Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes For The Perfect Night In

So you’ve decided to avoid the Valentine’s Day dinner crowds and instead enjoy a homemade meal-- a great idea, if we do say so ourselves. If the idea of cooking a meal from scratch is now stressing you out, we’ve got good news for you: you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen or be a professional chef to make a delicious fancy meal.

With only a day to go, we’re here to share some of our favorite last minute Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day recipes that are easy to make and won’t keep you in the kitchen the entire day-- so you can spend time with the one(s) you love most. Whether you’re planning a date night or opting for a girl’s night, with your favorite galentines, these recipes are ones you can all enjoy making and eating together!

Shrimp Pasta

Who doesn’t love a creamy pasta? Paired with shrimp and our Ancho Chile & Tamarind sauce, this recipe is bound to become your favorite pasta dish yet! Oh and did we mention, it's a one-pot meal-- meaning minimal post-dinner clean up. 

Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

If you’re really looking to impress with your Valentine’s Day homemade dinner, then this is the recipe for you! Elegant but easy to prepare and packed with flavor, this rack of lab will have our guest(s) thinking you spent all day slaving away in the kitchen.

Brussels Sprouts & Goat Cheese Flatbread

Flatbread, pizza, the greatest meal ever...whatever you’d like to call it, one thing is for sure: there’s never a bad time for this recipe! Easy, delicious, and nutritious this flatbread is a great option to serve as an appetizer or paired with a salad as the main dish.

Roasted Potato Salad

Think of this recipe as a fancier potato salad! Roasting the potatoes gives the dish a hearty bite, while the onions add crunch and bring out the flavors in the salami. Topped off with a dressing made from Mexican Crema and our Ancho Chile & Tamarind sauce to give it a smoky tang-- this is one salad you’ll wish you could eat everyday.

Braised Short Ribs

There’s nothing like comfort food for a cozy night in, especially when the comfort food can be made in 3 easy steps. These braised short ribs make a great entertaining recipe, because they can be started the day before (or earlier in the day) and finished in the oven a couple of hours before your guest(s) arrive. The best part of this recipe? You can use any of our salsa flavors! So go ahead and pick your favorite!

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