Valentine's Day

30 Romantic Dinners to Make at Home for Valentine’s Day

updated May 1, 2019
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Everyone knows that staying home on Valentine’s Day is a much better option than eating out, right? A romantic meal at home has so many advantages over a noisy, overpriced, overcrowded restaurant. If you’re not convinced, then here are 30 recipes for your romantic consideration. And they don’t have to be complicated. One-pot shrimp scampi is delicious and simple, although if putting some time in at the stove is your jam, try steak with drunken mushrooms & roasted blue cheese potatoes.

Quick but Fancy Pastas

Pasta is a great Valentine’s dinner choice. It can be made really fancy, as it takes well to things like seafood and truffles, and it can come together really fast, which leaves you more time for … cuddling.

Sexy Seafood

Seafood is a favorite choice for Valentine’s Day because it can be a little spendy and not usually served for everyday meals. Plus, it tastes delicious and brings to mind warm, sandy beaches in the middle of February.

Classic Fancy Foods

Sometime it’s best to stick with classic dishes on Valentine’s Day. You know, when you bring out the fancy ingredients or spend the whole day in the kitchen as proof of your love and devotion.

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