PART OF Valentine's Day

40 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.

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

Homemade Pasta

Is there anything more romantic or impressive than preparing fresh pasta for your loved one? Even better, it's easy as can be!

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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

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."


Bleu Cheese Steaks

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

-Lori Bailey

Italian Bolognese Sauce

"An incredible recipe. The flavors are so complex and it's such a hearty and tasty sauce."


Spinach & Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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


Chocolate Mousse

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


Romantic Heart Spaghetti Cake

Celebrate your love with this giant heart-shaped spaghetti and meatball cake. It’s simple to prepare, over the top with flavor and ensures you have some leftover wine to drink with your sweetheart.

Love-Stuffed Mushrooms

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


Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Sauce

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


Pink Flirtini

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


Pomegranate Guacamole

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


Mini Lasagna Roll-Ups

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


Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce

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


Godiva Chocolate Martini

"These were lovely, smooth and chocolatey."

-Dallas Chef W/Out Time

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

Shrimp Alfredo

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

-Miss Jessie

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.

Roasted Asparagus

"This is our go-to recipe for asparagus in any season. I recommend using a gallon size ziploc bag for the olive oil and asparagus while adding some kosher salt or freshly cracked sea salt before roasting."


Brie with Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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

-Bonnie G #2

Seared Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze

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


Chocolate Fondue

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

-Michael Wodnicki

Pot Pie Cupcakes

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


Love Martinis

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


Swiss Cheese Fondue

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

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Chocolate Truffles

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

-Chef Mama Ceta

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

Strawberries & Nutella

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


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."


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."


Chocolate Syrup

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


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."


Cherries Jubilee

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

-wicked cook 46

Funfetti Cookies

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

-Mandy at


"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."


Artichokes with Champagne Vinaigrette

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

-susie cooks

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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


Beef Wellington

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

-Heidi T.