53 Impressive Date Night Recipes That You Can Actually Make At Home — Including Dinners, Desserts, And Drinks

    From dinner to drinks to dessert.

    I'm not sure who needs to hear this, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Whether you're a hopeless romantic or not really a Valentine's Day person at all, we can all agree that any holiday is just an excuse for a delicious meal. So whether you're cooking for your significant other, your galentines, or some other special person, these recipes are just what you're looking for. They feel a little bit fancy, but they're easy enough to whip up at home.

    2. Apple, Brie, and Prosciutto Crostini Recipe

    Crostini topped with Brie cheese, prosciutto, and sliced apple

    3. Pan-Fried Feta With Peppered Honey

    Pan-Fried Feta With Peppered Honey on a plate

    4. Puff Pastry Spinach and Artichoke Pinwheels

    Pinwheels stuffed with spinach artichoke filling

    5. Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta

    Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta

    6. Hot Crab Dip

    A skillet of hot crab dip

    7. Whipped Ricotta Toast With Pistachios and Honey

    Ricotta toast with pistachios

    8. Brown Butter Farro With Mushrooms and Burrata

    A bowl of mushrooms with burrata and herbs

    9. Steak au Poivre

    Steak au poivre with fries

    10. Pasta With Sausage and Mushroom Ragù

    11. Mushroom and Butter Bean Ragù With Cheesy Polenta

    Mushroom and Butter Bean Ragù With Cheesy Polenta

    12. Lobster Scampi With Linguine

    14. Old Bay Crab Cakes

    Crab cake with a bite taken out of it

    15. Halibut Piccata

    Halibut piccata in a skillet

    16. Spicy Miso Brown Butter Pasta

    Brown butter pasta shells in a pan

    17. San Francisco Cioppino

    Seafood stew with bread on the side

    18. Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops

    Asian-style pork chops with slaw

    19. Chicken Marsala

    20. Classic Cheese Fondue Recipe

    Cheese fondue with vegetables, crackers, bread, and fruit for dipping

    21. Pumpkin Risotto With Bacon and Parmesan

    Pumpkin Risotto With Bacon and Parmesan in a bowl

    22. Pasta Pomodoro With Chicken and Goat Cheese

    Pasta with chicken, blistered tomato, cheese, and torn basil

    23. Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

    24. Baked French Onion Meatballs

    25. Classic Eggplant Parmesan

    26. Slow-Baked Salmon With Herb Shallot Butter

    Salmon with potatoes and baby broccoli

    27. Date Night Creamy Tuscan Ravioli

    Ravioli skillet with creamy sauce

    29. Stuffed Tuscan Chicken

    30. Shrimp Risotto

    Shrimp risotto in a bowl

    31. Cast-Iron Rib-Eye Steak With Chimichurri

    A rib-eye steak sliced and topped with chimichurri

    33. Creamy Lemon Pappardelle With Scallops

    34. Air Fryer Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass

    35. Vegan Pesto Cream Gnocchi

    Vegan pesto gnocchi

    37. Molten Chocolate Brownie Bites

    Stacked molten lava brownie bites

    38. Ombré Raspberry Lemon Cookies

    Ombré pink heart cookies

    39. Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

    Lemon bars cut into squares

    41. Rustic Spiced Pear Galette

    A galette filled with sliced pears and topped with vanilla ice cream

    42. Strawberry White Chocolate Cookies

    43. Nutella Crepes

    Nutella crepes topped with raspberries

    44. Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

    A skillet chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream

    45. Triple Berry Tiramisu

    Berry tiramisu in a pan

    46. Pecan Sandie Truffles

    Vanilla chocolate dipped truffles

    47. Winter Pear Sangria

    Glasses of pear and cranberry beverage

    48. Clover Club Cocktail

    Two coups filled with a pink cocktail

    49. Paper Plane Cocktail

    An orange cocktail in a glass

    50. 4-Ingredient Espresso Martini

    51. Cucumber Margaritas

    A cucumber margarita with salted rim

    52. Pomegranate and Orange Champagne Punch

    Three glasses containing cocktails

    53. Spiked Hot Chocolate