Valentine's Day Meal Ideas

Rather than going out and spending a fortune in a busy restaurant this Valentine’s Day, why not create a delicious romantic meal right in your own home. You can include the kids if you want, or ship them off for an overnight visit to a friend or relative’s house! These recipes are from some fantastic bloggers that can cook way better than I ever could. Huge thanks to them sharing their amazing recipes!


A complete Valentine’s Day Meal for Couples or Families

If you want to emulate the fanciest night out, you’re going to need a delicious starter course. Depending on your mood, I either suggest Money Savvy Michelle’s Bacon Hearts or Around My Family Table’s Pina Colada Fruit Dip. Of course, you could always splurge and go with both!

How to Make Bacon Hearts

How to Make Bacon Hearts from Money Savvy Michelle

Pina Colada Fruti Dip

Pina Colada Fruit Dip from Around My Family Table

For the main course, you can either go with something a little exotic, like Day by Day in Our World’s Shrimp with Peppers and Spinach (hey, to me, shrimp is exotic food!), or, if you’re doing a meal with the kids, delicious Turkey and Roasted Peppers Quesadillas from Our Family World.

Valentine's Day Meal

Shrimp with Peppers and Spinach from Day By Day In Our World

Turkey Quesadilla Valentine's Day

I am dying to try these Turkey and Roasted Pepper Quesadillas from Our Family World!

A Valentine’s Day meal wouldn’t be complete without dessert! Check out two of my favorites! The Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Parent Palace are definitely perfect for a romantic dessert, while the Red Velvet Cupcakes work great as a sophisticated dessert that the kids will also love.

Valentine's Day Meal

These Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Parent Palace use fat-free cream cheese and they’re far more guilt-free than traditional candy!

Red Velvet Cupcakes Valentine's Day Dessert

Aren’t these Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Grandma Juice just beautiful!

Once dinner is over, spend the evening watching a romantic movie together (or maybe a scary movie, so you can snuggle up close to each other to keep away the monsters!). Skip the plain old popcorn and try This Mama Loves Her Bargains’ delicious and much more festive Cupid Crunch Recipe.

Cupid Crunch Valentine's Day Snack

Cupid Crunch recipe from This Mama Loves Her Bargains

Do you have any great recipes for a Valentine’s Day Meal idea? Leave your link in the comments, I’d love to stop by, check them out, and pin them to my Valentine’s Day board!