20 Elegant Valentine's Day Recipes (2024)

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These 20 elegant Valentine’s Day recipes are romantic, colorful, decadent and perfect for a night in with someone special, or a party with friends you love. You’ll find appetizers, desserts and co*cktails that will enchant and surprise. Show someone you love them with one of these recipes!

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I love Valentine’s Day! It’s a day to make something sweet and share it with someone you love (or a whole bunch of people that you love!) Sending pretty valentines and texts full of heart emojis make me so happy!

I also love a fun “Gal-entine’s day” or even a “Pal-entine’s Day” (for the guys or mixed company… and yes, I think I came up with that), so whether you’re planning a nice party for friends, or a romantic evening for 2, you’ll find some delicious recipes below that say “I love you for being you.”

1. An Easy, Inexpensive Cheese Board for Valentine’s Day

An Easy, Inexpensive Cheese Board for Valentine’s Day

This easy, inexpensive Valentine’s Day cheese board has just 3 cheeses, crackers, olives, berries, a little strawberry preservers and a few tiny flowers. It can be assembled in just 5 minutes, but looks so thoughtful and romantic! All you need is a cheese board, cheese knife and a little heart-shaped cookie cutter to create this memorable Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day treat.

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2. White Rosemary Rose co*cktail

The White Rosemary Rose Coconut co*cktail

This White Rosemary Rose coconut co*cktail tastes like winter white magic! With coconut milk, white rum, honey and rosewater, it’s not too sweet and not too floral. It’s delicate, dreamy and makes such an elegant, rosy co*cktail!

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3. Tomato Crostini with Pesto and Ricotta

Tomato Crostini with Pesto and Ricotta

This recipe includes fresh, homemade pesto and pretty prosciutto roses! It’s a gorgeous and delicious appetizer for Mother’s Day or a perfect addition to any spring or summer brunch buffet!

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4. Romantic Valentine’s Day Deviled Eggs

Romantic Valentines Day Deviled Eggs

Want to create the prettiest Valentine's Day deviled eggs? All you need is some mustard, mayo, sour cream and a little drop of dye or all-natural beet juice color. They’re so pretty, they’ll make cupid’s wing flutter!

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5. Bruschetta with Burrata, Seared Tomatoes & Roasted Garlic

Cranberry Maple Bourbon Smash co*cktail

This Cranberry Maple Bourbon Smash co*cktail is the perfect fall co*cktail. Whip up a batch of maple-cranberry simple syrup in just 5-minutes. Then combine it with bourbon and cranberry juice, top it with a rosemary sprig and enjoy!

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6. How to Make a Bacon Rose Bouquet

How to Make Bacon Roses

Nothing says “I love you” like a perfectly crispy bacon rose! Learn how to make exquisitely crispy, lifelike bacon roses and arrange them perfectly in a beautiful bouquet!

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7. The Fanciest Cheese Board

The Fanciest Cheese Board

This fancy cheese board is so easy to prepare and assemble with no complicated ingredient arranging!

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8. Beet Napoleons with Prosciutto Roses

Beet Napoleons with Prosciutto Roses

No, they’re not red velvet, they’re beautiful beet napoleon appetizers with chive cream cheese and tiny prosciutto roses on top! They're earthy, creamy, and perfectly bite-size!

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9. Pretty Prosciutto Rose Appetizers

Filet Mignon Bites with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

Filet Mignon Biteswith creamy horseradish sauce are the perfect elegant appetizer. Mini filet mignons are wrapped in bacon and served with a thick and tangy dipping sauce.

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10. The Divine Damiana Valentine co*cktail

The Damiana Valentine co*cktail

If you’re looking for a co*cktail to really put you in the mood, this Damiana tea and sake co*cktail is a divine Valentine aphrodisiac. Cold steep your tea over night for the sweetest flavor.

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11. No Bake Blackberry Sorel Cheesecake

No Bake Blackberry Sorel Cheesecake

This creamy no-bake cheesecake, topped with blackberry compote, includes Sorel liqueur and an easy vanilla wafer crust!

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12. The Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur co*cktail

The Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur co*cktail

Lightly sweet, citrusy and with a hint of cherry, it's a perfect co*cktail for Easter, Mother's Day, a feminine bridal shower or celebration of April's cherry blossom season!

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13. Prosciutto and Melon Skewers

Prosciutto and Melon Skewers

With only 5 ingredients, they’re the easiest, prettiest appetizers or side dish for a colorful brunch, baby shower or mother’s day breakfast.

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14. Crostini with Balsamic Strawberries and Ricotta

Crostini with Balsamic Strawberries and Ricotta

These crostini with balsamic strawberries and ricotta are sweet, tart, creamy and perhaps the prettiest appetizers you can serve at your next fancy picnic, Mother’s Day brunch or bridal shower.

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15. Greek Yogurt with Cherry Spoon Sweets

Greek Yogurt with Cherry Spoon Sweets

This traditional Greek breakfast, yogurt with “spoon sweet” cherries is a delightful breakfast for special company.

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16. 5 Pretty Rose Garnishes for co*cktails, Appetizers & Entrees

17. Burrata Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Burrata Salad with Balsamic Glaze

This burrata salad with balsamic glaze includes pretty prosciutto roses, shaved asparagus, cherry tomatoes, ripe blackberries and arugula. A perfect side dish for Mother’s day or any pretty, Spring party!

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18. White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse with Raspberry Compote

White Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse with Raspberry Compote

This no-bake, creamy, decadent white chocolate cheesecake mousse recipe is ribboned with raspberry-rosemary compote. It’s gluten-free, silky and sweet, tart and delicately hinted with rosemary essence.

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19. The Pretty Pink Gin Martini

The Pretty Pink Gin Martini

This pink gin martini is made with Gin Lane 1751 and has such an enchanting, feminine air. More complex than a traditional martini, this co*cktail includes a delicate herbal spice, perfect for a baby shower, Easter or any lady-like affair!

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20. Deviled Eggs with Bacon Roses

Deviled Eggs with Bacon Roses

This deviled egg recipe is creamy and smooth with just a touch of Old Bay seasoning, and when topped with precious bacon roses, they’ll be the prettiest, most impressive crowd-pleasers at your next party!

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I hope you love these Valentine’s Day recipes as much as I do! Wishing you a loving, happy day, from my heart to yours.

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  1. Angela

    These creations are so elegant and beautiful and look delicious!

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    • Genevieve Morrison

      Thank you Angela!

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