35 Date Night Dishes

Why venture out this Valentine's Day when you can plan the perfect date night at home? From seductive sips to impressive mains, these Aphrodite-approved recipes will have all of your sweetheart's cravings covered.

Part of: Valentine's Day

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Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

"How can you go wrong with bacon-wrapped anything? These were so good, we actually had them twice in one week."

-Tee Lee

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Bleu Cheese Steaks

"This was taste bud heaven. This is the only way I will eat my steak from now on."

-Lori Bailey

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Chocolate Mousse

"My husband made this for us the other night. It was so simple yet so rich and decadent."

-mommyoffour

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Pink Flirtini

"This drink is awesome. It get five stars from me all the way."

-KathleenP

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Red Curry Oysters

"These were nice and spicy. The curry, lemon and oyster juice went really well together but still let the flavor of the oysters shine through."

-Peter J

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Brie with Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

"This received rave reviews from my guests. It had an excellent combination of flavors."

-Bonnie G #2

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Seared Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze

"This tasted like it was from a restaurant, and it was so easy to make."

-Rai

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Chocolate Fondue

"This was very simple, but full of flavor. It goes great with strawberries, pound cake, bananas and even marshmallows."

-Michael Wodnicki

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Pot Pie Cupcakes

"These tasted excellent and were so easy to make. I loved the crunch of the egg roll wrappers when they cooked."

-~Nimz~

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Love Martinis

"I made these for Valentine's Day dinner for my husband and I. They were delicious."

-AZPARZYCH

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Swiss Cheese Fondue

"Bread and cheese — what's not to love? I could eat this all day long."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Chocolate Truffles

"These were very easy and tasted great. They looked like they were made by a professional."

-Chef Mama Ceta

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Spinach & Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

"This dinner made an elegant presentation without all of the fuss."

-Msknick

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Twice Baked Mini Potatoes

"These were amazing. I love how it looked like I spent ages making something fancy, which was nowhere near the truth."

-yellow_apple30

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Shrimp Hearts with Passion Sauce

"I made these for a Valentine's Day dinner. The combination of the avocado with the shrimp and sauce was heavenly."

-Mrs. Atkins

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Strawberries & Nutella

"These were scrumptious. I love a recipe this tasty with only two ingredients."

-rosslare

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Creamy Bruschetta

"I made this when we had company over and everyone raved about it. I’ll be making this recipe over and over again."

-tmiddy24

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Crab-Stuffed Avocados

"The crisp crunch of the celery, the tang of the lemon, and the nip of heat from the Tabasco played against the creamy avocado perfectly."

-Annacia

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Panko Fried Oysters

"This is an excellent recipe. The instructions are clear and concise and you'll end up with beautiful nuggets of fried oysters."

-Hey Jude

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Love-Stuffed Mushrooms

"This recipe is awesome. I am so looking forward to making these again."

-snmplus3

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Chocolate Syrup

"What a wonderful recipe for chocolate syrup. It was better than any store-bought brand I’ve ever tried."

-Kittencalskitchen

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Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Sauce

"I thought this pork was tremendous. It had excellent flavor and was definitely company-worthy."

-Ladybug2804

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Romantic Wild Rice

"This is a very good salad with a tasty dressing to boot. I really liked the mixture of brown and wild rice."

-AcadiaTwo

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Pomegranate Guacamole

"This was delicious and so colorful. The spice complemented the sweet pomegranate seeds wonderfully."

-UmmBinat

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Cherries Jubilee

"This is an incredibly easy recipe and the taste is absolutely divine."

-wicked cook 46

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Mini Lasagna Roll-Ups

"This recipe was delicious. My husband and I loved it."

-mrsjones1015

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Funfetti Cookies

"These cookies are easy and delicious. For Valentine's Day, I make mine with colored sprinkles and hearts."

-Mandy at Food.com

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Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce

"This was a big hit for Valentine's Day. My husband and I had fun drinking the leftover champagne."

-rixie1

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Tiramisu

"This is the best tiramisu I've ever eaten. I've sampled tiramisu from all over the world, but I’ve never had anything as good as this simple, inexpensive version."

-olso5552

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Godiva Chocolate Martini

"These were lovely, smooth and chocolatey."

-Dallas Chef W/Out Time

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Artichokes with Champagne Vinaigrette

"We love artichokes and are always looking for new recipes. This one is truly great."

-susie cooks

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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

"These were so perfect. The chocolate was soft and rich, not crunchy and brittle like other recipes."

-mish1nyc

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Shrimp Alfredo

"This was the best Alfredo sauce I’ve ever tasted. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe."

-Miss Jessie

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Broiled Lobster Tails for Two

"This was undoubtedly the best lobster tail I have ever prepared. The flavor of the lemon and butter mixture was wonderful."

-Michelle S.

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Beef Wellington

"This is such an impressive looking dish. The pastry dough worked perfectly and was nice and flaky."

-Heidi T.

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