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23 Dinners For Two That Are As Stunning As Your Date

Just be sure to save room for dessert. ;)

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1. Wild Mushroom Risotto for Two

Pairs perfectly with a bottle of red. Recipe here.
Stephanie Kirkos / Steph in Thyme / Via stephinthyme.com

Pairs perfectly with a bottle of red. Recipe here.

2. 30-Minute Sesame Mango Chicken Teriyaki

A chicken recipe that's easy, tangy, and far from boring (finally). Recipe here.
Lindsay Ostrom / Pinch of Yum / Via pinchofyum.com

A chicken recipe that's easy, tangy, and far from boring (finally). Recipe here.

3. Brown Butter Scallops With Parmesan Risotto

Scallops may sound intimidating, but they cook in like five minutes. Recipe here.
Lindsay Ostrom / Pinch of Yum / Via pinchofyum.com

Scallops may sound intimidating, but they cook in like five minutes. Recipe here.

4. Salsa Verde Pork Enchilada Casserole

A casserole that's somehow even better as leftovers. Recipe here.
Lindsay Livingston / The Lean Green Bean / Via theleangreenbean.com

A casserole that's somehow even better as leftovers. Recipe here.

5. Chili-Rubbed Rib-Eye Steak With Maple Bourbon Butter

Step up your steak game. Recipe here.
Emma Christensen / The Kitchn / Via thekitchn.com

Step up your steak game. Recipe here.

6. Beet and Sweet Potato Stacks

For all you elegant vegetarians. Recipe here.
Emma Christensen / The Kitchn / Via thekitchn.com

For all you elegant vegetarians. Recipe here.

7. Roasted Chorizo, Grapes, Rice, and Lentils Skillet Dinner

I know; I didn't know you could roast grapes either. Recipe here.
Lori Yates / Foxes Love Lemons / Via foxeslovelemons.com

I know; I didn't know you could roast grapes either. Recipe here.

8. Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, and Jalapeรฑo Chimichurri Tacos

Somehow refreshingly light and totally filling at the same time. Recipe here.
Erin A. / Naturally Ella / Via naturallyella.com

Somehow refreshingly light and totally filling at the same time. Recipe here.

9. Cacio e Pepe With Bacon

It's Italian for "cheese and pepper" pasta, but this is with zucchini noodles. Recipe here.
Alissandra Maffucci / Inspiralized / Via inspiralized.com

It's Italian for "cheese and pepper" pasta, but this is with zucchini noodles. Recipe here.

10. Vegetable Tamale Pies for Two

OMG, is heaven just a big ol' bowl of tamales?! Recipe here.
Tessa / Natural Comfort Kitchen / Via naturalcomfortkitchen.com

OMG, is heaven just a big ol' bowl of tamales?! Recipe here.

11. Coq au Vin Grilled Cheese

Chicken braised in wine, topped with melted cheese, and sandwiched between two golden pieces of bread. Recipe here.
Lauren Grier / Climbing Grier Mountain / Via climbinggriermountain.com

Chicken braised in wine, topped with melted cheese, and sandwiched between two golden pieces of bread. Recipe here.

12. Beer-Simmered Clams

Further proof that everything is better with beer. Recipe here.
Rebekah Hubbard / PDX Food Love / Via pdxfoodlove.com

Further proof that everything is better with beer. Recipe here.

13. Easy Chicken Parmesan

Everyone should know how to make this. Recipe here.
Christina Lane / Dessert For Two / Via dessertfortwo.com

Everyone should know how to make this. Recipe here.

14. Cheeseburger Pizza

๐ŸŽถ You get the best of both worlds. ๐ŸŽถ Recipe here.
Marion Myers / Our Life Tastes Good / Via ourlifetastesgood.blogspot.com

๐ŸŽถ You get the best of both worlds. ๐ŸŽถ Recipe here.

15. Spaghetti Squash Quiche

You can do so much more with spaghetti squash than just stuff it or pretend it's spaghetti. Recipe here.
Olena / iFoodReal / Via ifoodreal.com

You can do so much more with spaghetti squash than just stuff it or pretend it's spaghetti. Recipe here.

16. Creamy Amaranth Polenta With Chickpea Marinara

Creamy, hearty, and tastes like the recipe has been in the family for ages. Recipe here.
Gena Hamshaw / The Full Helping / Via thefullhelping.com

Creamy, hearty, and tastes like the recipe has been in the family for ages. Recipe here.

17. Cornish Hens With Cherry Sauce

A sweeter and tbh cuter version of regular roast chicken. Recipe here.
Samantha / Haute Pepper Bites / Via hautepepperbites.com

A sweeter and tbh cuter version of regular roast chicken. Recipe here.

18. Chipotle Lime-Glazed Pork

This tenderloin is just so damn juicy. Recipe here.
Megan Keno / Country Cleaver / Via countrycleaver.com

This tenderloin is just so damn juicy. Recipe here.

19. Brown Sugar Salmon

The easiest, classiest fish recipe ever. Recipe here.
Diane Yoon / Diane, A Broad / Via dianeabroad.com

The easiest, classiest fish recipe ever. Recipe here.

20. Spicy Chicken Thighs With Seared Avocados and Pilsner Butter Sauce

Layered on a bed of angel hair pasta and kale. Recipe here.
Justine Sulia / Cooking and Beer / Via cookingandbeer.com

Layered on a bed of angel hair pasta and kale. Recipe here.

21. Beer Cheese Fondue With Roasted Vegetables

Fondue for two. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› Recipe here.
Dani / The Adventure Bite / Via theadventurebite.com

Fondue for two. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› Recipe here.

22. 20-Minute Thai Basil Beef and Lemongrass Rice Bowls

Approximately one million times better than takeout. Recipe here.
Tieghan Gerard / Half Baked Harvest / Via halfbakedharvest.com

Approximately one million times better than takeout. Recipe here.

23. Butternut Squash Baked Mac and Cheese

Hey, there's veggies, it's a grown-up meal. Recipe here.
Lisa Lin / Healthy Nibbles and Bits / Via healthynibblesandbits.com

Hey, there's veggies, it's a grown-up meal. Recipe here.

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