A Delicious Valentine’s Day Meal From Start to Finish

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!

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  1. Brett says:

    Thanks for including my recipe! These look delicious. And I’m totally making my family bacon hearts for V-Day. They LOVE bacon
    Brett recently posted..Kielbasa, Potato, Pine Nuts & Bacon Dinner (Recipe)

    • Nicole Etolen says:

      Thank you for allowing me to use your recipe! I love how easy it looks to make, and I’m definitely trying it out!!

  2. Nickida says:

    These are some great ideas. I love red velvet so I may have to check this out.
    Nickida recently posted..Gluten Free Grocery Guide

  3. Sabrina says:

    cheesecake strawberries?! yummy.
    Sabrina recently posted..Boots No7 Amazing Eyes Pencil in Blue/Grey Review

  4. Erinn S says:

    I am going to have to try the Cupid Crunch recipe! I pinned this to bookmark for myself!
    Erinn S recently posted..My Giggle Box Giveaway

  5. Some really cute ideas! I like the bacon heart! :) Would be cute put on a stack of pancakes!
    Liberty Boblett recently posted..Free Weekend Ideas

  6. Pam says:

    That looks like a great meal. I know my hubby would be impressed especially with the bacon hearts.
    Pam recently posted..Divinely Delicious Crisp Sugar Cookies Recipe

  7. There isn’t a suggestion on your list that I don’t want!
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell recently posted..Hormel Suggests Bacon as a Monopoly Token Replacement!

  8. Those cheesecake stuffed strawberries look amazing! I think I’m going to try making those for my hubby!
    Liz (Woof Woof Mama) recently posted..Nutrisystem Update Week 16: Win a FREE Year of Nutrisystem + More! #NSNation

  9. So many great Valentine’s Day ideas in one post! Love it!
    Tammilee Tillison recently posted..Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken

  10. Dawn Lopez says:

    Ooh yummy! What a fun idea! Thanks for putting this together for us ;) I’ve been wanting to try cheesecake strawberries for a while now. YUM!
    Dawn Lopez recently posted..4 Ingredient M&M Cookie Recipe

  11. Andrea Kruse says:

    Yum! Great photos chosen for this round-up. I am drooling now.
    Andrea Kruse recently posted..The Great Gender Question

  12. Nicole,

    Thanks for featuring my ‘exotic’ shrimp recipe. I’d say it isn’t exotic as much as out of the ordinary or a ‘splurge’ for us.

    Love all the mix and match suggestions for a great Valentine’s Day dinner.
    Laura O in AK recently posted..I’m Still Sexy So What’s Up with Him?

    • Nicole Etolen says:

      Considering that the only thing I can actually make well is mac and cheese, shrimp is definitely exotic to me! LOL.

  13. janet says:

    What a fun and yummy round-up! I sometimes want to make a special meal for my husband, but he is a chef so I get intimidated.
    janet recently posted..Who is Janet and why is she Going Crazy?!

    • Nicole Etolen says:

      I know what you mean! My boyfriend isn’t a professional chef, but he could be. I get a little intimidating cooking for him too. I’m not a great cook, although he does like my mac and cheese!

  14. Tazim says:

    You covered so many foods…all themed and yummy looking!

  15. Thank you for this great list! Can I chew the screen?!!! and thanks for featuring my recipe!!
    ourfamilyworld recently posted..Help Stop Bullying During Our Special Bullying Awareness Month

  16. Bonnie says:

    Great choices for Valentine’s Day. The Strawberries and cupcakes will be on my to do list for this year.
    Bonnie recently posted..Enter the @Mikarose25 #Giveaway – From Our Hearts to Yours exp 2/14 #VdayGiveaway

  17. This is such a cute post. I’m a bit obsessed with all things Valentine’s Day. :)

    (VIsiting from SITS!)
    Erin @ The Grass Skirt recently posted..Weekly round-up (2/2)

  18. I would have to make every single one of these if I showed this post to Michael! :)
    Mallery Schuplin recently posted..The Easiest & Tastiest Cheese Dip Recipe

  19. Jeni says:

    Looks like a yummy Valentine’s Day dinner!
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