14 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Dinners That Are Still Totally Fancy
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.
Cacio e Pepe Pasta
All you need is six ingredients and 20 minutes for this Italian classic.
Rotisserie Chicken Ramen
Is it possible to fall in love with a soup?
Cheater’s Skillet Paella
To be served with your favorite crisp, white wine.
Who knew veggies could be so satisfying (and pretty)?
Leek and Feta Cheese Soufflé
Follow this savory French recipe with a chocolate version for dessert.
Braised Short Ribs
This tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef looks fancy, but it’s seriously hard to mess up.
Pasta Alla Norma
The next best thing after actually being in Italy for Valentine's Day.
One-Pan Roasted Salmon and Potatoes and Romaine
Make an elegant dinner complete with all the sides on a single sheet pan.
Winter Citrus and Pomegranate Salad
A far cry from your basic lettuce, tomato and cucumber.
Grilled Flank Steak with Lemon-Herb Sauce
The secret’s in the sauce (and you’re going to want a lot of it).
Seared Scallops with Bacon in Garlic Butter Sauce
Cooking seafood might feel intimidating, but this foolproof entrée comes together in about 20 minutes.
Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese
All we want for V-Day is farfalle drowning in creamy white wine and mushroom sauce.