Foolproof Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes

These Foolproof Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes will make your special dinner even better! Make delicious dinner at home instead fighting holiday crowds!

We’ve got some great cocktail ideas, too! Try this Mississippi Mud Pie Martini for a chocolate treat, or a Blood Orange Gin Martini to get the party started!

Going out to restaurants on Valentine’s Day can be good. Romantic, fancy, no one has to do the dishes…but it can also go another way…

Restaurants are crowded, service can be poor and the food can sometimes not be up to the usual quality you would get on a normal night going out to eat.

How To Have A Perfect Dinner Date At Home!

So my solution? Make your Valentine a home cooked meal they won’t forget! Even a beginner in the kitchen can make the dinner recipes I’m going to show you here. All you need to know how to do is follow the directions!

For Valentine’s Day or any holiday, making dinner shouldn’t be stressful. Because once you’ve got everything from appetizers to dessert covered, you’ll have plenty of tie to relax and enjoy your own party too!

Beef Tip Marsala Stew

We love this Beef Tip Marsala Stew on cold nights for dinner!

This mouth watering beef stew recipe will blow your Valentine away! An easy, make ahead stew recipe that will make date night dinner a breeze!

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala Recipe

The Ultimate Chicken Marsala recipe is am easy chicken recipe with real marsala wine

Winner winner – you know the rest. Easy chicken dinner recipes don’t get much tastier than this one, I will admit chicken marsala is one of my favorite dinners ever.But this chicken marsala recipe is the ultimate. Tender chicken, real marsala wine and finished with a touch of cream…you can’t beat it!

Sausage Stuffed Chicken Rollatini

Sausage Stuffed Chicken Rollatini is a chicken breast stuffed with sausage and cheese

This is one of those recipes that looks like is was hard to make, but really isn’t. So if you’re looking to really impress your Valentine, this chicken dinner will not disappoint!One bit of this chicken rollatine and your date will be in hooked!

Italian Wedding Meatball Baked Ziti

Italian Wedding Meatball Pasta Bake serving

This cheesy pasta recipe only bakes for 30 minutes AND uses frozen meatballs from the store to save even more time. But again, you can make this up the night before too and bake it while you and your Valentine are sipping on champagne.

Slow Cooker Beefy French Onion Soup

This Slow Cooker Beefy French Onion Soup is loaded with shredded beef!

This soup recipe can be served as an appetizer or the main course. The shredded short ribs in this soup slow cook to make the most amazing broth, your Valentine will think you’re a five star chef. Even though there are a few steps involved, this soup recipe is still easy to make! The best part is that is can all be done before your guest arrives, then bake it off in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese and dinner is served.

Creamy Sausage Spaghetti

Creamy Sausage Pasta Recipe

Comfort food recipes like this one are always going to be a winner date night dinner. The sausage is cooked in a special way and blended into a super creamy sauce so you get tons of sausage in every bite.This is one of our family favorite pasta recipes!

Grilled Steak with Spicy Chimichurri Sauce

Now if you really want to impress your date with almost ZERO effort…make this steak recipe. The chimichurri sauce only take 5 minutes to make – so make it ahead of time, grill your steak and dinner takes care of itself!

Ginger Beef & Green Bean Stir Fry

Maybe you want to keep dinner super easy and low carb too? Then this beef stir fry is the way to go. Grab some chop sticks and a bottle of crisp white wine (or sake) for this one!


Classic Beef Lasagna

Classic Beef Lasagna is a lasagna recipe with beef and cheese

Nothing beats a homemade lasagna – especially when it’s done as perfectly as this one! Take the guesswork out of making lasagna from now on with our easy to follow recipe!

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

We serve this shrimp recipe for dinner or appetizers, it’s so darn good it doesn’t matter what course you’re on. You can wrap the shrimp ahead of time and then bake them when you’re ready to eat!

Excellent Crab Cake Recipe

crab cakes stacked on a white plate

We’ve tested this crab cake recipe so many times, it had better be perfect. The secret to the best crab cake recipe is trying to use the least amount of breadcrumbs and still have the crab cake together.

Look no further for a crab cake recipe because this one is it!

Beef Wellington

beef tenderloin wrapped in ouff pastry with mushrooms

Beef Wellington is one of the more elegant recipes on our site, but we wouldn’t have it on here if it wasn’t doable. All you need to make this beef is a good meat thermometer and a nice cut of beef.

Follow our step by step instructions for this Beef Wellington and you’ll have a date for life!

Easiest Penne Alla Vodka

Easiest Penne Vodka Ever is a pasta recipe made with tomatoes, cream and vodka

If you’re looking for Foolproof Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes but also don’t have a ton of time, this penne vodka recipe is for you. Easy to make but also crazy delicious, this creamy penne pasta is one of our favorites!

Beef Bolognese Sauce

bolognese sauce in a white bowl with forks

Beef bolognese is one of my most favorite pasta sauces. I love the slow simmered flavor of this bolognese, cooked with wine and vegetables until tender. If you’ve got a couple of hours, make this bolognese sauce ahead of time and the rest of dinner is a breeze!

Crispy Baked Shrimp Scampi

shrimp scampi with a close up of a shrimp

Grab a big hunk of bread and dive right into this garlic butter sauce! Don’t be afraid of the garlic in this shrimp recipe, it’s so addicting no one will care. And as long as you’re both eating it, no one will be able to tell!

Baked Asian BBQ Salmon

Oven Baked Asian BBQ Salmon with a fork

If you’re new to cooking fish at home, or maybe haven’t ever tried…this is the recipe for you! I can’t stress enough how easy this salmon recipe is, or how tasty it is. Done in just about 20 minutes, all you need is a simple side dish!

So try one or a few of these Foolproof Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes and stay in with your Valentine! Let us know what you tried here and which ones were your favorites!

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