Making a homecooked meal with a loved one is a great way to connect and celebrate Valentine’s Day (no overpriced pre-fixed meals necessary!). So, we’ve rounded up 12 easy recipes to make with your partner or friend. And yes, we’re accepting chocolates as a token of your appreciation.
The best thing about these crostini creations is that you don’t really have to cook, you just need to assemble. Buy some fresh bread, flavored hummus, and a few toppings of your choice, and you’re all set.
Arugula Caprese Salad
A tried-and-true favorite, this appetizer is made with fresh arugula, basil, tomatoes, and delicious mozzarella cheese. What more could you ask for?
Whipped Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread
You didn’t think we’d forget about a pink appetizer, did you? This spread is perfect by itself or with a cheese board. Just add some crackers or fresh bread.
Honey Garlic Salmon
Don’t let the garlic deter you — this 20-minute recipe is so delicious, you won’t even be thinking about your breath post-meal.
Asparagus and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts
We know, it sounds very complicated but, with just four ingredients, this dish is just fancy enough to impress while still simple to create.
Comforting and delicious, you can make this with only veggies, add some meat, or even do half zucchini/half pasta—the opportunities are endless.
Thyme Green Beans with Almonds
We’re sure you’ve made some version of this dish before, but we love this one for its original flavor (thanks, thyme!). It’s also super easy to make and goes with just about everything.
Who would’ve thought that it only takes four ingredients to turn cauliflower into a tastier side? Tomatoes, onions, pimentos, and fresh feta take this to the next level.
Garlic and Artichoke Roasted Potatoes
A nice take on classic potatoes, this one-sheet side has lots of flavor and even more nutrients (thanks to the ‘chokes). Feel free to sub sweet potatoes here, as well, for extra nutrition.
We were literally salivating when we read this recipe. It also only has four ingredients, which sold us from the start. These are perfect for a little sweet bite at the end of your meal.
Strawberry Nutella Puff Pastry
Name a better duo than strawberries and nutella—we’ll wait. This dessert adds the classic couple to a puff pastry for a delicious and easy treat.
Have you ever thought of combining cookies with your Valentine’s Day candy? Didn’t think so. Lucky for you, this recipe does. We love a dessert that doubles as waste-free and mouthwatering.
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