These romantic dinner recipes will set the mood perfectly for your next couples’ night in.
If you have a special someone in your life, there are so many fun date ideas the two of you can do together. Whether you’re looking to curl up together for a winter date, find a free summer date, or enjoy an at home date, there are plenty of fun and romantic dates you can have from the comfort of your home. One that comes to mind is whipping up a romantic dinner — complete with candles and the perfect playlist. Whether you’re cooking for your significant other or cooking together, there are a number of easy romantic meals that look and taste just as impressive as an expensive restaurant meal.
If you want to go the extra mile for a romantic dinner at home, set the table with a nice tablecloth and centerpiece, and be sure to light some candles for ambiance. You’ll be surprised how simple it is to make an evening at home feel extra special. And if you’re up for an activity after dinner, why not stream a romantic movie that you can curl up and watch on the couch? And while you’re at it, there are plenty of easy to make and delicious romantic dessert recipes to enjoy after dinner. Whatever recipe you decide to try out, know that it’s the thought that counts when it comes to doing something special for someone you love.
Ravioli with Creamy Mushrooms and Asparagus
This recipe combines the ease of store-bought ravioli with all your favorite veggies to spruce things up.
Thai-Style Peanut Chicken Wraps
For a romantic dinner that doubles as a date-night activity, prep the insides of these wraps and then roll them up together with your partner.
Thai Beef and Vegetable Curry
This dish features yellow chiles and turmeric for bold flavors to spice up your evening.
Salmon with Creamy Feta Cucumbers
This crispy salmon will be ready in only 20 minutes, and the creamy cucumbers are an unusual side that bring a different flavor profile to the dish.
Spring Veggie Pasta
This vegetarian recipe gets tons of bold favors from leeks, lemon, and garlic, plus it’s a light dish that won’t make you feel sluggish and full after dinner.
Mushroom and Arugula Salad Pizza
If you love pizza but want something lighter and brighter than the usual red-sauce recipe, this arugula-topped recipe will give you all the deliciousness of pizza with a newfound freshness.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Grilled Asparagus and Scallions
This veggie-packed pasta only takes 20 minutes to prepare, and it’s full of vegetables that have tons of antioxidants and vitamin C.
Lemony Salmon with Pesto Cauliflower Mash
This simple salmon is accompanied by a flavorful cauliflower mash that has tons of hidden protein from white beans.
This simple but flavorful chicken recipe will please even the pickiest eaters, and it’s a recipe you’ll return to over and over.
Thyme- and Sage-Roasted Turkey
Making a whole turkey is a time-intensive but surefire way to make an impression on a romantic evening. This recipe is full of woodsy flavors from thyme and sage, and you can count on having leftovers for a few days.