Romantic dinner ideas can be stressful when making a first impression. I recently attended a Sunday brunch with some of my old friends from college. We had mimosas and chatted about our personal lives.
Brianna wanted to impress a guy that she liked so she decided to cook him a romantic dinner instead of going out to a fancy restaurant. She was unsure of what to make and nervous about the outcome of the meal. She wanted something intimate at her own place and something her date would enjoy. She asked us what would be good meals to prepare for the occasion.
Here is a list of awesome recipes that we compiled.
Romantic dinner ideas
Filet mignon a very tender cut of steak, doesn’t require fancy seasonings. Basic ingredients include salt and fresh cracked pepper to create a mouthwatering steak. A terrific simple romantic meal.
The brown sugar peach glaze creates an amber color on these succulent pork chops. The peach barbecue sauce has a fragrant fresh ginger aroma.
These delicious browned scallops have a sweet taste that go well with corn and tomatoes. The color is a deep caramel.
This one-pot braised chicken recipe includes a delicious tomato and basil sauce. A wonderful choice for a romantic dinner at home.
Super tender, melt in your mouth beef. Slow cooked for a melt in your mouth experience and a perfect dinner date idea.
If you’re a lamb lovers like I am, then this recipe is for you and your date. Ideal for a candlelight dinner.
Lobster meat is incredibly tender and full of flavor. A juicy seafood creation with amazing garlic lemon butter.
Stir-fried shrimp are seared to perfection in an amazing sweet and spicy honey and soy based marinade Serve over a bed of brown rice and broccoli.
Romantic dinner ideas don’t get much better than this. An Italian inspired recipe to make a romantic evening memorable. Chicken Cacciatore is a classic choice for a dinner date. It would be complemented by a sparkling glass of red wine.
An Italian favorite. Fried cutlet with gooey mozzarella cheese produces a hardy flavor. This dish can be served over pasta or with a salad.
This chicken Dijon recipe combines boneless skinless chicken breasts quickly baked in an intensely flavored maple, red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard sauce.
A juicy New York Strip Steak topped with Red Wine Balsamic Reduction makes a wonder and simple romantic meal for him or her.
Al dente pasta covered in spicy marinara sauce, with a hint of garlic. Meatballs top the mound of noodles and parsley serves as a colorful garnish.
A hearty, Italian cheese lover’s dream dish. The tubular noodles are stuffed with ricotta filling and baked. This dinner idea is meant for celebrating with a special someone.
For cheap romantic meal ideas, you can never go wrong with chicken enchiladas. Not only are they fast and easy but delicious too. You can make these for dinner tonight!
Shepherd’s pie is the ultimate comfort food. A fantastic, hearty meal filled with beef and vegetables and cooked in a flavorful gravy sauce. For the finishing touch, top with velvety mash potatoes.
This delightful recipe is incredibly simple to make and packs so much flavor. Topped with a delicious glaze spread.
Appetizer meal ideas for two
Classic Italian meets Mexican. A delicious blend of taste that includes chopped tomatoes and chunky guacamole. It’s a fiesta for your taste buds.
Great appetizers bring people together. Share this wonderful recipe with him or her. This garlic herb roasted shrimp recipe won’t disappoint. Served with a homemade cocktail sauce.
Simple romantic meals for vegetarians
A creation of cheesy goodness. This mouthwatering experience will be your new favorite way to make eggplant parmesan. Best of all, it’s a healthier alternative to classic Italian food.
A fusion of the best Greek flavors and traditional Tex Mex goodness. Compliment this cheesy quesadilla dish with a topping of homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce.
Enchilada stuffed grilled Portobello mushrooms are a simple vegetarian recipe that you can make in under 25 minutes and enjoy at a fun romantic meal.
This invigorating blood orange and fennel salad combines flavors including avocado, parmesan cheese, radish, mint, and walnuts. Drizzle with a citrus vinaigrette.
Fresh romaine lettuce topped with protein enriched almonds, sesame seeds, diced fresh grilled chicken, and wonton strips. Drizzle with a mouthwatering Asian sesame vinaigrette. This energizing salad is perfect for those on a low carb diet.
Shareable desserts ideas
Strawberry Tres Leches Cake is a classic combination of strawberries and luxurious silky cream.
The caramel apple cake is garnished with a cinnamon brown sugar crumb mixture. The incredible caramel glaze is yummy enough to share with him or her.
This chocolate mousse is a real winner and can be prepared ahead of time. It’s just begging to be shared.
Creamy and delicious, this creme brûlée recipe includes a fresh raspberry twist on the classic.
Who knew that toast could be so delicious? This blackberry and goat cheese creation can be prepared in just 20 minutes.
So simple and easy to make. It only requires a few ingredients including grapes, wine and sugar.
Romantic dinner ideas are fine but what about dessert. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake is a slice of heaven. As you bite into the cake, a chocolate river oozes out into your mouth. This mind-blowing desert cannot be resisted.