Date Night Recipes

POSTED February 8, 2018

Valentine’s Day always seems to sneak up on us, doesn’t it? November and December are spent thinking about the holidays. January is dedicated to resolutions. By the time February rolls around, Valentine’s seems like an afterthought.

Sauvignon Blanc Pairing #1: Wine, Cheese & Olive Pairing

While treating your love to a delicious dinner at a restaurant is totally respectable, creating a delicious spread to be enjoyed in comfy sweats with a big bottle of your favorite wine is an equally lovely way to tell your partner how much you care (and might even win you some bonus points)!

To help inspire your date night in, we put together some of our most swoon-worthy recipes—from easy appetizers to impressive entrées.

1. Start with a cheese board of your dreams.

It’s all about the perfect balance of charcuterie, cheese, olives, antipasti & complements like fruits, nuts, jams, and bruschetta. Read up on how to build your perfect spread or let us do all the work & buy the perfect spread.

2. Stuff some peppers with goat cheese, top with Marcona almonds & look like a culinary genius.

Recipe: Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Pepperazzi™ Peppers with Marcona Almonds

This recipe is delicious as it looks. Trust us. Make this for your date.

3. Make a cheese plate that has some festive flair.

Recipe: Roasted Tomato Caprese Antipasto

Yeah, it’s a little #basic to have a plate of red and white on Valentine’s Day, but do you really care? The answer: no, you definitely want this. Serve with crusty bread & red wine.

4. One word: risotto.

Nothing says, “I love you,” like a bowl of creamy risotto.

6. Keep it simple with Pasta alla Gricia, literally pasta with pancetta (or bacon) & cheese.

Recipe: Pasta alla Gricia

Like, come on. You boil water. Add cooked bacon. And add cheese. You can totally do this.

7. Everyone loves chocolate. This is a fact.

Recipe: Italian Espresso Truffles

These dark, chocolatey, silky smooth truffles silky smooth, ultra-rich dessert are perfect for wooing your sweetheart.

8. Everyone also loves pizza.

Recipe: Brussels and Broccolini Pizza with Pesto

You can make that super gourmet, restaurant quality pizza at home. All you need: our homemade pizza dough kit & this recipe.

9. Date’s vegetarian? Yeah, you can still make something totally delish.

Recipe: Creamy Gnocchi with Roasted Kale & Cauliflower

Gnocchi + roasted veg = amazing.

10. Or try pepperoni rolls & Netflix. (Perfect for all you single folks!)

Recipe: Garlic Butter Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Foodiecrush totally know’s what’s up. This holiday doesn’t have to be a drag. Treat yourself to something delicious like these pizza rolls and celebrate the “I do what I want, when I want” lifestyle. Make everyone jealous. You do you.

Need some more inspiration? Check our gallery of recipes!