Valentine’s Day is a great time to showcase your cooking skills, so for those of you who will be cooking at home, I wanted to provide some of the best Valentine’s Day Recipes on the web right now. Get ready for a lot of heart shapes and red velvet recipes – to no one’s surprise.
Cooking at home is not only a great way to have a more peaceful snd relaxing Valentine’s Day, but it will save you money too. Below are some of my favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert Valentine’s Day recipes. There is a wide range of options below, some simple, some healthy, and some both. One thing is true for all of them though, they are all more affordable (and better!) than going out to a restaurant and ordering an overpriced Valentine’s Day meal.
Breakfast Valentine’s Day Recipes:
Egg in a hole is simple and delicious. You only need three ingredients – eggs, bread and butter. It’s a solid start to the day, and the heart shape turns this easy recipe into a Valentine’s Day recipe.
If you are looking for a simple, low-cost and healthy Valentine’s Day breakfast, then look no further than than this recipe from Cherished Bliss.
These waffles are not as bad for you as they look! Honestly, the glaze is the biggest health offender. This recipe is surprisingly simple and perfect for Valentine’s Day morning.
If you’re a real health nut though, then check out these healthy red velvet beetroot pancakes from My Fussy Eater. Beetroot in pancakes – Dwight Schrute approves.
Lunch Valentine’s Day Recipes:
This recipe is great for lunch or dinner, but I categorized it as lunch because I think it will heat up great if you have to go to work on Valentine’s Day. You can easily make a batch the night before, and maybe add some chicken to it too.
Plus, it’s healthy compared to other cream based pastas because this recipe uses cashews and water for the sauce!
This recipe focuses on a homemade tomato soup. It’s red, it’s warming, it works for Valentine’s Day. Pair it with heart-shaped grilled cheese and it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day lunch.
You could always keep it simple too, and just cut bread into the shape of a heart and make grilled cheese sans soup.
Dinner Valentine’s Day Recipes:
If you are going to make steak for Valentine’s Day you might as well go all out. This Italian recipe is easier to make than it looks and will definitely surpass expectations.
For those of you looking for something a little easier for dinner, here it is. This recipe can be as hard or easy you as you want it to be. You can make your own crust, simmer your own sauce and cure your own pepperoni for all I care. Just cut the thing into a heart afterwards.
Or just buy crust, sauce and pepperoni and let your pizza cutting skills shine and make the perfect heart.
Here is another recipe that will take a little more time and effort, but will pay off in the end. Sometimes it’s worth spending some extra dough for special occasions, especially if it’s for an awesome seafood dish that would cost an exorbitant amount of money at a restaurant.
This recipe from Foodiecrush is unique and a good choice for a special occasion. The stuffed pork chop looks delicious (and pretty simple actually) and the grapes make it perfect Valentine’s Day.
Dessert Valentine’s Day Recipes:
This is a healthy dessert to make for Valentine’s Day. Fruit is the main component, and it’s not even covered in chocolate. Instead, it has a greek yogurt coating.
If you put all your effort into a gourmet dinner, this might be a satisfyingly simple route to take for dessert.
10. Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Last, and certainly not least, are these awesome cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction. There is never a better time to break out the best red velvet recipe you have, and this one is certainly one of the best.
I hope you enjoyed these Valentine’s Day Recipes and make one (or a couple) this Tuesday!
Header Photo By: Austin White