14 Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes

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Two bowls of French onion soup

If you’re like many couples, you might celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one by going out to eat. But making dinner at home can be equally as romantic—and healthier, too. It all hinges on having the right recipe. That’s why we’ve rounded up 14 delicious-but-healthy Valentine’s Day dinner recipes for you to try this holiday! From fancy filet mignon feasts to succulent shrimp suppers, you’re sure to find a Nutrisystem-approved meal that you both love.

1. Instant Pot Stuffed Meatballs and Marinara Sauce >

Instant Pot Stuffed Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

This recipe takes ordinary meatballs up a few notches by stuffing them with mozzarella cheese! Whether you’re cooking for, or with, a loved one, these delicious meatballs with homemade marinara sauce are easier to make than you might think. Plus, they cook quickly with the Instant Pot. It’s a lot more flavorful than your typical bag of frozen meatballs. Get the full Instant Pot Stuffed Meatballs recipe here! >

2. Filet Mignon with Parmesan Cream Sauce >

Filet Mignon with Parmesan Cream Sauce

Nothing makes for the quintessential romantic dinner like a good steak. But instead of looking for reservations, you can make this fancy Filet Mignon at home with a delicious homemade Parmesan Cream Sauce that is sure to impress. One serving of this savory steak dinner is just 263 calories. Check out this Filet Mignon recipe right here! >

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3. Blueberry Glazed Salmon >

Blueberry Glazed Salmon

People are often intimidated about making salmon on their own but it’s surprisingly easier than you might think. This restaurant-style meal is as simple as baking a salmon filet in the oven with a simple glaze that you can whip up in a saucepan. It’s definitely restaurant-quality for a fraction of the price—and a fraction of the calories, too. Click here for our Blueberry Glazed Salmon recipe! >

4. Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers >

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

Traditional stuffed peppers are made with ground beef. But this recipe uses a yummy chicken fajita mix with ingredients like brown rice, diced chicken, onions, tomatoes, corn, black beans, Mexican cheese and plenty of zesty spices. It’s a delightful and delicious twist on a classic favorite that is sure to be a flavorful Valentine’s Day dinner. Try our Chicken Fajitas Stuffed Peppers recipe here! >

5. Shrimp Fra Diavolo >

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Spice things up with this healthy Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe on Valentine’s Day. This classic favorite is typically quite spicy. But if you’re not a huge fan of spicy flavor, just go lighter on the crushed red pepper. Our version lightens up this pasta dish with a few healthier (but still delicious) ingredients. Thanks to the whole wheat pasta, it’s heartier and delivers some fiber, too. Get the full Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe here! >

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6. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables >

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables

Nothing makes dinner easier than using the slow cooker. It allows you to do all the prep work for Valentine’s Day dinner earlier in the day with a set-it-and-forget-it mentality. This delicious recipe will convince your loved one that you ordered some fancy takeout. Instead, it’s a healthier homemade meal packed with protein. We suggest serving it alongside some cooked brown rice or quinoa for a fiber-filled side. Check out this Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken recipe right here! >

7. Veggie Feta Pasta Bake >

Veggie Feta Pasta Bake

Pasta always makes for a romantic meal choice—but it’s not always the healthiest option. Luckily, we’ve solved that with this healthy veggie-packed pasta bake. It combines a medley of some of our favorite vegetables with a block of feta and some whole wheat pasta. For how rich and creamy this dish comes out, you’ll be shocked to know that one serving is just 297 calories. Click here for our Veggie Feta Pasta Bake recipe! >

8. Easy French Onion Soup >

Easy French Onion Soup

French Onion is perhaps one of the most popular restaurant-style soups out there. But it’s surprisingly easy to make at home for a romantic meal. As you might have guessed, the primary ingredient in a large Vidalia onion. Once your soup is finished, you’ll pour it into two broil-safe bowls, add slices of sourdough bread and light Swiss cheese, then broil until the cheese has melted. You get all the flavor of a classic French onion soup but without all the calories. Try our Easy French Onion Soup recipe here! >

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9. Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Spinach Quinoa >

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Spinach Quinoa

Cooking fish can sound intimidating, but it is so much simpler than people tend to realize. And while this dish is simple to make, it has a sophisticated flavor that is perfect for a special meal. It can be served atop or alongside some easy-to-make spinach quinoa that ramps up the fiber and the flavor. Get the full Parmesan Crusted Tilapia recipe here! >

10. Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Chicken >

Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Chicken

This meal sounds like it should be on a restaurant menu but in reality, is so easy to whip up at home with just six simple ingredients. You’ll stuff your chicken breasts with a mixture that combines cream cheese, chopped jalapenos and cheddar cheese. Seasoned with some black pepper and paprika, it’s full of flavor while still being low in calories. One serving is a mere 191 calories! Check out this Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed Chicken recipe right here! >

11. Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Asparagus and Rice >

Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Asparagus and Rice

Simply saying “pistachio crusted” makes this recipe sound fancy. And yet, it really is so easy to make. You’ll simply chop up a tablespoon of shelled pistachios and add them atop a delicious Dijon mustard spread. Then, bake to perfection. This dish also has a beautiful presentation for your romantic meal when served atop a bed of healthy brown rice and tender sautéed asparagus. It truly looks as good as it tastes. Click here for our Pistachio Crusted Salmon recipe! >

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12. 15-Minute Tomato Basil Shrimp >

15-Minute Tomato Basil Shrimp

Not only does shrimp feel romantic and fancy, but it also is a lean protein that can be incredibly healthy when cooked with light ingredients. This recipe has all of those benefits plus the fact that it’s easy-to-make (just as its name says!) It’s all made in a single skillet, which keeps clean-up easy, too. After all, you want to enjoy the company of your significant other instead of doing a ton of dishes. Try our Tomato Basil Shrimp recipe here! >

13. Pizza Stuffed Chicken >

Pizza Stuffed Chicken

This creative twist on classic pizza makes your dinner a lot more romantic—and healthier—than ordering delivery. It has all your favorite pizza ingredients like marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and even pepperoni—but without the carb-filled dough. Instead, all of those ingredients are stuffed in a juicy chicken breast. One serving is just 195 calories and you won’t finish dinner feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Get the full Pizza Stuffed Chicken recipe here! >

14. Marinated and Baked Beef Flank Steak >

Marinated and Baked Beef Flank Steak

A savory steak is always a winning choice for a romantic meal—and with the right recipes, you can whip up a delicious version at home. This savory flank steak recipe involves marinating your steak in advance, so you’ll need to plan ahead. It’s served with a delicious marinade that is full of flavor and will leave you feeling like you had a restaurant meal right in the comfort and coziness of your own home. Check out this Marinated and Baked Beef Flank Steak recipe right here! >

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