Creating a Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

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A formula to create the perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu with sample ideas for a romantic and special Valentine’s dinner menu at home.

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and as much as we love a great night on the town, we love a great romantic dinner for two too!

Romantic Dinner At Home

On the years Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, it’s pretty crazy to try to wait for dinner reservations. If you’ve already made them, you may know that most restaurants pull in extra tables to celebrate the big day. It can feel very crowded, and the intimate, romantic dinner with your Valentine that you were hoping for can be hard to achieve on the actual night.

That’s why we’re big fans of planning a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner menu for two. You can put the kids to bed and heat things up in the kitchen. If you have older kids, send them away and enjoy your night in!

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu Template

It just takes a little preparation and planning for a great romantic dinner menu. We’ve even made it easy for you with tons of ideas, and also a free five-course dinner menu template. Use this free download to help you plan your menu or to print and present for your bit dinner date night at home! 


If you’re looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner menu, here are several great ideas for a 5-course dinner menu you can easily make at home!

5 Course Dinner Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Appetizer Ideas:

  • bruschetta board
  • Stuffed mushrooms
  • Mini quiche
  • Cheese fondue
  • Shrimp cocktail

Valentine’s Day Soup Ideas:

  • French onion soup
  • Butternut squash soup
  • Cream of mushroom
  • Roasted tomato
  • Roasted cauliflower

Valentine’s Day Salad Ideas:

  • Strawberry spinach poppyseed
  • Classic Caesar
  • Winter vegetable
  • Olive Garden copycat
  • Broccoli salad

Valentine’s Dinner Main Course Ideas:

  • Steak
  • Pork tenderloin
  • Chicken cordon blue
  • Oven-roasted chicken
  • Roasted eggplant

Valentine’s Day Side Dishes:

  • roasted potatoes 
  • Baked potatoes
  • Roasted veggies
  • Rice pilaf
  • Risotto

Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas:

  • molten lava cake
  • Cheesecake
  • Lemon curd with strawberries
  • Gourmet ice cream
  • Cream brûlée

Clearly, you can sub out any of your favorite items for any of the items above. All it takes is a little planning, a grocery pickup, and a commitment to a great Valentine’s Day dinner for the perfect romantic night in!

Shortcut: order a Hello Fresh meal and make a romantic Valentine’s Day menu even easier!

Valentine's Day Menu

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