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25 Romantic Dinners to Make at Home This Weekend


You might feel a little tired of your own cooking now that we’re nearly an entire year into staying at home, but date night cooking—especially with your partner—is way different than your run-of-the-mill weeknight dinners. Add candles and dancing in the kitchen, quick kisses and a cozy dining setup, and it all of a sudden feels like flirty fun instead of a tedious chore you’re just trying to get over with. Whether you’re the world’s greatest chef or usually more into ordering takeout, cooking together can make it feel more like an ~event~. Yes, it might be different from your usual V-Day plans, but that’s part of the fun.

Pour a glass of wine or mix up a batch of your favorite cocktails, turn on your favorite music, and dive into one of these recipes for 25 romantic dinners to make at home this weekend.


1. Brown Butter Ravioli with Butternut Squash


2. Baked Salmon with Crème Fraîche


3. Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce


4. Preserved Lemon Pappardelle with Fried Pine Nuts, Feta, and Mint


5. Miso Marinated Black Cod


6. Vegetable Pot Pie


7. Cider Braised Chicken


8. Instant Pot Crispy Pork Belly


9. Creamy Spinach Mushroom Tortellini


10. Herb Butter Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes and Green Beans


11. Soy-Balsamic Glazed Sea Scallops


12. Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon


13. Spaghetti Squash Alfredo


14. Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu with Horseradish Gremolata


15. Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Stuffed Chicken


16. One Pot Chicken and Mushroom Orzo


17. Chickpea Curry


18. Mussels with White Wine, Garlic, and Cream


19. Creamy Basil Chicken


20. Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad with Parmesan and Bacon


21. Chicken Marsala


22. Creamy Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon and Leeks


23. Chicken, Crab, and Andouille Sausage Gumbo

Source: Foodie Crush


24. Steak with Compound Butter


25. Salmon en Papillote with Lemon Dill Compound Butter and Gremolata