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February 5, 2024

Sensational Dinner Ideas for Two

Date Night Dinner Recipes!

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Two hands toasting with red wine glasses at a table set with dinner for two, with candles in the background.

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Need some inspiration for your next romantic dinner at home? While cooking can sometimes feel like a chore, we promise these recipes will have you having so much fun in the kitchen together that you'll barely notice how quickly time flies by. 

Plus each dish is sure to leave quite the impression - on both your taste buds and your special someone. So what are you waiting for? Read on for the best cozy-yet-creative dinners for two that are guaranteed to lead to an unforgettable evening. Bon appétit!

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup in a white double-handled soup bowl.
French Onion Soup in a white double-handled soup bowl.
Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

Serve up this soul-warming soup and set the mood. Savory beef stock, caramelized onions, and that delicious, Gruyere-covered crouton are your cue to cozy up together. 

Follow the Recipe here.

Garlic Herb Butter Steak

Slices of Garlic Herb Butter Steak with green beans and roast potatoes - part of a dinner recipe for two.
Slices of Garlic Herb Butter Steak with green beans and roast potatoes - part of a dinner recipe for two.
Eatwell101.com

Steak always feels special. Skip the grill and follow this oven-roasted recipe. Add the garlic-herb butter for flavor worthy of a chef’s kiss. (Then steal one from yours, maybe?)

Follow the Recipe here.

Salmon and Asparagus in Foil

Romantic dinner recipe for two, showing salmon filets topped with lemon and dill, baked in foil on a bed of asparagus.
Romantic dinner recipe for two, showing salmon filets topped with lemon and dill, baked in foil on a bed of asparagus.
Cooking Classy

Think succulent salmon, asparagus, lemon, and dill. This easy and flavor-packed dish is perfect for the health-minded and ready in no time, with minimal ingredients. 

Follow the Recipe here.

Chicken Pot Pie

Dinner for two recipe for an individual chicken pot pie in a white ramekin, sitting on a striped dish towel.
Dinner for two recipe for an individual chicken pot pie in a white ramekin, sitting on a striped dish towel.
Once Upon a Chef

Forgo the huge pot pie for personal-sized ones with this easy-to-follow recipe. The individual ramekins make this really pretty to plate and elevate it from everyday to extraordinary. 

Follow the Recipe here.

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Slices of herb-roasted turkey breast on a white plate.
Slices of herb-roasted turkey breast on a white plate.
Ina Garten

Skip the whole turkey and opt for a roasted breast with a festive sprinkling of fresh herbs on top. Bonus: You might have enough left over for sandwiches for the next day.

Follow the Recipe here.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Pistachio Pesto

Whole roasted head of cauliflower in a skillet.
Whole roasted head of cauliflower in a skillet.
Johnny Miller for The New York Times. Food Stylist: Susan Spungen.

Cauliflower is having a moment. Take it for a spin with this skillet-baked dish with a unique,  delicious pesto sauce. Serving it in the skillet means less dishes and more time for cuddling.

Follow the Recipe here.

Vegan Chocolate Orange Cake

Vegan chocolate orange cake covered in vegan chocolate ganache and decorated with nuts and orange slices.
Vegan chocolate orange cake covered in vegan chocolate ganache and decorated with nuts and orange slices.
SANTA.COM

Don’t let the fact that it’s vegan put you off - this chocolate orange cake is moist, delicious, and perfect for all diets!Try this dairy-free recipe for a delicious, guilt-free treat to sweeten up a romantic dinner for two.

Follow the Recipe Here.

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