Valentine’s Day Recipes

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A collection of tempting sweet and savory Valentine's Day recipes from Simply Recipes and other food blogs.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

May I admit something? I am the least romantic person I know on the planet. I was born on Valentine’s Day and even with that incentive, have never been one for hearts, lace, or pink, though you gotta love those goofy Valentines we used to give each other in grade school.

That said, as an excuse for cooking something special, Valentine’s is one of the best. Here are some of the Valentine appropriate sweet delectables you’ll find on Simply Recipes, followed by a few recommendations for romantic dinners, as well as some terrific ideas from fellow food bloggers. Are you cooking up something special for Valentine’s Day? If so, tell us about it in the comments.

Enjoy the day!

Sweet recipes

Walnut Mocha Torte – Incredibly light and delicious cake with ground walnuts and beaten egg whites for leavening

Walnut Mocha Torte


Mason Jar Raspberry Cheesecake – Perfect little individual servings of raspberry cheesecake with an oreo cookie crust and raspberry sauce topping

Mason Jar Raspberry Cheesecake


Valentine Linzer Cookies – Heart-shaped Linzer cookies with berry jam filling

Valentine's Linzer Cookies


Chocolate Dipped Strawberries – Fresh strawberries dipped first in white chocolate then dark chocolate

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


Chocolate Truffles – a perfect homemade Valentine’s treat!

Chocolate Truffles


Special dinners

Rosemary-Crusted Lamb Chops – Perfect for a romantic dinner for two!

Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops


Roast Filet of Beef Tenderloin – It’s like a filet mignon, but in roast form for elegant slicing

Roast Filet of Beef with Sautéed Mushrooms


Broiled Lobster with Brown Butter Sauce – so EASY and delicious!

Broiled Lobster on Simply Recipes


Seared Sea Scallops with a Brown Butter Sauce – quick, easy, and delicious!

Seared Scallops with Browned Butter and Capers on Simply Recipes


Hoisin Glazed Salmon – so beautiful on a plate

Hoisin Glazed Salmon on Simply Recipes


Valentine recipes from fellow food bloggers

Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake from Amanda Rettke of I am Baker



Chocolate Fudge Cakes for 2 from Sally of Sally’s Baking Addiction



Chocolate Filled Raspberries from Add a Pinch



Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Hearts from Baker by Nature




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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Kathleen

    Happy Birthday Elise! I just found your website today and feel like you are giving ME a birthday gift! So many great recipes! Thank you!

  2. Stacye

    Happy Birthday, Elise!! Thank you for your wonderful recipes :)

  3. Karen

    Happy Birthday!

  4. Sandy

    This year will be the first time I’ll be having a romantic valentine’s day. All the other times I’ve been single so I would spend the day having dinner with family or friends and exchanging simple gifts at times or cards :). This year my boyfriend has something planned (I don’t know what). On my end I bought a card and am going to make him sallysbakingaddinction’s red velvet oreo brownies, I picked that because he loves oreos. He knows I’m making him something with oreos and red food colouring but he doesn’t know what.

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one ^_^

  5. Jackie

    The 14th is my birthday too!!! Happy birthday!! It’s always frustrating, because I’d love to go out and treat myself to a nice dinner, but I cannot stand the general “romance” culture on that day. So my boyfriend and I are staying in and making a nice dinner. You’ve absolutely read my mind because I was thinking about scallops and lamb chops. Maybe we’ll make both and plan a multi-course meal for the day! Thanks again.

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