Cooking Together: 5 Romantic Recipes for Couples

Romantic Recipes for Couples

5‍ Romantic Recipes For Couples To Cook Together

Cooking together can be a great way to spend time with your loved one. It’s fun, romantic, and can even be a bit challenging at times. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting out, there are plenty of delicious recipes that you can try together. From appetisers to desserts, the possibilities are endless.

In this article, we’ll share five romantic recipes for couples that are perfect for a fun cooking session together. These recipes are not only delicious, but also easy to make and require minimal preparation time.

Recipe 1: Homemade Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce

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Making pasta from scratch may sound intimidating, but it’s actually quite easy – especially with a partner by your side. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound (455 grams) fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and crack the eggs into the well.
  2. Add the olive oil to the bowl.
  3. Whisk the eggs and olive oil together with a fork, then gradually incorporate the flour until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5-10 minutes, until it’s smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out the dough into thin sheets using a pasta roller or a rolling pin.
  7. Cut the pasta into your desired shape – spaghetti, fettuccine, or ravioli.
  8. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 2-3 minutes, until al dente.
  9. While the pasta is cooking, make the tomato basil sauce. In a large saucepan, sauté the garlic in olive oil for 1 minute.
  10. Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes, until they’re soft and juicy.
  11. Add the chopped basil to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  12. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, to taste.
  13. Drain the pasta and add it to the saucepan. Toss to coat the pasta in the sauce.
  14. Serve immediately, garnished with additional basil leaves.

Recipe 2: Grilled Salmon with Honey Mustard Glaze

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Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious Salmon dish:


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 of rice per person (around 50-70 grams)


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the honey, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic.
  4. Wash your rice and cook it in the meantime.  
  5. Brush the glaze onto both sides of the salmon fillets.
  6. Place the salmon fillets on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, until they’re cooked through.
  7. Serve the salmon and rice immediately, garnished with fresh herbs or lemon wedges.

Recipe 3: Steak and Roasted Vegetables

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Steak and roasted vegetables are a classic combination that’s perfect for a romantic dinner at home. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 2 ribeye steaks
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound (455 grams) baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F (220 C).
  2. Season the steaks with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, toss the potatoes, onion, and bell peppers with olive oil, garlic, and rosemary.
  4. Spread the vegetables out onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Place the steaks on top of the vegetables.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the steaks are cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  7. Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Serve the steaks and vegetables together, garnished with fresh herbs.

Recipe 4: Chicken Parmesan with a Side Salad

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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is a great classic Italian dish. Serve it with a simple side salad for a complete meal. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Mixed greens (your choice of side salad)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C).
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Coat the chicken in flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Dip the chicken into the beaten eggs, then coat in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  5. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  7. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish.
  8. Pour the marinara sauce over the chicken, then sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the top.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. While the chicken is baking, make the side salad. In a large mixing bowl, toss the mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette.
  11. Serve the chicken with the side salad of your choice.

Recipe #5: Chocolate Fondue for Dessert

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Chocolate Fondue

No romantic meal is complete without chocolate. This super simple recipe for chocolate fondue is perfect for eating together. You will only need the following:


  • A mix of dark and milk chocolate together (bars of chocolate)
  • Assorted fruits, such as strawberries, bananas, and pineapples


  1. In a small saucepan, get water to a boil.
  2. Prepare a heatproof bowl that can sit on top of your saucepan, with all the chocolate crumbled inside the bowl.
  3. Place the bowl on top of the saucepan and watch the chocolate slowly melt.
  4. Cut up all your fruits to bite-sized pieces.
  5. Transfer the chocolate to a fondue pot or leave it in your heatproof bowl if you don’t have a fondue set.
  6. Arrange the assorted fruits on a platter and enjoy!

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