Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you and your significant other are planning on staying home, there are several affordable meal ideas you can take advantage of. Whether you’re preparing a romantic dinner for your sweetie or a family meal for this special day, these budget-friendly dinner ideas are the perfect way to show how much you care.
Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs
These tasty chicken thighs feature a combination of sweet and savory flavors. The chicken takes just minutes to make, and you can add steamed rice or mashed potatoes along with roasted vegetables for a tasty Valentine’s Day dinner.
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Sou Vide Steak
This steak dinner is easy to prepare and may remind you of a romantic meal at your favorite restaurant. Pair the steak with steamed vegetables and a baked potato for a satisfying dinner.
Strawberry Ravioli with Basil and Balsamic Glaze
The ravioli has a reddish-pink color that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Pasta is usually an affordable meal, and you can add a delicious finishing touch with a balsamic glaze and fresh herbs to make this visually appealing meal complete.
Shrimp and Gnocchi with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce
This tasty meal is a variation of shrimp scampi, and it’s a creative a tasty way to enjoy a classic Valentine’s Day dinner. And if you and your significant other are both indulging in this garlic-rich meal, you won’t have to worry about having “garlic breath” after dinner.
If you can’t choose between pizza and pasta for Valentine’s Day, this cheesy spaghetti pie will satisfy your cravings. Top the pie with fresh herbs to add more color and a refreshing case to this budget-friendly meal.
Angel Hair Pasta with Lobster
Seafood can always make a meal fancier, and you can add lobster tails to seasoned angel hair pasta for a Valentine’s Day meal that is filling but not too heavy. Garnish the pasta dish with fresh herbs and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to enhance the flavor of this budget-friendly dinner.
Skillet Chicken Pot Pie
If you’re looking for the heartiness of chicken soup but want a filling meal for Valentine’s Day, this skillet chicken pot pie is the solution. This pie is seasoned with fresh herbs and biscuit crust to make the perfect comfort food.
Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork
This pork entree is a delicious savory treat that will make your significant other feel extra special on Valentine’s Day. You can pair the entree with rice and beans or sauted plantain for a delicious Latin-inspired meal.
Spinach and Three Cheese Manicotti
This tasty pasta dish is just as visually appealing as it is tasty. You can even get a serving of vegetables in with this savory, cheesy meal, which makes this the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for the whole family.
Truffled Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli
This deep-fried ravioli is a tasty savory treat for Valentine’s Day. You can serve this as an appetizer with a marinara dipping sauce before serving the main course.
Creamy Masala Mussels
If you’re in the mood for seafood, these creamy masala mussels are the perfect entree for your romantic dinner. This easy one-pot meal is prepared in a flavorful beer broth with fresh herbs for a meal you won’t soon forget.