40+ Romantic Dinner Recipes

This may come as a bit of a surprise but one of my favorite ways to show people I love them is through food. Naturally when Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, and other celebrations come along, I show my sweetheart how much I love him by making him delicious meals. I am a firm believer that a romantic meal is one, not only made with love, but also made with a little effort. Not to say you should slave away all day, but a little challenge is always good. In this post you will find main dishes categorized by meats: beef, chicken, pork, and seafood, followed by fabulous sides and of course, decadent desserts. Mix and match for and absolutely stunning dinner sure to make your loved ones swoon!


Steak Promodoro

Steak Promodoro. Pan seared tri tip steak alongside a rustic tomato sauce and pasta.

Crab Imperial Filet Mignon by Savory Experiments

Crab Imperial Filet Mignon is an easy dish perfect for special occassions. Tender beef topped with buttery crab and clarified butter.

Steak Tips and Gravy


Italian Stuffed Flank Steak from The Chunky Chef

Tender flank steak rolled up with garlic, herbs, prosciutto ham, provolone cheese... flavorful steak medallions that are tasty as they are good looking!

Steak and Mushroom Pot Pies by Simply Delicious

Prime Rib from Simply Recipes

Prime Rib


Sinful Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

The most decadent lasagna you will ever have. Stuffed with chicken, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, pesto, and a ton of cheese! Swoon worthy! Small Town Girl Blog.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Stuffed Chicken

Artichoke and Roasted Garlic Stuffed Chicken. Enough said! Try it, you'll swoon! Small Town Girl Blog.

Chicken Antipasti

Chicken Antipasti. Baked chicken smothered in pesto topped with salami and mozzarella. This delicious entree is also complimented with a cherry tomato and artichoke sauce! Yum! Small Town Girl Blog.

Tuscan Garlic Chicken from Mel’s Kitchen

Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Chicken Lombardy from The Midnight Baker

Chicken Lombardy | bakeatmidnite.com | #chicken #mushrooms #marsala #copycat #recipe


Brown Sugar Garlic Pork by Dinner then Dessert

Just 6 ingredients and less than an hour are all that separate you from this awesome caramelized Brown Sugar Garlic Pork and roasted vegetables.

Brown Sugar Ham with Bourbon Glaze from A Dish of Daily Life

Brown Sugar Ham with Bourbon Glaze...this easy ham recipe is perfect for holiday occasions!

Sage Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin in Bacon from With a Blast

Sage Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin in Bacon ~ Only 7 Ingredients in this Main dish ! Juicy, tender and bursting with flavor ~ and the BEST part = all wrapped in Bacon ! #Thanksgiving #PorkTenderloin #AppleStuffing


Awesome Salmon


Citrus and Garlic Marinated Halibut

Citrus and Garlic Marinaded Halibut

Creamy Artichoke Halibut

How to Cook Lobster from 36th Avenue

How to make perfectly succulent lobster tail with a step-by-step pictorial. Bakerette.com

Honey Garlic Butter Salmon from Cafe Delites

Honey Garlic Butter Salmon In Foil in under 20 minutes, then broiled (or grilled) for that extra golden, crispy and caramelised finish! So simple and only 4 main ingredients, with no mess to clean up! | http://cafedelites.com

Creamy Garlic Shrimp from Spend with Pennies

This Creamy Garlic Shrimp features juicy, plump shrimp smothered in a creamy garlic sauce. A 15 minute meal perfect served over pasta or potatoes. 


Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Avocado Stuffed Peppers

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Avocado Stuffed Peppers 

Sweet and Spicy Asparagus

Sweet and Spicy Asparagus. The chili sauce gives it that sweet spice that I just adore. Throw in some soy sauce, garlic, and fresh ginger for a POW that will send your taste buds reeling! Small Town Girl Blog.

Pear and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Viniagrette from Cooking on the Front Burner

Pear and Walnut Salad with Cranberry Viniagrette | Cooking on the Front Burner

Crash Hot Potatoes


Garlic Parmesan Duchess Potatoes from Cooking Classy

Garlic Parmesan Duchess Potatoes | Cooking Classy

Pan Seared Broccoli

Pan Seared Broccoli. Small Town Girl Blog.

Honey Glazed Carrots by Cravings of a Lunatic

Honey Glazed Carrots from cravingsofalunatic.com- Sliced Carrots cooked simply in a cast iron pan. The prep for this recipe takes just 10 minutes. Start on the stovetop, then finish in the oven for perfectly cooked honey glazed carrots. (@CravingsLunatic)

Grilled Caesar Salad by Favorite Family Recipes

Grilled Caesar Salad

Tzatziki Potato Salad by Put on your Cake Pants

tzatziki potato salad

Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies by Jo Cooks

Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies - absolutely the easiest way to roast mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes and garlic Italian style. Simple and delicious.

Easy Baked Artichokes from My Favorite Things

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms with Ricotta Cheese from Moms Need to Know

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms with Ricotta Cheese myf

Crab Imperial from a Dish of Daily Life

Crab Imperial is an easy-to-make, elegant appetizer recipe, perfect for a special occasion or holiday entertaining!

Roasted Caprese Pasta Salad from A Life from Scratch


Peanut Butter Mocha Poke Cake from Melanie Makes

This Peanut Butter Mocha Poke cake is so decadent, so rich, and so incredibly easy! A mocha chocolate cake is flooded with peanut butter chocolate pudding before being topped with layers of mocha ganache, whipped topping and dark chocolate peanut butter cups before being dusted with espresso powder.

Salted Caramel Toffee Cake by House of Yumm

Almost NO BAKE Salted Caramel Toffee Cheesecakes! Smooth and creamy no bake salted caramel cheesecake with bits of toffee on top of a toffee graham cracker crust. All topped with little bits of toffee and a delightful salted caramel drizzle.

Tiramisu Cheesecake by Life, Love, and Sugar

Tiramisu Cheesecake! Layers of ladyfingers, mascarpone filling and Kahlua whipped cream!

Raspberry Chocolate Torte from BBC Good Food

Raspberry chocolate torte

Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Parfait by The Midnight Baker

Decadent chocolate cheesecake and toasted almonds flavor this easy no-bake parfait that takes 5 minutes to make--yes 5 minutes!!

Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars by Cooking Classy 

Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars | Cooking Classy

French Cherry Pie by Mom Endeavors

Cherry Cheese Pie


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About Malia

Hi There! My name is Malia. I love to cook, garden, fish, and live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Come join in my silly adventures as I tromp through the garden, cook up a storm, and try to live every day to its fullest!

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