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35+Romantic Date Night Recipes

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Enjoy a romantic date night at home with these romantic recipes and Breyers Gelato Indulgences!

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My husband surprised me last weekend with a very romantic date night at a very nice restaurant.  We hadn’t been out on that nice of a date in probably three or four years.  Life is busy and so we usually squeeze in time for a date night at home.  We feed the kids and send them off to bed a little early (they LOVE that!) and then make a special meal for ourselves.  We set the table with our nicest dishes, add some candles and soft music and it’s a date night in.  But what to serve on that date night in? I put together a list of over 35 romantic recipes perfect for date nights at home.  Check them out and don’t forget to see my secret dessert idea.


Double Tomato Bruschetta – Life Tastes Good
Crock Pot Lobster Bisque – Crock-Pot Ladies
Homemade Boursin-Style Cheese Spread – The Kitchen is My Playground
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms – Chocolate, Chocolate, and More
Baked Cheese – The View from Great Island

Seafood Dishes

Broiled Lobster Tails and Baked Sweet Potato Fries – Life Tastes Good
Mediterranean Shrimp – Growing Up Gabel
Shrimp Etouffee – Growing Up Gabel
Halibut with Pinot Grigio Pan Sauce and Butter-Toasted Almonds – Seasonal & Savory
Seafood Stuffed Sole – Seasonal & Savory
King Oyster Mushroom “Scallops” – Fork and Beans
Pecan Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon – Yummy Healthy Easy

Meat Dishes
Argentinian Beef Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce – Growing Up Gabel
Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops – The View from Great Island
Pork Loin with Dijon Cream Sauce and Cornichons – Flavor Mosaic
Scampi Style Steak and Scallops – Savoring Today
Chocolate Coffee Rubbed Steak with Coconut – Food Faith Fitness
Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Dijon Sauce – Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Pomegranate and Chicken Thighs – The View from Great Island
Pecan Crusted Chicken with Strawberries and Goat Cheese – The Law Student’s Wife
Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe with Goat Cheese, Pomegranates and Balsamic Reduction – Food Faith Fitness
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Bleu Cheese Butter – Dessert for Two
Pork and Peanut Stir Fry – Sarah’s Cucina Bella

Side Dishes

Grilled Salad – Growing Up Gabel
Roasted Rosemary Brussel Sprouts with Blueberries – The Healthy Maven
Smokey Gouda Mac and Cheese – The View from Great Island
Spinach Strawberry Champagne Salad – Flavor Mosaic
Lemon Ginger Asparagus – The Healthy Maven
Hasselback Potatoes – Flavor Mosaic
Iceberg Lettuce Salad with Roquefort – Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Sunburst Spring Vegetable Quiche with Puff Pastry – The Law Student’s Wife
Soy Sirracha Roasted Mushrooms – Farm Fresh Feasts



Chocolate Martini – The Kitchen is My Playground
Caketini – Snappy Gourmet
French 75 Cocktail – Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Wine Peach Cocktail with Honey Fig Syrup – Food Faith Fitness
Strawberry Basil Lemonade – Yummy Healthy Easy



I bet you thought I forgot about dessert.  But, nope, I didn’t! After all that prepping and cooking for a delicious date night at home, I take the easy rout when it comes to dessert – one container of Breyers Gelato Indulgences and two spoons.  That is, if we can agree on a flavor.

Breyers Gelato Indulgences come in 4 delicious flavors:

  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences Vanilla Caramel features creamy vanilla gelato topped with luscious caramel sauce and gourmet caramelly curls
  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences Raspberry Cheesecake features cheesecake gelato topped with luscious raspberry sauce and gourmet graham crumble
  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences Tiramisu features mascarpone gelato topped with espresso sauce, ladyfinger cookie pieces and sprinkled with gourmet cocoa
  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences Triple Chocolate features milk chocolate and dark chocolate gelatos topped with white chocolate sauce and chocolatey curls

My favorite is the Tiramisu and my husband loves the Triple Chocolate.  The lady who checked me out at the grocery store when I was buying the gelato told me her boyfriend is absolutely crazy for the Raspberry Cheesecake.  At only about $5/container you can definitely try them all!

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  • Liz
    May 31, 2014

    Thanks Camille. Have a Wonderful Weekend!

  • Heidi
    May 31, 2014

    Those recipes all look and sound amazing. We don’t do date night all that often at home (what do you do with the kids?) but maybe we should give it a try more often. It has to be cheaper than eating out.

    Thanks so much for featuring our Crock-pot Lobster Bisque recipe 🙂

    • Camille
      June 2, 2014

      We put the kids to bed! 🙂 Then I just cook later than usual for us. It’s getting harder to do that as the kids get older, though. So now they might just watch a movie upstairs so we can have some quiet.

  • Jen
    May 30, 2014

    What an awesome post, Camille!! I can’t wait to try that Gelato and some of these recipes! Thanks for including me!

  • Taylor
    May 30, 2014

    Oh man, so many good ideas and it just happens to be Date night in my house! Thank you for including my coconut steak and peach wine cocktail! Pinned!