Here’s what you’ll find in this post:
- Appetizers & Salads
- Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas
- 30-Minute Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes
- Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for the Family
- Dessert Pairings
45+ Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas
Valentine’s Day dinners should be memorable. Thankfully, these dinner ideas are simple, easy to make, and full of delicious flavors! From romantic meals for two to quick, 30-minute recipes and Valentine’s Day dinner ideas for the entire family, this recipe list is one to keep on hand for the big day (or any special occasion)!
Appetizers & Salads
Gooey, hot, melty, cheesy goodness. I think it’s safe to say that we could all use a little bit of that in our lives! Especially since this Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip is super easy to make and perfect for a small gathering. Made with simple, wholesome ingredients, this recipe is a fool-proof appetizer for one of the most perfect Valentine’s Day dinner ideas!
Sweet, sun-dried tomatoes, creamy goat cheese, savory lentils, fresh arugula, and fresh tomatoes. All topped with a wholesome Turmeric Ginger Dressing!
This Fig & Goat Cheese Salad is the perfect balance for a yummy dinner recipe! Wholesome greens and roasted asparagus topped with sweet, fresh apples, figs, goat cheese, walnuts, and drizzled with the best creamy balsamic dressing!
This Easy Quinoa Salad With Feta Cheese recipe is perfect for a Valentine’s dinner starter. It’s loaded with delicious flavors!
When it comes to salads, there are a few essentials that are an absolute must. For starters, the textures need to be balanced and perfected! The flavors of the vegetables and ingredients need to flow together, and the dressing needs to take the salad to the next level. This 10-Minute Mediterranean Farro Salad meets all of these essentials and more!
Springtime Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad made with fresh spinach, sliced sweet strawberries, creamy avocado, crunchy walnuts, topped with extra virgin olive oil and seasoned to taste. It’s so yummy and perfect for a nutritious dinner or side salad!
Pomegranate Pecan Salad w/ Cinnamon Apples to make life a little bit sweeter! Easy to make, delicious, and perfect for a sweet Valentine’s Day starter.
This Moroccan Chickpea Carrot Salad is FULL of so many amazing and fresh flavors. If you’re into savory, fresh, crunchy, and a touch of sweet then this salad is going to make your day. It’s that good!
Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas
Dairy free, creamy, and DELICIOUS. This Creamy Salmon Pasta Recipe is easy to put together and can be made in 30 minutes or less for a healthy Valentine’s dinner!
Savory, creamy, and delicious! There’s nothing like this Chicken Tomato Pesto Burrata Pasta recipe for one of the most flavorful Valentine’s Day dinner ideas. Make this easy and wholesome pasta burrata recipe in just 30 minutes!
Basil Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner that’s savory and delicious. Made with organic chicken, roasted asparagus, baby potatoes, and topped with a tomato basil sauce that makes for the perfect 30-minute dinner!
Easy Apricot Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Recipe made with chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, apricot slices, and wholesome spinach. If you’re looking for an easy, delicious Valentine’s meal for dinner, this recipe is a favorite!
This Easy Vegetarian Baked Ziti Recipe can be made in 30 minutes and is perfect for a quick dinner! Made with mushrooms, zucchini, bell pepper, cottage cheese, and delicious ziti pasta.
Crunchy quinoa, refreshing cucumbers, sweet tomatoes, creamy avocado, and savory/spicy meatballs to top it all off. These Mediterranean Salad Bowls w/ Lebanese BBQ Meatballs are a favorite!
These Baked Mahi-Mahi Tacos happen to be super easy to make and great for those late-night Valentine’s dinners!
This Dairy-Free Tuscan Chicken recipe is INCREDIBLY delicious! Made with cooked chicken that’s smothered in a creamy, savory sauce, sliced mushrooms, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes, this flavorful recipe is a favorite for dinner.
This Vegetarian Hot Honey Pizza is what dreams are made of! An easy-to-make (or store bought) pizza crust topped with roasted mushrooms and butternut squash, parmesan, feta, red onions, and arugula. Drizzled with hot honey and then baked to perfection for a delicious balance of savory, spicy, and a touch of sweet!
Savory, fluffy, and delicious. This Rosemary Mushroom Rice Pilaf is full of so much flavor! Made with aromatic rice, rosemary, fresh garlic, and hearty mushrooms, this rice pilaf is one of the best as a wholesome side dish or vegan dinner recipe. It’s easy to make and a meal that everyone will love!
This Spinach & Mushroom Vegetarian Lasagna is the BEST dinner recipe! Easy to make, this meal can even be prepped in advance and baked later. If you’ve been on the search for a flavorful and vegetarian romantic dinner, then this recipe is for you!
This Lemon Garlic Eggplant Mushroom Orzo recipe is one of the BEST! Made with eggplant, savory mushrooms, fresh garlic, delicious orzo pasta, and a bright touch of lemon, you can’t beat the flavors in this recipe. Garnish with fresh basil for an easy, one-skillet vegetarian dinner!
This Chicken Pesto Pasta Bake is the ULTIMATE easy dinner. Made with cooked chicken, spinach basil pesto, whole wheat or lentil pasta, summer squash, tomatoes, and mozzarella, this flavorful meal is healthy and perfect for a romantic meal at home!
30-Minute Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes
This creamy, delicious, and easy-to-make Spinach Ricotta Mac & Cheese is completely life changing! Made with wholesome spinach, creamy ricotta, shredded cheddar and mozzarella, and large elbows, this mac & cheese recipe can be put together in 30 minutes or less for an easy, comforting, next-level dinner!
The BEST Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto for dinner tonight! Easy to make and delicious, this creamy and savory recipe is great as a vegetarian meal or hearty side dish. Made with flavorful rice, chicken broth, wholesome mushrooms, and fresh rosemary, this 20-minute dinner recipe will not disappoint!
This Creamy Pumpkin Pasta recipe is one of the BEST comforting Valentine’s Day dinner ideas! Made with real pumpkin, sage, parmesan, walnuts, pepitas, and pasta of your choice, this vegetarian dinner recipe comes together quickly and easily. Put this meal together in under 30 minutes for a new favorite!
The BEST Coconut Lentil & Chickpea Curry that’s creamy, sweet, savory, spicy, and pairs perfectly with rice. Top it off with basil for the perfect, easy dinner recipe! This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
One of the BEST quick and easy Valentine’s Day dinner ideas! These Spinach Pesto Goat Cheese Individual Pizzas can be made in less than 30 minutes. Loaded with flavor and wholesome ingredients, this delicious pizza recipe is a favorite!
This hearty and delicious Vegan Potato Curry is INCREDIBLY easy to make! Savory, spicy, and with a touch a sweet, the flavors of this crowd-pleasing potato curry are so yummy. Adjust the spicy level to your taste and have this potato curry recipe on the table in 30 minutes or less!
Simple, fresh, and delicious. This Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe is made with only a few ingredients and packed with flavor. Make this from start to finish in only 20 minutes!
Savory, flavorful, with just the right amount of kick. These Easy Mexican Barbacoa Tacos are great for making an easy and delicious Valentine’s dinner in the slow cooker!
This Easy Baked Teriyaki Salmon Recipe is the ULTIMATE quick and healthy dinner. Loaded with flavor, this recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less!
Love chicken fried rice? Then you’ll really love how easy and delicious this Instant Pot Chicken Fried Rice is! Savory, flavorful, and comforting. Made with wholesome ingredients, this foolproof recipe is the BEST and can be made entirely in the Instant Pot!
Easy, delicious, and an EPIC choice for Valentine’s Day dinner ideas! This 30-Minute Blackened Salmon Tacos recipe will not disappoint!
Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for the Family
This Spicy Southwest Butternut Squash Casserole is savory, spicy, wholesome, and perfect for a quick and easy dinner! Made with simple ingredients, this make-ahead meal can be made entirely in a casserole dish and is bursting with flavor. This is healthy comfort food that the entire family will love!
This 20-Minute Taco Bowl Recipe is the BEST for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner! Made with ground turkey, rice, black beans, tomatoes, peppers, and fresh cilantro, this is a meal that everyone will love. Add a creamy yogurt sauce and a squeeze of lime juice for a no-fuss dinner that can be made in no time at all.
Instant Pot Carne Asada Tacos that are flavor-packed and made with wholesome ingredients. This is a recipe everyone will love. Make this recipe in 30 minutes or less for the ultimate dinner win!
This Thai Pineapple Fried Rice recipe is easy to make and DELICIOUS. With the right amount of sweet and savory flavors, it’s perfect for pairing with chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu, or eating as a vegetarian dinner on it’s own! Have this easy Valentine’s Day dinner idea on the table in just 30 minutes or less.
Shredded chicken, black beans, corn tortillas, diced peppers, light sour cream, and cheese all mixed together in a skillet and topped with cilantro and avocado. This Creamy Healthy Chicken Enchilada Skillet is perfect for an easy, 30-Minute Valentine’s Day dinner idea!
Whole wheat pasta, chicken, and broccoli in an easy-to-make creamy cashew sauce that can be ready in 30 minutes. This Healthy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Casserole is EVERYTHING and perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner!
These healthy and delicious Margherita Pita Bread Pizzas take only 10 minutes to whip up and are incredibly delicious! If you find your family craving pizza for Valentine’s Day, then look no further, these are for you!
These Spicy Salmon Tacos are super easy to put together and taste incredible. Made with juicy salmon fillets, corn, shredded cabbage and drizzled with a tangy and creamy avocado lime dressing or topped with avocado slices.
This Spinach & Mushroom Naan Pizza is made with naan bread, cheese, spinach, and mushrooms. It’s so perfect for a quick and easy vegetarian dinner!
Savory, delicious Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas that are SO easy to make! With an amazing cilantro lime marinade for the shrimp, wheat tortillas, and topped with cotija cheese, this recipe tastes like bringing shrimp fajitas home from your favorite restaurant. Adjust the toppings and levels of spicy to your own taste and have this quick, one-pan recipe on the table in no time!
Snickers Brownies that are truly the BEST. A perfectly crinkly top with a gooey, fudgy, and chocolaty center, these brownies are made with real snickers bars and peanuts. Top them with caramel and extra chocolate for a next level treat. Every bite is melt-in-your-mouth perfection and one of our favorite Valentine’s Day dinner ideas!
Every bite of this Vegan Butterfinger Cheesecake is DELICIOUS! Creamy, sweet, with bits of butterfinger throughout. Add a graham cracker crust that’s heavenly and a crunchy butterfinger topping, and this easy vegan cheesecake recipe is what dreams are made of!
Vegan Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies that are truly INCREDIBLE. Made with delicious date caramel, a vegan chocolate cookie base, dark chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of gourmet salt on top, every single bite is heavenly. This easy-to-make cookie recipe is such a hit!
Sweet, zesty, light, and fluffy. This Lemon Turmeric Cake is the BEST and incredibly easy to make. Perfectly moist and flavorful, this is the perfect dessert to complete your Valentine’s Day dinner ideas menu!
This No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Pie is gluten-free, vegan, and delicious! It’s the perfect chocolate dessert for Valentine’s Day!
Chocolate Cherry Crumble Dessert Bars made with wholesome oats, almond flour, creamy chocolate, and seasonal cherries. The perfect gluten-free sweet treat!
Sweet, creamy, and perfect for any occasion. With hints of ginger, roasted pear slices, and a drizzle of honey, this lightened-up Honey Pear Ginger Cheesecake is delicious!
Creamy, sweet, decadent Coffee Panna Cotta that is perfect for any coffee lover! This is the ultimate, healthy, delicious dessert!
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45+ BEST Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas
- Choose an appetizer or salad recipe.
- Pick a delicious main meal!
- Finish with a dessert recipe and enjoy!