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Just because you and your S.O. feel like staying home doesn’t mean you have to settle for a subpar dinner (or takeout). Turn on some romantic music, open a bottle of wine and put one of these easy meals for two in motion. Presenting 60 date night recipe ideas to make your one and only for a romantic evening in.
This showstopping dish can stand on its own or be paired with chicken, steak or fish.
Close your eyes and you're in Italy.
A stunning main that requires minimal effort? Count us in.
Sit back and relax as your kitchen fills with the aromas of rosemary and citrus.
Serve with a side of roasted potatoes.
Yup, it’s basically a big bowl of awesome.
The most succulent meat you'll ever make.
Oh, citrus season. We love you so.
Any excuse to open a bottle of good wine, right?
It only takes six ingredients to make this cheesy masterpiece.
It’ll give your fave steakhouse a run for its money.
Breaded in a crusty herb coating and roasted to perfection.
Nothing cures a long day like comfort food.
We’d never argue with a huge bowl of pasta.
Vegan “seafood” in less than 30 minutes? It’s a date night miracle.
Nothing says “I love you” like Parmesan-herb risotto topped with the meatiest lobster tails you can find.
We’d serve these alongside tropical salmon or red snapper.
Sweet dreams are made of butter, Parmesan and sirloin.
Sure, it’s a side dish…but it’s an entrée if you want it to be.
In case you *don’t* want to spend date night in the kitchen.
Just as easy a meal to make as chicken, only way more exciting.
Oh, hi there, meatless main.
Because dirty dishes are far from romantic.
In case your date nights tend to include kids.
It sounds fancy, but you’ll only need ten ingredients and 30 minutes.
Serve it with roasted potatoes, a side salad or cilantro rice.
Dining with another couple? This is sure to impress.
Bookmark it now to devour alfresco next summer.
The key is canned chipotle peppers in adobo.
All that’s missing is a pot of jasmine rice.
Featuring a whole head of roasted garlic.
Thanks to your cast-iron skillet, you won’t need to brown the bird before roasting it.
Her majesty Julia Child would be so proud.
The chile-yogurt marinade is so flavorful.
The key to our heart? Pasta, cheese and dough.
No heavy cream here: The sauce is thickened with egg yolks and lemon.
This meal is as easy as stuffing a few long, thin slices of zucchini with seasoned ricotta.
Comfort food at its creamy, dreamy finest.
Psst: Make double the rub to use on chicken or beef next.
Bone-in, skin-on thighs get super crispy without drying out.
Store-bought puff pastry does it again.
Bacon not only offers flavor, but also serious crunch.
Excuse us while we swoon.
Spaghetti can feel juvenile on date night, unlike classy four-ingredient polenta.
Make the sauce with whatever herbs and greens you have on hand.
It turns out an empty sink is an aphrodisiac.
Dinner tonight *and* lunch tomorrow.
When’s the last time you had eggplant that wasn’t breaded and drenched in tomato sauce?
Taco Tuesday meets date night. We’re here for it.
This one-hour beauty is basically foolproof, promise.
You had us at potato chip.
Complete with fresh corn and tomatoes.
Surf and turf is our love language.
Five-ingredient homemade pasta is sure to wow your S.O.
Your go-to protein meets your favorite soup of all time.
Because no dinner date is complete without dessert.
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