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

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Pairs perfectly with a bottle of red. Recipe here.

2. 30-Minute Sesame Mango Chicken Teriyaki

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

3. Brown Butter Scallops With Parmesan Risotto

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

4. Salsa Verde Pork Enchilada Casserole

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

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

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Step up your steak game. Recipe here.

6. Beet and Sweet Potato Stacks

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For all you elegant vegetarians. Recipe here.

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

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

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

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

9. Cacio e Pepe With Bacon

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It’s Italian for “cheese and pepper” pasta, but this is with zucchini noodles. Recipe here.

10. Vegetable Tamale Pies for Two

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

11. Coq au Vin Grilled Cheese

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

12. Beer-Simmered Clams

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

13. Easy Chicken Parmesan

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Everyone should know how to make this. Recipe here.

14. Cheeseburger Pizza

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You get the best of both worlds. Recipe here.

15. Spaghetti Squash Quiche

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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

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

17. Cornish Hens With Cherry Sauce

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

18. Chipotle Lime-Glazed Pork

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This tenderloin is just so damn juicy. Recipe here.

19. Brown Sugar Salmon

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The easiest, classiest fish recipe ever. Recipe here.

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

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

21. Beer Cheese Fondue With Roasted Vegetables

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Fondue for two. Recipe here.

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

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Approximately one million times better than takeout. Recipe here.

23. Butternut Squash Baked Mac and Cheese

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

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