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37 Valentine’s Day Recipes

37 easy and impressive romantic Valentine’s Day recipes including main dishes and desserts. These also work great for date night dinner for two.

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Valentine’s Dinner for Two

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These scaled-down small batch recipes allow you to enjoy a romantic meal in the privacy of your own home without the cost of an expensive restaurant.

Valentine’s Day Main Dishes for Two

Baked Buttery Sea Scallops with Pasta serves 2
Lemon Scallop Pasta
Baked Buttery Parmesan Scallops are big sea scallops baked in butter, white wine, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, and garlic until perfectly tender. More Parmesan cheese is broiled on top and then these succulent scallops are served over a bed of tender pasta.
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Easy Baked Crab Legs with garlic butter dipping sauce
Easy Baked King Crab Legs
Easy Baked King Crab Legs are rich and moist with sweet tender meat and succulent flavor. Dip them into this garlic butter enhanced with lemon and Old Bay seasoning.
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Baked Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese
Baked Shrimp Mac and Cheese
Baked Shrimp Mac and Cheese is gooey, rich, creamy comfort food kicked up a notch with Old Bay seasoned shrimp. This is a creamy, rich, and decadent seafood macaroni and cheese recipe for an 'over the top' experience.
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Honey Balsamic Glazed Salmon on a square white plate
Balsamic Glazed Salmon Recipe
Balsamic Glazed Salmon is pan seared and topped with a sweet and tangy honey balsamic and Dijon mustard glaze. This recipe is easy and quick, ready in just 25 minutes.
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Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine
Cheesy Garlic Bacon Scallops and Linguine has pan seared golden brown sea scallops tossed together with a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce, tomatoes, garlic, and pasta.
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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli
This easy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo has homemade creamy white Alfredo sauce seasoned with garlic, shredded Parmesan cheese, and tender diced chicken all stirred together with fettuccine pasta and fresh broccoli.
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Chicken parmesan and spaghetti in a white dish
Best Ever Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan has boneless chicken coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, then fried crispy and golden brown, served in individual dishes on top of spaghetti and smothered with more spaghetti sauce and melted Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
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crispy chicken with mushroom parmesan sauce on wild rice
Chicken with Mushroom Parmesan Sauce
This Chicken with Mushroom Parmesan Sauce is easy and delicious, ready in just 30 minutes. The chicken is pounded flat then coated in a crunchy Panko breading and fried until crispy. The creamy sauce is packed full of mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
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12 stuffed shrimp on a platter
Best Stuffed Shrimp
These stuffed shrimp are seriously the best! Butterflied shrimp are stuffed with a savory homemade stuffing mixture and baked in the oven.
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Easy Shrimp Alfredo
Easy Shrimp Alfredo has homemade creamy white Alfredo sauce seasoned with garlic, shredded Parmesan cheese, and succulent shrimp all stirred together with perfect al dente pasta.
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Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp
Garlic Orzo Tuscan Shrimp is coated in a light and creamy Parmesan cheese sauce filled with garlic, roasted red peppers, baby bella mushrooms, onion and spinach. This has really great flavor and the majority of it, other than cooking the orzo pasta, is done in one pan.
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Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe for Two - grill lobster tails
Grilled Lobster Tails
A lobster lover’s delight, these succulent grilled lobster tails are super quick and easy. Dip the flavorful meat into the rich buttery sauce. Lobster can be expensive but we spent about a quarter of what this would cost at a restaurant.
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Best Individual Beef Wellingtons
Best Individual Beef Wellingtons have a savory mushroom filling topped with incredibly tender beef tenderloin filet mignon steaks wrapped in golden puff pastry that is crispy yet also melts in your mouth.
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Two Prime Rib Roast steaks with a side of horseradish
Standing Prime Rib Roast
This slow roasted Standing Prime Rib Roast is EASY to prepare! This impressive cut of beef is melt in your mouth tender and juicy served with homemade Au Jus for dipping.
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Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake
Shrimp Scampi Pasta Bake is a delicious, creamy and filling pasta dish packed with shrimp, Parmesan, ricotta and mozzarella cheese.
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crockpot jambalaya served in a white dish
Easy Slow Cooker Jambalaya
Easy Slow Cooker Jambalaya with chicken and shrimp is cooked low and slow with herbs, bold spices, vegetables and rice.
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Applebees Steak and Shrimp Parmesan on a plate.
Ribeye Steak and Shrimp Parmesan
Applebee's Copycat Steak and Shrimp Parmesan recipe has tender, juicy grilled Ribeye steak topped with seasoned grilled shrimp and a savory Parmesan cheese and basil sauce. This is the perfect easy surf and turf recipe for two, ready in just 30 minutes.
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crab stuffed shrimp on a platter
Crab Stuffed Shrimp
Crab Stuffed Shrimp are delicious, decadent and impressive. Large shrimp are butterflied and filled with a cream cheese, crab and chive filling, then baked to perfection.
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Valentine’s Day Desserts for Two

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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
These Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are amazing! The cake is moist and packed with huge banana flavor topped with the perfect cream cheese frosting.
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black forest pie on a tarnished tray with two forks
Best Black Forest Pie
Black Forest Pie is the perfect combination of rich fudgy chocolate and cherry filling, topped with a layer of cherries, and a layer of whipped cream speckled with shaved baker’s chocolate all nestled in a flaky pie crust.
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two small batch chocolate cakes with chocolate buttercream frosting in ramekin dishes.
Small Batch Chocolate Cake
This Small Batch Chocolate Cake has homemade chocolate buttercream frosting and is so moist and decadent, it’s perfect for any occasion.
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3 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Strawberries on a plate.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Small Batch
Make your own chocolate covered strawberries with this easy hand dipped small batch recipe. These delicious strawberries make a perfect romantic sweet treat dessert for Valentine’s Day, date night, or any day.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes
Chocolate and Peanut Butter are the ultimate power couple and these Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes for two are an incredibly delicious dessert. Moist chocolate cake is filled with sweetened ooey gooey cinnamon peanut butter. Pour yourself a nice glass of milk to go with it. This recipe is sure to impress your special someone on date night, Valentine’s Day, or every day!
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Extra Fudgy Brownies
These Fudgy Brownies are easy gooey chocolate brownies with cocoa powder that are extra fudgy and best served with a cold glass of milk and a scoop of vanilla ice cream! This small batch recipe makes 4–6 brownies.
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Glazed Cherry Almond Cake
Glazed Maraschino Cherry Almond Cake
Glazed Maraschino Cherry Almond Cake is a delicious small batch cake with maraschino cherries in every bite and a gorgeous pink almond cherry glaze on top!
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Individual Chocolate Raspberry Galettes
Individual Chocolate Raspberry Galettes
These individual Chocolate Raspberry Galettes have perfect homemade flaky sugar topped crusts filled with fresh raspberries and chocolate chips for a delicious flavor combination. These rustic tarts are wonderful served warm. Add some creamy vanilla ice cream to make them even more decadent.
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Individual Pineapple Upside-down Cakes
Individual Pineapple Upside-down Cakes
These Individual Pineapple Upside-down Cakes are awesome!!! Moist fluffy yellow cakes are topped with pineapple rings, maraschino cherries, and the gooey sweet brown sugar and butter topping creates a crispy satisfying flavor and texture sensation.
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Easy Key Lime Pie serves 2
Easy Key Lime Pie
This easy Key Lime Pie is smooth and creamy with the perfect blend of tart and sweet in a buttery graham cracker crust.
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Small Batch Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
Lemon Meringue Pie
This Lemon Meringue Pie Small Batch recipe has a sweet and tart lemon filling topped with creamy lightly browned meringue in a homemade crust.
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No Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dessert on a tray
No Bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
No bake Chocolate Chip Cheesecake tastes every bit as delicious as the real thing! Make it when you need an easy but fancy dessert. This light creamy fluffy cheesecake is filled with semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of a buttery graham cracker crumb crust.
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Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting
This small batch Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is baked in a 6 inch round cake pan, cooled and frosted, then cut and stacked into just 2 two-layer slices. This recipe serves two but you can also make 4 smaller slices and serve four people, or make 4 red velvet cupcakes.
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a small pie pan filled with chocolate crust, creamy filling, caramel sauce drizzle, chocolate ganache drizzle, and peanuts and two forks.
Mini Snickers Cheesecake
Mini Snickers Cheesecake is super decadent and rich with a vanilla no-bake cheesecake center topped with drizzled chocolate, salted caramel sauce, and peanuts all nestled in a baked chocolate cocoa crust.
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strawberry pretzel salad in two bowls.
Old Fashioned Strawberry Pretzel Salad
This Strawberry Pretzel Salad starts with a buttery crushed pretzel crust topped with sweetened cream cheese layer and strawberry Jell-O filled with fresh strawberries.
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Strawberries and Cream Bread Pudding Recipe
Strawberries and Cream Bread Pudding
This Strawberries and Cream Bread Pudding has fresh strawberries and Italian bread cubes baked in a delicious custard filling and topped with a sweet creamy glaze.
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strawberry cobbler with a scoop of ice cream.
Easy Strawberry Cobbler
This easy strawberry cobbler recipe is quick to prepare and bakes into a thick, sweet, yet still tart dessert. It has a fresh sliced strawberry layer topped with a golden brown cake like topping. This recipe makes two individual large portions.
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Homemade Strawberry Poke Cake
Homemade Strawberry Poke Cake Small Batch
In this gorgeous and easy Homemade Strawberry Poke Cake, moist vanilla cake, sweet strawberry gelatin, and creamy cool whip come together to create a classic small batch dessert topped with fresh strawberries. Make this yummy chilled dessert for an impressive romantic date night dinner or small spring or summer get-together with a couple friends.
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Strawberry Shortcake with Buttermilk Biscuits
Strawberry Shortcake with Buttermilk Biscuits have sweetened fresh strawberry slices on top of turbinado sugar topped fluffy homemade biscuits and a dollop of whipped cream to finish them off.
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Easy Valentine’s Day Recipes


Sunday 30th of January 2022

You are amazing. Just love ALL your recipes. I have tried many. They save time and money. I'm 76 and hubby is 80. We don't eat a lot but I love to cook special meal. Like I said, your amazing and Thank you!


Sunday 30th of January 2022

Hi Charlene, I'm so happy you are enjoying many of my recipes and thank you so much for the lovely comment :)