Romantic Home Meal Ideas For The Sweetest Date Night

Out of meal ideas at home but want to make some of the most romantic foods for your spouse or partner for Valentine’s Day?

Coming up with fun meals to make as a coupe or planing romantic home recipes to impress your love can be exciting but also stressful, in a good way.

Of course, a romantic occasion like Valentine’s Day or Anniversary is all about creating the perfect moment to set the mood, light a candle, and focus on each other.

What Is A Date Night?

An evening social date where a romantic dinner is prearranged to be enjoyed by individuals in a loving atmosphere.

Nowadays, date nights can be referred to as Netflix and chill or a meetup but I still refer to them as good ole date nights.

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What To Cook To Impress A Date?

Anything you feel comfortable cooking. It can be a recipe you’ve made a million times or an easy 3-course meal to cook that you know he will love.

Planning out what to cook can be so time-consuming and quite honestly, can take the fun out of wanting to plan a date.

Simply because planning the perfect date becomes a full-day affair of figuring out what to cook, buying the ingredients, cooking the perfect romantic chicken dinner, all while finding the time to make sure your home is tidy.

Romantic Chicken Meals

If you’re doing a date night dinner at home, this is the meal to cook. You can approach this as a fun dinner to make together or to wow your man or lady for that special occasion.

roasted pepper fajita chicken

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Roasted Pepper Chicken Fajita Recipe

I love dinner especially on nights when I make this. I secretly call it, ‘Get yo man chicken’ because when my husband and I first met, he would always request this.

Just recently I made this and added a bit more brown sugar than what the recipe calls for. I’ve made it enough time to start playing around with the ingredients.

There are just not enough good things to say about this tasty dish. You can serve this on a bed of jasmine rice and call it a night.

If you’re going for the rice option, I’ve gone through enough rice cookers tested and this rice cooker is the best one I’ve used.

roasted pepper chicken fajita

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Candle Light Dinner In Home Idea

Duck Fat Chicken Potato

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Now, if you are really to make meals she or he will love, you’re going to want to add this as a meal of choice.

Not only is this one of the most gorgeous meals I’ve ever made, but it also tastes like it should have been a part of a high-end restaurant menu.

It’s a great option for those who are opting for”couple dinners” on Valentine’s Day and would certainly impress your partner that you know what you’re doing when It comes to the kitchen.

duck fat roasted chicken

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Best Romantic Pasta Recipes

Creamy Lemon Ravioli

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Creamy Lemon Herb Ravioli

I can’t think of a more complete dinner date at home than one that features a pasta dish.

A bonus that comes with this meal is that takes 30 minutes to make and is a cheap, good dinner for two.

When I made this recipe for my love, I received so many compliments and requests to make this again. What was initially meant as a romantic dinner set up at home, has become a meal staple.

Creamy Ravioli Lemon Herb

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Classic Baked Ziti

Simple Baked Ziti

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Hands down, making baked ziti is considered a fun meal to make as a couple in our household. We turn on some music, grab some wine, and dance in the kitchen together.

Italian food just does that, it naturally just sends you to a romantic state of being.

Although we haven’t had a chance to make this particular recipe, from the pictures, the recipe is similar to mine, and judging from the pictures, it looks like it’s straight out of a food network kitchen.

To make this vegan friendly, you can opt for vegan cheese and impossible meat for your romantic night planned with your sweet love.

simple baked ziti

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Side Dinner Ideas

Crispy Brussel Sprouts

One of my favorite new veggies to make is Brussel sprouts. I love the way this vegetable naturally elevates your plate without you having to do too much to it.

Brussel Sprouts

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This vegetable can be a romantic dinner idea with steak, chicken, seafood, or pasta. It’s an incredibly versatile food to cook with.

I love this recipe from my dear friend Kristen and I recently made it over the holiday break and it scored with my husband.

Garlic Parmesan Rolls

Garlic Parmesan Rolls

Out of all the recipes I’ve shared with you so far, this recipe has one of the longest prep meal times.

If your partner is a bread lover like mine, then it most certainly will be a recipe that will make him or her fall in love with your cooking even more.

When thinking of what foods I want to try my hand at next, making these scrumptious garlic parmesan rolls are on the list.

garlic butter rolls

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Try These Sweet Treat Desserts

Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

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Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

At this point, we’ve gone over the main meal, side options and I couldn’t leave you without offering you dessert recipes.

Most people rarely have room for dessert but just in case you do, you have to save these recipes because they are just as important as the others.

Now if there’s any food that makes you think of Valentine’s Day, it’s cookies.

And while everyone is making red velvet brownies and cakes to celebrate the sweetest day, I am going to urge you to try these cookies because they are so good.

Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

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Not only will baking these cookies have your partner thinking that a pastry chef made them, they honestly are the most versatile cookies to make around the year.

Maple anything is such an underrated ingredient. I say, make these and wait for a couple of days to go by before your partner asks you to bake them again.

Believe me, they will.

Word of advice, if you plan on baking these cookies, pick up some maple extract first. It’s a rare find in most grocery stores.

Cute Things To Do For Sweetest Day Ever

blueberry almond cake

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Blueberry Almond Cake

There’s just something about making nontraditional foods that I find so special. From the coloring and delicious pairing of ingredients, you’re going to be ready to make this for that special person.

It’s also important to note that this could be one of the fun meals to cook as a couple together.

Give it a go and then once you’ve finished baking it, pair it with some slow-churned ice cream and enjoy the company of one another.

Blueberry Almond Cake

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Food For Lovers Recipes

So, if you’ve been searching for the best meals to make as a couple, easy 3-course meal to cook, you’ve got a huge

head start by reading these delicious recipes.

These recipes are about as romantic as you can get. Even if you make say, a main entree and a dessert, you are making foods from some delicious tasting ingredients.

So, what at-home meal will you be trying?

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