15 Easy Romantic Dinner Ideas That You Can Cook For Your Date

Of course, you can undoubtedly take your sweetheart to dinner in some fancy restaurant. But here’s a little secret, she’ll be more impressed if you turn on the stove and prepare something from scratch for her. So it’s time to surprise it up a little. What if your date was the dinner-making ritual, and you utilized it as a reason to get something a little steamy in the kitchen?

There’s nothing more romantic than having dinner together that you prepared for her. You will witness her eyes glitter with joy! Of course, no one is telling you that you must simultaneously try to make complex dishes like beef bourguignon and chocolate soufflé. But how about a brown chicken bowl or some traditional meal for dinner?

These meals may appear and taste fancy. Still, they are relatively simple to prepare. These dishes are easy enough to give you enough time to stream Netflix and watch movies or sports like NFL Point Spreads.

There are doable, fancy-looking, tasty romantic dinners. This can be a pleasant, experimental project that you can work on together, and it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Marry Me Chicken

Well, the name is quite revealing! Sun-dried tomatoes, a creamy sauce, and chicken thighs are pretty much all you need for a fantastic date night.

Pasta with Savory Jack Sausage and Parmesan

Tonight is the night to try orecchiette if you’ve never tasted it before. In a sage butter sauce, no less. Wow. Plus, you’d never guess it’s made with plant-based jackfruit rather than sausage.

Portobello Mushrooms with Truffle Mash

Whether or not you are a vegetarian, you will want to become one after eating this. It tastes like steak, but it’s portobello mushrooms with some super delectable truffle-infused mashed potatoes.

Truffle Pizza

Creating pizza from scratch appears to be difficult but simpler than expected. Try this recipe for simple ingredients and directions because, let’s face it, truffle oil improves everything.

Refried Butternut Tacos

Okay, tacos aren’t the most exciting foods to eat, so keep them for date two (or don’t, we won’t judge). However, these butternut tacos are adorable and an excellent plant-based choice for anyone who doesn’t eat meat. The recipe is entirely vegan and quite tasty.

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Sirloin Tip Roast

A few things will wow your dinner guests more than a properly cooked roast because cooking something that requires a thermometer to tell you when it’s done requires a certain amount of trust. And nothing is more enticing than self-assurance.

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

This isn’t your average chicken recipe for a weeknight. Instead, every bite is flavorful, thanks to undertones of zesty citrus and fresh herbs.

Honey Glazed Salmon

Salmon can appear to be a difficult fish to prepare, but it is relatively simple. And because there are only a few ingredients in this honey glaze, it’s nearly impossible to mess up.

Korean BBQ Beef Bowls

These Korean BBQ bowls are jam-packed with flavor. You can even serve it with a fried egg and top with some sesame seeds to make your romantic supper Instagrammable.

Seared Scallops and Mushroom Risotto

This gourmet scallop risotto recipe is something you’d usually get at a restaurant on an anniversary. Still, you can now make it at home.

Thai Green Curry

Things are going to get hot, and not in the wrong way. You may make your favorite Thai takeout dinner (which is also vegan).

Buffalo Cheese Crumbs Chicken Mac n’ Cheese

Wasn’t buff chick macaroni and cheese on the menu for your date night? If it didn’t. Then here is your opportunity to recreate the magic! Of course, you’re also required to record the first cheese pull, or it won’t happen.

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Poke Bowl

Make your own poke bowls as a couple with your favorite sashimi. It’s genuinely quite simple!

Linguine with Clams

If you do this jointly, you will be whisked to the Italian Riviera. It appears difficult to make, yet it is not.

Butter-Basted Sirloin Steak

Let’s all agree that steak is the go-to food for a romantic evening. This slightly heightened take is an excellent way to elevate your night. You can also get fancy with parsnip wedges instead of fries.

Amanda is the proud owner and head cook of her very own restaurant. She loves nothing more than experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, and her food is always a big hit with customers. Amanda takes great pride in her work, and she always puts her heart into everything she does. She's a hard-working woman who has made it on her own, and she's an inspiration to all who know her.