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Skip the crowd and spoil your special someone in your life with these romantic dinner recipes. These stay in date night recipes are great for sneaking in a date after the kids go to bed too!

We love our date nights, Drinking wine with the glow of candlelight is so romantic and relaxing knowing you don’t have to drive or even wear shoes.

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Sometimes going out to eat is in high order. Fancy restaurant and someone else doing the dishes is something I will never turn down. And they require wearing shoes, LOL. But we try to make date night happen once a week which means we would be spending all of our paychecks on dates if we went out every Tuesday! So we cook a ton of our date night meals at home. These are a few romantic dinner recipes that we love for weekly date night or a special night like Valentine’s Day or anniversaries!

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Romantic Dinner Recipes

 One Pan Creamy Chicken Marsala with Pasta

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This dish legitimately could make someone fall in love with you. Chicken thighs are folded over creamy cheese and seared on all sides. Then it is simmered gently with mushrooms, onions and marsala wine for the perfect creamy sauce. Get the full one pan stuffed chicken marsala recipe here

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Sticky Honey Garlic Sauce

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Charm your sweetie with these wonderful sweet sticky and tangy chicken dipped in a creamy ranch sauce. Get the oven baked chicken wings recipe here

Beer Cheese Fondue with Roasted Veggies

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Beer cheese fondue is the perfect date night idea! Roast a ton of veggies, chop up some bread and whisk together this easy cheese sauce. Get the beer cheese fondue recipe here.

Engagement Pasta

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This is really breathtaking engagement pasta and I’d say yes to this pasta any night of the week! A wonderful blend of creamy rosemary sauce with delicious chunks of chicken and fresh mushrooms. Get the full recipe here.

Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef

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My mouth is watering just looking at this awesome combination of juicy beef and roasted garlic and rosemary goodness. This romantic dinner recipe has very little prep and is ready in 45 minutes.  Get the full rosemary and garlic beef roast recipe here

Fresh Chickpea Pappardelle with Buttered Chanterelles, Thyme, and Wine (Gluten-Free)

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This gorgeous homemade gluten-free and vegetarian pasta dish is amazingly made from a chickpea flour base! Get the full recipe here

Slight Fear of Commitment Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Let’s say the relationship is new and you still want a stay in date night, this chicken recipe may help take the pressure off.  Get the full roasted chicken recipe here

Beer and Honey Roasted Chicken Thighs

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Talk about amazing flavors and with an easy 5 minute prep beer and honey roasted chicken thighs are sure to disappear quickly. Get the full beer and honey roasted chicken thighs recipe here

 Salmon Alfredo Pasta Recipe

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Make this thick and creamy salmon Alfredo pasta with the simple steps and achieve restaurant quality creamy pasta sauce. Get the full salmon Alfredo pasta recipe here

Roasted Heart Potatoes Recipe

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A side dish of cuteness is the perfect romantic dinner recipe to melt away your sweeties’ hunger and warm their bellies with these potatoes hearts. Get the full roasted heart potatoes recipe here

Creamy Ricotta and Tomato Sausage Lasagna Recipe

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I love lasagna anytime any place and I will love you if you make me some. These individual serving sizes look perfect for a special date night! Get the full creamy ricotta and tomato sausage lasagna recipe here

Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef and Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowls with Peanut Sauce Recipe

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Hello gorgeous. I am obsessed with all Vietnamese food and peanut sauce so this combination sounds heavenly! Get the full recipe here

Almond Milk Chicken Recipe

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This dish is delicious, easy and completely dairy and gluten free in case you need to meet special dietary needs and still a romantic dinner recipe! Get the full almond milk chicken recipe here

Rosemary Pork Chops Recipe (How to grill Pork Chops)

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Want something perfect to throw on the grill? This is just right for a special dinner!
Get the full rosemary pork chops recipe here

Slow Cooker Beef Tortas (Video) Recipe

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These Mexican sandwiches have gotten downsized to the perfect appetizer or serve a few per person for a hearty meal. Get the full slow cooker beef tortas (video) recipe here

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Herb Pan Sauce

Wow! This  Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Herb Pan Sauce recipe is divine! Bring the delicious smells and tastes of the local steakhouse into your kitchen tonight with this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here. 

Steak and Lobster

Simple but elegantly done, this Steak and Lobster recipe is a classic for a reason! Share this romantic dinner recipe with someone who will appreciate it tonight, or you may just find yourself wishing you hadn’t shared! Get Recipe Here. 

Chicken Avocado Pasta

This Chicken Avocado Pasta is savory and tasty recipe is going to take center stage when you put it out! Get Recipe Here.  

 Sesame Hoisin Pork Tenderloin and Carrots

This Sesame Hoisin Pork Tenderloin and Carrots recipe is so soft and delicious it falls apart on your fork! Get Recipe Here. 

 Savory Chicken Crepes with Mushroom

This Savory Chicken Crepes with Mushroom recipe takes your favorite breakfast idea and makes it into a savory and delicious dinner you are sure to get complimented on! This romantic dinner recipe is sure to set the mood for your night! Get Recipe Here. 

Lobster Tortellini with White Wine Cream Sauce

These Lobster Tortellini with White Wine Cream Sauce are the best things you can do with a little white wine in your kitchen tonight! Well, the second best thing! Get Recipe Here. 

Easy Chicken Oscar Recipe

If you have never tried this delicious Easy Chicken Oscar Recipe before, you are in for a tasty meal surprise with this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.

One Skillet Mediterranean Gnocchi

This One Skillet Mediterranean Gnocchi is as easy to make as it is delicious! Get Recipe Here. 

 Crab Stuffed Whitefish

This Crab Stuffed Whitefish recipe is a seafood lovers dream! This romantic dinner recipe is a guaranteed winner! Get Recipe Here.

 Classic Wedge Salad

This Classic Wedge Salad is a simple classic meal you are sure to enjoy! This romantic dinner recipe is easy peasy! Get Recipe Here. 

Oyster Stew

This Oyster Stew recipe is creamy and delicious, any seafood lover is sure to leave a clean bowl after they get a taste of this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here. 

Steak and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This Steak and Creamy Mushroom Sauce is delicious! This, creamy and savory romantic dinner recipe is guaranteed to leave clean plates at the dinner tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Spicy Tahini Pork Medallions with Harissa Sweet Potato Wedges

These Spicy Tahini Pork Medallions with Harissa Sweet Potato Wedges are the perfect mix of sweet and spice to add a little excitement to your dinner plans tonight! Get Reicpe Here. 

Pappardelle with Veal Ragu

This amazing Pappardelle with Veal Ragu is part romantic dinner recipe and part comfort food classic! Get Recipe Here. 

Rib Eye Steak and Jumbo Shrimp

This Rib Eye Steak and Jumbo Shrimp recipe is the classic romantic dinner recipe you need to wow everyone at your table! Get Recipe Here. 

Prune Honey Lamb Shanks

This recipe for Prune Honey Lamb Shanks is the sweet and savory romantic dinner recipe your special someone is guaranteed to reach for seconds of serving this amazing dish! Get Recipe Here. 

Miso Butter Scallop

These Miso Butter Scallops are the savory seafood recipe your sweetheart is going to love as much as you do! Yummmmm! Get Recipe Here. 

Pesto Baked Salmon + Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Pesto Baked Salmon + Coconut Milk Ice Cream is heart healthy and still packed with amazing flavors! Romantic dinner recipes don’t get much better than this! Get Recipe Here. 

Lobster Pot Pie with Homemade Puff Pastry

Seafood lovers everywhere with flip for this Lobster Pot Pie with Homemade Puff Pastry! Yummmmm! Get Recipe Here. 

 Pistachio Encrusted Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus

Pistachio Encrusted Sea Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus

This healthy Pistachio Encrusted Scallops with Champagne Risotto and Roasted Asparagus is savory and delicious! This all in one romantic dinner recipe is way better and easier than going out to eat! Get Recipe Here. 

 Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples

Mustard Crusted Pork Chops with Bourbon Glazed Apples are the sweet and savory dinner idea you have go to try! This romantic dinner recipe is out of this world delicious! Get Recipe Here. 

Seared Diver Scallops with Root Vegetable Mash

These Seared Diver Scallops with Root Vegetable Mash will definitely take center stage at your dinner table tonight! Get Recipe Here.

Blood Orange Glazed Salmon 

Sweet and savory, this Blood Orange Glazed Salmon is going to wow the people at your table tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Lobster Pasta

Take your pasta to a whole new level of flavor with this amazing Lobster Pasta recipe! Get Recipe Here. 

Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree

Wow! This Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree is the perfect savory seafood recipe to share with your special someone tonight! Get Recipe Here.

Cocoa Rubbed Filets & Twice Baked Potatoes

Your steaks have never tasted better than this Cocoa Rubbed Filets & Twice Baked Potatoes recipe! Share this romantic dinner recipe with someone special tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Truffle Mac and Cheese

This Truffle Mac and Cheese is so much better than the out of the box version! Yummmm! Get Recipe Here. 

Chicken and Rice with Herbed Truffle Butter

Take your average dinner recipe and make it something amazing with this Chicken and Rice with Herbed Truffle Butter recipe! This romantic dinner recipe is surprisingly delicious! Get Recipe Here. 

Steak with Citrus and Avocado Salad for Two

This Steak with Citrus and Avocado Salad for Two is as filling as any meal and you get to sneak some veggies into a romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.

Keto Chicken Parmesan

Simple but crazy good, this Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe is sure to bring them to the table when they start to smell this aroma! Get Recipe Here. 

Instant Butternut Squash Risotto with Crisped Prosciutto

Put your instant pot to work on this Instant Butternut Squash Risotto with Crisped Prosciutto tonight and sit back and relax while your house starts to smell divine! Get Recipe Here. 

Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto

This creamy and savory Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto is a sure bet to impress the people at your table tonight! This romantic dinner recipe is one of our favorite gourmet meals to make at home! Get Recipe Here.

Creamy Red Wine Spaghetti

Creamy Red Wine Spaghetti is way better than your average weeknight spaghetti dinners! Wow that special someone on the other side of the table tonight with this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.  

Creamy Dreamy Prawn Risotto

Yummmm! Seafood lovers are sure to flip over this Creamy Dreamy Prawn Risotto recipe! Get Recipe Here. 

Korean Spiced Rack of Lamb with Tzatziki and Cucumber Salad

Yummmm! This Korean Spiced Rack of Lamb with Tzatziki and Cucumber Salad is the savory romantic dinner recipe you have to share tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Healthy Braised Short Ribs with Polenta

Yummmm! This Healthy Braised Short Ribs with Polenta is the healthy and hearty dinner recipe your special someone is sure to love! Put this romantic dinner recipe out tonight and get ready to run some heads! Get Recipe Here.

Italian Sausage and Kale Pasta

This Italian Sausage and Kale Pasta sneaks the veggies right into this its cheesy deliciousness! You are sure to love this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.

Wine Glazed Steak

Take your grill game to the next level tonight with this Wine Glazed Steak recipe! This romantic dinner recipe is sure to be the star of your table! Get Recipe Here. 

Crab Risotto with Asparagus

This tasty Crab Risotto with Asparagus is sure to please any seafood lover! This romantic dinner recipe is going to be a big hit! Get Recipe Here. 

Spicy Steamed Mussels in Beer

Have an extra beer in your fridge? This  Spicy Steamed Mussels in Beer is the perfect use for it! Get Recipe Here. 

Cornish Game Hens with Triple Cranberry Sauce

This Cornish Game Hen with Triple Cranberry Sauce is a classic for a reason! Dress your table to impress tonight with this amazing romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here.

Moules-Frites Recipe

Any seafood lover would flip over this Moules-Frites Recipe! Take your romantic dinner recipe to a whole new level of flavor tonight! Get Reicpe Here. 

Paccheri with Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta

Paccheri with Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta is sure to be the star of your romantic dinner recipe lineup! Yummmm! Get Recipe Here. 

Grilled Parmesan Breaded Scallops and Cheesy Polenta Recipe for Two

These Grilled Parmesan Breaded Scallops and Cheesy Polenta Recipe for Two are so savory and delicious! You are going to want a big helping of this romantic dinner recipe! Get Recipe Here. 

Duck Confit with Arugula Orange and Pomegranate

Sweet and savory, this Duck Confit with Arugula Orange and Pomegranate is sure to take center stage on any table you put it on! Get Recipe Here. 

Drinks, Appetizers & Desserts

Pomosa Recipe

Pomosa, romantic dinner recipes

Such a treat to go along as a perfect compliment to any meal! An all natural way to enjoy a delicious cocktail made from only two ingredients.  Get the full pomosa recipe here

 Salted Dark Chocolate Caramel Tart Recipe

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This salted dark chocolate caramel tart is a velvety sweet treat offset with crunchy sea salt! It also can be made ahead up to 3 days early for easy entertaining. Such a romantic dinner recipe.
Get the full salted dark chocolate caramel tart recipe here

 Maple Cranberry Pecan Pie Recipe

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Maple cranberry pecan pie has subtle lingering of sweet maple followed immediately by a ping from the tangy cranberries. Get the full recipe maple cranberry pecan pie recipe here

Hazelnut Creme Brulee Dessert for Two

This Hazelnut Creme Brulee Dessert for Two is a classic gourmet dessert, you have got to share this with your special someone tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

 Caramel Pecan Brownie Sundae

Simple but crazy delicious, this Caramel Pecan Brownie Sundae is sure to be a hit when you put it on the table tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Raspberry Rose Bellinis

Add a little extra to your romantic dinner plans with these Raspberry Rose Bellinis tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Raclette

Cheese lovers are sure to go crazy for this Raclette recipe! This is a great addition to your romantic dinner recipe tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Chocolate Stout Brownies Recipe

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These are the perfect treats for the beer lover in your life! Get the full chocolate stout brownies recipe here

Easiest Chocolate Pie Recipe (Gluten-free)

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This beautiful and scrumptious tiny chocolate pie is perfect for two! The silky chocolate pie is made with only 4 ingredients including the crispy coconut crust making it gluten-free too.
Get the full easiest chocolate pie recipe here

Heart Shaped Cookies Recipe

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Proposing this year? This is the recipe you need! No fancy decorating, just a brownie pan and a heart shaped cutter plus all kinds of tips for beginner bakers! Steal your sweetie’s heart with these romantic dinner recipes. Get the full heart shaped cookies recipe here

 Coconut and Rose Panna Cotta

This sweet Coconut and Rose Panna Cotta recipe is the perfect creamy dessert to share with someone special tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Salted Chocolate Orange Almond Bark

Wow! This Salted Chocolate Orange Almond Bark is the perfect end to your night! This romantic dinner recipe is sweet and salty perfection! Get Recipe Here. 

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce

These sweet, creamy Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce are going to be the perfect thing to end your dinner plans tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

We can’t get enough of these Chocolate Truffle Tartlets! This amazing dessert idea is the perfect romantic dinner recipe to share with someone special tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Eston Mess Recipe

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If you’re rushed or happened to let the dessert part of the menu slip, no fear these are amazingly easy and tasty for a romantic dinner recipes. Get the full Eton mess recipe here

 Easy Crusty French Bread Recipe

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Don’t forget the bread! This recipe is perfect to impress that certain someone in your life. Bread re required for romantic dinner recipes.
Get the full easy crusty french bread recipe here

Surf and Turf Cheese Fondue

This Surf and Turf Cheese Fondue is more of a meal than a snack! This romantic dinner recipe is the savory and tasty star of the table! Get Recipe Here. 

 Dairy Free Chocolate Souffle

Non Dairy? No problem! This Dairy Free Chocolate Souffle is divine! Complete you romantic dinner plans with this amazing recipe! Get Recipe Here. 

 Roasted Beet Hummus (Video) Recipe

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This is an awesome appetizer to make, it’s super easy and quick to make too! The perfect red shade too for Valentine’s Day making romantic dinner recipes!
Get the full roasted beet hummus (video) recipe here

Chocolate Mousse Poached Pear Tart

Sweet and fruity, this Chocolate Mousse Poached Pear Tart is the perfect, gourmet way to end your dinner plans tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Chocolate Fondant for Two

This Chocolate Fondant for Two is out of this world tasty! Bring this romantic dinner recipe to the table and turn some heads tonight! Get Recipe Here. 

Pumpkin Flatbread with Gruyere Crispy Sage (Gluten-Free) Recipe

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This gluten-free crust recipe paired with tender squash, onion, garlic, and fried sage makes an addicting cheesy-crack snack. Get the full recipe here

Jalapeno Popper Turnovers Recipe

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These flaky pastries are filled with bacon, jalapeños, cheese, cream cheese, and roasted garlic hummus. What fantastic romantic dinner recipes.
Get the full jalapeño popper turnover recipe here

Toasted Mushroom Ravioli

These Toasted Mushroom Ravioli are to die for! Romantic dinner recipes don’t get much tastier than this amazing meal! Get Recipe Here.

Kahlua Tiramisu for Two

A romantic dinner recipe isn’t complete without a little after dinner sweets! This Kahlua Tiramisu for Two is a super tasty way to end the meal! Get Recipe Here. 

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

These amazing Bacon Wrapped Scallops are out of this world tasty! Even romantic dinner recipes are always better with a little bacon! Get Recipe Here. 

Prosciutto Chicken Involtini with Spinach and Ricotta

No one is going to push their spinach around their plate tonight when you put this Prosciutto Chicken Involtini with Spinach and Ricotta on their plate! Get Recipe Here. 

Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese

Yummm! Either for after dinner or before, this Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese is always a winner! Get Recipe Here. 

For more amazing dinner ideas. 

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Happy cooking!

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By on February 5th, 2016

About Holli Butterfield

Hi I'm Holli! My background is in baking and pastries. I love a good coffee, anytime of the day. I also love to tend my garden and explore the world with my husband and four growing daughters. I co-authored Stress Free Camping, a 120+ page cookbook on making epic food in the woods.

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