PART OF Valentine's Day

39 Savory Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day can sometimes seem like a celebration of sugar, and that can irk those who don't have a sweet tooth or don't eat sweets for health reasons. That doesn't mean there aren't savory ways to celebrate this holiday of love. From dainty canapés to crispy fried parcels, our users have you covered with these elegantly mouthwatering savory Valentine's Day treats.

Marinated Shrimp Canapes

"Very pretty and tasty! I recommend using a good quality sour cream that is nice and thick. I used a generic brand and it turned out to be too thin and ran off the shrimp (quite messy).”


Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

"Nice and easy! This has great flavor and eye appeal. It was easy to put together and bake.”

-Miss Annie

Puff Pastry Canapes

“Everything needed to make this budget-friendly, delicious decadence can be found at Walmart for less than $1.70 a serving.”

-Mary Jenny

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

“I make this often without the sauce. I made it this time as a dipping sauce — well received — as part of a buffet.”


Easy Crescent Samosas

"These were very easy to make and had an excellent flavor in the spicing! The dipping sauce was delicious and was as popular as the traditional tamarind and cilantro chutneys. Definitely a keeper.”


Crab Rangoon

"Outstanding! I had to use canned crab since it's all that was available, so I used two cans and it came out very well with a nice meaty crabmeat proportion.”


Fire Crackers

“I serve these with a cheese ball and they disappear fast, every time I make them!”


Panko Fried Oysters for Two

“Make sure you follow the instructions mentioned about only frying a couple at a time and let the oil get back up to temperature in between.”


Cranberry & Brie Bites

"I think that next time I would leave these with a single layer of the puff pastry rather than stacking them. The stacks turned out big and lopsided. I think it would be better to have one layer — smaller portions of cheese and not so greasy."

-lucy k.

Shrimp & Bacon Presents

Stuffed with sweet shrimp and rich bacon, these crispy parcels may be the only present you’ll need to get them this Valentine’s Day.

Cheese & Herb Bites

The satisfying snap of a pretzel thin contrasts the smooth cheese and herb topping of this simple yet sophisticated treat.

Turkey & Brie Puff Pastry Bites

Brie is a perfect cheese to use in warm preparations, like these puff pastry bites, because it melts into an unctuous sauce while retaining its sharp flavor.

Pistachio-Goat Cheese Bites

"These are tangy, creamy, crunchy and delicious.”


Mexican Ceviche

"I made this for a small ‘appetizer’ party at home and a friend of mine who doesn’t like goat cheese enjoyed them!”


Vegetarian Ceviche


-Linda M.

Turkish Pastry Pockets

“These are the greatest little finger foods on the planet!”


Grilled Chicken Flatbread Pizzas

"Super easy to make and delicious! I used fresh tomatoes and a lot more fresh basil leaves. Very yummy!"


Chilean-Inspired Empanadas

I love this recipe. Everyone I made them for loved them. Thank you.


Argentinean Empanadas

"I made this last night and wow. My mother is from Argentina, and this reminded me of my grandmother’s empanadas!”


Crustless Spinach Quiche

"This was very easy to make. I had never heard of a crustless quiche before. I will definitely be making this again."


Basic Quiche

“Make sure to blind bake your crust for a few minutes before putting the filling in and baking!”


Spinach, Tomato & Feta Quiche

"This was wonderful! I made it crustless, and I used another reviewer's suggestion of thinly sliced Roma tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes.”


Quiche Lorraine

"This came out beautiful! I used diced ham instead of bacon and half and half instead of whipping cream. The best quiche recipe I've come across.”

-Rose Iyer

Salmon Croquettes

"These croquettes were just delicious. Your directions were clear and easy to follow. They fried to a delicate crispness. We dipped them in seafood sauce and had a wonderful meal.”


Provençal Onion Tart

"This was so tasty. I love olives and anchovies, so this was perfect for me. I used whole wheat pizza dough from the store to save time."


Oven-Baked Coconut Shrimp

“It was a perfect easy delicious meal! Wouldn't change a thing.”


Down Under Cheese Puffs

“This is a basic recipe that can be taken into 100 directions! This recipe is a definite keeper and it's going in my recipe box immediately.”

-Satisfied Kris

Mozzarella Puffs


-Munchkin Mama

Italian Rice Balls

“Of all the recipes I've made from this site, this has to be up there with top five! I never knew arancini were so easy to make at home. I made them as directed and they were amazing. I can't wait to make again!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Firecracker Prawn Cocktail Shots

"What is there not to love? This is simplicity at its best with flavors of the sea, the spiciness of the chili Tabasco sauce, the pink peppercorns and the cayenne.”

-Andi Longmeadow Farm

Mini Shrimp Cocktail Appetizers

"These were a big hit. Certainly will make again. I removed the tails of shrimp to make appetizers much easier to eat."


Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

“There are lots of copycat Red Lobster cheddar biscuits on the internet, but this one comes closest to the real thing. Using Old Bay in the topping is key. These biscuits are rich, cheesy and delicious.”


Mini Chicken Cigars With Sweet & Sour Dipping Sauce

“Very nice recipe! I made the recipe for an appetizer night. This has a flavorful filling encased in a crunchy shell. We enjoyed the sweet & savory flavors.”

-Susie D

Steamed Snow Crab Legs

“This is such a simple technique. Certainly a cheaper and tastier option than going to Red Lobster.”


Caviar Torte

"A beautiful and tasty hors d'oeuvre. I wouldn't mix the top layer, though. Rather, as in the picture, I spread the cream cheese/sour cream mixture first then the caviar layer. Allow it to chill overnight as the flavor really is more delicate the next day."


Valtrompia Canapé Bread

“This bread was so good! All of the times I've attempted to make bread, they've failed. This was my first successful bread and it was so easy, too!”


Pecan & Blue Cheese Bites

“Serve on a rocket (arugula), peach and red onion salad with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Bliss!”

-Missy Wombat

Mushroom Vol Au Vent

"These are wonderful little bundles of goodness! Fast and easy to make.”


Asparagus Cigars

"I am giving it four stars because this is the first recipe that would make me even go near asparagus!”