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51 Valentine's Day Recipes - The Ultimate Valentine's Day Recipes Collection

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February 12, 2018 / International / By
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Not a fan of Valentine’s Day? You don’t have to be! These Valentine’s Day recipes are perfect all year round and you can enjoy them without celebrating Valentine’s Day. You can use the recipes to celebrate your love for delicious dishes and desserts. However, if you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special someone or with your friends and family, these recipes have that special something that can transform a meal into a special event. If you plan to go out for dinner, you can surprise your loved one with breakfast in bed or with some festive treats they can enjoy during the day. But, if you do not have time for a special breakfast and you prefer to enjoy a romantic dinner at home, we have some recipes that are perfect for a lovely and romantic dinner.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for trying new dishes and to indulge in delicious, treats, and desserts so here are our recommendations:

Breakfast Recipes

You can transform the most important meal of the day into a romantic and delicious experience if you try some of the recipes included here. These recipes are perfect for a romantic breakfast in bed or for a festive brunch.

  1. Strawberry Lemon Creme Crepe Cake from Taste And See

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday for strawberry treats and we’ve made sure that we have numerous strawberry recipes included on our Valentine’s Day list. We have some breakfast recipes but we also have some delicious strawberry desserts for you.

The first strawberry breakfast idea is a creamy and light Strawberry Lemon Crème Crepe Cake made with buttermilk crepes, mascarpone cheese, fresh strawberries and lemon juice.

  1. Heart-Shaped Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries from Cooking Classy

The second strawberry breakfast idea on our list is this Heart-Shaped Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries recipe. The pastries are not only super cute, gotta love the heart shape and the pink and red colors, but also absolutely delicious and perfect for breakfast. They are not extra sweet so you can enjoy them with a cup of coffee during the morning without feeling like you’re having dessert for breakfast.

  1. Glazed Strawberry Muffins from Garnish & Glaze

Speaking of red and pink, here’s another strawberry recipe that involves these Valentine’s Day colors – Glazed Strawberry Muffins. We love that the strawberries are inside the muffins not on top of them as decorations. They are delicious like this. Not to mention the pink glaze is absolutely incredible.

  1. Strawberries and Cream Doughnuts from Thirty Handmade Days

Baked doughnuts are our favorite type of doughnuts and not because they are healthier than regular doughnuts, even though they are, but because, in our opinion, they taste better than the fried ones. This Strawberries and Cream Doughnuts recipe is very easy and it requires ingredients that you probably have in your pantry.

  1. Strawberry-Banana “Cheesecake” Pancakes from Noble Pig

Last strawberry recipe in the breakfast section of our list is this amazing Strawberry-Banana “Cheesecake” Pancakes recipe. The recipe is decadent and perfect for Valentine’s Day. Using cottage cheese in the pancakes batter is such a brilliant idea and, if you serve the pancakes with homemade strawberry sauce, you will end up with a perfect festive breakfast or brunch.

  1. Red Velvet Banana Bread from Plain Chicken

From strawberry breakfast recipes we’re moving to red velvet breakfast recipes. The first recipe requires only five ingredients and the result is a great Red Velvet Banana Bread, perfect for Valentine’s Day morning or for a sweet treat during the day. The taste is amazing and, even if you hate Valentine’s Day, you have to admit that Red Velvet Banana Bread looks amazing.

  1. Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze from Kevin Is Cooking

If you love waffles, these Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze are a great option for Valentine’s Day breakfast. The waffles are tender, infused with amazing chocolate flavors, glazed with cream cheese and topped with pecans.

  1. Cake Batter Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup from Gimme Delicious

Cake Batter Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup are fluffy, delicious and everything you can want from a Valentine’s Day breakfast. We love that the maple syrup was replaced by cream cheese syrup because cream cheese frosting and red velvet are a match made in heaven.

  1. Red Velvet Crepes from Six Sisters’ Stuff

And, if you prefer crepes to pancakes, you can make these Red Velvet Crepes. The taste is amazing and they are very easy to make.

  1. Pancakes With Raspberry Jam And Whipped Cream from Yoyo, our foodie

Since we are on the topic of pancakes and crepes, we have to mention this Pancakes With Raspberry Jam And Whipped Cream recipe too because, as Yoyo says in her article, the combination of raspberry jam and whipped cream is amazing.

  1. Raspberry Almond Scones from Two Peas And Their Pod

Raspberry jam is great with whipped cream and fresh raspberries are great with almonds. If you want to try this combo in a breakfast recipe, try these Raspberry Almond Scones. They are perfect for breakfast or brunch but they can also be enjoyed as dessert after dinner.

  1. Raspberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Pastries from Just A Taste

Another great Valentine’s Day recipe that includes raspberries is this Raspberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Pastries recipe. These pastries are quick and easy to make and they are perfect for surprising someone with breakfast in bed.

  1. Champagne Raspberry Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole from Sugar & Soul

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare a festive breakfast, try this Champagne Raspberry Overnight Baked French Toast Casserole that can be prepared the night before Valentine’s Day and store in the fridge. All you’ll have to do in the morning is to bake the French toast casserole in the oven. The flavors of the dish are absolutely amazing.

  1. Blueberry Croissant Puff from The Girl Who Ate Everything

This Blueberry Croissant Puff is a combination of buttery croissants, blueberries, and cream cheese. The mixture is baked in the oven and then enjoyed for breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea.

  1. Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls from Lady Behind the Curtain

If you are looking for a simple yet delicious breakfast, try these Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls! All you have to do is buy cinnamon rolls and bake them in a heart shape.

  1. Overnight Cherry Danish from kiki&company

Overnight Cherry Danish is another recipe that can be prepared the night before Valentine’s Day. They will be a family favorite for sure since they are super tasty and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

  1. French Toast Churro Bites from OMG Chocolate Desserts

These French Toast Churro Bites are great if you have children and you want to share the joy of Valentine’s Day with them, however, they are very good for adults too. They are very easy to make and they make a great romantic breakfast for you and your loved one or fun breakfast for the entire family.

  1. Raspberry Vanilla Overnight Oats from Real Food Real Deals

If you prefer to start the day with something healthy and indulge in decadent treats later on in the day, these Raspberry Vanilla Overnight Oats are the perfect breakfast recipe for you. You can eat them right out of the fridge. The raspberry and chocolate chips make them more special than the typical oats served for breakfast.

  1. Healthy Triple Chocolate Scones from Amy’s Healthy Baking

Another healthy breakfast option for Valentine’s Day are these Triple Chocolate Scones. They are full of chocolate chips and drizzled with dark chocolate. A dream come true for chocoholics. And did we mention they are quite healthy?

Dinner Recipes

If you decided to enjoy your Valentine’s Day dinner at home this year, we have some recipes that will transform your dinner into an amazing culinary experience. These dinner recipes are a little bit fancier than the typical dinner recipe we all love and that makes them perfect for a romantic event.

  1. Homemade Heart Pizzas from The Junior

If you plan to dine at home with your family, these Homemade Heart Pizzas are fun and easy to make. Children will love to be involved in the making process of these adorable and delicious pizzas. You can allow the little ones to pick their favorite pizza toppings and decorate their pizza as they want.

  1. One Pot Mustard Chicken and Bacon Skillet from The Cookie Rookie

Dining at home with your partner can be a better experience than dining out since you can be as romantic as you want in your own home and food can be as delicious and amazing as restaurant food. Take this One Pot Mustard Chicken and Bacon Skillet, for example, it has everything – juicy, tender chicken, crispy bacon, delicious mustard, and wine.

  1. Chili-Rubbed Ribeye Steak with Maple-Bourbon Butter from Grits and Pinecones

Another amazing recipe, perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner, is this Chili-Rubbed Steak with Maple-Bourbon Butter. It is delicious, decadent, fancy, and not at all hard to make.

  1. Steak with Drunken Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions & Roasted Blue Cheese Potatoes from The Kitchn

If you want to try something different for Valentine’s Day and you love French cuisine, this Steak with Drunken Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions & Roasted Blue Cheese Potatoes is a great recipe with a delicious French twist. Believe it or not, this amazing meal is ready in approximately 30 minutes and everything from the steak to the drunken mushrooms and caramelized onions sautéed in dark beer to the incredible roasted blue cheese potatoes is irresistible.

  1. Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese from Pinch of Yum

A great vegetarian dish for Valentine’s Day dinner is this Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese. The texture, colors, and smell of this pasta dish is so good it will make you fall in love with this recipes.

  1. Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops from Savory Today

Scampi-Style Steak & Scallops is a dish that is very easy to make and the prep time is only a few minutes. The dish is nonetheless delicious and perfect for special occasions. The steak is melt-in-your-mouth good and the flavors are amazing. Serve it with roasted asparagus and a glass of red wine.

  1. Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Caramelized Acorn Squash from Cooking And Beer

Are you a fan of the classic Chicken Alfredo Pasta but you want to try something a little bit more special for Valentine’s Day? Try this Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Caramelized Acorn Squash! This is an autumnal twist on the classic Alfredo recipe but the dish is perfect year round and it makes a great romantic dinner for those who love Chicken Alfredo Pasta.

  1. French Onion Skillet Chicken with Melted Gruyere and Thyme from The Cozy Apron

French Onion Skillet Chicken with Melted Gruyere and Thyme is a comforting dish with savory and sweet flavors from the caramelized onions and the Gruyere cheese. The chicken is juicy and delicious. This dish is definitely a rich and creamy dish that we’re sure you and your partner will enjoy.

  1. Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon from The Healthy Foodie

Salmon is another good idea for Valentine’s Day dinner, especially if it is made with a maple walnut crust. The maple syrup gives the dish a slightly sweet flavor, paprika makes it a little bit smoky and the vinegar adds a little bit of tanginess. This dish is a dish with various textures and flavors that are amazing together and it is a great alternative to a steak or chicken dish for those who love salmon, not to mention it is very easy to make.

Desserts & Sweet Treats

What is Valentine’s Day without desserts and sweet treats? Actually, is there a holiday or special occasion that doesn’t require something to satisfy someone’s sweet tooth? We really do not think so and, frankly, we’re pleased that every celebration requires something sweet. We know desserts are not usually healthy and nutritious but treating yourself from time to time is not at all a bad thing.

  1. No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Ganache Tart with Chocolate Cookie Crust from Home Is Where The Boat Is

This No-Bake Chocolate Ganache Tart requires just five ingredients and is anything but difficult to make! It's perfect to serve for Valentine’s day dinner, can be made ahead and can fulfill the dreams of any chocoholic!

  1. Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Life Love And Sugar

These Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are great! Made with strawberry puree and strawberry extract, these cupcakes are perfect for dessert. The puree includes a tad bit of that genuine strawberry taste and that’s what makes these cupcakes so amazing.

  1. Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake Parfaits from Inside BruCrew Life

Cookies, pie filling, and no-bake cheesecake – the reasons these Strawberry Mousse Cheesecake Parfaits are so incredibly delicious.

  1. Strawberry Milkshake Cookies from Southern Made Simple

In case you're searching for a treat that is simple and delicious at the same time, these Strawberry Milkshake Cookies are the answer.

  1. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Brownies from If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen

If your favorite way to enjoy chocolate is in the form of fudgy and chewy brownies, these Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Brownies are everything you’ll need for dessert during Valentine’s Day.

  1. Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes from Small Town Woman

These lovely Black Forest Mini Cheesecakes are heavenly. Mini cheesecakes are the perfect treats if you don’t want to bake an entire cheesecake and have tons of leftovers.

  1. Chocolate Fondants from Nicola, our foodie

Chocolate fondants are basic chocolate treats but it can be hard to get them right. However, Nicola has a recipe that will guarantee ideal chocolate fondants. Timing is vital but the result includes rich, tasty, and velvety chocolate fondants each and every time.

  1. Indulgent Chocolate Mousse from Nicola, our foodie

Nicola, our foodie, loves chocolate treats as we’re sure you can tell so instead of describing her recipe, here’s what she says about this Chocolate Mousse recipe:

“…chocolate mousse is incredibly easy to make at home, but it will impress all your friends and family. With this recipe, you can either keep it rich and chocolatey, or you can introduce a hint of another flavor to add an interesting twist.”

  1. Baileys and Chocolate Pannacotta from ThermoFun

This Baileys and Chocolate Panna Cotta is decadent, delicious and perfect for those who love chocolate and baileys together.

  1. Oreo Cheesecake Cookies from Nest of Posies

Oreo and cheesecake is a combo that we love and cannot get enough of. Instead of looking for a classic Oreo cheesecake recipe, we decided to try some Oreo Cheesecake Cookies and we’re not sorry we did! The cookies are very easy to make, they require only five ingredients and they are everybody’s favorite cookies.

  1. Raspberry and White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies from Ahead of Thyme

Talking about cookies, these Raspberry and White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are super easy to make, they look very pretty on a plate, and they can be gifted as a sweet Valentine’s Day present.

  1. Chocolate Raspberry Pots De Crème from Self Proclaimed Foodie

Pots de crème can be intimidating but they are actually very easy to make. The key to delicious pots de crème is high-quality chocolate. Good chocolate will offer you the best texture for pots de crème. The raspberries in the recipe we chose are that extra touch that can transform something already delicious into a serious case of addiction.

  1. Raspberry Vegan Cheesecake from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

We did not forget about our vegan foodies so we had to include some vegan Valentine’s Day recipes on our list. The first vegan recipe is a Raspberry Cheesecake made with nut crust, a creamy layer of filling, fresh raspberries, and another layer of creamy filling. To make the cheesecake even better, drizzle some dark chocolate on top of it.

  1. Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta from Green Evi

This Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta is one of the easiest panna cotta recipes we’ve tried. In order to make the panna cotta, you need only three ingredients and a few minutes spent in the kitchen. This is such a simple and quick recipe but the result is a sweet and creamy vegan treat with amazing coconut flavors.

  1. Vegan Strawberry Sandwich Cookies from Contentedness Cooking

We already mentioned that Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to start using strawberry in desserts and sweet treats, didn’t we? But you have to admit that strawberries are a very good idea for Valentine’s Day because they give desserts a beautiful red/pink color that goes with the celebration of love. However, this vegan Strawberry Sandwich Cookies have other amazing flavors as well, not only the delicious flavor of strawberries – cashew is mixed with strawberries to create the perfect filling for the cookies while peanut butter is incorporated into the dough for more awesomeness.

  1. Vegan Strawberry Almond Layer Cake from Fragrant Vanilla

If you really want to impress your partner, this vegan Strawberry Almond Layer Cake is the dessert you should choose. Both vegans and non-vegans will love it! After all, who can say no to a delicious and moist cake, strawberry frosting and white chocolate?

Savory Snacks & Treats

The last category on our list is the savory snacks & treats category. This is dedicated to those who want to make something delicious for Valentine’s Day but do not have enough time on their hands to make a fancy dinner. Sometimes, savory snacks, a delicious dessert, and a glass of wine can be better than a fancy meal so take a look at these Valentine’s Day snacks.

  1. Gruyere and Prosciutto Puff Pastry Pinwheels from The Rustic Foodie

These Gruyere and Prosciutto Puff Pastry Pinwheels are easy to make, they are great for Valentine’s Day, and they are, of course, tasty.  

  1. Classic Cheese Fondue from Well Plated

The classic cheese fondue is fancy but very easy to prepare and no one needs to know that this special treat is so simple. Creamy and comforting, cheese fondue is the perfect surprise for a person who loves cheese.

  1. Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites from Closet Cooking

When treats are delicious and they look nice but they are also healthy and light, you know you’ve got a special recipe on your hands. This is the case of these Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites from Closet Cooking. The shrimp is seasoned with creole seasoning, cooked and served on cucumber slices alongside a rich avocado dressing that brings all the flavors and textures together.

  1. Apricots with Basil-Cream Cheese and Almonds from Life Currents

We weren’t sure where to include these Apricots with Basil Cream Cheese because, technically, the treats can be included in the sweet category due to the honey and apricots but can also be served before a meal as an appetizer. We included them in the savory snacks category but feel free to enjoy them after dinner if you prefer.

  1. Filet Mignon Bites with Creamy Horseradish Sauce from Plaitings and Pairings

Filet Mignon Bites with Creamy Horseradish Sauce – now this is an amazing and elegant appetizer or snack that can be served at numerous events, parties, and gatherings. We know this is a Valentine’s Day list but we suggest you save this recipe for other holidays and events because you will want to make these Filet Mignon Bites for all your family and friends. The bacon used to wrap the filet mignon bites makes the steak super tender and it also ads a deliciously smoky flavor. And the sauce, the sauce is that type of sauce that will impress you and everyone. The taste is spicy and tangy from the horseradish but also a little bit sweet from the applesauce. The texture is a mix of creamy from the Greek yogurt and thick and crunchy from the breadcrumbs.

  1. Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon from Well Plated

These Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon sound amazing and they taste even better. The ingredients are simple and delicious on their own but when they are put together it’s like magic was involved and the best sweet and savory snack was born. The recipe is also very easy. All you have to do is to make sweet potato chips then a super quick guacamole then to add crispy bacon to the mix. Simple, right?

  1. Easy Salsa Roll Up from Finding Zest

Fill some tortillas with salsa, cream cheese, your favorite shredded cheese, and spices and that’s it! A delicious savory treat, ready in just a few minutes with ingredients that you probably have in your fridge.


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