Valentine's Day Recipes

Make Valentine's Day special. Find romantic dinner and dessert recipes for your sweetie, plus fun cookies for the kids.

Staff Picks

Valentine Night Strawberries

Rating: 4.5 stars 55
Strawberries stuffed with lightly-sweetened cream cheese and walnuts are perfect for that romantic evening. They go great with champagne! Pecans also work well in this recipe.

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Rating: 4.5 stars 1446
One of our family's favorites, it's also great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp.
By Allrecipes Member

Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 659
A very dark, rich chocolate cookie for the true chocoholic. This recipe uses relatively little flour, resulting in dense, fudge-like cookies. These cookies keep well in the freezer (but you may have a hard time waiting for them to thaw before you eat them).
By Allrecipes Member

18 Fancy Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

These extra-fancy Valentine's Day dessert recipes are perfect for sharing with that special someone.
By Ita Mac Airt

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Rating: 5 stars 1215
DIY chocolate-covered strawberries! Just three ingredients and 30 minutes.
By Allrecipes Member

Chef John's Valentine's Day Dinners

Take your pick! We've gathered together eight complete Valentine's Day menus.
By Carl Hanson

How to Cook Lobster Tail at Home

When you want to make lobster at home but you don't want to wrestle with a whole lobster, just go for the lobster tail. It's meaty and easy to cook, and delivers all the lobster goodness you're hungry for. And if you want to skip the cooking altogether, you can buy ready-cooked lobster meat. Read on to learn what to look for when you're buying lobster tail and get several methods for cooking lobster tail at home.
By Vanessa Greaves

Smothered Filet Mignon

Rating: 4.5 stars 382
A great combination of flavors. Serve with some mashed garlic red potatoes and sweetened green beans for a fabulous special occasion meal. Don't forget to serve a bottle of Cabernet or Zinfandel.

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 231
Instead of just plain white cupcakes, I took it a step further and made them special. You can change the colors for any holiday. Shades of green for St. Patrick's Day, pastel colors for Easter, red white and blue for the 4th of July. You get the picture.

Easy Valentine Sandwich Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 151
Perfect for Valentine's Day, these cute heart-shaped sandwich cookies with pink frosting feature a small heart-shaped cutout in the top cookie to reveal the filling inside.
By Allrecipes Member

Surf and Turf for Two

Rating: 5 stars 37
This is a simple way to make a special dinner any night of the week. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already. Serve shrimp alongside steaks with your favorite sides.

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Rating: 4 stars 95
High class meets down home. This dish is just my style. The amazing combination of flavors make this one of my favorites.
By Ange

Inspiration and Ideas

11 Best Lobster Recipes for Romantic Dinners
These top-rated lobster recipes are ready to impress. Try iconic classics like Lobster Thermidor and Lobster Newberg, or find new twists on your favorites.
Shrimp Scampi with Pasta
Rating: 4.5 stars 1285

Try this shrimp scampi recipe served with pasta for the ultimate seafood pasta dish.