It can be stressful trying to figure out the perfect meal for date night. But, these date night dinner recipes I put together makes it fun and easy to stay in especially on Valentine’s Day. So skip the fancy restaurant and try cooking in on your date.
You don’t have to be the best cook to follow these easy date night dinner recipes for two. In fact, you can get your partner to join in on the cooking. Who knows…cooking together could turn out to be the most fun part of the date.
Below you’ll find the majority are traditional dishes but I even included a few vegetarian and vegan recipes as well as dessert. I mean, you can’t end a good dinner date without a tasty dessert.
So, take a look at these romantic and easy homemade dinner date ideas that are guaranteed to impress.
1. Vodka Pasta
It’s so simple yet looks so delicious. I can’t stop staring at how beautiful the orange color is. Vodka and pasta just goes hand in hand.
2. Blue Cheese Sauce Pork Medallions
3. Crab Stuffed Chicken Breasts
I’m all for this crab and chicken collaboration. The visual looks so elegant, doesn’t it? It’s the perfect date night dinner for two.
4. Creamy Tuscan Ravioli
Who doesn’t love a good ravioli? This creamy Tuscan ravioli dish is tossed in garlicky sun-dried tomatoes cream sauce, basil, baby spinach and parmesan cheese. Looks delicious and is so easy to make. // recipe via Little Spice Jar
5. Crockpot Beef Short Ribs
For all you big meat eaters out there, you’ll love this fancy main dish that’s full of flavor. All you need is a crockpot to recreate this meaty dish. Yum!
6. Creamy Tuscan Chicken
What’s not to love about this creamy Tuscan chicken? You can whip up this dinner for a romantic date night. It looks so luxurious as if you just bought it from a fancy restaurant.
7. Pan-Seared Garlic Herb Butter Steak & Shrimp
Steak and shrimp together is always fire but it’s turned up a notch with the garlic herb butter. If you love a good steak dinner, this is the perfect recipe for you.
8. Chicken Parmesan For Two
A simple dish that’s quick to make too. Pair it with spaghetti and it’s the perfect romantic dinner for two.
9. Creamy Tuscan Salmon With Lobster Ravioli
Make a restaurant-quality dinner from the comfort of your own home. This creamy Tuscan salmon with lobster ravioli is rich and full of flavor.
10. Spicy Italian Sausage & Peppers Pasta
When it comes to date night, you can never go wrong with pasta. This spicy italian sausage and peppers pasta dish is simple, full of flavor and can be ready in just 25 minutes.
11. Easy Lemon Rosemary Chicken
This is an easy lemon rosemary chicken recipe that’s big on flavor and require just 10 simple ingredients. You can serve this with rice and veggies like broccoli, asparagus, string beans or sautéed zucchini.
12. Spicy Shrimp Parmesan Risotto
This spicy shrimp parmesan risotto is the perfect dinner for two. It’s pure comfort food that looks fancy. You’ll love eating this with a glass of wine.
Date Night Dinner Recipes: Vegetarian
Are you or your date a vegetarian? Check out this list of vegetarian dinner date ideas at home.
13. Chile Rellenos
This is a traditional Mexican dish that’s fun to make. This chile rellenos recipe is made from roasted poblano peppers that’s stuffed with cheese, dipped in a fluffy egg batter and fried until it gets to this golden brown color. // recipe via Isabel Eats
14. Six Ingredient Lemon Basil Pasta
This easy six ingredient basil lemon pasta recipe is quick enough for a weeknight dinner. Made with butter, garlic, white wine and lemon juice, you’ll get a light and refreshing dish that also tastes special for date night.
15. Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti
If you’re having a date night during the middle of the week, this is a quick and easy recipe you can whip up in the kitchen. It can be ready in 15 minutes and only requires 5 ingredients.
16. Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges
Makes a great side dish or appetizer for your main meal. It’s garlicky, has Italian herbs and bursting with Parmesan flavor!
17. Creamy Goat Cheese Spinach Pasta
This creamy goat cheese spinach pasta is perfect for date night or even as a side dish. It looks so delicious and only takes 15 minutes to make. Very convenient if you need to whip up something quick before your date arrives. // recipe via Aberdeen’s Kitchen
18. Vegan Artichoke Pesto Pizza
Here’s a vegan dish that’s full of flavor. This homemade pizza is made with pesto, seasonal vegetables, and baby artichokes. Yum!
19. Stuffed Shells
This is the best stuffed shells dish. It’s cheesy, saucy and stuffed with spinach and ricotta filling. These shells could serve as the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner because it’s so easy to fall in love with this dish! // recipe via Cookie and Kate
20. Three Course Vegan Valentine’s Day Dinner
Here’s a 3 course vegan dinner you can prepare for Valentine’s Day. It features tasty comfort food for your vegan or vegetarian partner. There’s a teriyaki-glazed cauliflower nuggets appetizer, dairy-free fettuccini alfredo pasta with sautéed oyster mushrooms for main course, and fudgy brownies as dessert.
21. Healthier Cauliflower Gratin
This healthier cauliflower gratin makes for a delicious side dish.
Date Night Dinner Recipes: Dessert
Check out these dessert recipes to enjoy during your date night.
22. Molton Chocolate Lava Cake
This date night dessert recipe is perfect for two. It can be ready in just 20 minutes! // recipe via Foodtastic Mom
23. Raspberry Tiramisu
I love a good tiramisu and this fancy raspberry tiramisu version looks super good. It’s layered with raspberry, mascarpone cheese, and coffee infused lady fingers.
24. Chocolate Fondue Dessert Board
This board is so pretty, I just had to add it to this list. This Chocolate fondue dessert board is perfect for a date night at home. I would definitely recreate this for Valentine’s day. Just add your favorite treats to customize the fondue.
25. Tiramisu Chocolate Mousse
Here’s a quick and easy tiramisu chocolate mousse recipe that makes for a perfect dessert this Valentine’s Day. Prep work is just 10 minutes and then you’ll have to chill it for 20 minutes and then it’s ready to enjoy.
26. Red Velvet Swirl Bundt Cake
Look at this beautiful red velvet swirl bundt cake. Seriously, it’s too pretty to eat. Another great date night dessert idea!
27. Skillet Brownie Sundae
Last, but definitely not least is this skillet brownie sundae. OMG, this looks amazing! This recipe combines chocolate, ice cream, hot fudge and strawberries in a small iron skillet. Perfect sundae for two.
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