14 Valentine’s Dinner Ideas


14 valentine's day recipe ideas, meat or vegetarian ohsweetbasil.com

I don’t know about you, but I have zero desire to brave a restaurant on Valentine’s day. Seriously. You know that every single one will be slammed. I’ve selected 14 Valentine’s Dinner Ideas just in case you want to stay home. But, eating at home does not have to be lame. Instead, focusing on creating a fun or romantic dinner and emphasizing things that you love about each other. Love note hidden in coat pockets, sticky notes on the milk, favorite memories texted throughout the day, and delicious food to end the night.



Perfect Steaks and Homemade Steak Sauce

Panko Crusted Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce

Honey Roasted Chicken


Korean BBQ Beef

Yummy Orange Chicken


Shredded Pork in Won Ton Bowls

Carne Asada Enchiladas



Fried Tortellini

Baked Caprese Crepes


Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Creamy Pesto Primavera


Crimini Tarts-made on a larger scale

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Paninis

Spaghetti And Egg Pasta


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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22 comments on “14 Valentine’s Dinner Ideas”

  1. what a great round-up of recipes. We’ll be staying in and your list comes in handy. Thanks Carrian

  2. i could not agree with you more…hubby just asked if we wanted to go out for dinner and i was like no…the best part hubby is going to make dinner for the family…the shredded pork bowl sounds so good and the fried tortellini…well pretty much all of it but I won’t repeat your list. hahaha

  3. Well, every day is Valentine’s Day around here… and each of these scrumptious dishes is giving me so many great ideas! Thanks for gathering them together and sharing all on one post! Delicious!

  4. Ah yes now this is more like it… why stand/sit in line for hours.. when you can have any of these delicious meals… thanks for sharing!

  5. I have no intention of going out for V-day either! Jason and I had to wait 30 min for a table even with reservations!

    Will definitely have to make some of these for dinner – Jason will be thrilled!

  6. What a great roundup! Definitely pinning this one!

  7. These all look AMAZING, Carrian! Sigh…I’m in love… 😉

  8. My husband won’t go out to eat on Valentine’s Day. They all look delicious!

  9. I thought for a split second that I wanted to go out, then I reaaaaaallly thought about it haha, and I agree! No way Im going to brave a restaurant that night. I have no clue what Im going to be making though, so this is a great round up 🙂

  10. I’m totally with ya. I think we are staying in. This lineup sounds amazing!

  11. What a great lineup of recipes!! 🙂

  12. We never do the restaurant thing on V-Day… it’s just too crazy!
    Love this roundup!

  13. We are most definitely staying in on Valentine’s Day – can’t wait to check out these recipes!

  14. Those vegetarian dishes look awesome! Last time we went out the restaurant was so packed we could barely hear each other talk! Definitely want to stay home this year!