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16 Romantic Dinner Recipes

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

Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal
Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal

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

Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal
Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal

Turn your kitchen into a fancy French restaurant by serving these creamy bite-sized Brie nuggets.
Make hazelnut fried brie

CLASSIC HERB STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Image Source: Elizabeth Stark
Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

Chic nights deserve chic appetizers like these golden-brown stuffed mushrooms.
Make classic herb stuffed mushrooms

SHRIMP CEVICHE IN PHYLLO CUPS

Image Source: Angie McGowan
Image Source: Angie McGowan

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

Image Source: Angie McGowan
Image Source: Angie McGowan

Juicy, plump raspberries and gorgeous seared scallops take this salad from ordinary to date-night-special!
Make raspberry and scallop salad

JACKET POTATOES

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

This night is so elegant, even your potatoes are required to wear a jacket to dinner!
Make jacket potatoes

LEMON ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

roasted brussels sprouts
Image Source: Elizabeth Stark

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

Image Source: Angie McGowan
Image Source: Angie McGowan

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

CarbonarA
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

Cook this decadent carbonara together, and more than the bacon will sizzle!
Make romantic French-style carbonara for two

BACON-WRAPPED MEATLOAF

Image Source: Jaime Richardson
Image Source: Jaime Richardson

Regular meatloaf? Monday night’s dinner. Bacon-wrapped meatloaf? A Valentine’s Day surprise he’ll appreciate!
Make bacon-wrapped meatloaf

LOBSTER THERMIDOR

how to cook lobster tails
Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal

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

Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal
Image Source: Julie Van Rosendaal

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

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

Toast to your babysitter with these chocolatey dessert shots!
Make hot chocolate shots

MINI RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Mini red velvet cupcakes
Image Source: Kelsey Banfield

Their miniature size makes it easy to feed each other.
Make mini red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

BETTER THAN ??? BROWNIES

Image Source: Brooke McLay
Image Source: Brooke McLay

These brownies are so good, they’re better than …… well, we’’ll leave that up to you!
Make better than ??? brownies

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