Skip the overpriced restaurant reservations this Valentine’s Day and make a special meal at home. One bite of these meals and your loved ones will feel extra special. We’re sharing plenty of ideas for a date night dinner that will impress!
Creamy Lobster Risotto
If you want to make a special Valentine’s Day dinner at home, then look no further than this creamy lobster risotto. It’s studded with lobster chunks and has all of the velvety creaminess you expect from risotto. Serve it with some delicious vegetables or a salad.
Get the recipe: Lobster Risotto
Air Fryer Lobster Tail
Valentine’s day is the perfect time to go all out for dinner, so why not have something super special like lobster tails? And lucky for you, the air fryer makes cooking lobster tails perfectly really easy!
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Shrimp Linguine with Lemon Garlic Breadcrumbs
Shrimp linguine with lemon garlic breadcrumbs would be an amazing choice for a romantic dinner at home. It’s a delicious meal full of chewy pasta, tender shrimp, and crunchy breadcrumbs.
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You are going to love this creamy risotto that is just bursting with fresh lemon flavor. This elegant dish is perfect for serving alongside roast chicken, your favorite steak, or even lobster tails.
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Bucatini Cacio e Pepe
Bucatini Cacio e Pepe is a delicious dish for special occasions or just a regular dinner at home. It’s easy to make with just a few ingredients, but it is so delicious.
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Best Lobster Grilled Cheese
Want the lobster but in a more casual meal? This is the recipe for you. These sandwiches are so easy to make but they are decadent and delicious too!
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Air Fryer Crab Cakes
Air Fryer crab cakes are crispy and delicious and ready in minutes! They are the perfect main course or appetizer for your Valentine’s Day dinner at home. They get nice and crispy on the outside, bit stay juicy and tender on the inside.
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Scallop lovers, this is the pasta for you! You will love the flavors of this simple but elegant dish that’s made with bay scallops, a simple sauce, and crunchy breadcrumbs.
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Fresh Oyster Mignonette
If you are looking for something special to serve for a Valentine’s day meal and you are a fan of fresh seafood then check out this recipe for fresh oyster mignonette. Fresh oysters, champagne, blood orange juice, and fresh basil are all you need for this delicious dish!
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Date Night Gnocchi
Date night gnocchi is an excellent choice for a Valentine’s Day dinner at home. It looks beautiful, tastes amazing, and only takes 30 minutes to prepare. Butternut squash, chicken, fresh kale, and gnocchi with a creamy Alfredo sauce to top it all off.
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Instant Pot Coq au Vin Blanc
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Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin
This delicious dish is easy enough to make that it could be a weeknight dinner, but it is also “fancy” enough to pull out for special occasions like Valentine’s day. This juicy, pork tenderloin served over a creamy polenta with roasted cherry tomatoes is BIG on flavor without having to spend the whole day in the kitchen preparing it.
Get the recipe: Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Black Truffle Pasta
Black truffle pasta is an elegant and simple vegetarian dish that is perfect for a quiet, romantic dinner at home. The pasta sauce is actually a cashew cream sauce. It gets a lot of big flavor by adding truffles to this pasta dish.
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Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon Vol au Vents
Puff pastry shells stuffed with mustard, cream cheese, and smoked salmon are an amazingly tasty choice for a Valentine’s day main course! Show your sweetheart how much you care with this delicious dish.
Get the recipe: Smoked Salmon Vol au Vents
Tender London Broil
Tender, juicy London broil takes a little bit of time to prepare, but only a few minutes to cook. The trick to this fail proof London broil is to dry brine it and allow it to sit at room temperature for an hour before cooking it. This dish is perfect for a delicious date night at home!
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Lobster Mac and Cheese
This baked lobster mac and cheese is big on lobster flavor because the lobster and pasta are cooked in the same water, and you would never guess that it is dairy and gluten-free.
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Lamb Shanks Braised in Red Wine
This main dish is easy to prepare and it looks, smells, and tastes fantastic! It’s perfect for special occasions like Valentine’s Day or a date night at home.
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Cioppino is a fancy way of saying fish stew, but this delicious dish deserves a fancy name! Lobster tails, mussels, shrimp, and fresh fish filets come together with a few other ingredients for a fantastic meal.
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Lobster gratin may sound difficult to make, but it’s really not. The lobster is the star of this dish, but it pairs beautifully with potatoes, fresh herbs, and of course delicious cheeses!
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Lamb Leg Steak with Shallots and Red Wine Sauce
Lamb leg steak is elevated with a simple sauce made from caramelized onions and red wine. Add some mashed potatoes and a veggie.
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Sheet Pan Crab Legs
You will be surprised by how easy crab legs are to make at home. Serve with lemon butter for dipping and a veggie side.
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Savory Braised Short Ribs
If you want a mouth-watering meal to remember this Valentine’s Day, try these delicious braised short ribs. The meat will melt in your mouth!
Get the recipe: Braised Short Ribs