How to Have the Cheesiest Valentine's Day Ever

Being this cheesy ain't easy.

From: Julie Hines
Related To:
FNK_FlaminHotCheetoMozzarellaHearts_H

FNK_FlaminHotCheetoMozzarellaHearts_H

Food Network Kitchen’s Flamin' Hot Cheeto Mozzarella Hearts, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

No, we’re not talking tossing-rocks-at-your-window cheesy. We’re all about the melty, gooey, cheese-pull kind that is sure to set your sweetie’s heart aflutter (or at least get their belly grumbling). Have a little fun this Valentine’s Day with some cheesy favorites to swoon over.

Nothing says "my heart is yours" like these spicy, cheesy, crunchy treats. From the blazing red color to the bold flavor, they clearly show your Valentine how much you care.

Photo by: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Red velvet brownie batter serves dual purpose here: as the base for these fudgy brownies as well as the deep red swirl in the cheesecake topper.

FNK HEARTSHAPED FOODS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY HEART SHAPED FOODS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, Food Network Kitchen, Food Network, Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, Shrimp, Cheese, Pepperoni, Pork Chops, Cinnamon, Strawberries, Rice Cereal

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

You’ve Got a Pizza My Heart

A pair of scissors is the only tool you need to cut presliced pepperoni into hearts. Use them to dress up a frozen pie, or go all out and make homemade pizza, shaping the dough into a big heart, too.

FNK HEARTSHAPED FOODS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY HEART SHAPED FOODS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY, Food Network Kitchen, Food Network, Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, Shrimp, Cheese, Pepperoni, Pork Chops, Cinnamon, Strawberries, Rice Cereal

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Hot Date Cheese Plate

Use assorted-size heart cutters to shape cheddar, Havarti or other semi-firm cheeses into cute little tokens of affection. Step things up a notch and serve this cheesy plate with a side of grape tapenade.

FNK NONCANDY VALENTINE’S IDEAS FOR KIDS

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Reel in the Laughs

Turn these no-fail snacks into a V-day treat by bagging up cheesy fish crackers and tagging with a note. Think "You're a great catch," "You're too cool for school" or "I'm hooked on you."

Anne Burrell Lasagna

Anne Burrell Lasagna

Plate of Lasagna Placed on a Yellow Table Cloth

©Prop Stylist - Anna Beckman Food Stylist - Alison Attenborough

Prop Stylist - Anna Beckman Food Stylist - Alison Attenborough

If it’s nothing but the cheesiest for your Valentine, lasagna rolls are a must. Make it weeknight-friendly by starting out with premade tomato sauce and prepare the rest of the meal while the pasta bakes.

FN1014111_CHEESECAKE_01.tif

FN1014111_CHEESECAKE_01.tif

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Photo by: Levi Brown

Levi Brown

A chocolate wafer base is the perfect complement to this creamy cheesecake. It might seem like you’re under-baking the cheesecake, but taking it out of the oven while the center is still a little wobbly will ensure that the red velvet maintains its bright color (and it will firm up nicely as it chills).

Keep Reading

Next Up

Cheesy Appetizers are the Perfect Way to Start Thanksgiving

Start with something melty while you wait for turkey time.

Cheesiest-Ever Recipes for the Big Game

How to win big no matter what happens to your team on the field.

6 Dishes That’ll Meet Your Cheesy Needs All Day Long

Whether you're craving a dish drenched in melted Gruyere or a crunchy bite of Parmesan, here are six dishes that can cater to your cheesy needs all day long.

Cheesy Comfort Foods You Can Enjoy Guilt-Free

Treat yourself to cheese. Get healthy recipes to satisfy your cheesy cravings.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cheese (Plus 10 Cheesy Recipes)

Is cheese a staple ingredient of your menus? Here are some nutrition tips, a couple insights and, of course, some healthy cheese recipes.

5 Ways to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Valentine's Day

Have an outside-the-candy-box Valentine's Day by incorporating chocolate into your breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Spotlight Recipes: Valentine’s Day Desserts

Instead of buying overpriced flowers and gifts, cook up a tasty treat for your special someone. Serve these as a special dessert, give them away to friends, or pack some in your little ones' lunchboxes.

Holiday Desserts Beyond Cookies

It's OK if you're not on the cookie train — your dessert options are endless.

Katie's Healthy Bites: Sensual Valentine's Day Dishes

Here is a healthy Valentine's Day dinner for two that features lighter takes on classic dishes -- and some aphrodisiac ingredients!