So heat up the grill and let’s get cooking.

 

 

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fra Diavolo

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.

Serve with a side of pasta, a simple green salad, and lots of crusty bread to sop up the yummy sauce.

So easy and so good.

 

 

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Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna Recipe

Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna is marinated in soy sauce and dark sesame oil then just barely seared and served with wasabi dream. Easy and delicious.

 

 

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Spicy Thai Coconut Steamed Mussels Recipe

Spicy Thai Coconut Steamed Mussels are an easy elegant appetizer or main course for holiday meals, or special occasion meals, or everyday dining.

 

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Desserts

 

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22 Amazing S’mores Recipes

Bundle up with your sweetie and go out and make some S’Mores it’s a fun and romantic way to end a Valentine’s dinner.

Take your S’mores game to the next level with 22 amazing S’mores recipes. Set up a S’mores station and print a menu for thought starters and let your guests make their own creations.

Creative Ideas for a S’mores Making Station

 

 

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White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blackberries and Raspberries Recipe

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blackberries and Raspberries is the perfect dessert for a 4th of July or Memorial Day barbecue or any special occasion.

 

 

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Zuppa Inglese (Italian Trifle) Recipe

Zuppa Inglese (Italian Trifle) Recipe is a super easy dessert made with rum soaked cake and layers of flavored custard.

Decadent, elegant and easy.

 

 

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Easy Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Make an Easy Ice Cream Sundae Bar for two.

Everyone loves ice cream.  Ice cream sundae bars are a fun way to finish your Valentine’s dinner.

 

 

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding

Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding is the perfect bread pudding pairing of sweet luscious chocolate, cherries, and a tiny bit of heat.

 

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