Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and everybody is thinking about the gift and planning for the big day. Instead of taking your partner out for dinner like everybody does, why not make something yourself this year and prepare a delicious and romantic homemade meal?

Here you’ll find some of the best main dinner recipes for Valentine’s Day that will warm their heart (and belly)!

"There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved". George Sand

Engagement Chicken Pasta

This dish will impress your valentine!
This dish will impress your valentine! Source: Dessert for Two

Have you ever heard of “engagement chicken? People say that once you make it for your valentine, you get engaged in no time. And that’s why this Engagement Chicken Pasta recipe by Dessert for Two is here, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day!

The delicious combination of chicken, pasta, cream sauce, and mushrooms that this recipe brings will become one of your favorite go-to meals for any special occasion, and it will impress your partner as no other dish will.

Steaks with Tarragon Mushrooms

Drooling yet?
Drooling yet? Source: Healthy Seasonal Recipes

If you’re one of those people that prefer to have a big, juicy steak for dinner, then this recipe by Healthy Seasonal Recipes is perfect. Here, hot and delicious steaks are combined with sautéed tarragon mushrooms and vermouth shallot reduction sauce, in a complete main dish that is perfect to share with (or surprise!) your loved one.

Sheet Pan Salmon with Creamy Scalloped Potatoes and Asparagus

This one sheet pan recipe is super easy to make!
This one-sheet pan recipe is super easy to make! Source: The Food Charlatan

You simply must try this salmon recipe by The Food Charlatan. The restaurant-worthy meal is complete with citrus herb salmon, creamy scalloped potatoes, and fresh asparagus, creating a healthy and yummy combination.

And it gets better:

Not only does this recipe look fancy, but it’s also very easy to make! The entire meal including side dishes can be made in just one sheet pan, which means it will save you time and will leave only ONE dish to wash later!

Date Night Gnocchi

Perfect for Valentine's Day!
 Perfect for Valentine's Day! Source: Pass Me Some Tasty

The title makes this dish sound dreamy, right? And it is! I bet that you’ll fall in love with the meal after the very first taste. The recipe by Pass Me Some Tasty combines gluten-free gnocchi with pan-roasted chicken, butternut squash, and kale, all mixed together with a creamy alfredo sauce and grated parmesan cheese. It sounds truly delightful, doesn’t it?!

Maple Roasted Chicken Quarters

This dinner for two is fulfilling and delicious!
This dinner for two is fulfilling and delicious! Source: Chocolate Moosey

No restaurant meal can beat this delicious dinner for two by Chocolate Moosey. Here, maple syrup and fresh thyme are used to flavor chicken quarters, while soaking up all that tasty chicken juice and maple underneath are the roasted vegetables:

  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Garlic

Combined, the chicken and roasted veggies create a complete dinner in just one pan!

Simple Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna

Doesn't it look super delicious?
Doesn’t it look super delicious? Source: Halfbaked Harvest 

Got a lasagna-lover partner? Then this recipe by Halfbaked Harvest is a must! The dish takes a different approach to the classic, creating a vegetarian skillet version that will WOW your valentine. Zucchini, mushrooms, red pepper, garlic, tomatoes, and lots and lots of cheese take part in this meal, which will become your new favorite dinner for two.

And the best part:

The meal is super easy to prepare! You’ll only need about half an hour to get it ready to serve (yes, seriously!)

Cacio e Pepe

Everybody loves pasta!
Everybody loves pasta! Source: Pure Wow

Sometimes, simplicity wins out, and that’s why this Italian classic is perfect for Valentine’s Day. This crowd-pleaser recipe by Pure Wow is a guaranteed success, and it’s super simple: all you need is six ingredients and 20 minutes to spare— and that’s including the time it takes to boil the water!

Instead of stressing out with complicated recipes that may fail (or burn), use that extra time to plan a romantic night, light up some candles, and set the mood in your home!

Want to make Valentine's Day date night even cozier at home? Then install dimmer lights or get your fireplace working again!

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