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14 Swoon-Worthy Date Night Recipes

It's date night! ♡ And sometimes you just want to stay in. Here are all our best date night recipes that are just a *little* more special than the usual (and yummy + homemade to boot). Pasta, chicken, desserts, drinks and more!

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu With Pappardelle

Ridiculously easy beef ragu – made in the slow cooker and served with pappardelle! Easy comfort food.

pappardelle pasta, flank steak, crushed tomatoes, garlic

Date Night Rigatoni With Sausage And Kale

AMAZING rigatoni with sausage, kale, tomato cream sauce, Parmesan, and red pepper flakes! Perfect for date night.

rigatoni, Italian sausage, fennel, Parmesan cheese, kale

Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu

Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu! Ready in an hour. AMAZING on gnocchi, pasta, polenta, rice, potatoes, and more.

short ribs, red wine, marinara sauce, onion

Two Person Raspberry Crumbles

The BEST easy dessert – for two! A layer of oat-brown-sugar crust, juicy, sticky, bubbly raspberries, and topped with a buttery crumble that’s baked to perfection.

fresh berries, rolled oats, lemon juice, flour, brown sugar

Oven risotto in a bowl with mushrooms.

Oven Risotto With Garlic Roasted Mushrooms And Arugula

The best easy risotto – made in the oven! Served up with some garlic roasted mushrooms and a lemony arugula salad. YUM!

arborio rice, Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, lemon, arugula

Mushroom fettuccine on plate with fork.

Date Night Mushroom Fettuccine

Date Night Mushroom Fettuccine that’s elegant and luscious and FIVE INGREDIENT EASY.

fettuccine, Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, butter, garlic

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese on toothpicks.

Bacon Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese

A simple 3-ingredient appetizer that will blow you away! Enjoy with a crowd of friends!

bacon, dates, goat cheese

Heart-shaped Salted Caramel Brownies.

Salted Caramel Brownies

Thick, dense, fudgy brownies stuffed with homemade salted caramel. HEAVEN.

unsweetened chocolate, sugar, heavy cream, flour, butter

Coconut Curry Ramen

Coconut Curry Ramen with a creamy golden broth, pan-fried vegetables, cubes of golden brown tofu, and steamy delicious ramen noodles. Bonus: it’s vegan!

tofu, shitake mushrooms, ramen noodles, bok choy, fresh ginger, coconut milk, lime juice

Grapefruit Mojitos in a glass with mint leaves.

Grapefruit Mojitos For Two

The perfect recipe for two! Grapefruit juice, lime juice, honey, mint leaves, white rum, and sparkling water. Naturally sweet and pink!

grapefruits, rum, honey, limes, mint

Baked Salmon in a bowl with lentils, green beans, and sauerkraut.

Perfect Baked Salmon With Lentils And Lemon Herb Sauce

Super healthy, high protein, bakes all in one big easy dish. This stuff is SO DELICIOUS!

salmon, lentils, quinoa, lemon juice, green beans

Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce in a pan.

Skillet Chicken With Bacon And White Wine Sauce

A simple crowd-pleasing recipe goes perfectly with warm bread and a green salad!

chicken thighs, bacon, white wine, shallots

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie With Caramel And Sea Salt

This Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie is stuffed with a layer of gooey caramel and sprinkled with sea salt. Simple and over-the-top delicious.

chocolate chunks, caramel, flour, sugar, maple syrup, sea salt

Mushroom Pasta with goat cheese in a bowl.

Date Night Mushroom Pasta With Goat Cheese

Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese – swimming in a white wine, garlic, and cream sauce. Perfect for a date night in!

whole wheat pasta, goat cheese, heavy whipping cream, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese