You never need an excuse to treat your sweetheart, but Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to cozy up with a delicious date night at home. From appetizers to main courses, and of course, decadent desserts, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes to show your affection for your honey with our favorite love language – (better) butter.
These tasty dishes made with our ridiculously good better butter are easy to cook up so you can spend more time with your date than in the kitchen – and so decadently delicious that they’re sure to have your sweetie falling in love all over again.
Caramelized Onion Tart
Start your meal with this French-inspired Caramelized Onion Tart. This simple recipe is easy to put together, but ingredients like Creme Fraiche, fresh chopped herbs and rich, buttery caramelized onions make it a fancy treat fit for a special occasion. Get the recipe here, courtesy of Sandra’s Easy Cooking.
Golden Cauliflower Soup
A bowl of this creamy Golden Cauliflower Soup brings a hearty serving of veggies to the meal and will help keep you warm and cozy on a chilly evening. Add a dash of curry to this creamy soup to add a spicy zip, and sprinkle a quick garnish of pomegranate seeds and chopped herbs across the top of each bowl for a five-star presentation. Get the recipe here, courtesy of Spinach Tiger.
Honey Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Apple
Crunchy, buttery and a little sweet, these Honey Roasted Brussel Sprouts are everything you could ask for in a side dish. The versatile flavors of these sprouts will pair perfectly with a wide variety of entree options and are light and healthy with fruits and veggies in every bite. Get the recipe here, courtesy of Hello Spoonful.
Sage and Brown Butter Gnocchi
As a side dish or a main course, this Sage and Brown Butter Gnocchi is sure to steal the show. The rich and savory flavors of this five-ingredient dish will make your date feel like they are supping at a cozy Italian bistro. You can serve this gnocchi to accompany a main course, but the dish is hearty enough to stand as an entree – just pair with a side salad or bowl of soup and make it a meal. Get the recipe here, courtesy of Sandra’s Easy Cooking.
Steamed Clams with Leeks and Poblano Peppers
A fresh seafood feast is sure to impress your sweetie. Buttery clams cooked in butter and pepper are sure to spice things up on your romantic night in. Pop a loaf of crusty bread in the oven while these clams simmer in a creamy white wine sauce for a deliciously romantic meal. Get the recipe here.
The Perfect Steak
You don’t need a reservation at a fancy steakhouse to treat your date to the Perfect Steak. You can use simple ingredients from your pantry to whip up an amazing marinade. Just add your favorite cut of meat and a hearty helping of better butter and voila! You’ve got yourself a dreamy date night dinner. Get the recipe here.
Easy Butter Lemon Pasta with Broccoli
The only thing better than a giant dish of buttery pasta is one that requires minimal prep and clean-up time. This herby tangy classic Italian lemon pasta tastes and looks gourmet – but is ready to eat in only 20 minutes and requires just one pot to cook. Get the recipe here.
Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cream Cheese
What better way to end your night than with ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies? Cream cheese and better butter make these cookies the best around – they bake up just right with moist and chewy insides and a golden, crispy finish around the edges for melt-in-your-mouth goodness in every bite. Get the recipe here.
No Bake Cheesecake Truffles
Instead of buying a box of chocolates or store-bought bon-bons, you can easily whip up a decadent batch of chocolatey delights without even having to turn on the oven. Just roll these five ingredients into adorable little balls and let them chill in the fridge to make your own bite-sized dessert delights. Get the recipe here.
Spiced Hot Buttered Rum
Curling up together with a buttery nightcap is the perfect way to end a romantic night in. Made with warming spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, this Spiced Hot Buttered Rum is the perfect drink to heat your evening. Prep the spice batter ahead of time, so you can just add water and a splash of rum when you’re ready to relax with this comforting cocktail. Get the recipe here, courtesy of Fork in the Kitchen.
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