Valentine’s Day Recipes

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

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

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Chocolate Filled Raspberries from Add a Pinch

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Hearts from Baker by Nature

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