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So you and your Valentine decided to stay in this year to celebrate, and now you’re stressing over cooking a fancy meal. But guess what: You don’t have to be Julia Child and spend five hours in the kitchen. Here are 14 sophisticated Valentine’s Day recipes you can whip up at the last minute. 

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Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo

Spice things up a little. It’s Valentine’s Day, after all.

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Rotisserie Chicken Ramen

Is it possible to fall in love with a soup?

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Easy Seafood Paella

Two words: Lobster tails.

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Ratatouille

Who knew veggies could be so satisfying (and pretty)?

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Baked Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Forget about the stirring and pop the whole skillet in the oven.

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Leek and Feta Cheese Soufflé

Follow this savory French recipe with a chocolate version for dessert.

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Braised Short Ribs

This tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef looks fancy, but it’s seriously hard to mess up.

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Baked Sausage and Cheese Rigatoni

We promise there’s pasta under all those luscious layers of ricotta, Parmesan and provolone.

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One-Pan Roasted Salmon and Potatoes and Romaine

Make an elegant dinner complete with all the sides on a single sheet pan.

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Winter Citrus and Pomegranate Salad

A far cry from your basic lettuce, tomato and cucumber.

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Grilled Flank Steak with Lemon-Herb Sauce

The secret’s in the sauce (and you’re going to want a lot of it).

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Seared Scallops with Bacon in Garlic Butter Sauce

Cooking seafood might feel intimidating, but this foolproof entrée comes together in about 20 minutes.

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Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

All we want for V-Day is farfalle drowning in creamy white wine and mushroom sauce.

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Skillet Cranberry Roasted Chicken

Shh, this recipe takes an hour, but your date will think you cooked all day.

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