Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and almost everyone I know is scrambling for ideas. While lots of people are still going the dinner out route, lots of friends are also asking, what are some easy Valentine’s day dinner ideas? Here are my top nine!

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1. Date Night Lemon Pasta
You could go all out and make the pasta yourself, of you could just take it easy and spend more time chilling with your date. This lemon-y creamy pasta is simple and delicious.


Simple Sous Vide Rib Eye Steak Recipe with Basil Garlic Compound Butter |

2. Steak and Potatoes
Classics are classic for a reason – steak and potatoes go hand in hand. The potatoes get a little dose of cute here because they’re heart shaped!


3. Chinese Hot Pot

This one might not seem like a very typical date, but it’s fun and interactive and cute. Plus it’s all basically prep-work! The two of you can cozy up and cook and chat at the table.


Easy Weeknight Coconut Curry Braised Chicken Legs Recipe |

4. Curried Coconut Chicken

Spice it up with this hands-off coconut and curry braised chicken. The sauce is so flavorful and the chicken is extra tender.


When you’re craving a bowl of childhood comfort with just a hint of adulting, make yourself a bowl of these garlicky brown butter parmesan noodles #recipes #dinner #easy #brownbutter #garlicnoodles #parmesan #butternoodles

5. Brown Buttered Noodles

The nutty addictiveness of brown butter is on display with these simple to make, even easier to slurp grown up brown butter noodles. For the noodle lover in your life.


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6. Steak and Lobster Risotto

If you want to impress, make this reverse seared steak (very hands off) and slightly more labor intensive lobster risotto. Because everyone knows risotto means true love.


An easy weeknight oven roasted lemon pepper chicken recipe |

7. Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken

Lemon and pepper go together perfectly. Make a simple side and Valentine’s day is set!


Move over steak spice! Take your steak over the top with these 5 steak sauces that you’ll want to eat with a spoon: mustard cream, classic peppercorn, Japanese Chimichurri, coconut curry, and garlic mushroom. #steak #steakrecipe #recipes #dinner #sauce #steaksauce #reversesearsteak #reversesear

8. Steak Frites

Just one more steak recipe because steak frites is the ultimate romantic dinner idea that can remind you of dinner out at a bistro. Steak sauce is the key and there are five to choose from here.


6-Ingredient Pasta alla Gricia Recipe |

9. Pasta alla Gricia

Italy is super romantic, so why not go with a classic Italian pasta: alla gricia. Cheesy, peppery, and oh so good.

Wishing you a chill and romantic Valentines :)

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