25 Easy Romantic Dinner Ideas for Two – Insanely Good Recipes

Recipes to cook as a couple

If you’re planning a date night at home, these romantic dinner ideas will make the experience even better!

Date night should be special, so it’s fun to step out of your comfort zone and try some new dishes you can make together as a couple.

From filet mignon to an easy crab cake and shrimp scampi recipe, these dinner recipes will start the evening on a romantic note!

Salmon fillet with herbs

Of course, date night is all about spending time together, so you can always opt for easy dinner recipes, too


That said, this list of 25 romantic dinner ideas is a little bit of everything, so I know you’ll find something that suits your taste buds. Let’s get started!

1. Marry Me Chicken

I’m sure you’ve seen this beautiful dish popping up all over social media, and for good reason. Not only does it have the cutest name, but it lives up to expectations.

The best thing about this dish is that it doesn’t take much for it to shine.

The combination of garlic, chili flakes, sun-dried tomatoes and a light pinch of cream is all it takes to bring your chicken to life.

Oh, and don’t forget to go for the good Parmesan cheese. It makes all the difference.

Arabic numeral. Macaroni

and Lobster and Cheese Macaroni and Lobster Cheese

are the ultimate union of home-cooked food and luxury


The creamy macaroni and cheese will bring a smile to almost anyone’s face, but lobster is something a little special


Roasting lobster tails is a great way to cook them with lots of extra flavors. I like brushing mine with garlic butter, and lots of it!

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“Homemade chicken piccata” />3. Chicken Piccata

(easy recipe) Chicken piccata

may sound like an extravagant dish, but it really couldn’t be easier. In fact, you can have it on the table in just over 30 minutes.

Using thin chicken chops will ensure it cooks quickly, and the sauce is a dreamy blend of white wine, capers, and lemon juice


Fresh flavors will combine perfectly with some roasted potatoes or a simple salad


You may want to add some bread to the table so you can absorb all the amazing sauce


4. Filet Mignon with garlic butter

If you usually avoid making steak at home, I sit down. It’s easy to mess up and ruin a good steak, and I used to think it was best left to the pros.

And because filet mignon is so thick, I know it can be intimidating. But I’ve got you covered!

Add the meat at room temperature to a screaming hot skillet and let it cook, without moving, for 2 to 3 minutes on each side

. For a

regular steak, that should suffice, and you can spread it with melted butter before letting it sit


For the thickest fillet cut, you need about 5 minutes in a low oven to cook it completely. It produces perfection every time!

5. Caprese Garlic Bread

If you want to impress your partner, why not go all out and go for a three-course meal? Starters don’t have to be complicated, after all.

This garlic bread

is really delicious, combining crusty bread and garlic (who doesn’t love that?) with juicy tomatoes and sour balsamics


No one has to know that you launched it in just 5 minutes!

6. Shrimp Prawns Scampi

is another of those luxury ingredients that I like to save for a special occasion. It can be expensive, so I don’t often include it in my regular kitchen.

But when I want to impress, there’s nothing like a bowl full of beautiful pink shrimp


I love the simple sauce in this recipe. It is made only with lemon juice, white wine, garlic and some red pepper flakes.

It is light and does not take away the natural flavor of shrimp


Once you’ve mixed it all up, squeeze some extra lemon on top and add a touch of cracked black pepper


7. Grilled Caprese Filet Mignon

The trick to

cooking steak at home is to start with room temperature meat that needs to be cooked in a super hot pan


Cast iron works especially well, but for this recipe, any pan that can get into the oven will do.

Once you’ve perfected the technique, it’s just a matter of covering your steaks with a few thick slices of mozzarella, tomato, and a drizzle of balsamic.

Crab Cakes

8. Easy Crab Cake Recipe

Crab cakes are a crunchy, light and tasty way to start any meal


Crab meat has an amazing texture, and it can be quite sweet, depending on the type you buy. I usually get mine from the seafood counter.

Between Old Bay Seasoning and dried mustard, these pastries are everything you’ll want in a crab pie.

Although they are super tender and moist, I highly recommend trying this remoulade sauce to go aside.

9. California Sushi Rice and



Making sushi at home is much easier than you think, and if you’re looking for something fun to make for your next romantic dinner, this is the place


California rolls are universally loved and are quite simple to make. Once you see how easy they are to make, you can start making all sorts of fun sushi recipes.

10. Linguine with


Even I used to avoid clams at home. They always seemed like too much effort, and I was worried that they would come out rubbery and bland. Boy, was he wrong?

Cleaning them is the

slowest part of the process, but it’s not a step you want to skip!

But the beauty of cooking them is that they tell you when they’re ready


Watching them open in the sauce is very satisfying. Of course, do not forget to throw away those that do not open.

Clam soup with breadcrumbs and bacon pieces

11. New England Clam Chowder

Clam chowder looks and tastes like you spend hours working as a slave in the hot kitchen. Let’s agree not to say how easy this is, okay?

Her preparation time for this recipe is only 15 minutes and involves cooking her bacon and cutting potatoes.

Once they are tender, you can add their creamy base followed by the sweet clams.

12. Cheese fondue

Why do we stop making fondue? Sticky melted cheese plus bread?! How come not every meal?

This won’t be a surprise, but you’ll need good quality cheese for this recipe


It’s the main ingredient, after all, so spend a little time at the cheese counter


I like to make mine with some beer added to the pot. It lightens it and provides an incredible flavor. You can also use white wine.

Serve with a platter of bread cubes, breadsticks, vegetables, cooked sausages and more.

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French onion soup” />

13. French onion soup by Julia Child

This soup is the stuff of dreams. From the tender caramelized onions to the crispy bread and cheese on top, I will eat this as a main course.

Although you can make it vegetarian by using vegetable broth, just remember that it won’t taste the same


It is the meat broth that provides the incredibly rich and complete flavor as a base


14. Baked salmon in aluminum foil

Trust me; there’s nothing like putting a whole baked salmon on the table. Eyes open, mouths open, and cameras fly out!

The best part? This recipe needs only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time.

Baking the salmon in the aluminum foil will lock in moisture and flavor, leaving you with a piece of fleshy fish that will fly off the plate


15. Garlic Parmesan Creamy Risotto


have to admit that I don’t make risotto too much, and that’s mainly due to my lack of patience. It needs a lot of love and attention.

But if you have time to gradually feed the broth, you’ll be left with a creamy bowl of goodness that’s as filling as it is delicious.

To amplify the wow factor, try drizzling with a little truffle oil.

Sweet potatoes whipped with butter16. Whipped

sweet potatoes

I don’t know about you, but I have

sweet potatoes with everything.

From roast chicken and juicy pork chops to a hearty stew of meat, there’s nothing they don’t work with


Whipped sweet potatoes take an already tasty vegetable and turn it into something velvety, soft and super rich.

Prime Rib Steak

17. Texas Roadhouse Prime Rib Recipe Prime rib


probably every meat lover’s dream dish, although it’s a bit pricey


Because of the cost and care you’ll need to take while cooking, it’s not your daily weekday dinner


You’ll need to start this a couple of days before your big romantic dinner.

The marinade needs time to bind, and the meat should remain in it for at least a day.

18. Love Potion #9 Martini (Triple Berry Pomegranate Martini)

This cocktail is not only completely adorable, but also absolutely irresistible. Strawberry

vodka has been one of my favorites for years, as has Chambord (black raspberry liqueur). When mixed, you will get such a powerful berry flavor.

Add some pomegranate juice, as this is too easy


19. Kiss Me Cocktail Recipe

Being a margarita lover, this recipe is pretty perfect for me


It includes Agavero, which is a tequila liquor hybrid that’s so mild you’ll look for another one almost immediately


It is also full of fantastic passion fruit and raspberry juice.

This tequila-based tropical cocktail just needs to be stirred and poured, and don’t be shy about fresh raspberries.

20. Chocolate-covered strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries

might be the

best dessert for lovers


Sweet, juicy, sinfully chocolatey and perfect for sharing, they look as good as they know


Be sure to clean and dry your strawberries well so that the chocolate sticks, and always use good quality chocolate. Since

dipping them can be a bit messy, I like to put the chocolate in a piping bag and scratch them in place


You can change the chocolates to get color contrast if you want, and the texture looks amazing


Chocolate cake with strawberry and chocolate syrup


. Hershey’s Chocolate Cake When it comes to chocolate cake, it’s

no wonder Hershey knows what

he’s doing.

This cake is rich, perfectly flavored and so moist that it will melt in the mouth


To really bring out the flavor of chocolate, this recipe uses hot water to help activate cocoa.

But if you really want to hit it, try using hot coffee instead. You won’t believe the difference it makes.

22. Homemade dark chocolate raspberry hearts

These are the

cutest little things! You’ll

need silicone caramel molds to make the heart shapes, and I recommended buying a bunch because once you see how easy they are to make, you’ll want to do it all the time


Since you’ll be flavoring chocolate, make sure you get flavored oils instead of extracts. Water-based flavors will take over the chocolate, making it lumpy and sad.

23. What

could be nicer than a bowl of homemade conversation hearts? Making this sweet at home may take a while, but it’s worth it.

And if you’ve never used food pens before, a real treat awaits you


End them with the usual declarations of love, or maybe go for something a little more naughty


Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

24. Peanut

butter flower cookie recipe It’s the end of the night, and

you’re full of food and romance, but there’s still a little room for something sweet



peanut butter flower cookies.

These little babies will melt in your mouth, and the taste of peanut butter is heavenly. Finish with a kiss, on the plate and on the lips!

Cheesecake with cherries

25. Philadelphia Cheesecake No-Bake I’m

pretty sure my love language is cheesecake


I can’t think of a better way to end a romantic dinner (or any dinner for that matter) than with a big slice of creamy, dreamy cheesecake.

Bake it, don’t bake it, add chocolate, add fruit, keep it simple, make it crazy… It’s sensational no matter what you do.

Romantic dinner ideas
Canzaciti.com Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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