Easy Romantic Dinner Ideas for Two
You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to make your partner feel special. Whether you’re celebrating your anniversary or a casual date night at home, try cooking with your partner to spruce things up. Since date night should be special, we recommend you try these easy romantic dinner ideas.
From our Spring Veggie Pasta recipe to Sinful Strawberries for dessert, these easy romantic dinner ideas will help you set the mood right!
#1. Spring Veggie Pasta
This is a dish that is nutritious, delicious, and irresistible. This pasta is loved by all, so even if your partner is a flexitarian or a non-vegetarian, we guarantee it will live up to its hype.
You can use any pasta of your choice, but we recommend using fettuccine. Packed with lemon, garlic, leeks and asparagus, you’ll be finishing this pasta in no time.
The best part about this dish is that it only takes half an hour to make it.
There is no rulebook here that you have to follow — switch any herbs, spices, and vegetables of your choice.
#2. Whipped Sweet Potatoes
This simple dish is appetizing and filling. Moreover, they are rich in many nutrients that help in maintaining healthy blood pressure and help in improving eyesight.
These delicious whipped sweet potatoes require a handful of ingredients and can be cooked in a jiffy. All the ingredients can easily be found in your kitchen. Additionally, this dish is easy to customize and makes for an excellent side dish.
The combination of butter, cream and vanilla extract is all it takes to bring your sweet potatoes to life.
Oh, and don’t forget to add nutmeg — it makes all the difference!
#3. Ultimate Veggie Pizza
Our pizza is full of flavour and fresh. It features baby spinach, red onion, olives, bell pepper, artichoke, and cherry tomatoes.
The rich tomato sauce with bubbling mozzarella underneath these toppings makes for one of our favourite easy romantic dinner ideas.
To develop the right structure and flavour, it’s important that you let it bake for a few more minutes. It takes 45 minutes to make this pizza from scratch and we promise you it’s worth it!
#4. Baked Vegetable Wontons
Wonton is a type of dumpling and is a part of Chinese cuisine. These wontons are easy to make, versatile and promise to melt in your mouth in an instant. Our baked vegetable wontons are packed with vegetables and spices that guarantee to make for a delightful meal.
Add some cream cheese to make these baked vegetable wontons flavourful.
Since it takes an hour to prepare them, use this time to unwind with your partner. Cooking with your partner is known to reduce stress and increase intimacy. Therefore, use this as an excuse to make your partner feel loved and cared for.
#5. Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp is a luxury ingredient that we like to save for special occasions. Since it’s expensive, we avoid using it for normal cooking.
However, when we want to impress, there’s nothing like a big beautiful bowl of shrimp.
The sauce of this recipe is simple: it’s made of red pepper flakes, garlic, white wine and lemon juice.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s light and doesn’t take away the natural flavour of the shrimp.
#6. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This is one of the quickest dessert recipes that you can make but they’re fancy enough to impress anyone.
This bite-sized dessert is loved by children and adults alike and it only takes 20 minutes to create a batch!
The best part, though? All you need are two ingredients: chocolate and strawberries. However, since the recipe is simple, it means you need to use high-quality chocolate to infuse the flavour.
Avoid using a cheap bag of chocolate chips as they neither melt easily nor taste good. Use good quality chocolate or chocolate chips that taste better, melt quickly and can beautifully coat the strawberries.
We can’t think of a better way to spend a day with your partner than to cook with them.
The best part about these recipes is that they’re guaranteed to make your partner feel special but don’t require too much time or ingredients. This ensures that you get to spend the maximum amount of time with your partner instead of cooking up a storm or running back and forth to the grocery store. Additionally, all of these recipes can be halved to serve two. In fact, you can also save the leftovers for the next day!
Did you like our collection of easy romantic dinner ideas for two? Which recipe did you try and how did it turn out for you? Tell us in the comments section below!
Shristi is an avid reader, recipe developer and wellness enthusiast. She’s probably making a mess in her kitchen right now.