A night out on the town for cocktails and dinner can be fun. But with the deafening restaurant noise, the tiny tables crammed into an even more snug space, and the awkward dates around you, taking your date out can sometimes put a damper on your evening’s plans. So, instead of dining out, treat your date to a romantic dinner at home.
After you’ve planned and prepared the meal, there are a couple of things to keep in mind to really set a romantic scene: lighting and music. Read more of our tips for setting the scene for date night, then create your own playlist, starting with these date night songs below that are favorites below recommended by TDM editors. (Adding something by Michael Bolton is up to you.) Then be sure to read up on what date night mistakes you should avoid making to ensure your night goes smoothly.
Is there a date night favorite that we missed? Leave a comment below with the title and artist!
"Come Away With Me" — Norah Jones
"What You Thought You Need" — Jack Johnson
"I Can’t Make You Love Me" — Bonnie Raitt
"When We Dance" — Sting
"Somebody’s Baby" — Jackson Browne
"Waltz Across Texas Tonight" — Emmylou Harris
"Have I Told You Lately" — Van Morrison
"Take My Breath Away" — Berlin
"Brighter Than Sunshine" — Aqualung
"(Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night" — Shawn Colvin
"What the World Needs Now" — Burt Bacharach
"Time to Say Goodbye" — Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
"I Wouldn’t Miss it for the World" — Jonathan Rice
21 Easy, Romantic Dinner Ideas for Two to Make Tonight
These easy date-night dinner ideas will make it worth eating in.
Coming up with dinner ideas for two (or four, or more) is often the most challenging part of cooking. Even seasoned professionals find themselves asking &ldquowhat should I cook for dinner tonight?&rdquo
Whether you&rsquore looking for ideas for healthy weeknight meals or a something a little more elegant for a special occasion, these easy date night recipes are all either perfect for two or can be easily divided. Or if you&rsquore a fan of leftovers, make the full recipe and you&rsquoll be all set for dinner another day.
If you want fun things you can cook together on a date or just recipes to get a 30-minute meal on the table for you and your BFF, we&rsquove got you covered. Whether a hearty pork ragu pasta or a grilled chicken with a take-me-to-the-tropics coconut lime slaw, this selection of recipes can get you out of the dinnertime rut or transform a normal night into something special. You might even have time to whip up an impressive dessert!
Our Best Date Night Recipes
Whether you’re planning a quiet evening at home or a quick bite before you head out the door, these recipes for two will help you plan the perfect date-night dinner.
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A quick lemon-butter sauce and a sprinkle of fresh parsley turn simple breaded chicken cutlets into an impressive dinner for two &mdash in just 30 minutes!
Steakhouse Sheet Pan Dinner for Two
Date night just got a lot easier &mdash 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 clean-up.
Cheesecake for Two
Treat your special someone to something sweet &mdash this recipe makes just enough cheesecake for two, thanks to a jumbo muffin tin and scaled-down ingredients.
Kung Pao Cauliflower
Why order takeout when you can make Ree&rsquos spicy cauliflower for two in just 16 minutes?
Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Mojo
Fish cooks up in a flash which makes it the perfect choiceif you're heading out for a show or movie after dinner. Best of all, this mahi features a simple sauce that will make your quick, homemade meal taste like a restaurant-worthy dinner.
The flavors of lemon and thyme are the perfect complement to Chardonnay in this frothy, easy-to-sip cocktail.
Pan-Fried T-Bone Steak
Good-quality steak needs very little to become a date night-worthy dinner. Just brush it with a little oil and season generously with salt and pepper before giving it a good sear in a cast-iron skillet.
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms and Rosemary
Double up on ingredients and you'll have enough of this rich, savory chicken dinner for two. Serve simply with your favorite grain or sautéed string beans and you've got a meal worth adding to your date night repertoire!
Individual Strawberry Trifles
Giada mixes fresh strawberries with savory balsamic vinegar to create a layered dessert that's unlike any other.
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.
Pasta Pomodoro for Two
You won't believe how much flavor this quick and easy pasta dish has. The secret is a few special ingredients: sweet Italian San Marzano tomatoes, spicy red pepper flakes and a chiffonade of fresh, aromatic basil.
This classy, gin-based cocktail looks absolutely amazing with nothing more than a sprig of fresh mint. Go ahead, impress that special someone.
Chicken Under a Brick
This roasted chicken takes a little bit of extra work and planning &mdash but it's sure to impress. The bones are removed from a small chicken to flatten it and help it cook evenly. It's then air-chilled overnight to ensure the skin gets golden and crispy. Cooking it doesn't take a ton of babysitting &mdash just check it every once in a while and adjust your heat as necessary.
Shrimp, White Bean and Feta Skillet
Keep it simple on date night. This meal is ready in just under 30 minutes &mdash and there's only one pan to clean up afterwards.
Chocolate Cake for Two
One thin layer of chocolate cake becomes a decadent dessert for two in this easy recipe. Serve with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream for a creamy and delicious slice of layer cake.
Ina always makes the best meals for Jeffrey so you know you can trust her with your date night plans. Case in point? This decadent filet mignon for two.
Pork Ragout with Pappardelle Pasta
The secret ingredient in this recipe is time (although there's thyme too). Letting the pork slowly braise in the tomato sauce builds a deep and rich flavor. We loved this served over pappardelle but it's great with cavatelli too. Make it for four or serve just two for a special dinner and you'll have some much appreciated leftovers.
Smooth, sweet bourbon stands up perfectly to the piney, aromatic nature of fresh rosemary. Combine the two in this drink for a cocktail you&rsquore sure to make again and again.
Apple Cobbler for Two
You won't have days and days of leftover cobbler with this perfectly scaled-down recipe. It makes just enough for two!
Pasta Alle Vongole
If you&rsquore intimidated by seafood, don&rsquot be. This classic dish is simple to make at home (and guaranteed to impress your date). Just be sure to scrub the clams well to remove any sand before cooking.
Surf and Turf Dinner for Two
Date night just got a lot easier &mdash and less expensive. Here's a traditional surf and turf dinner with a juicy steak, buttery shrimp scampi and creamy scalloped potatoes, but without the restaurant mark-up or complicated prep. Plus, using just one sheet pan means clean-up is a breeze!
Amaretto Tiramisu for Two
Instead of making a whole pan of dessert, this Tiramisu recipe calls for just enough ingredients to make two glasses of delicious, layered cream, cocoa powder and ladyfingers.
Lemon and Herb Chicken with Asparagus and Roasted Red Potatoes for Two
This lemon-and-herb chicken dish is a trifecta of everything you and your other half need for a well-balanced meal. The best part of all? It really does come together in no time. While you have the potatoes roasting, you work on the chicken and asparagus. The dish is practically done by the time the potatoes are ready, and you can sit down to a fulfilling meal that doesn't suck the energy out of you.
Risotto with Lemon and Shrimp for Two
This risotto with lemon and shrimp has simple yet elegant flavors. Traditionally, risotto is made in large batches to feed a crowd, but this recipe breaks that tradition and makes just enough for exactly two people!
Black Forest Cake For Two
Have your cake &mdash without having to feel guilty about eating leftover slices for days on end! Ree&rsquos recipe cleverly turns a quarter sheet pan of cake into a layered masterpiece that&rsquos perfect for two.
Pancetta and Leek Risotto for Two
You can't improve upon the classic stovetop risotto technique for a perfect hearty meal for two. We loaded this dish with tender leeks, crispy pancetta and baby spinach, giving this bowl a familiar flavor yet extra special appeal.
2. Lobster Mac and Cheese
Lobster mac and cheese is the ultimate union of comfort food and luxury.
The creamy mac and cheese will bring a smile to just about anyone&rsquos face, but the lobster is something a little special.
Broiling your lobster tails is a great way to get them cooked with plenty of extra flavors. I like to brush mine with garlic butter, and lots of it!
5 Easy Date Night Recipes From Rach for a Romantic Valentine's Day!
Rachael always says that the way to anyone's heart is through their stomach, and these five recipes are some of Rachael's most popular date night dishes from over the years.
Whether you're trying to impress a new flame, or treat your longtime love to a special meal, we've got five delicious dinner options that will impress your significant other.
(If you really want to impress, try making one of these foods shaped like hearts and roses!)
"I taught a very simple penne alla vodka, vodka cream pasta sauce," Rachael said. "And I started getting letters from some of our viewers, that they made it for their boyfriends and they got engaged after they fed them this delicious meal. So, I renamed the recipe 'You Won&rsquot Be Single For Long.'"
When cooking the pasta for this recipe, as with all pasta dishes, Rachael says to salt the water after it's already boiling, so the salt won't stick to the bottom and scar the surface of your pot. Also, take the pasta out just one minute shy of al dente, or the package instructions, since it will finish cooking while you mix in the sauce.
Carbonara is Rachael's husband, John's, favorite dish &ndash he often requests it for birthdays and special occasions.
Whenever she makes pasta, Rachael's tip is to save an extra half-cup of the starchy pasta water before you drain the pasta, to toss in with the cooked pasta.
Rachael's husband, John, shows how you can make a delicious pasta meal with just shallots, cream + a touch of brandy. In just a few steps, and using just two pots, your Valentine's Day dinner will be ready in no time!
Rachael and John's go-to dish for a date night at home! She made this for a date night during the pandemic &ndash special, yet easy!
You can save time by using a vegetable peeler to shave the parmesan cheese for this dish!
If your dinner date loves something sweet and salty, Rachael's got you covered with this easy pork chop recipe. Using just one skillet (fewer dishes to clean!) you can cook your bone-in pork chops in a pan sauce using just maple syrup, mustard, and capers.
"Don't forget to brown your edges," says Rachael. You can sear the sides of your pork chop by taking tongs and manipulating every edge to touch the hot skillet.
This would make a lovely romantic snack to enjoy together – imagine the fun of feeding each other! It could also be served as a starter or as part of a lunch, perhaps with some tasty homemade bread. These peppers are easy to make in advance and keep in the fridge.
Even a dish as apparently mundane as pasta can be made extra-special with the use of some special vegetables. Buy some quality pasta, and pick an interesting shape such as the bows used in the recipe. Sun-dried tomatoes add an intense flavour to a dish – and that´s just what you´re looking for here. You want to get your partner drooling!
For more amazing dinner ideas.
One Pan Creamy Chicken Marsala with Pasta
This dish legitimately could make someone fall in love with you. Chicken thighs are folded over creamy cheese and seared on all sides. Then it is simmered gently with mushrooms, onions and marsala wine for the perfect creamy sauce. Get the full one pan stuffed chicken marsala recipe here
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Sticky Honey Garlic Sauce
Charm your sweetie with these wonderful sweet sticky and tangy chicken dipped in a creamy ranch sauce. Get the oven baked chicken wings recipe here
Beer Cheese Fondue with Roasted Veggies
Beer cheese fondue is the perfect date night idea! Roast a ton of veggies, chop up some bread and whisk together this easy cheese sauce. Get the beer cheese fondue recipe here.
This is really breathtaking engagement pasta and I’d say yes to this pasta any night of the week! A wonderful blend of creamy rosemary sauce with delicious chunks of chicken and fresh mushrooms. Get the full recipe here.
Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef
My mouth is watering just looking at this awesome combination of juicy beef and roasted garlic and rosemary goodness. This romantic dinner recipe has very little prep and is ready in 45 minutes. Get the full rosemary and garlic beef roast recipe here
Fresh Chickpea Pappardelle with Buttered Chanterelles, Thyme, and Wine (Gluten-Free)
This gorgeous homemade gluten-free and vegetarian pasta dish is amazingly made from a chickpea flour base! Get the full recipe here
Slight Fear of Commitment Roasted Chicken Recipe
Let’s say the relationship is new and you still want a stay in date night, this chicken recipe may help take the pressure off. Get the full roasted chicken recipe here
Beer and Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs
Talk about amazing flavors and with an easy 5 minute prep beer and honey roasted chicken thighs are sure to disappear quickly. Get the full beer and honey roasted chicken thighs recipe here
Salmon Alfredo Pasta Recipe
Make this thick and creamy salmon Alfredo pasta with the simple steps and achieve restaurant quality creamy pasta sauce. Get the full salmon Alfredo pasta recipe here
Roasted Heart Potatoes Recipe
A side dish of cuteness is the perfect romantic dinner recipe to melt away your sweeties’ hunger and warm their bellies with these potatoes hearts. Get the full roasted heart potatoes recipe here
Creamy Ricotta and Tomato Sausage Lasagna Recipe
I love lasagna anytime any place and I will love you if you make me some. These individual serving sizes look perfect for a special date night! Get the full creamy ricotta and tomato sausage lasagna recipe here
Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef and Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowls with Peanut Sauce Recipe
Hello gorgeous. I am obsessed with all Vietnamese food and peanut sauce so this combination sounds heavenly! Get the full recipe here
Almond Milk Chicken Recipe
This dish is delicious, easy and completely dairy and gluten free in case you need to meet special dietary needs and still a romantic dinner recipe! Get the full almond milk chicken recipe here
Rosemary Pork Chops Recipe (How to grill Pork Chops)
Want something perfect to throw on the grill? This is just right for a special dinner!
Get the full rosemary pork chops recipe here
Slow Cooker Beef Tortas (Video) Recipe
These Mexican sandwiches have gotten downsized to the perfect appetizer or serve a few per person for a hearty meal. Get the full slow cooker beef tortas (video) recipe here
Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Herb Pan Sauce
Wow! This Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Herb Pan Sauce recipe is divine! Bring the delicious smells and tastes of the local steakhouse into your kitchen tonight with this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Steak and Lobster
Simple but elegantly done, this Steak and Lobster recipe is a classic for a reason! Share this romantic dinner recipe with someone who will appreciate it tonight, or you may just find yourself wishing you hadn’t shared! Get Recipe Here.
Chicken Avocado Pasta
This Chicken Avocado Pasta is savory and tasty recipe is going to take center stage when you put it out! Get Recipe Here.
Sesame Hoisin Pork Tenderloin and Carrots
This Sesame Hoisin Pork Tenderloin and Carrots recipe is so soft and delicious it falls apart on your fork! Get Recipe Here.
Savory Chicken Crepes with Mushroom
This Savory Chicken Crepes with Mushroom recipe takes your favorite breakfast idea and makes it into a savory and delicious dinner you are sure to get complimented on! This romantic dinner recipe is sure to set the mood for your night! Get Recipe Here.
Lobster Tortellini with White Wine Cream Sauce
These Lobster Tortellini with White Wine Cream Sauce are the best things you can do with a little white wine in your kitchen tonight! Well, the second best thing! Get Recipe Here.
Easy Chicken Oscar Recipe
If you have never tried this delicious Easy Chicken Oscar Recipe before, you are in for a tasty meal surprise with this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.
One Skillet Mediterranean Gnocchi
This One Skillet Mediterranean Gnocchi is as easy to make as it is delicious! Get Recipe Here.
Crab Stuffed Whitefish
This Crab Stuffed Whitefish recipe is a seafood lovers dream! This romantic dinner recipe is a guaranteed winner! Get Recipe Here.
Classic Wedge Salad
This Classic Wedge Salad is a simple classic meal you are sure to enjoy! This romantic dinner recipe is easy peasy! Get Recipe Here.
This Oyster Stew recipe is creamy and delicious, any seafood lover is sure to leave a clean bowl after they get a taste of this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Steak and Creamy Mushroom Sauce
This Steak and Creamy Mushroom Sauce is delicious! This, creamy and savory romantic dinner recipe is guaranteed to leave clean plates at the dinner tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Spicy Tahini Pork Medallions with Harissa Sweet Potato Wedges
These Spicy Tahini Pork Medallions with Harissa Sweet Potato Wedges are the perfect mix of sweet and spice to add a little excitement to your dinner plans tonight! Get Reicpe Here.
Pappardelle with Veal Ragu
This amazing Pappardelle with Veal Ragu is part romantic dinner recipe and part comfort food classic! Get Recipe Here.
Rib Eye Steak and Jumbo Shrimp
This Rib Eye Steak and Jumbo Shrimp recipe is the classic romantic dinner recipe you need to wow everyone at your table! Get Recipe Here.
Prune Honey Lamb Shanks
This recipe for Prune Honey Lamb Shanks is the sweet and savory romantic dinner recipe your special someone is guaranteed to reach for seconds of serving this amazing dish! Get Recipe Here.
Miso Butter Scallop
These Miso Butter Scallops are the savory seafood recipe your sweetheart is going to love as much as you do! Yummmmm! Get Recipe Here.
Pesto Baked Salmon + Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Pesto Baked Salmon + Coconut Milk Ice Cream is heart healthy and still packed with amazing flavors! Romantic dinner recipes don’t get much better than this! Get Recipe Here.
Lobster Pot Pie with Homemade Puff Pastry
Seafood lovers everywhere with flip for this Lobster Pot Pie with Homemade Puff Pastry! Yummmmm! Get Recipe Here.
Pistachio Encrusted Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus
Pistachio Encrusted Sea Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus
This healthy Pistachio Encrusted Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus is savory and delicious! This all in one romantic dinner recipe is way better and easier than going out to eat! Get Recipe Here.
Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples
Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples are the sweet and savory dinner idea you have go to try! This romantic dinner recipe is out of this world delicious! Get Recipe Here.
Seared Diver Scallops with Root Vegetable Mash
These Seared Diver Scallops with Root Vegetable Mash will definitely take center stage at your dinner table tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Blood Orange Glazed Salmon
Sweet and savory, this Blood Orange Glazed Salmon is going to wow the people at your table tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Take your pasta to a whole new level of flavor with this amazing Lobster Pasta recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree
Wow! This Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree is the perfect savory seafood recipe to share with your special someone tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Cocoa Rubbed Filets & Twice Baked Potatoes
Your steaks have never tasted better than this Cocoa Rubbed Filets & Twice Baked Potatoes recipe! Share this romantic dinner recipe with someone special tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Truffle Mac and Cheese
This Truffle Mac and Cheese is so much better than the out of the box version! Yummmm! Get Recipe Here.
Chicken and Rice with Herbed Truffle Butter
Take your average dinner recipe and make it something amazing with this Chicken and Rice with Herbed Truffle Butter recipe! This romantic dinner recipe is surprisingly delicious! Get Recipe Here.
Steak with Citrus and Avocado Salad for Two
This Steak with Citrus and Avocado Salad for Two is as filling as any meal and you get to sneak some veggies into a romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Keto Chicken Parmesan
Simple but crazy good, this Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe is sure to bring them to the table when they start to smell this aroma! Get Recipe Here.
Instant Butternut Squash Risotto with Crisped Prosciutto
Put your instant pot to work on this Instant Butternut Squash Risotto with Crisped Prosciutto tonight and sit back and relax while your house starts to smell divine! Get Recipe Here.
Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto
This creamy and savory Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto is a sure bet to impress the people at your table tonight! This romantic dinner recipe is one of our favorite gourmet meals to make at home! Get Recipe Here.
Creamy Red Wine Spaghetti
Creamy Red Wine Spaghetti is way better than your average weeknight spaghetti dinners! Wow that special someone on the other side of the table tonight with this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Creamy Dreamy Prawn Risotto
Yummmm! Seafood lovers are sure to flip over this Creamy Dreamy Prawn Risotto recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Korean Spiced Rack of Lamb with Tzatziki and Cucumber Salad
Yummmm! This Korean Spiced Rack of Lamb with Tzatziki and Cucumber Salad is the savory romantic dinner recipe you have to share tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Healthy Braised Short Ribs with Polenta
Yummmm! This Healthy Braised Short Ribs with Polenta is the healthy and hearty dinner recipe your special someone is sure to love! Put this romantic dinner recipe out tonight and get ready to run some heads! Get Recipe Here.
Italian Sausage and Kale Pasta
This Italian Sausage and Kale Pasta sneaks the veggies right into this its cheesy deliciousness! You are sure to love this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Wine Glazed Steak
Take your grill game to the next level tonight with this Wine Glazed Steak recipe! This romantic dinner recipe is sure to be the star of your table! Get Recipe Here.
Crab Risotto with Asparagus
This tasty Crab Risotto with Asparagus is sure to please any seafood lover! This romantic dinner recipe is going to be a big hit! Get Recipe Here.
Spicy Steamed Mussels in Beer
Have an extra beer in your fridge? This Spicy Steamed Mussels in Beer is the perfect use for it! Get Recipe Here.
Cornish Game Hens with Triple Cranberry Sauce
This Cornish Game Hen with Triple Cranberry Sauce is a classic for a reason! Dress your table to impress tonight with this amazing romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Any seafood lover would flip over this Moules-Frites Recipe! Take your romantic dinner recipe to a whole new level of flavor tonight! Get Reicpe Here.
Paccheri with Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta
Paccheri with Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta is sure to be the star of your romantic dinner recipe lineup! Yummmm! Get Recipe Here.
Grilled Parmesan Breaded Scallops and Cheesy Polenta Recipe for Two
These Grilled Parmesan Breaded Scallops and Cheesy Polenta Recipe for Two are so savory and delicious! You are going to want a big helping of this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Duck Confit with Arugula Orange and Pomegranate
Sweet and savory, this Duck Confit with Arugula Orange and Pomegranate is sure to take center stage on any table you put it on! Get Recipe Here.
Drinks, Appetizers & Desserts
Such a treat to go along as a perfect compliment to any meal! An all natural way to enjoy a delicious cocktail made from only two ingredients. Get the full pomosa recipe here
Salted Dark Chocolate Caramel Tart Recipe
This salted dark chocolate caramel tart is a velvety sweet treat offset with crunchy sea salt! It also can be made ahead up to 3 days early for easy entertaining. Such a romantic dinner recipe.
Get the full salted dark chocolate caramel tart recipe here
Maple Cranberry Pecan Pie Recipe
Maple cranberry pecan pie has subtle lingering of sweet maple followed immediately by a ping from the tangy cranberries. Get the full recipe maple cranberry pecan pie recipe here
Hazelnut Creme Brulee Dessert for Two
This Hazelnut Creme Brulee Dessert for Two is a classic gourmet dessert, you have got to share this with your special someone tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Caramel Pecan Brownie Sundae
Simple but crazy delicious, this Caramel Pecan Brownie Sundae is sure to be a hit when you put it on the table tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Raspberry Rose Bellinis
Add a little extra to your romantic dinner plans with these Raspberry Rose Bellinis tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Cheese lovers are sure to go crazy for this Raclette recipe! This is a great addition to your romantic dinner recipe tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Chocolate Stout Brownies Recipe
These are the perfect treats for the beer lover in your life! Get the full chocolate stout brownies recipe here
Easiest Chocolate Pie Recipe (Gluten-free)
This beautiful and scrumptious tiny chocolate pie is perfect for two! The silky chocolate pie is made with only 4 ingredients including the crispy coconut crust making it gluten-free too.
Get the full easiest chocolate pie recipe here
Heart Shaped Cookies Recipe
Proposing this year? This is the recipe you need! No fancy decorating, just a brownie pan and a heart shaped cutter plus all kinds of tips for beginner bakers! Steal your sweetie’s heart with these romantic dinner recipes. Get the full heart shaped cookies recipe here
Coconut and Rose Panna Cotta
This sweet Coconut and Rose Panna Cotta recipe is the perfect creamy dessert to share with someone special tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Salted Chocolate Orange Almond Bark
Wow! This Salted Chocolate Orange Almond Bark is the perfect end to your night! This romantic dinner recipe is sweet and salty perfection! Get Recipe Here.
Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce
These sweet, creamy Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce are going to be the perfect thing to end your dinner plans tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Chocolate Truffle Tartlets
We can’t get enough of these Chocolate Truffle Tartlets! This amazing dessert idea is the perfect romantic dinner recipe to share with someone special tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Eston Mess Recipe
If you’re rushed or happened to let the dessert part of the menu slip, no fear these are amazingly easy and tasty for a romantic dinner recipes. Get the full Eton mess recipe here
Easy Crusty French Bread Recipe
Don’t forget the bread! This recipe is perfect to impress that certain someone in your life. Bread re required for romantic dinner recipes.
Get the full easy crusty french bread recipe here
Surf and Turf Cheese Fondue
This Surf and Turf Cheese Fondue is more of a meal than a snack! This romantic dinner recipe is the savory and tasty star of the table! Get Recipe Here.
Dairy Free Chocolate Souffle
Non Dairy? No problem! This Dairy Free Chocolate Souffle is divine! Complete you romantic dinner plans with this amazing recipe! Get Recipe Here.
Roasted Beet Hummus (Video) Recipe
This is an awesome appetizer to make, it’s super easy and quick to make too! The perfect red shade too for Valentine’s Day making romantic dinner recipes!
Get the full roasted beet hummus (video) recipe here
Chocolate Mousse Poached Pear Tart
Sweet and fruity, this Chocolate Mousse Poached Pear Tart is the perfect, gourmet way to end your dinner plans tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Chocolate Fondant for Two
This Chocolate Fondant for Two is out of this world tasty! Bring this romantic dinner recipe to the table and turn some heads tonight! Get Recipe Here.
Pumpkin Flatbread with Gruyere Crispy Sage (Gluten-Free) Recipe
This gluten-free crust recipe paired with tender squash, onion, garlic, and fried sage makes an addicting cheesy-crack snack. Get the full recipe here
Jalapeno Popper Turnovers Recipe
These flaky pastries are filled with bacon, jalapeños, cheese, cream cheese, and roasted garlic hummus. What fantastic romantic dinner recipes.
Get the full jalapeño popper turnover recipe here
Toasted Mushroom Ravioli
These Toasted Mushroom Ravioli are to die for! Romantic dinner recipes don’t get much tastier than this amazing meal! Get Recipe Here.
Kahlua Tiramisu for Two
A romantic dinner recipe isn’t complete without a little after dinner sweets! This Kahlua Tiramisu for Two is a super tasty way to end the meal! Get Recipe Here.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
These amazing Bacon Wrapped Scallops are out of this world tasty! Even romantic dinner recipes are always better with a little bacon! Get Recipe Here.
Prosciutto Chicken Involtini with Spinach and Ricotta
No one is going to push their spinach around their plate tonight when you put this Prosciutto Chicken Involtini with Spinach and Ricotta on their plate! Get Recipe Here.
Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese
Yummm! Either for after dinner or before, this Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese is always a winner! Get Recipe Here.
17 Slow-Cooker Date Night Recipes That Aim to Please
If you’ve ever invited somebody over for date night, you know that the last thing you want to worry about is burning dinner. There’s cleaning to do, a playlist to curate, and whatever else you typically do before a date. One way to lift the menu pressure? Opting for a slow-cooker date night recipe.
The beauty of a slow-cooker date night recipe is that you assemble everything hours and hours in advance, and then you can rest assured that it’ll be ready to go when you are—no hands-on work required. Plus, there are so many tasty, fancy slow-cooker recipes to choose from.
If you’re thinking about planning an at-home dinner for your date but don’t know where to begin, these slow-cooker date night recipes are a great jumping off point. There are a range of dishes, so you’re bound to find something that fits what you’re looking for.
Our Best Date-Night Recipes for Two
There are plenty of recipes worthy of a special occasion like a date night at home, but most are designed to serve at least four people. While that's not always an issue&mdashwho doesn't want a lovely leftover meal for lunch or dinner?&mdashthere are some times when a home cook may not want the excess ingredients or food on hand. When that's the case, these recipes for two are exactly what you need.
This collection of two-serving recipes includes cocktails and appetizers to start the night off, several main courses and exciting side dishes to enjoy them with, and a spectacular dessert for a sweet finish. Start with a sip of our very romantic Pink Gin Martini&mdashits rose-colored hue speaks Valentine's Day, thanks to the inclusion of cherry kirsch. Looking for a drink that offers a little more kick? Try our recipe for a Habanero-Hibiscus Sour a sweet simple syrup made with habanero chiles and dried hibiscus flowers creates a bouquet of flavor.
When it comes to the main course, nothing says a special date night dinner like a juicy steak served with roasted vegetables or a crisp salad. We have plenty of recipes including a dressed-up Rib-Eye with Jalapeño Butter, as well as a more classic Flat-Iron Steak au Poivre. Serve either with this next-level Radicchio Salad with Chopped-Lemon Dressing. Finish the meal off with rich and decadent Chocolate-Mousse Parfaits. They're topped with a lightly sweetened whipped cream and crushed spice cookies (yet another reason to dig in).
Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, Valentine's Day, or just spending some quality time with your partner, these recipes for two are worthy of romantic dinner any night of the week.