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This Valentine’s Day whip up a savory meal that will leave your loved one feeling full and satisfied. For inspiration, check out these Valentine’s dinner ideas that are both budget-friendly and delicious. They include classics like steak and spaghetti, or more adventurous options like pasta with salmon and scallops.

No matter what you choose, you’re sure to make your loved one feel extra special this Valentine’s Day with these delicious meals.

Tik Tok Spaghetti – Gonna Want Seconds
Parmesan Risotto with Lemon Butter ScallopsKitchen Swagger
Pan Seared SteakNatasha’s Kitchen

The most simple of pastas can be elevated with just alfredo sauce or meats such as sausage, shrimp, bacon or all three! Mix in some vegetables for a savory pasta that is both satisfying and delicious. Top it off with cheese and drizzle with olive oil for a simple, yet flavorful dish.

Creamy Tuscan Sausage Pasta The Recipe Critic
Shrimp ScampiFoodie Crush
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs – Veronika’s Kitchen

Chicken breast is one the most affordable cuts of meat. So if you’re sticking to a tight budget, you can dress them up easily with a rich sauce and vegetables. They can also be grilled, fried, or sautéed to add texture to your meal.

Creamy Mushroom Chicken – Salt and Lavender
Mozzarella Stuffed MeatballsNoshtastic
Chicken Zucchini BakeJulia’s Album

Pork loin is a versatile meat that can be cooked in a variety of ways to include grilled, baked, or slow cooked for extra tenderness. Pair this meat with a sweet sauce or dry rub to make an unforgettable dish for Valentine’s Day.

Pork TenderloinDiethood
Chicken Ricotta Meatballs – Chef Jar
Orange Glazed Salmon – Delicious Little Bites

Ravioli make a wonderfully yummy, yet traditional dish for Valentine’s Day that is sure to please anyone. Keep it simple by adding a variety of different vegetables and herbs like basil or oregano for added flavor. Serve with some garlic bread and enjoy this romantic meal with your special someone.

Ravioli SauceThe Cozy Cook
Garlic Porkchop in Mushroom Sauce Eat Well 101
Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs and Lemon Zucchini Noodles Eat Well 101

Stuffed peppers can make a quick and delicious dinner for Valentine’s Day. Try using a variety of meats to add a tasty element of surprise or top with cheese or sour cream for even more flavor. Enjoy with a fresh salad or steamed vegetables to make this meal feel complete.

Italian Stuffed Bell PeppersA Family Feast
Steak au PoivreSip and Feast
Lobster Alfredo PastaFood Folks and Fun

Meatballs are a staple for Valentine’s Day dinner. You can use pork, chicken, turkey, or even tofu to create a tantalizing dish that will have your special someone begging for seconds. Not much is required to make meatballs a complete dish. Just add a side of pasta, vegetables or garlic bread for a very filling meal.

Salisbury Steak Meatballs Jo Cooks
Creamy Parmesan Lemon Chicken – Simply Delicious Food
Italian Pot Roast From a Chef’s Kitchen

Manicotti is a traditional Italian dish that is usually made without meat but can still be a delicious, budget-friendly dinner for you and your partner. You can easily recreate this meal with ingredients that won’t break your budget with cheeses, herbs, and spinach.

Spinach and Three Cheese Manicotti – The Cooking Jar
Tomato Spinach PastaEat Well 101
Porkchop in Creamy White Wine SauceWhat’s In The Pan

Tilapia, or any fish of your choice, can make a cheap and tasty dinner for Valentine’s Day. You can season it with simple ingredients such as salt, pepper, and herbs to add lots of flavor. Tilapia can be baked in the oven, grilled, or pan-fried for a quick dinner. Serve it with a salad or side of vegetables for a very nutritious meal.

Garlic and Herb Tilapia in Pesto Sauce Carlsbad Cravings
Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon Eat Well 101
Garlic Butter Steak and Lemon Green Beans Eat Well 101

Pasta shells can be stuffed with cheeses, meats, and vegetables to make a quick meal that will satisfy anyone on Valentine’s Day. This dish can be easily paired with a nice wine or chocolate to make it even more romantic.

Stuffed ShellsThe Cozy Cook
Baked Spaghetti and MeatballsJoy in Every Season
Creamy Lemon and Fresh Tomato Salmon Pasta Salt and Lavender

Opt for a homemade meal instead of going out for Valentine’s Day and you don’t have to skimp on flavor due to having a budget. You can create a simple, yet delicious dinner for your loved one with ingredients that you may already have at home. Get creative with what you have and make something memorable for your special someone this Valentine’s Day.