Every single one of these 20 easy date night recipes is a delicious dish suitable for date night with your girlfriends, family, or your S.O.! From fun new recipes like vegetarian sushi to mouth-watering classics like chocolate chip cookie skillets, you’re sure to find some delicious ideas in here!

Easy Recipes sure to Impress on Date Night

For me, part of the fun of cooking is cooking for other people. I love finding those recipes where you can actually see the other person’s eyes light up as they clear the plate of whatever you made.

All 20 of these recipes are inarguably delicious, with clear, easy-to-follow instructions and bursting with flavor. And while some of these recipes are easier than others, they’re all entirely worth it.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a romantic meal, or a “let’s make dinner” project for your next night in, at least one of these recipes is begging to be made. Happy cooking!

1. Heart Beet Ravioli

pink heart-shaped stuffed ravioli on a white marble pastry board

Looking for a date night dinner challenge? Learn how to make pasta at home! These Heart Beet Ravioli are perfect to make with someone special, and the stuffing is so delicious.

2. Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

date night roasted butternut squash risotto topped with sage and black pepper in a white bowl with a silver spoon

Risotto might be one of my favorite date night dishes, and this Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto is no exception. It’s incredibly simple to make, but looks and tastes extra fancy!

3. Sweet Chili Vegan Lettuce Wraps

sweet chili tofu with green onions and peppers in butter lettuce cups with rice noodles on a plate on a grey backdrop

Still doing Whole 30, or just generally trying to stay healthy? These Sweet Chili Vegan Lettuce Wraps are packed with flavor and crunch to make a light and fresh meal!

4. Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

roasted vegetable lasagna date night recipe topped with cheese on a wooden board against a grey backdrop

While nothing can beat mama’s lasagna, this Roasted Vegetable Lasagna is such a fun twist on the classic. It’s full of colorful vegetables and fresh tomato sauce!

5. Tuscan White Bean Soup

white bean soup with kale and carrots and red chili pepper flakes in tan bowls with a tan linen on a marble countertop

Prepping a five-course meal, you overachiever you? Start off with this Tuscan White Bean Soup! It comes together quickly, and offers a creamy and flavorful texture loaded with healthy ingredients!

6. Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

bowtie pasta with mushrooms, spinach, and a cheesy cream sauce in a white bowl with a vintage silver spoon

I’m not sure I can make this Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese for two, because I’ll probably end up eating it all. The white wine, garlic and cream sauce is sure to put some smiles on!

7. Sheet Pan Veggie Tacos

hand reaching for a taco filled with vegetables, cilantro, and sliced radishes lined up on a white serving platter with lime wedges for date night

These Sheet Pan Veggie Tacos are such an easy way to load up on vegetables, filled with roasted mushrooms, onions, and potatoes! The best part is that while the oven does the work, the only thing you have to worry about is picking out your taco fixings.

8. Bruschetta

tomato bruschetta in a white bowl surrounded by toasted bread against a green and white linen

Create that fancy restaurant feel with this easy fresh Bruschetta. Made with fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and spread on a warm slice of perfectly crisp toasted bread, you definitely won’t hear any complaints from this one!

9. Veggie Pot Pies with Puff Pastry Crust

veggie pot pies topped with fresh thyme in blue mini dutch ovens, with crunchy puff pastry crust on a marble counter

One of my favorite things about these Veggie Pot Pies with Puff Pastry Crust is how deceptively easy they are! Maximum flavor and presentation points for this one!

10. Pear, Brie, and Rosemary Flatbreads

pear, brie, and rosemary flatbreads for date night on a wooden platter surrounded by fresh herbs on a blue backdrop with a silver knife

You will never catch me saying no to a flatbread! These Pear, Brie, and Rosemary Flatbreads are topped with such a heavenly combination of ingredients, and look deliciously impressive, despite how easy they are to make!

11. Lentil Bolognese

two silver spoons in a bowl of spaghetti pasta topped with bolognese and herbs in a ceramic bowl, with two pinch bowls filled with herbs and cheese next to the bowl on a white table

This comforting Lentil Bolognese is the ultimate healthy comfort food for a date night in. It’s loaded with veggies and lentils, and easy to make to impress your date!

12. Ratatouille

sliced vegetables arranged in concentric circles and covered in tomato sauce to make ratatouille, with a silver serving fork in the middle of the white dish

Might I suggest pairing dinner and a movie? You already know which one I’m going to suggest. Watch and make Ratatouille for a comforting and delicious dinner by layering thin-sliced vegetables on a bed of flavorful sauce. Make Remy proud!

13. Easy Vegetarian Sushi

sweet potato tempura and avocado sliced sushi covered in toasted sesame seeds and sriracha mayo on a marble board

Another cooking challenge, coming right up! These Easy Vegetarian Sushi are stuffed with sweet potato tempura and the delicious sushi vegetables we know and love, but made in the comfort of your own home! Which person can make the prettiest rolls?

14. Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce

two silver spoons in a bowl of spaghetti covered with homemade tomato sauce and fresh basil leaves for an easy date night dinner

Impress with the classics – spaghetti! This Spaghetti with Homemade Tomato Sauce is made with fresh market tomatoes and a delicious blend of spices, perfect to pair with a glass of wine or the Bruschetta from above!

15. Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (For Two!)

one cast iron chocolate chip cookie skillet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and two silver spoons next to the skillet, on top of a red oven mitt and white linen on a black countertop

Looking for a warm, gooey dessert that’s ideal for sharing? This Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet with have you two fighting with spoons for the last bite of melted milk chocolate.

16. Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes

vegan red velvet cupcakes with a bite taken out of one cupcake on a marble and wood cake stand

These Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes are super soft and fluffy, and topped with a delicious healthy-ish coconut cream cheese frosting. And how appropriate is this color for the month of February?!

17. Healthy Apple Crisp

one silver serving spatula sitting underneath a layer of healthy apple crisp in a white baking dish, topped with three scoops of ice cream and surrounded by oats and brown sugar and a tan linen

Want to wake them up with breakfast in bed? This Healthy Apple Crisp is both delicious and nutritious, and the smell of your house while it bakes is better than any candle you’ll light!

18. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

close up shot of chocolate tart slices covered with chopped hazelnuts arranged in a circle on a marble pastry board

The way to everyone’s heart this season: chocolate. This Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Tart has a crispy crust filled with luscious chocolate and hazelnut ganache and topped off with roasted hazelnuts. It also freezes well to make it last all week long.

19. Vegan Lava Cake

molten chocolate spilling out of a chocolate lava cake on a grey plate with a silver spoon covered in chocolate on the side

Does this one even need an introduction? This Vegan Lava Cake is fluffy yet flourless and filled with a mouth-watering liquid chocolate center. Might want to make two, because I don’t think this one will be shared willingly!

20. Vegan Double Chocolate Chia Mousse

Last, but very much not least, this Vegan Double Chocolate Chia Mousse. Loaded with rich chocolatey flavor but made with wholesome ingredients, it’s the perfect treat to end the day with on the couch.

two jars of chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream with silver spoons coming out of the jars, on a round marble board with nuts sprinkled on