Jam tarts with heart pastry topping

Valentine’s Day recipes

Get Valentine's Day ideas for the perfect night in. Choose recipes including seafood starters, steak, creamy pasta and rich chocolate puddings.

29 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Bake our easy jam tarts and they'll instantly become a family favourite – plus, you can make them in less than half-an-hour if you use ready-made pastry.

43 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy fillet steak with sauce for a healthy dinner that also boasts sweet potato fries, spinach and cherry tomatoes. You'll be getting all of your 5-a-day

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
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This chocolate pudding is the perfect balance of richness and textures. It's easy, yet impressive and you can even make it ahead before your guests arrive

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
27 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make the ultimate spaghetti carbonara with a creamy hollandaise-style sauce and crisp pancetta or guanciale. You can also mix in an egg yolk at the end

25 mins
More effort
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Steak and Cajun potatoes make a tasty meal for two – perfect for special occasions like Valentine's

1 hr
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine creamy goat's cheese, crisp apple and earthy beetroot for a simple salad that's bursting with flavour and colour – and it looks impressive plated up

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Turn the popular cake into chewy cookies, complete with cream cheese icing. Box them up to give as a gift, or make a batch of dough to keep in the freezer

35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in chocolate-dipped strawberries for dessert or as part of a romantic picnic. Drizzle over milk and white chocolate for the wow factor

24 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These picture-perfect sweet treats make a gorgeous gift for someone special

50 mins
More effort
10 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a comforting bowl of gnocchi with parmesan and black pepper. It's simple but utterly delicious – and the best part is, it only takes seven minutes to make

7 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Steak and chips is an unbeatable main course. Try this juicy rib-eye for two with our tangy gherkin ketchup and red wine and pastrami sauce

50 mins
Easy
54 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a comforting bowl of risotto with tomato and mascarpone. It's perfect for a Valentine's menu, or a special midweek meal

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve this fun 'pink lady' gin cocktail to someone special, it's perfect for Valentine's Day. Make your own grenadine-style syrup for the wow factor

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
79 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This classic French sauce from Gordon Ramsay is just perfect with a rib-eye steak

35 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

Bake our fabulous meringue tart that boasts the classic combination of rhubarb and custard. It makes a great dinner party centrepiece

2 hrs and 45 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Team the bold flavours of mussels and chorizo with mellow cannellini beans and cavolo nero for a tasty, light meal. Ideal for a romantic evening

25 mins
Easy
258 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A gooey prepare-ahead dessert that's perfect for entertaining - it's all a matter of timing...

1 hr
More effort
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Add a special supper for two to your weeknight menu with this easy, flavourful seared duck with gingery mashed potato and sweet potato that delivers four of your 5-a-day

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try these deliciously creamy Dauphinoise potatoes, which make an excellent side dish for a roast dinner. We've added a few extras for added oomph

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
22 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

The dryness of your chosen fizz works well with the delicate sweetness of this impressive posset

15 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Perfect as a homemade gift for chocolate and prosecco lovers. Rich, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate truffles with a hint of our favourite tipple

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this seriously hearty fish dish for brunch, or it’s just as nice served for dinner. The cheat’s hollandaise is hard to get wrong

45 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Try making this classic Italian dessert with delicate vanilla and a fresh strawberry topping. The perfect light sweet for a chilled summer gathering

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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