Valentines Day Recipe Ideas

7+ Valentine’s Day Recipe Ideas.  Dinner ideas and dessert recipes that are perfect for dinner for two, or more!

Whether it’s dinner for two at home, or a family affair, there’s a little bit of everything here to make this Valentine’s Day special. Delicious and special dinner dishes and decadent desserts.

7+ Valentine’s Day Recipe Ideas

Share a Love Pizza

Heart Shaped Pizzas with Heart Shaped Pepperoni are great for Valentine’s Day!  They’re especially perfect if you’re having a family Valentine’s Day dinner.

two heart shaped Valentine's Day pizzas with heart shaped pepperoni. they are on a cookie sheet

Have a Fondue

There’s something so romantic and fun about a fondue for Valentine’s Day. It’s a perfect interactive and delicious way to enjoy dinner and dessert with loved ones.  In this Fondue post here, I’m sharing all the makings for a fondue dinner, including a full menu for cheese fondue, meat and seafood fondue and chocolate fondue, plus all the dips, sauces and dippers!

Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie

Another nice idea for Valentine’s Day is to make and share a charcuterie board over a glass of wine!  These beautiful boards are easy to put together and make for fun, stress free enjoyment.

a charcuterie board loaded with green olives, kalamata olives, fresh figs, brie cheese, deli meats, honey, cheese and blackberries

Creamy Smothered Pork Chops

These Creamy Smothered Pork Chops are deeee-licious. They’re so tender after lightly simmering in a creamy and flavourful sauce. Serve over egg noodles. A lovely date night dinner idea.

A pan full of Creamy Smothered Pork Chops

Lobster Chowder

Lobster Corn Chowder is a decadent and delicious soup that would be wonderful for a Valentine’s Day dinner. There’s something about this soup that feels so special, and Valentine’s Day is certainly the day to enjoy the special things!

Creamy Tomato Basil Fettuccine with Shrimp

Pasta feels like a romantic dinner dish.  This simple and delicious pasta dish looks fancy but it’s super easy to make.

a top down view of pasta with a Tomato sauce and Shrimp

Make a Dessert Plate for Sharing!

Think outside the charcuterie plate, and make a Dessert Cheese Plate!  This plate is loaded up with delicious cheese, chocolate, nuts and fruit!  Add some Valentine’s cinnamon hearts, chocolate and treats to make it extra love-ly.

a snack tray loaded with cheeses, chocolate, jams, berries, pears, nuts and pastries

Don’t forget breakfast!

Begin love day with these delicious crepes!  Top and fill them with custard, whipped cream and all your favourite fruits.  Make them extra love-ly by using all red coloured fruit like strawberries and raspberries.

Make a Showstopper Dessert!

This Chocolate Pavlova with Strawberries is the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert. Layers of crunchy chocolatey marshmallowy meringue, whipped cream and strawberries. So love-ly and delicious.

A top down view of a Valentine's Day Chocolate Pavlova topped with whipped cream and Strawberries

Valentine’s Day + Chocolate = Love

It’s not Valentine’s Day without chocolate! This Chocolate Bundt Cake is a great idea for dessert…it’s SO chocolaty and delicious.

a top down view of a chocolate bundt cake. it sits on a white ruffled cake plate and in the background is a turquoise napkin

Valentine’s Day Jello Whips

If you’re looking for a really simple and pretty dessert idea for love day, these Valentine’s Day Jello Whips are delicious! Made with just 2 ingredients. Grab the recipe from Our Tasty Kitchen here!

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

Brownies are perfect for Valentine’s Day!  These decadent and delicious Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies are amazing.

a top down view of Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies. on a blue and white background

I hope you found something delicious to make this Valentine’s Day!


For more Valentine’s Day ideas follow my Be My Valentine Board on Pinterest!


This post was originally published in January 2015. I have recently updated it with new pictures and recipes!  Enjoy.

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  1. Hi. from Ontario! This year I would like to make the day special without overspending. Thank you so much for ideas that accomplish both. Especially like the raspberry whipped cream – great for any day!

    1. Hi Darlene! I’m so glad you found some Valentine’s Day ideas that you like! And you are right about the raspberry whipped cream…it’s perfect any time of year! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!