Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes

Spend an evening at home with your sweetie this Valentine's Day and make these meals that keep romance in mind.

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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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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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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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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.

Get the Recipe: The Ultimate Beef Wellington

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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