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Valentine's Day dinner ideas


Make a stunning Valentine's Day dinner with our romantic meal ideas. Try a simple steak supper for two, an indulgent plate of pasta or marvellous mussels.

We're firm believers that the way to the heart is through the stomach. So, why not wear your heart on your sleeve and cook that special someone one of our top Valentine's Day recipes? These dishes are instant classics, they look impressive on the plate and are full of bold, indulgent flavours. Whether you're looking for the perfect steak recipe or a stunning veggie main, we have something for every taste.


Sizzling steaks

Steak with salad and onion rings

A Valentine's Day steak is a thing of beauty. Treat it with respect and read up on how to cook the perfect steak, complete with cooking times. They can be as complicated or simple as you like, with your choice of crispy chips, seasonal veg and classic steak sauces.

Take just 20 minutes to prepare an all-American T-bone sirloin with onion rings and an iceberg wedge salad in a punchy blue cheese dressing. Add some spice to your plate with our smoky steak with Cajun potatoes and crisp slaw. If you're a steak novice, try our simple rump steak with golden chips.

Perfect everyone's favourite comfort food and try our best ever chips recipes.

Perfect pasta

Beef ragout with pasta on plate and cheese in bowl

Go all out with a brimming bowlful of pasta. Make a rich beef ragout laced with fruity red wine flavours, try our creamy next level spaghetti carbonara or an aromatic plate of prawn & harissa spaghetti.

Upgrade a classic with our stuffed pasta bake bolognese – delicate shells filled with cheesy mascarpone. Make it veggie by swapping the mince for mixed mushrooms and lentils. Let simple ingredients shine with our hazelnut & oregano pasta or go bold with our spicy seafood spaghetti.

Choose from even more delicious dishes in our ultimate pasta recipe collection.

Sumptuous seafood

Pasta with mussels and prawns in bowl on tray

If you're a sucker for seafood, these mouthwatering dishes are the perfect way to show off your culinary skills. Mussels can make an inexpensive but showstopping dinner, try them in our special seafood & saffron pasta, complete with juicy king prawns. Spice things up with our mussel mouclade pasta, or go traditional with mussels in a white wine sauce with garlic butter toasts. Don't be shellfish with the portions!

Embrace seafood in all its glory with a luscious shellfish soup, or a dramatic papillote of seafood. Want to add an extra dose of luxury? Go all out with our 5 ways with oysters.

Vibrant veg-filled meals

Tomato and mascarpone risotto in pan with basil leaves and cheese

No one needs to miss out with our colourful vegetarian Valentine's Day recipes and our extra-special vegan Valentine's Day ideas. Inject a little Italian flair into your menu with this irresistible tomato & mascarpone risotto, topped with parmesan and basil. Or, spend a grand total of seven minutes making comforting gnocchi cacio e pepe.

For an eye-catching plant-based plate, whip up our spaghetti puttanesca with red beans & spinach. Full of varied textures and flavours, it's hard to beat. Want something a little lighter? Try our zesty linguine with avocado, tomato & lime.

Roasts and traybakes

Roast duck in pan with carrots and orange slices

Nothing gets our mouths watering quite like a roast. Pick and choose your favourite sides et voilà! – a terrific tray of all your favourite things. You'd be hard pressed to find someone who could refuse a bite of this tender roast duck with citrus and carrots. Serve with fluffy mashed potatoes and watercress. Make a fabulous fish dish in the form of a creamy salmon, leek & potato traybake. It takes just five minutes of prep, so no need to sweat it out in the kitchen.

A few key seasonings and a couple of sides will take a roast chicken from standard, to special. Try our rosemary & lemon roast chicken for an Italian twist, complete with fresh salsa verde. Infuse your meal with delectable Asian-inspired flavours with our star anise roast chicken, the perfect balance of sweet, sharp and savoury.

Need some inspiration for sides? Check out our roasted vegetable recipes for complimentary seasonal stars.

Valentine's Day desserts and drinks

Jam tarts on board

Don't forget something sweet! Choose one of our indulgent Valentine's Day desserts to pair with your main course, and why not add a Valentine's Day cocktail to complete your menu? Mix up a fruity martini with an eye-catching garnish or add some sparkle with a champagne fizz.

Up the cocoa content of your evening with our favourite Valentine's chocolate recipes, from squidgy tortes to melt-in-the middle fondants.

Enjoyed these recipes? Try our other Valentine's Day ideas...

Vegetarian Valentine's Day menu
Valentine's Day cocktail recipes
Valentine's Day dessert collection
The 10 best Valentine's Day gifts for foodies


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