Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes

There’s one table that doesn’t require a reservation on Valentine’s Day: yours! 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.

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Heart-Shaped Lasagna Bundt

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Share your heart with the whole family this Valentine's Day. This fun lasagna feeds 10 and is filled with a red meat sauce that oozes out when you slice into it.

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Lobster Wellington

Wine and dine with an elegant and polished lobster wellington, sure to impress any date. Seasoned spinach and mushrooms balance the natural sweetness of the lobster and the pastry adds a nice, buttery note.

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Steakhouse Sheet Pan Dinner for Two

Date night just got a lot easier — and less expensive. Here's a traditional surf-and-turf dinner with all the sides, but without the steakhouse prices or any complicated prep. Using just one sheet pan makes it a quick cleanup.

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Lobster Bisque

Valerie's lobster bisque makes for an elegant start to any special dinner for two.

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Spinach and Goat Cheese Crostini

Start the night off right with toasty, golden, spinach-topped crostini — perfect for pairing with a nice bottle of wine.

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You-Won't-Be-Single-for-Long Vodka Cream Pasta

Rachael's 25-minute recipe will make enough for two couples. If you plan a romantic evening where more than two's a crowd, reserve half the sauce to freeze for another supper.

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Paella

Keep things vibrant and flavorful with this perfect-for-two baked seafood and rice dish.

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Linguine with Shrimp and Garlic Cream Sauce

It only takes 8 ingredients and 25 minutes to make this special occasion-worthy dish. Want to save even more time? Look for shrimp that's already deveined when you shop at your local seafood counter.

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Roast Chicken and Mushrooms with Red Wine Sauce

Reserve a glass of the dry red wine you'll be drinking with dinner to make the simple sauce for this roast chicken dish that's meant for two.

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Red Wine Risotto with Peas

Giada De Laurentiis proves that risotto is easier to make than you think. Her recipe calls for red wine for a robust flavor, and she adds frozen peas right at the end for freshness.

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Steakhouse Steaks

With just about 300 5-star reviews, Ina's steak recipe is doable for even beginner cooks. The secret is simple: start out with quick sear and finish the steaks in the oven with a pad of butter over the top. She serves the steaks with a Roquefort-chive sauce, which sounds fancy, but only requires three ingredients.

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Roasted Oysters with Garlic-Parsley Butter

These simple roasted oysters are guaranteed to make your Valentine's dinner feel extra special.

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Cremini Carpaccio

Who knew that sliced mushroom, bacon, arugula and parmesan could make a delicate and delicious dish to rival any appetizer from your favorite fancy restaurant?

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The Ultimate Beef Wellington

Tyler's five-star dinner is well worth the effort. He starts with homemade duxelles — a mixture of finely chopped mushrooms, shallots and herbs slowly cooked in butter until it forms a thick paste — and wraps it with prosciutto around beef tenderloin.

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Prosciutto, Brie and Apricot Crostini

The perfect start to a beautiful meal? Thin slices of prosciutto, melted brie and sweet apricots on tiny pieces of baguette.

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Caramelized Pancetta and Fennel Salad

Crispy pancetta gives this salad a pleasant unctuous quality, and a tart red wine vinaigrette balances out the richness with acidity.

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Engagement Roast Chicken

Lemon and garlic give great flavor to Ina's roast chicken that is simple to prepare but will definitely impress. Rub the bird with olive oil before roasting to get an extra-crispy skin.

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Potato Gnocchi

Gnocchi is the perfect dish if you want to cook together on Valentine's Day. You don't need a ton of ingredients and, no matter what the little potato dumplings look like, they'll taste delicious!

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Heart-Shaped Pizza for Two

With a few little tricks, you can transform a regular pepperoni pizza into a special heart-shaped treat. We take a few shortcuts, like store-bought pizza dough and sauce, so that it comes together quickly, but don't worry, we won't tell anyone it wasn't a labor of love.

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Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

Ina cooks a pound of shrimp in garlic and butter so the shrimp really develop an intense flavor. Cook the pasta in the sauce for a few minutes so the pasta takes on some of the great flavor as well. A sprinkling of red pepper flakes at the end imparts a little bit of heat.

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40-Cloves-of-Garlic Chicken Alfredo

This rich, creamy pasta is perfect for a Valentine's dinner for two...if you're both garlic lovers (and you're not dating a vampire!). Otherwise, enjoy it on your own with the rest of that bottle of wine you just opened and avoid the Valentine's hype.

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Eggplant Gratin

Cozy and comforting, Ina's gratin is always a hit (300+ reviewers can't be wrong!). Pro tip for a seamless date night: Put the dish together ahead of time and start with some light apps while the gratin is in the oven. Then you can play the "Oh this? It's nothing." card when you execuse a perfectly timed dinner.

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Surf and Turf for 2

Skip the steakhouse and serve shrimp and beef tenderloin with a side of asparagus at home.

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Linguine with Clam Sauce

Ree's linguine with clam sauce is both light and creamy, thanks to a white wine-based sauce and a healthy helping of freshly shaved Parmesan!

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Steak Frites with Lemon and Pepper Seasoning and Easy Hollandaise

Ree's romantic dinner offers up fancy steakhouse taste to the dinner table when you've only got weeknight time.

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Green Pea Arancini with Herby Lemon Dipping Sauce

Planning to start your Valentine's Day meal with wine and appetizers? These bite-zize arancini with a creamy dipping sauce make the perfect choice.

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Pappardelle in Saffron Cream

Saffron threads, vanilla extract and fresh lemon juice turn this easy pasta dish into a decadent appetizer for two.

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Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli

Giada uses frozen spinach since quite a bit of the greens are needed to get the proper texture for her homemade ravioli. Don't blend it too much, so when you take a bite you can taste the individual ingredients.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Tyler rolls pounded chicken breasts with prosciutto and Gruyere cheese before dunking them in a breadcrumb mixture and then baking until browned. The rolled chicken will result in elegant pinwheels to feature on your dinner platter.

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Lasagna Marinara Rolls

Anne takes all of the great ingredients and flavors of a classic lasagna dish and turns them into individual rolls.

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Get-Yo'-Man Chicken

Be sure to get the fond, the caramelized bits of food left over in the pan after sauteing meat, to get great flavor for the sauce for the Neelys' pasta. Gina notes that this delicious dish is how she snagged her husband.

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