It can be difficult to arrange for a romantic night out. What a hassle it is to arrange and pay for a babysitter, get ready for the evening, make reservations, leave the kids, etc. Instead, try one of these romantic dinner recipes for a special date night in your own kitchen.
BRIE AND CHERRY TARTLETS
This fruity fare may be bite-sized, but its sweet and salty notes are sure to add a big punch of flavor to your Valentine’s Day meal!
Make brie and cherry tartlets
HAZELNUT FRIED BRIE
Turn your kitchen into a fancy French restaurant by serving these creamy bite-sized Brie nuggets.
Make hazelnut fried brie
CLASSIC HERB STUFFED MUSHROOMS
Chic nights deserve chic appetizers like these golden-brown stuffed mushrooms.
Make classic herb stuffed mushrooms
SHRIMP CEVICHE IN PHYLLO CUPS
You and your S.O. just may tango around the dining room after sampling this tangy shrimp ceviche!
Make shrimp ceviche in phyllo cups
RASPBERRY AND SCALLOP SALAD
Juicy, plump raspberries and gorgeous seared scallops take this salad from ordinary to date-night-special!
Make raspberry and scallop salad
This night is so elegant, even your potatoes are required to wear a jacket to dinner!
Make jacket potatoes
LEMON ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
You’ll savor the flavor of these Brussels sprouts (and the sweetness of having no kids for the night)!
Make lemon roasted brussels sprouts
STEAK WITH MUSHROOM TEQUILA SAUCE
Get wild in the kitchen with this rich tequila-infused sauce served over a hearty steak. This dish is sure to add some fire to your date night in!
Make steak with mushroom tequila sauce
ROMANTIC FRENCH-STYLE CARBONARA FOR TWO
Cook this decadent carbonara together, and more than the bacon will sizzle!
Make romantic French-style carbonara for two
Regular meatloaf? Monday night’s dinner. Bacon-wrapped meatloaf? A Valentine’s Day surprise he’ll appreciate!
Make bacon-wrapped meatloaf
Lobster only sounds fancy. This version cooks in the same time it takes to make Hamburger Helper!
Make lobster thermidor
LEG OF LAMB WITH ROSEMARY AND GARLIC
This lamb cooks in the crockpot, so you spend less time in the kitchen and more time cuddling!
Make leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic
HOT CHOCOLATE SHOTS
Toast to your babysitter with these chocolatey dessert shots!
Make hot chocolate shots
MINI RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Their miniature size makes it easy to feed each other.
Make mini red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
BETTER THAN ??? BROWNIES
These brownies are so good, they’re better than …… well, we’’ll leave that up to you!
Make better than ??? brownies