This collection of Valentine’s Day Recipes has something special for everyone – whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two, a fun family gathering, or a Galentine’s Day soirée!
30 Valentine’s Day Recipes for Dinner at Home
February 14th will be here before you know it! This list of the best Valentine’s Day recipes on the blog will have everything you need to plan the perfect day, from Valentine’s dinner ideas that are easy and special, to Valentine’s Day desserts that you’ll never forget!
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Valentine’s Day Cocktails & Drink Recipes
Get things started with a sweet drink! There are family-friendly and grown-up only drinks here:
Pink Hot Chocolate — We took a creamy white hot chocolate…and turned it pink! Then we topped it with a luscious layer of whipped cream and cute red heart sprinkles. So much fun and so easy to make!
Cupid’s Valentine Punch — This Valentine’s punch is made with simple ingredients, but it tastes fancy! It’s festive, fruity, and fun…and you can whip up a batch in minutes! There are directions to make a kid friendly version and a boozy version too.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cocktail — This decadent chocolate covered strawberry cocktail is topped with milk foam and is served in a chocolate coated glass. A fancy drink for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion!
Valentine’s Milkshakes — Creamy, strawberry milkshakes with a candy coated glass. Can be made boozy or kid-friendly!
Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes
Plan the perfect meal to share with your sweetheart! These are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day dinner ideas (that would be good for any special occasion!)
Heart Shaped Tortilla Chips – Start the meal with a special appetizer…heart shaped chips! They bake up in 5 minutes in an air fryer (or you can use a regular oven).
Foil Pack Salmon — Create a seafood dinner with this flavorful baked salmon. An easy way to cook salmon so it’s perfectly moist and flaky every time. Bonus: you can cook veggies right in the foil with the salmon…we used green beans and bell peppers. Plus, this is a one pan meal and clean up is a breeze!
Chimichurri Steak Salad — Steak is one of the most popular Valentine’s meals, but why have a plain piece of meat?! Our chimichurri steak salad is inspired by the “farmer’s plates” you’ll often find at South American restaurants – hearty platters of meat, rice, eggs, and more. We served our steak with fresh spinach, avocado, pickled onions, and from scratch chimmichuri sauce.
Oven Baked Country Style Pork Ribs — Fall-off-the-bone tender and slathered in a tangy homemade barbecue sauce, these ribs are a family favorite!
Thai Peanut Noodles — This tasty noodle dish is coated in a sweet and savory homemade peanut sauce. It’s something fun and unique to try and one of my all time favorite pasta dishes!
Crockpot Mashed Potatoes — Complete your meal with these foolproof garlic butter mashed potatoes! Set them and forget them in the slow cooker until you’re ready for dinner.
Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes
Finish your special Valentine meal with a sweet treat! So many delicious and beautiful desserts to try!
Heart Shaped Cookie Cake — This heart shaped cookie cake is made with a fresh baked extra thick chocolate chip cookie and topped with delicious pink buttercream frosting. We also filled it with festive Valentine’s candy!
Crescent Dough Hearts — Adorable (and easy) heart shaped danishes made with crescent dough and raspberry jam.
Valentine Fudge — This easy Valentine’s Day Fudge recipe is smooth and creamy, layered in red and pink stripes and topped with sprinkles. You only need 5 ingredients to make a batch!
Dark Chocolate Truffles – These decadent chocolate truffles are so easy to make at home with just 3 simple ingredients!
Valentine Muddy Buddies — First, we created a delicious creamy candy coating using white chocolate and colorful frosting. Then we coated crunchy Chex cereal in this coating and let it dry so that every bite is crispy, sweet, and crave-worthy. And finally, we added festive mix-ins such and Valentine chocolate M&Ms candies and conversation hearts. Makes a great gift idea for friends and teachers!
Valentine Popcorn – This candy-coated Valentine’s Popcorn Mix is the perfect combination of sweet and salty and so easy to make!
Valentine Brownies — Decadent red velvet cheesecake brownies that are decorated to look like conversation hearts. Delicious and beautiful!
Strawberry Ladybugs — A healthier Valentine recipe made with fresh fruit and a drizzle of chocolate. So cute!
Valentine Swirl Cookies — These gorgeous red and pink pinwheel cookies make such a pretty Valentine cookie!
Gummy Bear Heart Cookies — These Gummy Bear Heart Cookies are a super cute treat for Valentine’s Day. And the best part is that kids can help make them every step of the way! From creating the heart-shaped thumbprints, to filling them in with gummies, kids will love this recipe!
Valentine Pretzel Hearts — This is a quick and easy Valentine candy snack to make for parties or just for fun! Just 3 ingredients!
Conversation Heart Marshmallow Pops — We took heart shaped marshmallows and dipped them in pink chocolate and white chocolate. Then we decorated them to look like conversation hearts. Kids will love to help make this easy Valentine treat!
“Sealed with a Kiss” Cookies — This is the perfect Valentine cookie to bake for your sweetheart!
Stained Glass Heart Cookies — These jelly-filled heart cookies look like beautiful stained glass! They’re almost too pretty to eat!
Ladybug Oreo Valentine Truffles — These cute lil’ ladybugs are made with Oreos, almost like cake pops! And they’re no bake!
Queen of Hearts Strawberry Pop Tarts — Strawberry filled homemade pop-tarts are easier than you’d think to make! They taste even better than the “real” thing too!
Very Cherry Cake — A vibrant, fruity dump cake that’s the perfect pink color for Valentine’s parties!
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies — Instead of a box of cherry cordials, make them in cookie form! This is an easy cake mix cookie recipe that tastes just like the classic Valentine candy.
Copycat Crumbl Strawberry Pop Tart Cookies — This fabulous recipe combines the components of pop-tarts toaster pastries with the irresistible flavor of cookies! It is inspired by a limited-edition Crumbl Cookies menu item!
Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs — A classic hot chocolate bomb, for Valentine’s Day! We used red candy melts to make them eye-catching and perfect for the occasion.
Teddy Bear Oreos — Chocolate dipped Oreo cookies decorated to look like adorable Valentine teddy bears; they’re perfect to make as a gift for teachers or family.
Chocolate Cherry Cake — A silky-smooth, delicious chocolate cake that gets the added surprise of cherries mixed right into the batter. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
Cookie Dough Hearts A no-bake cookie dough heart dipped in creamy chocolate. Fun and easy!