Valentine’s Day is close which means it’s time to start thinking about that special dinner for the two of you. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day dinners meant heading out to a fancy restaurant. If you prefer something quiet at home, I have just the recipe collection for you. I found 25 of the most scrumptious recipes for two that are perfect for your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. All of these are super easy to make and you know what they say, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
If you really want to get to his heart, you just have to check out these recipes. Many of them can be done in the slow cooker, which means that you have plenty of time to finish that DIY Valentine’s Day card or gift or you can spend extra time getting ready for your special night. You don’t even really need to know your way around the kitchen. Even if you don’t cook much, you’re going to be able to put a stunning dinner on the table and really impress him with your culinary skills – that’s how easy these recipes are to make! And, be sure to check out this apple roses recipe for dessert.
Whether you want to serve him a delicious seafood dish or you prefer something a bit more down to earth like nachos or pizza, you will find the perfect recipe for your Valentine’s Day dinner and you can make many of these ahead of time and have them ready for dinner. Some of them make more than two servings, which is great because you can freeze the leftovers for another night. You always want to have dinners in the freezer for those quick midweek meals. And, make sure that you take a look at these 20 freezer casserole recipes that give you a quick and easy dinner in a snap.
1. Baked Chicken And Mushroom Risotto
This baked chicken and mushroom risotto is a really simple recipe to make and it creates a delicious meal all in one. You can add a small salad if you want or just prepare some fresh rolls or bread. Add your favorite winter salad recipe to your dinner menu to make it really delicious. The recipe takes less than an hour to prepare and it makes six servings. You can put the rest in the fridge for leftover lunches or cut the recipe down so that it’s perfect for just the two of you.
2. Sausage And Cheese Rigatoni
If you’re looking for the perfect Italian dish for Valentine’s Day, you have to try this baked sausage and cheese rigatoni. It’s a tasty and really easy to make recipe that is sure to win his heart, and you don’t need to add anything except maybe a salad or some homemade garlic bread. It just takes a few minutes to get ready for the oven and it bakes for about half an hour so you have time for gift exchanging while you’re waiting.
3. Slow Cooker Beef And Broccoli
If you want a really easy dish for your Valentine’s Day dinner, this slow cooker beef and broccoli is it. You only need about 10 minutes to get this one ready and then it cooks to perfection in the slow cooker for about six hours. This is the perfect dish if you want something that will cook while you’re getting ready for your big Valentine’s Day date night and it is absolutely delicious.
4. Chicken Tikka Masala
You make this delicious chicken dish in the slow cooker, so it’s perfect if you have other things to do on Valentine’s Day and need time outside of the kitchen. The recipe serves more than two, but it can easily be altered or you will just have delicious leftovers that you can enjoy for lunch the next day. This is a great dish served over rice and you really don’t need anything else with it…except maybe a great bottle of wine.
5. Slow Cooker Cornish Hens
Skip the expensive restaurant this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a quiet evening at home. But, you don’t have to skip the delicious meal with these Cornish game hens that you can cook perfectly in your slow cooker. Cornish hens are a favorite for many and they are so tasty when you let them cook for about five hours in the slow cooker. Plus, this one gives you time to perfect your makeup and outfit for your special night while it cooks.
6. Creamy Homemade Portobello Chicken
Baby Portobello mushrooms give this creamy chicken dish its flavor – although you can use regular Portobello mushrooms. Just slice them up really small. This is an easy three ingredient meal that you can serve with just about any side dish and it is really simple to make, because you let it cook in the slow cooker while you tend to other things.
7. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken
You only need about 10 minutes or so to get this teriyaki chicken ready for the slow cooker and then you can forget about it for a couple of hours. If Chinese is your favorite and you want the perfect Chinese dish for Valentine’s Day, this is definitely one to check out. It is so easy to make and you end up with a scrumptious teriyaki chicken that rivals your favorite Chinese restaurant. And, you don’t have to wait for the delivery boy to bring it.
8. Carne Asada Nachos
You can cook these nachos in the slow cooker and the addition of your favorite beer gives them the perfect flavor. These are perfect if you want a Mexican dish to feed his soul on Valentine’s Day. Not only are they really easy to make, but they are also super tasty and filled with so many delicious ingredients. The steak cooks to perfection in the slow cooker and you can serve these with any number of homemade dishes, like zucchini tortillas.
9. Deep Dish Pizza
If you really want to win his heart this Valentine’s Day, why not serve him a delicious Chicago style deep dish pizza…that you can make in your slow cooker? The great thing about this one is that you can add whatever ingredients are your favorites…or his favorites…and create the perfect deep dish pizza. And, it really does cook up perfectly in the slow cooker. If pizza is his favorite, you just have to check out this quick and easy recipe.
10. Easy Homemade Seafood Paella
In about an hour, you can serve him this delicious homemade seafood paella. If seafood is your favorite…it certainly is mine…then this is the perfect dish for your special Valentine’s Day dinner. It only takes a few minutes to get ready and then you cook it for an hour, which gives you plenty of time to get ready and even to make a great tasting dessert for after dinner.
11. Honey Garlic Chicken With Veggies
Imagine cooking an entire dinner in just one pot. That’s what you get with this honey garlic chicken and veggie dish. You cook everything up to perfection in the slow cooker, which gives you so much time for other things. Clean the house or spend some extra time getting ready for your special dinner. This one only takes a few minutes to get ready and it is sure to please even the pickiest dinner guest.
12. Feta Cheese And Leek Souffle
If you want something light, this soufflé that is made with leeks and feta cheese is perfect. You can make this for a nice breakfast in bed or for dinner – just add a small side salad and some crusty bread and you have the perfect dinner for two. And, if you have never made a soufflé, don’t worry. This is one of the easiest souffles in the world to make. It’s nearly foolproof.
13. Easy Mushroom And Goat Cheese Pasta
This mushroom pasta with goat cheese is amazingly simple to make and it can be paired with so many delicious main course dishes. Or, you could just make this the main course and add a nice side salad. It has a deliciously creamy sauce that is made with white wine and garlic, and so many other flavorful ingredients that make it the perfect date night pasta dish.
This Navratan Korma is a wonderful Indian dish that you make in your slow cooker. It is filled with veggies, cashews and dried fruit, as well as curry and the sauce thickens up perfectly. Even if you aren’t a fan of curry dishes, you are going to love this one. You get it ready in about 15 minutes and then it cooks in the crock pot for about eight hours.
15. Easy Roasted Salmon And Potatoes
Salmon is a great dish for a romantic evening and this roasted salmon and potatoes recipe is super simple. I love a good salmon recipe. Salmon Wellington is my favorite but this one looks really good, too. It only takes a few minutes to get ready and less than an hour to cook and it’s a wonderfully light dish that is perfect if you are watching your fat or carbs.
16. Slow Cooker Parmesan Basil Tomato Soup
This tomato soup is the perfect starter for your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner or you could just serve it as a main dish if you want to keep it light. This is a really simple recipe and it gives you the opportunity to use fresh herbs if you have them on hand. You prep it and then let the slow cooker do all of the work for you – what could possibly be easier?
17. Herb Chicken With Orzo
Here is a great all in one meal that you cook in the slow cooker. You only need about 10 minutes to get this one ready and when it’s finished, it is a delicious chicken meal with fresh herbs, parmesan and a side of orzo. Add this to the crock pot first thing in the morning and then
just let it cook all day.
18. Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli
If you want comfort food, this pasta Fagioli that you make in the crock pot it is. Valentine’s Day is in February, which is still winter, after all. Maybe you want something hearty with just the right ingredients to qualify as comfort food. This one is filled with pasta, beef, beans and so many tasty seasonings and you cook it in the slow cooker, so it’s a really easy all in one meal.
19. Easy Pineapple Chicken
In about 15 minutes, you can have this pineapple chicken ready for the slow cooker and in another seven hours or so, you can have the perfect date night meal for two. This one is super easy and pineapple chicken is so many people’s favorite takeout. Just add a side of rice and you are all set – maybe pick up an egg roll or two and have a couple of fortune cookies on hand to make it really perfect.
20. Homemade Ratatouille
What better date night for you and your hubby than to enjoy a dish of homemade ratatouille? You can even watch the movie that goes along with this delicious dish! This one is super easy and so delicious. This is a great side to serve with just about any main course from fish and chicken to your favorite pasta.
21. Seared Scallops With Bacon And Garlic
Scallops are definitely a romantic dish and this recipe adds bacon and a delicious garlic butter sauce that will rival anything you can get in a fancy seafood restaurant. These would be a wonderful appetizer if you are planning a four course meal or you could serve them as the main dish – just add some pasta and a nice side salad and you’re all set.
22. Homemade Braised Short Ribs
This braised short rib recipe is perfect if you want something with a lot of flavor for your Valentine’s Day dinner. You can serve these with any number of sides, like a delicious BLT pasta salad, or your favorite potato dish. The recipe serves four but you can easily adjust it for two or just use the leftovers for dinner tomorrow night or put them in the freezer for the next time you plan a romantic dinner for two.
23. Slow Cooker Short Ribs With Bucatini
If you want to cook pasta for your special Valentine but you want something a bit different than traditional lasagna or spaghetti, this slow cooker short ribs recipe is a must. You serve the short ribs over bucatini pasta and this is unlike any pasta sauce that you have ever made. The sauce is amazing and cooks up so perfectly in your crock pot and it only takes a few minutes to get ready to cook.
24. Yummy Homemade Shrimp Scampi
If you are planning a really romantic dinner, and you want to rival your favorite five star restaurant, you just have to make a good shrimp scampi. This one is super easy and so delicious. It only takes half an hour to make and you can make it with frozen shrimp. It’s the perfect dish to serve as an all in one or you could add a nice salad or some crusty bread if you want.
25. Cranberry Roasted Chicken With Potatoes
I love these all in one meals and this one can even be made in one skillet. Cranberries give this chicken dish such a wonderful flavor and the potatoes and carrots give you the sides that you need – you just need this one dish for the entire meal! And, it only takes an hour from start to finish. If you want something filled with flavor, this is definitely the romantic recipe for you.