Valentine’s Dinner at Home

Oh Valentine’s Day…you either love it or hate it! We’ve always celebrated with a delicious dinner at home, even if it falls on a weekend night like it does this year (I consider Friday night a weekend). It happens to be our traditional Friday night date night which we almost always go out to eat for. But…we’re moving date night to Saturday and celebrating at home this week! Here’s what’s on my menu, PLUS a ton more options for your Valentine’s night in!

Hot Italian Turkey Sausage Pasta

This is one of Erik’s favorite pasta dishes. It’s a take on a really tasty dish from Zelo in Minneapolis. I’ll be serving it with some garlic ciabatta bread drizzled with balsamic, or I might even make my Goat Cheese Bruschetta!

bread with goat cheese spread arugula tomatoes and balsamic on a platter

A fun TASTY cocktail or mocktail for brunch or even dessert are these Strawberry Dreamcicles. Just like the push-up pops but in strawberry!

cocktail straberries amaretto cream champagne flutes

Appetizer & Salad

Walnut Pesto Burrata Toast

Puff Pastry Tarts with Caramelized Onions, Pears, and Goat Cheese

Holiday Salad

Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Candied Walnut Pear Salad


Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta

30 Minute Lasagna Skillet

Tortellini Carbonara

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Skillet

Short Rib Ragu with Bacon and Kale

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups

Spaghetti Carbonara

Four Cheese Manicotti


Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

These lava cakes are seriously better than any restaurant I’ve had. They’re easier than you may think to make, definitely worth a try, and a MUST with ice cream!

Mini Cheesecake Fruit Tarts

white square bowl filled with chocolate mousse and toffee bits garnished with fresh raspberries

Spiced Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

carrot cake cupcakes on cake stand, white wood background

Carrot Cake for Two…or Four

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars (no bake!)

Coffee Liqueur Infused Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Hot Cocoa Frosting

Flourless Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies

Hope you find something you and your loved ones can enjoy!

P.S. My personal favorite top picks would be Goat Cheese Bruschetta, Blueberry Goat Cheese Salad, Spaghetti Carbonara, Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes. The perfect meal. All linked above!



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