With many of us staying at home this Valentine’s Day instead of dining out, it’s the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen. Many traditional menus involve animal-based proteins, like oysters, lobster, and steak, but if you’ve got your sights on a romantic vegetarian dinner, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you create a special meal.
No matter what you’re in the mood for, here are 25 perfect vegetarian recipes for a cozy Valentine’s Day dinner at home.
The vegetarian appetizers are the perfect start to a romantic dinner at home.
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Roasted Shishito Peppers
Roasted shishito and padron peppers are an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer. Savory, salty, and occasionally spicy, it's hard to stop at just one!Go to Recipe
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Goat Cheese Rapini Toasts
A successful appetizer is one that keeps people nervously eying their neighbors to make sure they won’t finish the entire plate. With the winning combination of bright lemon, mild goat cheese, crispy toasts, and slightly bitter greens, this is one such appetizer.Go to Recipe
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Cacio e Pepe Farinata
Whether you call it socca or farinata, this gluten-free chickpea flour flatbread is the perfect appetizer or snack, especially when showered with Pecorino cheese and freshly ground black pepper.Go to Recipe
From delicious veggie tarts to simple stuffed shells, these entrees are sure to wow whoever you make them for.
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One-Pot Cacio e Pepe
With its one-pot cooking method, the chicken broth and the Parmesan rind, this rendition of cacio e pepe might not be the most traditional you’ll ever make. But it’ll be one of the quickest and most delicious ones you’ve ever had, not to mention the version with the least amount of dishes.Go to Recipe
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This Persian lentil-and-rice dish is mixed with plump raisins and sweet dates and cooked until a crispy bottom forms. Go to Recipe
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Matar paneer is the definition of a party dish. It’s the sort of thing that you can serve to anyone—it looks really pretty and is always a crowd-pleaser.Go to Recipe
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Cheesy Vegetarian Lasagna
There’s so much to love about this recipe: It’s as comforting and cheesy as any meat-filled lasagna, yet feels so much more wholesome thanks to the serious dose of vegetables stuffed inside. Go to Recipe