21 Easy Date Night Dinner Recipes (2024)

One of the biggest stressful events for someone is dating. Perhaps you’ve gone on a couple dates already and it’s time to turn up the charm with a home made dinner for two. Problem is you aren’t the best cook in the world and you’re stressing out wondering what you’re going to do.

I’ve got you covered with 21 easy date night recipes to make the night one to remember. Give one of these recipes a try and your date will think you are a world class chef!

Enjoy these date night recipe ideas! To view the full recipe, please click the links under the images.

Beef and Broccoli for Two

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Beef and broccoli stir fry for two–all made in one pan. Just add rice or noodles and serve this easy skillet beef dinner for two!

From: Dessert for Two

Spicy Shrimp Parmesan Risotto

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How many variations of risotto can we make together? The answer is as many as we want, because risotto is LIFE. Risotto is kind of like pizza, or pasta, or whatever Italian-inspired comfort food fits your mood. It’s incredibly versatile, loves all types of meats and vegetables, and offers an elegant touch to dinner.

From: A Flavor Journal

Chicken Bacon Ranch Foil Packets

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Here’s a quick and easy dinner idea for the family…chicken bacon ranch foil packets! Just wrap em up and cook!

From: Crafty Morning

One Pan Honey Mustard Pork Chops and Veggies

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But all budget talk aside, if you enjoy going out for Valentine’s Day dinner and treating yourself then by all means, do what makes your heart sing. Just promise me that for your next ‘date night in’ that you’ll give this One-Pan Honey Mustard Pork Chops and Veggies a try!

From: The Real Food Dietitians

Chicken Parmesan for Two

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The chicken is coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese, then fried crispy and golden brown, served in individual baking dishes on top of spaghetti and smothered in extra sauce and melted Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

From: Zona Cooks

Date Night Dinner on the Grill

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Grilling food for a date night dinner at home is the perfect way to tell your significant other “I love you.” With a main dish of grilled pork tenderloin drizzled with a decadent beer and mustard glaze, and lemon grilled asparagus and indulgent smoked mashed potatoes on the side, you’ll have a meal to remember.

From: Hey Grill Hey

Peach Glazed Broiled Salmon

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Sweeten up date night dinner with this luscious bourbon peach glazed salmon that will nourish your heart and soul! And get 27 more recipes as part of the Black History Month Virtual Potluck!

From: Marissa Moore

Date Night Butternut Squash

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This date night roasted butternut squash risotto is perfect for a special occasion or dinner for two. It’s simple to make but tastes mega fancy!

From: Choosing Chia

Date Night Chicken Florentine

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ThisDate Night Chicken Florentineis an easy 30-minute meal that is true comfort food at it’s finest. Creamy spinach sauce simmered with juicy, tender chicken breast. Perfect served over a bed of sautéed kale, with steamed vegetables, or tossed with your favorite pasta.

From: With Peanut Butter on Top

Scallop Shrimp Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

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This scallop shrimp pasta with burst cherry tomatoes is perfect for not only quick and simple weeknight meals but also fancy date night dinners. It is so flavorful with sweetness from fresh seafood and umami from burst tomatoes.

From: Delightful Plate

Balsamic Butter Steak

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If you are looking for a quick steak sauce or if balsamic steak is your favorite dish at the local steak house then thisbalsamic butter steakis for you. The steak is grilled to perfection and finished with a disk of delicious balsamic butter that creates a delicious glaze and sauce for the steak. This balsamic steakis perfect for date night! Go on have a go at creating that easy steak dinner for 2.

From: Sprinkles and Sprouts

Pan Seared Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

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Learn how to make the most tender pan-seared garlic butter skillet steak and shrimp. You don’t have to go out to get good surf & turf when you can make it so easily at home!

From: Little Spice Jar

Best Skillet Bourbon Steak

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From: Hunger Chef

Cheesy Roasted Garlic Asparagus

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Are you looking for new ways to improve asparagus? This garlic roasted asparagus is prepared on a pan in 20 minutes and is perfect every time. This is definitely a set to make almost all meat dishes become rich dinners.

From: Eat Happy

Date Night Gnocchi

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Sometimes I do the fridge-to-pantry pace for quite some time which only amplifiesthe hangryness. BUT not last nightfolks! Last nightdinner inspiration came like a lightning bolt, the heavens parted, and I’m pretty sure I heard some angels singing. I call it cooking magic.

From: Pass Me Some Tasty

Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Bread

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This year, we are having date night in withBertolli® Frozen Mealsset up by the fireplace with a cozy blanket, flowers, wine and a freshly baked cheesy garlic pull apart bread. Life is all about the little moments like this. The simple, spontaneous, unexpected, small moments that mean the most.

From: Cooking with Amber

Herb Crusted Date Night Lamb Chops

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Skip the long V-Day lines this year and prepare a nice, romantic dinner at home! These Date Night Herb Crusted Lamb Chops are so flavorful and yummy! The PERFECT dinner for two!

From: Beautiful Eats and Things

Maple Garlic Salmon Steaks

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and although I don’t have a valentine this year, I am still in a festive mood. Maple garlic salmon steaks is a sophisticated, delicious yet simple dish. It will definitely impress your significant other and you won’t have to spend more than 30 minutes in the kitchen. It is also a fun and easy meal to whip up together!

From: Confessions of a Clean Foodie

Date Night Rigatoni

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Why is rigatoni so good, actually? Why does pasta taste better when it’s in the shape of oversized chewy tubes with just the right amount of density and flop to them?

From: Pinch of Yum

Oven Roasted Shrimp With Parmesan Risotto

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This creamy risotto, spiked with salty Parmesan and topped with sweet, juicy roasted shrimp, has a lot going for it. There’s the slight edge of fancy,as risotto is something many of us eat at restaurants but not at home. And yet it’s so comforting — a simple homestyle dish, really. It’s also not difficult.

From: Kitchn

Crockpot Beef Short Ribs

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These simple Crockpot Beef Short Ribs pack a big flavor and make the perfect holiday main dish or celebratory meal. Trust me, these are worth the splurge.

From: Erhardts Eat

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