10 Valentine’s Day Recipes to Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

An opulent dinner at an exclusive restaurant can make for a special evening with your loved one. But if you’re looking for a more intimate affair, you might consider staying in. 

Whipping up a meal at home with your sweetheart might be your most romantic Valentine’s Day yet! Studies show that cooking together helps couples intensify their emotional bond. It also helps them practice communication and collaboration. 

This curated collection of Valentine’s Day recipes has something to satisfy whatever you and your honey are in the mood for. Whether elegant and complex or simple and scrumptious.

#1 Steak, Guinness, and Cheese Pie

Love gives us the feeling of being warm and fulfilled. And that’s what you get with this Steak, Guinness, and Cheese Pie recipe, making it a fine option for Valentine’s Day dinner. This crusted casserole is so hearty you won’t have to worry about making dessert. 

You probably won’t have room for any. Its stout-flavored filling is nothing short of memorable. Brisket and veg are submerged in a sumptuous mix of tomato puree, cream, dark muscovado sugar, and a sprinkling of cocoa. 

You can work on the filling while your love works on the dough for the crust and lid. This recipe is also very customizable to suit the tastebuds of your loved ones. You can use a lighter beer, add different herbs or ingredients to alter the flavor of the filling or use a different type of cheese.

Full Recipe Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_WR2tq-zDM

#2 Pistachio Crusted Salmon

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The varied textures and flavors in this Pistachio Crusted Salmon are enough to start a party in your mouth. So, it’s an excellent choice for a celebration like Valentine’s Day. This dish is also easy to make with your special somebody. Or even the whole family!

Set everyone up with a piece of fish and leave out a bowl of grated parmesan cheese, chopped pistachios, and panko bread crumbs. In a separate bowl, mix Dijon mustard and honey. 

Have everyone brush some of the honey concoction over their filet and sprinkle dry ingredients on top. After that, the salmon pieces go in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

Full Recipe Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLFJaR-hW2e/

#3 Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart

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If you and your partner have an evening of physical activity planned, you might want to prepare something light for dinner. This Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart can help with its flaky crust filled with fluffy eggs, creamy goat cheese, and juicy spears of asparagus. 

A generous sprinkling of lemon zest brightens this dish for a touch of sour sweetness. The best part is that it’s ready in under an hour. If you want to get extra festive with this dish, you can use a heart-shaped pan to bake it in. 

Have your honey season and cook the asparagus while making this simple dough recipe from flour, butter, and an egg yolk. Let your crust bake. Whip up the filling from cream, garlic, and eggs. Embolden with lemon zest. Pour into your crust and bake it for another 15 until it bubbles. 

Full Recipe Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCZQXrapZD6/?img_index=1

#4 Beetroot Spelt Pasta With Sage, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese

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Nothing truly enamors our tastebuds quite like a browned butter sauce. But when you combine it with gorgeous handmade beet pasta, aromatic sage, crunchy walnuts, and the funk of chunky blue cheese, it’s a match made in heaven. 

That’s why it’s hard not to fall in love with this Beetroot Spelt Pasta With Sage, Walnuts & Blue Cheese recipe. Making pasta for the first time can be a fun activity for you and your darling. The color of this dish also makes it a great Valentine’s Day choice. 

The pasta is crafted from baked and blended beets, eggs, and sifted white spelt flour. You should probably use a pasta roller and fettuccine cutters for this one. For that tasty sauce, just toss your ingredients in a frying pan. Top off with crumbled blue cheese once the pasta is plated. 

Full Recipe Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/C15EDkBIJBM/

#5 Marry Me Chicken 

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Planning on popping the question on Valentine’s Day? Then, you might want to start the evening with some Marry Me Chicken. There’s no way your special someone will turn you down after sinking their teeth into tender chicken swimming in a pool of herby parmesan cream.

If that wasn’t enough, it gets topped with ripe pieces of sundried tomato and basil. Dredge your chicken in flour and throw it in a pan. Start your sauce in a separate pan. Toss in garlic, chicken stock, cream, and parmesan, and let it simmer with spices. 

Season to taste before adding your sundried tomatoes and chicken. This is a hefty dish, usually served over pasta or rice. Consider pairing it with some vegetables if you want to go lighter on the sides. Little Sunny Kitchen recommends cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles.

Full Recipe Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaXGTaNKwQ3/

#6 Artichoke, Prosciutto, and Basil Pesto Pizza

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The Artichoke, Prosciutto, and Basil Pesto Pizza could be a great option if you have a cozy, casual night planned for Valentine’s Day. It’s quick and easy to make, plus everyone loves pizza. Pizza, after all, IS love!  

What elevates this hand-tossed pie is the marriage between the pesto zing and salty prosciutto. The artichokes give it some bulk, while the basil brings it to a brighter height. The dough is a no-fuss, no-rise recipe that comes out of the oven and onto your table in under 35 minutes. 

Make a dough using bread flour, instant yeast, salt, and water. Flatten and flour it before covering the base in a bright pesto sauce and placing your other ingredients on top. Sprinkle with cheese, drizzle oil, and more pesto on top. Bake until your crust is thin and crispy.

Full Recipe Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_TlQfKn85v/?img_index=1

#7 Surf and Turf

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Surf and Turf is a classic recipe many restaurants serve as a Valentine’s Day special. But you could save a few bucks making it at home. This luxurious dish is often served with lobster tails and a high-end cut of beef, such as filet mignon, brushed with a tantalizing garlic butter.

You can also use other seafood, like scallops or shrimp, and turf alternatives, like rib-eye steak, which is used in this recipe. Slice your lobster tails and pull the meat to the top before smearing them with a mix of butter, garlic, lemon juice, and parsley. Bake for about 10 minutes. 

After bringing your steaks to room temperature for at least 20 minutes, brush them with olive oil and toss them on a grilling pan. You’ll want to baste your steaks in your butter mixture as they cook. Pair it with some mashed potatoes and veggies for a sublime restaurant-quality meal.

Full Recipe Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BteYPfYDDYN/

#8 Lamb, Orange, and Prune Tagine

For some, Valentine’s Day dinner might necessitate something more exotic. If that’s you and your beau, then our Lamb, Orange, and Prune Tagine might be the recipe you’ve been looking for. This dish has a full symphony of flavors you typically won’t find on a single plate.

From sour citrus, earthy cinnamon, sweet raisins, and savory chunks of lambs, there’s something for everyone here. The best part is you and your loved one can canoodle over a cutting board, chopping and preparing the ingredients together. 

The best part about this Valentine’s Day recipe is that you can toss in your ingredients and enjoy the next two hours with your sweetheart while it cooks. No need to stand over the stove!

Cook up your meat in heated oil with onion and garlic to get it mouthwateringly juicy. Next, toss in orange juice and your herbs and spices. Add liquid honey and prunes 10 minutes before cook time is complete. Top off with toasted almonds and seeds for a contrasting crunch.

Full Recipe Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IkBdNIf9p0

#9 Heart-Shaped Lasagna Bundt

Some people say I love you with flowers. But if you’re like me, you’d rather say it with a heart-shaped lasagna. This is a fun Valentine’s Day recipe from Food Network that the whole family can fill up on since it offers 10 to 12 servings.

You’ll need a heart-shaped bundt pan for this one, which you can find on Amazon. You’ll start by cooking your lasagna noodles and making a from-scratch meat sauce. Layer the bottom of the bunt with your pasta. Drape additional pieces inside the pan so the ends hang over the sides.

Then layer sauce, a ricotta mixture, and pasta inside. Repeat layers until you get to the top. Flip the ends of the pasta hanging off the side of the pan over and onto your top layer and cook. Flip your bundt when done, and pour the sauce in the center of your heart shape. 

Full Recipe Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Btg7BvigcRc/

#10  Crispy Milk-Braised Pork Belly

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When Valentine’s Day comes around, I like to engage in a bit of decadence. This finger-licking Crispy Milk-Braised Pork Belly is so exquisite it almost makes you feel naughty when indulging in it. 

Pork belly might cost you a pretty penny. But you’ll forget your wallet when your tongue greets the succulent milk, garlic, fennel, and sage-soaked meat. Next, your mouth is treated to a salty, crisp crust atop a layer of fat that might make your eyes roll back into your head.

This recipe involves scoring your pork pieces and giving them a rub down in oil and salt. Roast your meat for about 20 minutes before you pour your milk and herbs into the baking dish around the belly pieces. Let it roast for about an hour until you get a perfect crackling. 

Full Recipe Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_uSqqZnJ7Y/


Did you enjoy our picks for the best Valentine’s Day recipes? These recipes will help you and your loved ones bond over a lovely meal, feeding both body and soul. Tell us your favorite recipe on our list, or give us your suggestion in the comments!

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