Start planning your romantic meal with these Valentines pasta dinner ideas!
As you know, Valentines Day is on February 14th. This is such a fun holiday to spend with your spouse, partner, or loved ones!
The special occasion calls for a date night! You can do a date night out on the town with dinner reservations, or you can opt for a romantic dinner at home. Either way, you can have a decadent meal, and it’s the perfect excuse to indulge.
Since Italian food comes from arguably the most romantic place on earth, it makes sense to choose a pasta recipe for your at home valentine’s dinner.
We put together a round up of 15 delicious and romantic meals for you and your loved one to share this Valentine’s Day!
These pasta dishes include chicken, steak, seafood, vegetarian, and even vegan options. Needless to say, there is something for everyone to enjoy here!
No matter which recipe you choose from this list, you’ll have a memorable meal for a romantic evening at home.
15 Valentines Pasta Dinner Ideas
1. Chicken Parmesan Pasta
This chicken parmesan pasta from The Chunky Chef is a one pot pasta dish that is ready in just 30 minutes!
I like the sound of a quick meal! The last thing you want before your romantic evening is getting stressed out and frustrated over a difficult recipe! This cheesy pasta is a familiar favorite!
As vegetarians, we would swap out the chicken for a plant based chicken.
2. Shrimp Scampi Pasta
Another easy valentine’s day dinner is this shrimp scampi and pasta dish by Just Jen. It just takes 40 minutes and it’s wildly popular with her readers!
Shrimp scampi is a simple dish made with butter, garlic, and white wine sauce. This would be a great meal to make you feel like you’ve gone to a fancy restaurant for dinner.
3. Steak Pasta with Ricotta
This easy steak pasta with ricotta from My Therapist Cooks is a lighter pasta dish that doesn’t have a heavy sauce.
This dish actually has no sauce, it’s just tossed in white wine. It might sound a little crazy, but you should check it out because she swears by the steak, homemade ricotta, and simple pasta combination. You can use ribeye, prime rib, or whatever steak you prefer.
4. Creamy Tuscan Salmon and Pasta
This creamy Tuscan salmon and pasta recipe by Sea Salt Savorings only takes 20 minutes! That’s right, twenty minutes! Not only does it sound delicious, but it’s also a beautiful meal that sounds like a great option for a valentine’s dinner!
5. Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata
This is another quick meal coming in at just 30 minutes and it looks amazing!
Tastes Better From Scratch put together this fancy looking but not at all difficult to make recipe and we’re thinking you should give it a shot! This is the perfect recipe for a Valentine’s Day meal!
6. Lobster Risotto
Okay, okay, we know risotto is rice, not pasta. But it’s a starchy and creamy meal just like pasta and would you look at the photo of this recipe?
Total time on this recipe with lobster tail by Bake it With Love is about an hour, so it’s a little more work, but I think the outcome will be totally worth it!
7. Lobster Ravioli
Back to pasta, this lobster ravioli dish by Preppy Kitchen is delicate and oh-so-romantic. It’s a made from scratch recipe, ravioli and all, so it takes more time than some of these other recipes.
But if you want to do something extra special for your spouse this valentine’s day, this would be a hit!
8. Wild Mushroom Ragu
This vegetarian Wild Mushroom ragu by Plays Well With Butter is ragu looks incredible!
Ragu is a rich, slow cooked sauce. It’s usually a meat sauce but this one is made vegetarian using mushrooms instead. It can also easily be made vegan!
9. Chicken Alfredo
This chicken alfredo recipe by Belly Full is a 30 minute meal with pan fried chicken breasts and homemade creamy alfredo sauce. All of which look super simple to make and super delicious to enjoy for your valentines day dinner!
10. Creamy Shrimp Pasta
This creamy shrimp pasta with alfredo sauce by Natasha’s Kitchen is compared to Olive Garden’s shrimp alfredo so if you’re a fan of that dish, grab this recipe! The best part is, you get a restaurant style meal at home cooked prices and in just 30 minutes!
11. Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta
This creamy bacon and mushroom pasta by My Therapist Cooks is another 30 minute recipe with a delicious sauce! You can make this vegetarian by skipping the bacon. This recipe is topped with parmesan cheese and would be great paired with a salad.
12. Penne Alla Vodka Pasta
This penne pasta with a tomato vodka creamy pasta sauce by Dinner at the Zoo looks heavenly! You can add grilled chicken or shrimp on top or keep it as is for a vegetarian meal. This is another meal that only takes 30 minutes!
13. Spaghetti and Meatballs
You can’t make a list of pasta dishes without including this classic pasta dish that everyone loves!
Prep time is only 10 minutes for this recipe by Causally Peckish, but cook time brings it to an hour in total. Add a little garlic bread on the side of this tasty recipe and you’ve got a full meal.
14. Creamy Balsamic Steak Pasta
This steak pasta by What Molly Made is topped with filet mignon and a creamy pasta sauce with a balsamic glaze and sun-dried tomatoes. This looks seriously fancy but it only takes 45 minutes to make, which gives this recipe bonus points for sure! This looks like a great recipe for a special meal for this special occasion.
15. Vegan Mushroom Pasta
This vegan mushroom pasta by Planted in the Kitchen uses a great vegan alternative to alfredo sauce. If you don’t care about this being vegan, you cold add shrimp, steak, or chicken to this recipe.
Before you go, here are more posts you’ll enjoy: