20 Valentine's Day Recipes for That Special Someone

20 Valentine's Day Recipes for That Special Someone

Show your valentine just how much you love them by cooking for them. Our selection of appetizer, dinner, and dessert recipes is perfect for that special person in your life, whether your plans include making a romantic dinner at home for your partner, having a family dinner, or hosting a Galentine's Day celebration. Browse our favorite Valentine's Day recipes below to find some hits you can lovingly prepare to make the occasion memorable.

Valentine's Day Appetizers

Start the meal off right with these amazing Valentine's Day appetizers.

Heart Cheddar Crackers

Heart Crackers

Make some fun heart-shaped crackers to commemorate the day! Sharp cheddar and a hint of spice from ground red pepper make a delicious treat.

Valentine's Day Cheese Board


Set out a beautifully arranged cheese board complete with some crackers, cured meats, and colorful berries. The addition of heart-shaped chocolates adds some sweetness with a Valentine's theme.

Mini Charcuterie Bouquet

Prepare a fun twist on the classic charcuterie board with an edible bouquet! Skewered cheese cuts and fruit combine wonderfully with pepperoni and salami "flowers," all accented with fragrant green herbs.

Pink/Red Heart Themed Cheese Board

This cheese board is perfect for Valentine's Day. It combines pink, red, and heart-shaped treats that you can assemble into a gorgeous presentation in minutes.

Heart Shaped Quesadilla Pizzas

These simple little pizzas take just minutes to prepare. Cut heart shapes out of a flour tortilla and add some pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. Bonus points for cutting out the pepperoni in mini heart shapes.

Heart Shaped Puff Pastry

Another excellent way to elevate your pizza game for the holiday is these fun little puff pastry creations. All you need is a sheet of puff pastry, a heart-shaped cookie cutter, and your favorite pizza toppings.

Valentine's Day Dinner Ideas

Make your valentine feel extra special by serving up one of these sumptuous Valentine's Day dinner ideas.

Skillet Pepper Jack Chicken with Avocado

Skillet Pepper Jack Chicken

Serve up this delicious, cheesy meal on a bed of rice and beans. Cooked chicken gets topped with cheddar cheese and salsa of diced avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeno, and lime juice for a bright, fresh finish.

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese

A truly decadent dish, this lobster mac & cheese features pasta smothered in a 5-cheese sauce and sprinkled liberally with succulent bites of lobster. The breadcrumb topping with truffle oil adds a contrasting texture and an extra boost of flavor.

Harissa Garden Veggie Bowl

Harissa Veggie Bowl

Have a veggie-based Valentine's Day with a vegetable and rice bowl accented by an awesome Tahini dressing. This quick and easy meal comes together in just 35 minutes.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked mac & cheese is a classic for a reason. This version features three types of cheddar for a creamy and dreamy macaroni fit for a celebration.

White Pizza with Basil Monterey Jack

White Pizza

One of the best Valentine's Day dinner ideas for your favorite person is pizza! This white pizza uses your choice of Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack to compliment the ricotta. Fresh basil leaves round out the flavors of the cheese, garlic, and spices.

Zero Waste Vegetables with Risotto

Zero Waste Risotto

Impress your dinner companion by making this amazing vegetable risotto. The peels and stems from the vegetables combine to make a flavorful stock that's at the heart of this gorgeous rice dish. Zero Waste Vegetables with Risotto takes some time to prepare, but the results are worth the extra effort.

Kale Caesar Salad with Alpine Cheddar

Kale Caesar Salad

Dress up a fresh kale salad with homemade Caesar dressing, Alpine Cheddar cheese, and crunchy croutons. It's also wonderful as a side dish!

Beef Stroganoff with Yogurt Sauce

Beef Stroganoff with Greek Yogurt

Our healthier version of beef stroganoff uses Greek yogurt to make the silky sauce. Toss cooked sirloin strips and mushrooms in the sauce and serve over noodles for an amazing Valentine's Day meal.

Valentine's Day Desserts

Whip up a sweet treat for your sweetheart by choosing one (or more!) of our exquisite Valentine's Day desserts.

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Our version of cheesecake is lightened up with yogurt but still showcases a creamy texture and buttery graham cracker crust. Plan ahead since the cheesecake needs to chill for at least 8 hours before serving.

Strawberry Hand Pies with Cheddar Crust

Strawberry Hand Pies

This impressive dessert features a strawberry filling wrapped up in a cheddar pie dough and drizzled with a vanilla glaze. The contrast of the savory cheese in the crust is an excellent surprise that adds complexity.

Whipped Yogurt Cream

Whipped Yogurt Cream

Whip up a healthy version of whipped cream with cream cheese, yogurt, and confectioner's sugar. Use it to top your favorite dessert, or serve with berries.

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cupcakes

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes pair beautifully with a blackberry frosting in this pretty dessert. Remember to reserve some fresh blackberries to garnish the finished cupcakes.

Baked Chocolate Mousse Donuts

Baked Chocolate Mousse Donuts

You can have delicious donuts without the mess of frying with this baked version. Pour the batter into a donut pan and ice the cooled donuts with homemade chocolate frosting and fun sprinkles.

Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Layer Cake

Chocolate on chocolate is always a winning combination. This moist and chocolaty confection is going to be the star of your meal.

Valentine's Day Foodie Gifts

And if you’re looking for a great Valentine's Day gift for the cheese lover in your life, we've got you covered. We have an excellent selection of gift boxes, bundles, and accessories perfect for any foodie. Browse some of our favorites below:

Make Valentine's Day Special with Cabot

Preparing food with your own hands is a surefire way to convey your affection. From delicious appetizers to savory main dishes to decadent desserts, our recipe suggestions are perfect on their own, but really shine when you combine them into an ensemble.

Mix and match your favorites to create the perfect meal for a Valentine's Day dinner with a loved one, your family, your kids, or a Galantine's Day with friends.
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