Valentine’s Dinner Ideas
Valentine’s Dinner Ideas to impress your sweetheart! We’ve chatted about all of the best Valentine’s dessert ideas, but what about a cozy dinner in? If you’re planning a night in with your sweetie, these deliciously decadent dishes will make your meal just as special as if you had gone out. Actually, more special! We’ve got romantic Italian meals, special seafood options, flavorful Mexican meal ideas and other cozy favorites, like breakfast for dinner. Healthy options too!
If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or you just need some ideas for a date night at home, you’re going to find lots of delicious options in this dinner list. I know you want something special. And something that seems kinda fancy, yet a meal that’s super easy and won’t take up too much of your date night time. I’m here to help with all of my favorite Valentine’s dinner ideas!
You’ll find everything from pizza and lasagna to the best salmon tacos. I’ve even included my favorite buttermilk pancakes for a fun breakfast for dinner date night idea. There are plenty of lightened up date night food choices too!
Pick out one of these incredible dinners to share with a loved one this week and enjoy! If you make any of these recipes, be sure to post a photo on Instagram and tag me @kimscravings. I loving seeing what you guys cook up!
Italian Valentine’s Dinner Ideas
Healthy Chicken Parmesan / A tasty recipe for cheesy, saucy, crispy, healthy chicken parmesan is absolutely perfect for Valentine’s dinner! It can be ready in about 30 minutes with very minimal prep, it only requires 5 simple ingredients, and it’s better-for-you. Serve it up with pasta, crusty garlic bread and a classic Italian salad for a dream date night dinner in a hurry!
Chicken Parmesan Burgers / A cross between a delicious burger and yummy chicken parmesan, these Healthy Chicken Parmesan Burgers will totally knock your dates socks off! These burgers are full of so much flavor and goodness and they make for a quick and easy Valentine’s dinner!
Baked Ziti / If you’re preparing a Valentine’s dinner with the kiddos, I highly suggest this simple, delicious meal. It’s super easy, but definitely a crowd pleaser and even picky kids seem to love it.
Homemade Pizza / Pizza is a favorite for so many and this pizza recipe is so easy to follow, but will result in the most irresistible pizza crust. And I love this recipe for a “cook together” themed date night. While waiting for the dough to rise, you can enjoy a glass of wine and then have fun choosing your own toppings.
Seafood Valentine’s Dinner Ideas
Seafood Chowder / This cozy chowder is OMG good. It’s flavorful, creamy, full of delicious seafood and can be table ready in about 45 minutes! This recipe is going to make you really popular with your people. Are you even ready for that kind of love? Three, two, one…
Parmesan Crusted Cod / This recipe is BOTH a quick weeknight meal and something that you might feel like you’d order at a restaurant. It’s a super healthy meal ready to serve in less than 30 minutes! Light and flavorful and so perfect for date night in!
Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes with Creamy Dill Sriracha Sauce / You guys are going to LOVE these Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes! They are absolutely wonderful! SO YUMMY and super easy, with basic ingredients. Perfect with a green salad and crusty bread. And the dill sriracha sauce – you’ll be putting it on everything!
Mexican Valentine’s Dinner Ideas
Shrimp Fajitas / These shrimp fajitas are fast, easy, and will give you something to look forward to at the end of the day. It’s one of mine and Brad’s all-time favorite dinners and so perfect to enjoy with your special someone for Valentine’s dinner!
Seared Salmon Tacos with Avocado Crema / So fresh and flavorful, these salmon tacos are always a hit! It’s the ultimate way to do taco night and date night together! These tacos are quick and easy and may just turn those salmon skeptics into fans for life!
Super Flavorful Tacos / These. Tacos. Are. Life. I’m always raving about this taco meat recipe. I adore it. I know you will love it. These are my absolutely favorite tacos that I make at least a couple times each month. Even if you don’t make these for Valentine’s dinner, you absolutely have to make them very soon!
Enchilada Casserole / This is a quick and simple meal that the whole family will love! It’s a great recipe to have for those busy nights when you don’t have a ton of time to get dinner on the table. It’s a crowd pleaser for both kids and adults alike. And works perfectly for a whole family kind of Valentine’s dinner situation!
Easy Chicken Enchiladas / These chicken enchiladas. I’m pretty much in love with them. Actually, my whole family is! This is another amazingly delicious dinner that would work great if you’re cooking for the whole family for Valentine’s dinner.
Other Cozy Favorite Date Night Dinner Options
Shepherd’s Pie / Since Valentine’s Day happens to fall within the season of cozy, I think Shepherd’s Pie makes the perfect romantic comforting dinner idea. This meal is going to require comfy clothes, a blanket, slippers, and a candle burning. And definitely bring a big appetite!
Classic Beef Chili / Everyone LOVES chili and especially if it’s an award-winning chili like this one! As an added plus, you can make this in advance and it’s even tastier after the flavors have a chance to meld together. YUM!
Healthy Turkey Chili / We ♡ this healthy, flavorful, extremely simple and wonderful turkey chili! Served this chili with all your favorite toppings and my Mexican cornbread muffins for a warm and cozy Valentine’s meal in!
Buttermilk Pancakes / Breakfast for dinner is always a comforting and romantic choice for Valentine’s dinner! Your sweetie pie will love you forever after one taste of these scrumptious, light, fluffy and absolutely delicious pancakes!