Romantic Dinner Recipes Date Night Ideas
These Romantic Dinner Recipes are easy and delicious! They’re perfect for a cozy date night at home or Valentine’s Day.
Romantic Dinner Recipes
Looking to impress your special someone with a delicious home-cooked meal? I’ve got you covered! I rounded up some of my favourite date night or Valentine’s Day dinner recipes that are perfect for a romantic evening for two. You won’t have to spend a fortune eating out at a restaurant, and you’ll get to bond in the kitchen as you cook one of these romantic dinner recipes together!
There’s something for every palate in this round-up, no matter what you’re in the mood for. From restaurant copycats for a fraction of the price to decadent pasta dishes and sizzling skillets, you’ll fall in love with these date night dinner ideas.
You don’t need to leave the house to have a restaurant-quality meal! Try these copycat recipes from Benihana, Olive Garden and more!
This delicious hibachi shrimp is so easy to make at home! It’s served with fried rice, mixed vegetables, and a simple yum yum sauce.
Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 243mg | Sodium: 1754mg | Potassium: 703mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3023IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 2mg
These Ahi Tuna Sushi Stacks are a Cactus Club copycat made with a tamari vinaigrette, avocado, panko & micro greens.
Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 847mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1539IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 4mg
This easy One Pot Zuppa Toscana can be made in just 30 minutes – it’s a comforting soup packed with Italian sausage, kale, and potatoes!
Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 966mg | Potassium: 818mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1679IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg
These Bonefish Grill Tuna Bowls are a delicious copycat from my favourite seafood chain, made with mango salsa and sweet chili sauce!
Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 683mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3429IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
This easy Linguine Chicken Tetrazzini is a perfect East Side Mario’s copycat with juicy chicken, delicious bruschetta and the creamiest sauce!
Calories: 788kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2102IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 2mg
This Ahi Tuna Salad is a colourful dish served with seared tuna steaks, sliced avocado, crunchy wontons and a delicious sesame ginger dressing.
Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 1280mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 23313IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 4mg
I simple love going out for Italian food when it’s date night! However, it’s so easy to make a delicious pasta dinner at home! These recipes are definitely a step above spaghetti and meatballs and are sure to impress anyone.
This White Cheddar Truffle Mac and Cheese is super creamy and made on the stovetop with truffle oil, white cheddar and Swiss cheese.
Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 505mg | Iron: 1mg
This Lighter Shrimp Pasta Primavera recipe is ready in just 30 minutes, made with fresh veggies, yummy shrimp and the creamiest sauce!
Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 1253mg | Potassium: 956mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1088IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 5mg
This Penne alla Vodka Pasta Bake has a creamy, velvety sauce, layers of spinach, red pepper and chicken – it’s unforgettable!
Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 888mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1516IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1mg
This Brown Butter Sage Butternut Squash Gnocchi is a delicious twist on a classic made with homemade gnocchi, kale and caramelized onions.
Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5155IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 3mg
This Creamy Mushroom Pasta is a one pot wonder! It’s an easy vegetarian dinner with the perfect parmesan cream sauce.
Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 678IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 2mg
This is the BEST Lasagna Recipe on the Internet! It’s made with a hearty bolognese, classic tomato sauce and delicious homemade béchamel.
Calories: 567kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 1154mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3328IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 2mg
These one pan skillet dinners are amazing! They taste fantastic, don’t take too long to cook, and you have minimal dishes to clean up afterwards. Perfect!
This French Onion Chicken Skillet is a delicious weeknight dinner that is a play on French onion soup. It’s packed with protein for a filling meal!
Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 28.9mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 1.3mg
This Skinny, Easy Chicken Marsala Skillet is a delicious, creamy mushroom chicken recipe and it’s made healthier with less cream and marsala wine!
Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1650IU | Vitamin C: 122.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.8mg
This Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet is an easier way to make this classic Italian dish – and it comes together in about 30 minutes in one pot!
Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 1050mg | Potassium: 1102mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 4mg
This Creamy Basil Chicken Skillet is an easy one-pan meal that’s ready in just 30 minutes with the yummiest basil and parmesan sauce.
Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 1199mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2079IU | Vitamin C: 141mg | Calcium: 411mg | Iron: 3mg
This Lemon Pepper Chicken comes together so easily in a skillet with the most delicious sauce! Serve it with roasted potatoes and broccoli.
Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 1386mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1097IU | Vitamin C: 171mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 4mg
This Creamy One Pan Chicken & Quinoa is a delicious and easy skillet meal that’s perfect for nights when you don’t feel like cooking!
Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 984mg | Potassium: 1737mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 738IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 366mg | Iron: 6mg
This 30-Minute Italian Chicken Skillet is a delicious and low-calorie meal that’s great for meal prep – all you need is one pan!
Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Calcium: 380mg | Iron: 4.3mg
Roasted or Baked Dinners
Turn on the oven for these dinners! Try everything from stuffed chicken breasts to shareable flatbreads. Feel free to kick back with a glass of wine while they cook hands-off.
This Roasted Vegetable Flatbread will satisfy all your pizza cravings with delicious toppings like portobello mushrooms and fresh mozzarella.
Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1172mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 3mg
This Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken is a healthy low-carb dinner idea made with fresh veggies – plus, the entire recipe only uses one pan!
Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 35.5mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.6mg
These Spinach Stuffed Chicken Roll Ups are filled with yummy ricotta, sundried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella then topped with marinara sauce.
Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1000IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 2.9mg
This Grilled Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread is a lighter dish made with gorgonzola cheese and fresh veggies that’s ready in just 30 minutes!
Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 2mg
These are the BEST EVER Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms! They’re super flavourful and packed with chicken, breadcrumbs, cheese and red pepper.
Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 21.4mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 1.5mg
This Margherita Asparagus Stuffed Chicken is a delicious low-carb dinner you can make on the BBQ or in the oven with goat cheese and spinach!
Serving: 1g | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 919mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg
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