The ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t have to involve complicated recipes. In fact, the best dinner will be one that’s easy to make so you can focus on the romance. We’ve all had kitchen disasters, and, if you’re anything like me, disasters lead to frustration. So this year, cut yourself some slack and make your favorite, easy recipes. Then you’ll be sure to enjoy the most important part of the evening–the company.
Straightforward does not have to mean boring. Here are some of our favorite dinner recipes, sure to set a romantic tone for your Valentine’s Day dinner. And, since no dinner is complete without dessert, we’ve also included a couple chocolaty options for a decadent dessert. The rest of the Valentine’s magic is up to you!
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Light and nutty, this soup is delicious.
Raw Beet Salad with Oranges
With vibrant flavors and colors, this beautiful salad will be a tasty addition to your meal.
Roast Beef with Madeira Sauce
An easy roast with a simple Madeira sauce is a fantastic centerpiece to any meal, but especially a romantic Valentine’s day dinner.
Easy, creamy polenta is satisfying side dish.
Chocolate Cakes Smothered With Caramel
It doesn’t get better than rich chocolate cake with a buttery caramel sauce.
Easy Chocolate Pudding
This pudding is easy to make, and even easier to eat. You’ll love the rich chocolate flavor, and cool, creamy texture.
For more romantic dinner inspiration, check out this slide show of our favorite recipes.