Valentine’s Day Recipes

A collection of all the best recipes – dinners, desserts, cookies and more to make for February 14th.

IDEAS FOR Valentine’s Day

Looking for ideas – better yet – recipes for Valentine’s Day? No need to worry! We’ve got you covered.

From Dinner Ideas to Desserts, we’ve rounded-up all the best recipes to help you with the holiday.

Before we share recipes, we wanted to give you a few ideas on how to make the day a little extra special. Here are our tops tips for an amazing Thanksgiving Dinner:

  • Use plastic champagne glasses for sparkling cider or another yummy drink to make it more special.
  • Add some candles to your dinner to make it a little more special.
  • Use our printable Valentines placemats and add a box of crayons to the table for the kids to color before or during dinner.
  • Keep all the food pink or red to make it extra festive!
  • Include fondue with the dinner. Whether it’s savory (cheese) or sweet (caramel or chocolate with fruit), the kids will love it!

MOST POPULAR

Valentine's Dinner Ideas

Heart Shaped Pizza

30 minutes

4.93 from 14 votes

Easy Spaghetti Recipe

1 hour 15 minutes

5 from 34 votes

Best Steak Marinade

5 minutes

4.89 from 26 votes

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

35 minutes

5 from 34 votes

A Valentine’s Day Menu

When it comes to building a menu for Valentine’s, it all starts with the main dish.

Are you cooking for 2? The whole family?

Once you’ve decided that, you can go on to pick your sides, desserts and drinks.

We always think it’s a good idea to do a mix of homemade and store bought food so you don’t have to create every part of the meal. For example, make the main dish and buy a bagged salad and fruit for sides. Make the dessert and buy the drink. Makes for less work, but just as good.

For all our tips on how to build a menu for February 14th, check out our: Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas post.

READER FAVORITE

Valentine's Desserts

Cherry Almond Cupcakes

30 minutes

4 from 2 votes

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

15 minutes

5 from 33 votes

Valentine Cookies

17 minutes

5 from 10 votes

Red Velvet Poke Cake

35 minutes

4.5 from 2 votes

VALENTINE’S DAY DESSERT TIPS

I love to make this a special day for the entire family (or for you and your sweetheart)! And one of the best ways to do that is with a dessert or special treat! Here are a few tips

  • Use Cute Decor: Pink, red or heart plates make the table festive. Even a few balloons or a pretty bouquet centerpiece make it look special.
  • Don’t stress if you don’t have time for dessert! We have great ideas on this list, but other store-bought ideas include: chocolate covered strawberries, mini chocolate heart boxes or favorite candy bars for each kid.
  • Another easy dessert idea is FONDUE!! Use our homemade caramel apple dip, cream cheese fruit dip or nutella dip and have fruits, marshmallows and more to dip in.
  • Use plastic champagne glasses for sparkling cider or another yummy drink (like our red velvet milkshake) to make it more special.
  • Sprinkle the table with conversation hearts or other Valentine’s candy. You can even add a small box of chocolates to each plate as a treat for after dinner.
  • Make sugar cookies for a treat and let the kids frost and decorate them after dinner.

Check out our Valentine’s Day Dessert post for more ideas.


Newest Valentine’s

Heart Shaped Pizza

30 minutes

4.93 from 14 votes

Valentine Sugar Cookies

18 minutes

5 from 5 votes

Valentine Cookies

17 minutes

5 from 10 votes

40+ Valentines Dinner Ideas

30 minutes

5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

15 minutes

5 from 33 votes

Valentine’s Day Desserts

30 minutes

5 from 2 votes

Red Velvet Milkshake

7 minutes

4.5 from 8 votes

Dirt Cake Parfaits

10 minutes

5 from 11 votes

Homemade Suckers

25 minutes

5 from 13 votes

Pretzel Rods

15 minutes

5 from 12 votes

Strawberry Sheet Cake

40 minutes

5 from 13 votes

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

40 minutes

4.42 from 12 votes