Last-Minute Meals for a V-licious V-Day

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!


Chickpea Fondue

Lightened Up Vegan Chocolate Fondue

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)

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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)

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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.