Roses are red, violets are blue, here’s a roundup of romantic recipes for your special someone and you! Okay, I might not be unseating Shakespeare any time soon, but in lieu of battling the crowds for an overpriced restaurant meal on Valentine’s Day, I’ll wax poetic about the joy of sharing a romantic dinner with someone you love at home instead. Whether that someone is your spouse, your roommate, or your cat, Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to pour two glasses of wine (or one glass of wine and one glass of milk), tie on your apron, and prepare a special dinner for two.
Every year, instead of going out, Ben cooks me dinner at home, a tradition that he started and I am oh-so-happy to keep. Typically, his culinary prowess stops at pouring the milk over his morning bowl of cereal, but for Valentine’s Day, he puts extra effort into making us a romantic dinner. Last year he mastered Balsamic Glazed Salmon, and this year we’ll be having Sun Dried Tomato Pasta. Both are simple to make, taste divine, and a reminder that you don’t need to spend a fortune or channel Julia Child to enjoy a romantic dinner at home.
This Valentine’s, skip the crowds, grab your special someone, and get to cooking one of these date-night approved recipes!
Shrimp Pasta with Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce | Gimme Some Oven
Chicken Pot Pie | She Wears Many Hats
Barley Risotto with Mushrooms and Spinach | Well Plated
In the Kitchen With: Molly Shuster’s Herb-Roasted Chicken | Design Sponge
Engagement Chicken Pasta | Dessert for Two
Balsamic Glazed Salmon | Well Plated
Pink Peppercorn Sherry Cream Chicken | Boulder Locavore
Surf and Turf for Two | Iowa Girl Eats
Healthy Garlic Shrimp Pasta | Well Plated
Lemon Roasted Chicken | Grandbaby Cakes
Mushroom Broth Brown Butter Seared Halibut | A Spicy Perspective
Sun Dried Tomato Pasta | Well Plated
25-Minute Beef and Snow Pea Stir Fry | Table for Two
Valentine’s Day Heart Pepperoni Pizza | How Sweet Eats
And one bonus recipe, because Valentine’s Day demands chocolate!
Dark Chocolate Red Wine Truffles | Well Plated