Is it the first or second date with a recent love interest, and you’re looking to take things up a notch? Fancy dinners at expensive restaurants are definitely a big show of affection, but making a meal at home can show them a different kind of interest. Making someone a home-cooked meal is a very intimate act, and can show them that you are ready to get to know them on a more personal level. And the great thing about making a cooking at home is that you can feel comfortable in your own space and save a ton of money as well. If you are ready to take your date planning skills to the next level, check out these 9 romantic dinner recipes that are sure to impress your date.
Cornish Hen with Herb Brine
These delicious little birds are perfect to serve for a love interest, and make for a hearty entree. Each serving comes with its own Cornish hen, requiring less time to prep than other types of poultry.
The delicious scallops are searved to golden brown perfection and served with butter infused with herbs. Scallops are a quick dish to prepare, giving you more time to spend with your date.
This classic favorite is a dish you can never go wrong with. Its prepared in a skillet with gooey cheese, zesty red sauce and tasty zucchini. Show your date how much you care with this hearty, filling meal.
Chicken and Brussel Sprouts
Cooked together in a pan of savory goodness, crispy chicken legs with roasted Brussel sprouts and topped with shredded cheese. This tasty meal is perfect to kick off a beautiful evening indoors with your date.
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
This adorable spin on a classic dish calls for tomato soup seasoned with paprika, with dunkable grilled cheese sandwiches. The gooey, crispy heart-shaped sandwich goodness will be sure to send a sweet innuendo to your love interest.
Pork Tenderloin with Applesauce
If you want to impress your date with your cooking skills, this elegant dish will leave them amazed. Pork tenderloins are glazed to perfection with honey, garnished with celery, carrots and rosemary, and sat atop homemade applesauce.
Japanese Bento Box
For a fun and diverse meal option, give this recipe a try. Its easy to make and everyone loves finger food; it will also give you the chance to offer a few options if you aren’t quite sure exactly what you date likes.
This shareable dish with bring you closer to your date as you devour dinner from the same plate. The recipe is a vegetarian spin on nachos, but any meat can be added based on your preferences.
Breakfast for Dinner
Nothing is more fun than whipping up classic breakfast dishes for dinner. You can either prep this ahead of time, or save it as an activity for you and your date to cook together. Pancakes, French toast or omelets are great dishes to make together.