Whether you have a hot date, party plans, or are treating yourself to a night in with dinner and a movie, we know it can be hard to find the time to come up with an impressive meal to wow your guests (or yourself). We’ve got you covered with these last-minute dinner recipes perfect for any plans you have tonight!
Fondue is perfect as a romantic meal for two; it’s fun for parties, and it’s also a great excuse to have a bowl of cheese or chocolate all to yourself. Pro tip: This cheese sauce is nut-free, so there’s no need to soak any cashews in advance. Instead, you can throw both of these dishes together in just a few minutes for the perfect last-minute meal. Serve with steamed veggies, toasted bread, and fresh fruit!
Spaghetti with Scallops, Crispy Kale, and Pomegranate Seeds (Hot For Food/Lauren Toyota)
Want to wow your date with a fancy (but surprisingly simple) meal? Try out this plant-based version of scallop spaghetti. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a classic, romantic pasta dish with a festive flare of pink pomegranate seeds. You’ll get bonus points for creativity!
Eggplant Cacciatore (Connoisseurus Veg)
Roasted veggies, pasta, and a white wine sauce keep this dish filling but light, and it’s the perfect way to show off your cooking skills (with a fancy name to boot!).
Pad Thai (Vegan Zombie)
Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t have to be fancy Italian food — instead, try making this super-easy recipe for pad Thai! The recipe makes two servings, so it’s perfect for a date night or great as leftovers the next day.