Recipes for Valentine’s Day

A collection of easy and delicious recipes for Valentine's Day. These recipes are perfect for celebrating the big day with your significant other. Special meals for an extra special date night. Everything from appetizers to the main course to dessert!

Love is in the air and so are some special recipes for Valentine’s Day! I love celebrating Valentine’s day with my hubby! Sometimes we go out to eat but sometimes we’ll fix a fancy dinner at home and avoid the crowds.

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For a special date night, we like to fix a nice meal with all the fixings. We’ll have an appetizer, a main meal, and of course, dessert. A nice pasta recipe or some seafood usually does the trick!

Here are my suggestions for you to try on Valentine’s day! I’ve included some Instant Pot recipes as well as traditional recipes. These are all easy recipes that are sure to make your night a little extra special! Oh, and if you still need a gift for your loved one, check out my post with the Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas.

Valentine’s Day Appetizers

Here are a couple of perfect appetizer ideas to get your Valentine’s dinner started.

  • bacon wrapped asparagus

    Maple Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

    from One Happy Housewife

    This Maple Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus is amazingly delicious! This is the appetizer that made me fall in love with asparagus. It’s a perfect beginning to a special Valentine’s day meal!

  • hummus and pita on a plate

    Homemade Hummus

    from One Happy Housewife

    If you want a super easy, yet delicious appetizer to start off your night, then this Homemade Hummus is it! Pair it with some pita bread or chips and you’re set!

Valentine’s Day Main Course

These delicious entrees are sure to be a hit. Easy to make and perfect for a romantic meal!

  • lobster tails meat dipped in melted butter

    Lobster Tails

    from One Happy Housewife

    It doesn’t get fancier than Instant Pot Lobster Tails! You will be amazed at how easy it is to make lobster tails in your pressure cooker. Perfectly cooked sweet lobster tails dipped in savory garlic butter is my idea of a perfect meal. This is definitely my top choice of recipes for Valentine’s Day!

  • cajun shrimp and sausage alfredo

    Cajun Shrimp Alfredo

    from One Happy Housewife

    If you love pasta and would like to add some shrimp to your dinner, then this Instant Pot Cajun Shrimp Alfredo is the way to go. Perfectly cooked shrimp and pasta covered in a homemade Cajun Alfredo sauce. Absolutely perfect!

  • chicken tetrazzini

    Chicken Tetrazzini

    from One Happy Housewife

    If you’d rather a pasta dish with no seafood, then I highly recommend my Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini. This is creamy perfection! Add a nice side salad, some broccoli, and some garlic bread and you have a complete and delicious special meal!

Valentine’s Day Side Dishes

Here are a couple of perfect ideas for side dishes to serve with your Valentine’s day meal.

  • best oven roasted broccoli

    Oven-Roasted Broccoli

    from One Happy Housewife

    I love this recipe because it’s so easy and delicious. You can serve this Oven-Roasted Broccoli as a side for any of the main course recipes for Valentine’s Day below! I love that you can prep it quickly, pop it in the oven and focus on the rest of your meal. Just don’t start eating it before dinner! That always happens when we take it out of the oven at our house, everyone starts picking at it!

  • overhead shot of lemon butter broccoli in a large bowl

    Lemon Butter Broccoli

    from One Happy Housewife

    This Instant Pot Lemon Butter Broccoli is divine! It’s one of my favorite Instant Pot Sides on the blog. The broccoli comes out perfect every time and the lemon butter sauce is amazing! This broccoli will pair well with any pasta or seafood dish.

  • homemade garlic bread

    Homemade Garlic Bread

    from One Happy Housewife

    This is the perfect complement to any of the pasta dishes below. This Homemade Garlic Bread will be your new favorite! Very easy to make and so delicious!

Valentine’s Day Desserts

Finally, the perfect way to finish your meal. These easy desserts sure hit the spot!

  • Turtle lava cake fresh out of the Instant Pot

    Turtle Lava Cakes

    from One Happy Housewife

    If your loved one is a chocolate lover, then these decadent Instant Pot Turtle Lava Cakes are the way to go. Delicious chocolate oozes out of the middle when you go for your first bite and the caramel pecan topping is amazing! A chocolate lover’s dream!

  • instant pot chocoflan


    from One Happy Housewife

    Though this looks like the fanciest and most difficult dessert, it’s not! It’s definitely fancy, but you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make! This Instant Pot Chocoflan will impress anyone and the flavor is perfection! And if you’d like to try your hand at a boozy dessert, then I recommend trying my Instant Pot Irish Car Bomb Chocoflan. It’s a dream!

  • apple crumble served in a small bowl.

    Apple Crumble

    from One Happy Housewife

    If you need an incredibly easy and delicious dessert you can make in the oven, then try this Apple Crumble. It’s been a favorite in our home for years and when topped with vanilla ice cream, it’s the perfect ending to any meal!

I hope these delicious recipes for Valentine’s Day make your Valentine’s day a special one! Don’t forget to check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to find the perfect gift for your loved one!

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