Delicious Meals and Snacks to Make for Valentine’s Day

Do you smell that? Love is in the air—and so is the scent of freshly-baked cookies, cakes and other sweet things.

This Valentine’s Day, cook up something special for your special someone to show them how much you care. From cosy dishes perfect for a candlelit dinner to sweet snacks to be shared while watching a romcom on the telly, here are some recipe ideas to spark your imagination on this special day.

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Is there any dish more romantic than a plate of spaghetti and meatballs? We can’t help but think of that iconic spaghetti kiss scene from the movie Lady and the Tramp, so this classic dish is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Try this spaghetti and meatballs recipe out for size. For some kitchen bonding, you can get your partner to help you roll out the meatballs, which will make the resulting spaghetti taste so much better (or so we assume!). Serve with plenty of red wine, plus some lit candles for ambience.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Want to try out a dessert that’s incredibly easy to make? Look no further than chocolate covered strawberries. All you really need for this recipe are strawberries and chocolate, though coconut oil is an optional extra if you want the chocolate to harden faster.

Choose your favourite chocolate, then melt it either in a microwave or on the hob. Then, pat down your strawberries to ensure they’re dry, dip them into the melted chocolate and let them rest in the fridge for about a half hour to harden. Then you can take them out, wait for them to reach room temperature…and enjoy!

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie boards truly are versatile, fit for just about any occasion. That includes Valentine’s Day. Typically, charcuterie boards are heavy on the savoury side, with perhaps just a small section for fruit. However, your Valentine’s Day charcuterie board can go a little heavier on the sweet side to match the sweet mood.

In addition to your usual mix of cheeses, meats and crackers, you can add in your and your partner’s favourite fruits, berries, sweets and chocolates to your charcuterie board. If you can serve it all on a heart shaped board, even better!

Rib-Eye Steak with Basil Hollandaise

Perfect for sharing, this rib-eye steak recipe, created by none other than Gordon Ramsay, is an excellent option for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. The prime rib-eye steak is plenty to shout about, but the basil hollandaise is truly the star of this recipe. You and your partner can work together in the kitchen to prepare both the steak and the hollandaise sauce. Don’t forget the chips for an upgraded steak and chips dinner!

Red Velvet Brownies

This red velvet brownie recipe is both simple to make and absolutely delicious. Who can resist a decadent brownie, especially one topped with sweet vanilla buttercream frosting? Neither you nor your partner will be able to resist these velvety red brownies, so make plenty to spare.

We hope you have a sweet Valentine’s Day thanks to these recipe ideas!

Until next time…