Valentine’s Day Recipes To Fall In Love With

Looking for recipes to sweep your Valentine off their feet? This post includes the BEST Valentine’s Day recipes to fall in love with! Whether you are looking for show-stopping dinners or sweet treats, there is something here that’s sure to please the special someone in your life.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I have been busy dreaming up possible menu ideas to celebrate the day. To me, nothing says I love you more than taking the time to make and share something with those you care about.

Whether you are a wiz in the kitchen or a complete novice, whipping up something special and delicious is perfectly within your reach. I have included easy and quick recipes (including sheet pan recipes and slow cooker meal options) as well as more hands-on and super delicious recipes like risotto (which is really easy to do but does require standing over the pot for awhile).

Whatever you decide on, I am sure you will find the perfect way to show someone you care on this list!

Close up of Lightened Up Creamy Seafood Pasta with seared scallops and shrimp
Lightened Up Creamy Seafood Pasta

Valentine’s Day Recipes For The Perfect Dinner

Whether you are looking to make dinner together or want most of your dinner elements prepped and ready beforehand, this list has a little bit of everything! Each of these recipes is easy enough to do and not overly time consuming, giving you more time to spend with your significant other!

Pasta & Rice Dishes (including vegetarian options):

If you and your Valentine love pasta as much as I do, you are sure to find something on this list! These dinner options are all easy to do and sure to impress!

Lightened Up Creamy Seafood Pasta
This rich, creamy seafood pasta dish is made lighter using milk instead of heavy cream! It's flavorful, comforting and easy to make in just 30 minutes!
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Close up of Lightened Up Creamy Seafood Pasta with seared scallops and shrimp
Parmesan Risotto
This easy, creamy and delicious Parmesan Risotto is easier to make than you think! Serve as a side dish or top with seared scallops or shrimp for a delicious gourmet meal in your own home!
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A plate of Parmesan Risotto sprinkled with parmesan cheese and herbs.
Orecchiette Pasta with Asparagus Pesto
Fresh asparagus is turned into a creamy pesto sauce and tossed with orecchiette pasta to make this flavourful dish an absolute hit!
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A plate of orecchiete pasta with asparagus pesto and chopped asparagus.
Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
This Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta comes together in just 20 minutes for a quick and easy dinner the whole family will love!
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Plates of Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta topped with fresh herbs
Lemon Parmesan Pasta with Spring Peas
This simple, creamy Lemon Parmesan Pasta with Spring Peas is springtime in a bowl!
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Lemon Parmesan Pasta with Spring Peas twirled around a fork
Closeup of parmesan risotto in a plate.
Parmesan Risotto

Fish & Seafood Dishes:

Not only is seafood absolutely delicious, but it makes for an impressive meal as well. Whether you love fish dishes or want to wow your significant other with some seared scallops, these recipes will not only please, they are super quick and easy to make!

Panko Crusted Fish
Tender fish fillets or loins are topped with a delicious, herby crust to make a simple dinner that is sure to be a hit with the whole family!
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Panko Crusted Fish on a white plate with mini potatoes.
Baked Herb Butter Salmon
This Baked Herb Butter Salmon bakes up in foil in the oven resulting in a moist, flavorful meal! Simple, easy and delicious! Best of all, this healthy dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes, start to finish!
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baked herb butter salmon recipe
Sheet Pan Honey-Mustard Haddock and Roasted Vegetables
This Sheet Pan Honey-Mustard Haddock and Roasted Vegetables is a healthy, easy dinner. The fish and sides cook together in one pan (hooray for easy clean up!) and the whole thing is made from ingredients found in your freezer!
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Sheet Pan Honey-Mustard Haddock and Roasted Vegetables set on a marble kitchen counter with a blue napkin.
Basa Fish Fillet with Lemon Brown Butter Sauce
This pan fried Basa Fish Fillet with Lemon Brown Butter Sauce is a delicious, healthy dinner recipe that is ready in under 20 minutes!
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pan of basa fish fillets in a brown butter sauce
Creamy Lemon Herb Scallops
Fresh seared scallops coated in a light, creamy lemon and herb sauce is absolute perfection! Delicious, easy to make and it comes together in one pan!
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Creamy Lemon Herb Scallops close up
basa fillet topped with lemon slices in a pan with rosemary sprigs
Basa Fish Fillet with Lemon Brown Butter Sauce

Pork, Beef & Chicken Dishes:

This list includes plenty of options for the meat-lover in your life. Most of these recipes are complete meals that cook up with their side dish counterparts too!

Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes
This Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes consists of juicy chicken thighs and tender potatoes served up with a quick and delicious gravy. It's an easy, flavorful dinner the whole family will love!
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A plate of slow cooker chicken thighs and potatoes with a side salad.
Cheesy Polenta with Chicken and Swiss Chard
Cheesy Polenta with Chicken and Swiss Chard is a delicious, healthy meal that is packed with delicious flavour! So creamy and satisfying!
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cheesy polenta with sauteed swiss chard and chicken
Pork Tenderloin Sheet Pan Dinner
This easy roasted Pork Tenderloin Sheet Pan Dinner is a complete meal that cooks up together with potatoes and carrots in the oven! Best of all, it requires only minutes of hands on prep time to do. Before you know it, you have dinner on the table!
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A foil lined sheet pan with roasted pork tenderloin, potatoes and sliced carrots.
Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Onions
This Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Onions is a delicious dinner that comes together in one pan! The pork is seared on the stove first, locking in its juices. Then it is finished off in the oven together with apples and onions.
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Plate of sliced Pork Tenderloin with carmelized apples, onions and green beans.
Pork Schnitzel
This easy pork schnitzel recipe takes less than half an hour to make from beginning to end!
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Plate of pork schnitzel served with mashed potatoes and green beans.
Roast Chicken Dinner
The perfect Roast Chicken fit for your Sunday dinner table! Moist, golden chicken cooked with potatoes, carrots and onions in one pan.
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An oval platter with a roasted chicken, potatoes and carrots.
Slow Cooker Roast Beef
This Slow Cooker Roast beef recipe makes it easy to whip up a complete meal in your crock pot! Make the best beef, sides and gravy all at once!
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Platter of Slow Cooker Roast Beef with carrots and potatoes
A foil lined sheet pan with roasted pork tenderloin, potatoes and sliced carrots.
Pork Tenderloin Sheet Pan Dinner

Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

You can’t do a blog post about Valentine’s Day recipe ideas and not include sweets! Dessert is our love language around here. After a satisfying meal, a sweet treat is a must!

Desserts for the Chocolate Lover:

Chocolate is definitely our love language around here, so I made sure to include lots of chocolatey sweets to tantalize your taste buds and make your Valentine swoon!

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Making the BEST decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake at home is easier to do than you think! This recipe produces a super chocolatey cake with crispy, crackly edges and a fudgy interior!
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flourless chocolate cake bite shot with a fudgy center
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
This easy recipe for Chocolate Sugar Cookies makes deliciously, chocolatey cookies that are perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or any occasion.
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Heart shaped chocolate sugar cookies dipped in melted chocolate and sprinkled with pink, white and red sprinkles.
Chocolate Greek Yogurt Cupcakes
These moist, delicious, decadent cupcakes are perfect for chocolate lovers and better than anything out of a box!
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Chocolate Greek Yogurt Cupcakes topped with chocolate frosting swirls
Valentine’s Day Brownies
This homemade fudgy brownies recipe is covered in pretty sprinkles for the easiest (and cutest) Valentine's Day Brownies to gift your Valentine!
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Valentine's Day brownies covered in red, pink and white sprinkles stacked on top of each other.
Oreo Truffles
These easy, no bake Oreo Truffles are the perfect bite sized treat! These Oreo balls require only a few ingredients and are perfect for pot lucks, Christmas, or just because!
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Oreo Truffles dipped in white and chocolate candy melts
Chocolate Kiss Cookies
These easy to make and super delicious Chocolate Kiss Cookies are sure to be a hit! They are packed with chocolate flavour and so simple to do!
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Plate of Chocolate Kiss Cookies
Chocolate Banana Bread
This easy, one-bowl Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and ultra chocolatey. Perfect for chocolate-lovers looking for a rich, chocolate treat!
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Hand picking up the top slice of 3 stacked slices of chocolate banana bread.
flourless chocolate cake bite shot with a fudgy center
Flourless Chocolate Cake

Fruity Desserts & Other Sweet Treats:

Cupcakes, galettes, and cheesecake are just some of the options you will find on this list. There are plenty of fruit-filled treats and other sweets to celebrate this day of love!

Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
These light, fluffy Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes are easy to make from scratch using fresh lemon and strawberries!
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Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes topped with pink frosting and lemon slices.
No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
This No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is made with a super easy homemade blueberry topping and is sure to be a hit with all cheesecake lovers! The best part? No baking is required!
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No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake slice
Mini Blueberry Galettes
These Mini Blueberry Galettes make the perfect quick dessert! This rustic version of a blueberry pie is easy to make and sure to impress!
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Mini Blueberry Galettes topped with an ice cream scoop and fresh mint.
Lemon Bars
This classic Lemon Bars recipe is easy to follow and produces the BEST fresh, citrusy treat!
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Sliced Lemon Bars dusted with icing sugar
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
These fluffy, tender Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes are easy to make and delicious. Best of all, they are made in one bowl which means easy clean up!
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Topview of Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting and fresh bluebrries on top on a cooling rack.
Apple Roses
These gorgeous Apple Roses make an impressive dessert! Apple Roses taste just like apple pie and look like they were made by a pastry chef!
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apple roses on a serving platter and one served up on a dessert plate.
Slow Cooker Poached Pears
This Slow Cooker Poached Pears recipe is a 'dump everything into your slow cooker and walk away' miracle! It's easy to do, healthy and so elegant! Serve as is, or over yogurt, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with nuts!
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3 poached pears standing on a rectangular plate sprinkled with almond slivers.
Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies (Alfajores)
Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies or Alfajores are soft, tender cookies filled with deliciously sweet dulce de leche. These melt-in-your-mouth sandwich cookies can be served as is, sprinkled with powdered sugar or rolled in coconut. However you enjoy them, they are sure to be a hit!
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Close up of an alfajore showing the dulce de leche filling in a stack of cookies.
Ruffled Milk Pie (Greek Patsavouropita)
Ruffled Milk Pie or Patsavouropita is a deliciously sweet custard and filo pie!
Check out this recipe
Closeup of the filo rose shaped swirls in a Ruffled Milk Pie (Greek Patsavouropita).
No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake slice
No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

I hope you have found some inspiring recipes to sweet your loved one off their feet! Happy Valentine’s Day!

-Cathy

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