Romantic Dinner Recipes for Two

Whip up a homemade romantic meal for Valentine's Day with our handpicked recipes for two. We've adjusted the serving sizes for each recipe so you can have just enough to serve a relaxing, at-home meal for two.


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    • Stout-Soaked Porterhouse with Beer Butter

      Treat your sweetheart to an elegant Valentine's Day dinner for two with our stout-soaked porterhouse and rich homemade beer butter. The juicy, tender porterhouse is the perfect size to split with your loved one.

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    • Spaghetti alla Carbonara

      Indulge in a rich and creamy Italian dinner for two with our carbonara recipe. Pancetta, dry white wine, and whipping cream add full-bodied flavor.

    • Easy Marinated Shrimp Scampi for Two

      Our simple recipe for shrimp scampi uses a flavorful marinade of garlic, lemon peel, crushed red pepper, and dry white wine. Prepare a vegetable side dish while the shrimp marinates for a complete romantic dinner for two.

    • Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Tomatoes

      Serve a sophisticated dinner for two that looks as impressive as it tastes thanks to a balsamic reduction, tomatoes, and thyme. The recipe requires only five ingredients and 25 minutes to make.

    • How to Boil Crab Legs

      Earn major foodie points by boiling crab legs (we show you how) and serving them (yep, we can help there, too) at your romantic dinner.

    • Scallop and Asparagus Alfredo

      Amp up a romantic-recipe favorite with add-ins such as sweet scallops and crisp-tender asparagus. Even better, the saucy and sophisticated dinner for two is ready in just 30 minutes.

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    • Citrus Salmon Fillets with Raspberry Salsa

      When you're searching for a Valentine's Day dinner idea, high-protein salmon is a delicious and healthy way to put romance on the table. Pair with our homemade fruit salsa made from raspberries, jalapeno peppers, and oranges.

    • Chimichurri Steak

      Switch up your Valentine's Day dinner with a steak recipe that features bold international cuisine. Chimichurri, a tart, bright green sauce from Argentina, is poured liberally over the charbroiled steak.

    • Chia-Crusted Oven-Roasted Tuna with Mango Fruit Salsa

      Fresh mango, pineapple, strawberries, and cilantro combine to make the bright, colorful salsa that tops our tuna fillets. A sweet balsamic glaze pulls the dish together.

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      Ham and Spinach Two-Cheese Pasta

      Make a warm and hearty pasta casserole for your Valentine's Day dinner. The mix of cheese, ham, and spinach is sure to wow, plus the individual-size ramekins make the dinner extra special.

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      How to Cook Filet Mignon

      You need only say "filet mignon," and images of a fancy feast are conjured up.

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      Mini Crab Cakes with Orange Aioli

      Make dinner at home a special occasion with these mini crab cakes. Our orange aioli -- a mix of mayo, sour cream, orange juice, and herbs -- pairs nicely with the natural, mild sweetness of crabmeat. Serve the cakes on a bed of spinach for extra-special presentation.

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      Risotto with Chicken and Spring Peas

      Make your sweetie an extra-special dish for Valentine's Day, like our version of classic Italian risotto. We added peas, carrots, chicken, and spinach into the rice dish for a hearty and satisfying main course.

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      Spicy Beef and Broccoli Noodle Bowl

      Beef, egg noodles, and broccoli cooked in a peanut sauce adds Asian flair to your romantic evening. Serve this dish with a sprinkling of green onions and a side of sticky rice to round out the meal.

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      Grilled Steak Salad

      Spice up an everyday salad with marinated grilled steak. Sweet peppers, corn, and green onions are also seared on the grill to add bright color and flavor to a bed of romaine lettuce. It's all topped with a tasty cilantro dressing.

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      Meaty Ragu with Pasta

      Serve a homemade version of classic Italian meat sauce and pasta with this easy recipe. Pappardelle or tagliatelle noodles (look for thicker, flatter noodles) are best for soaking up this tasty sauce.

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      Pan-Seared Tenderloin Steak with Sauce

      Make your Valentine's Day dinner romantic with this recipe for pan-seared steak tenderloin. The sauce adds a tangy finish with a mix of dry red wine, onion or garlic, beef broth, and heavy cream.

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      Mediterranean Tabbouleh Salad with Chicken

      Greek flavors mingle in this chilled grain recipe that tops slices of grilled chicken breast for a special-occasion salad. Make the salad the night before and grill the chicken breast the day of for a less-stress, easy-prep meal.

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      Italian Sausage and Spinach with Pasta

      Try this hearty pasta dish for your romantic menu -- skillet-cooked sausage, sweet peppers, and onions add a great flavor mix to regular weeknight spaghetti.

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