38 Creative Dinner Ideas For Two

Creative Dinner Ideas For Two

Dinner is the perfect time to enjoy a little quality time with your significant other. And if you're tired of eating out at restaurants all the time, it's also an opportunity to try something new at home.

But it is sometimes coming up with ideas for what to make can be tough! That's why we've compiled this list of creative dinner ideas just for couples. Read on!

Healthy Dinner Recipes

1. Fresh Spring Rolls with Best Sauce

Fresh Spring Rolls with Best Sauce

If you're looking for a healthy and light dinner option, look no further than these Fresh Spring Rolls with Best Sauce.

They're easy to make and perfect for a summer gathering or any night of the week. Plus, there are two delicious sauce options to choose from.

2. Tomato Risotto With Garlic And Basil

Creamy tomato risotto

While risotto may sound like a complicated dish, it's actually easy to make and full of fresh ingredients.

The best part about this pasta-based meal? You can eat vegetarian risotto without sacrificing flavor! Get this Tomato Risotto With Garlic And Basil recipe here.

3. Creamy Italian Chicken Skillet

Creamy Italian Chicken Skillet

Credit: JASON DONNELLY

This Creamy Italian Chicken Skillet recipe is the perfect dinner for two! It's a quick and easy meal that's loaded with flavor.

The chicken is cooked quickly in a skillet and then simmered in a creamy sauce with tomatoes, zucchini, and Italian seasoning. Serve it with whole-wheat pasta or rice to make it a complete meal.

4. Surf and Turf for Two

Surf and Turf for Two

Surf and Turf for Two is a simple but delicious meal to make on any night of the week.

The main ingredients are shrimp and steak, which are easily accessible and affordable. Serve this meal with your favorite sides to complete the dish.

5. Italian Chopped Salad

Italian Chopped Salad

This Italian Chopped Salad would make the perfect light and healthy dinner for two! It's packed with bold flavor and can easily be customized to include your favorite ingredients.

The hearty meats, crisp vegetables, and plenty of cheese combine to form a highly addictive salad that both you and your partner are sure to love!

Plus, it's quick and simple to make, so you can spend more time enjoying your company instead of in the kitchen.

6. Baked Salmon With Garlic

baked garlic salmon for lunch

Make sure you try out this easy, fast and delicious Baked Salmon With Garlic recipe. It only requires few ingredients that are usually in your pantry anyways!

The dish takes less than thirty minutes to prepare; perfect for those busy weeknights - something healthy yet filling too 🙂

7. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skillet

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skillet

This Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skillet is a dinner for two that is easy to put together and packed with flavor. The shrimp are cooked in a savory garlic butter sauce and served over a bed of steamed rice.

8. Coconut Curry Salmon

Coconut Curry Salmon

The coconut milk and spice go so well together, making a rich but not a heavy sauce that tastes and feels far more complicated than it is.

Broiled salmon with a salty-sweet spice rub, creamy coconut curry sauce, and steamy rice to soak it all up.

The sauce is thick and creamy, and it pairs perfectly with steamed rice. Get this Coconut Curry Salmon recipe here.

9. Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air Fryer Pork Chops

Air Fryer Pork Chops are quick and easy to make and have a crispy exterior and tender inside. Serve them with your favorite side dish, and you have a delicious, 20-minute meal.

10. Sausage And White Bean Soup

Sausage and white bean soup come with bread

This recipe is designed for those days when you're feeling a little bit rutty and need to make something quick, but also want it not be boring.

This one-pot meal will have your whole family smiling with delight from earlobe straight down into their stomachs! Get this Sausage And White Bean Soup recipe here.

Romantic Dinner Ideas For Two

11. Creamy Tomato Parmesan Soup

Creamy Tomato Parmesan Soup

Creamy Tomato Parmesan Soup is a great, easy soup to make for a cozy dinner for two. This soup takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, and it's a great one to make when you're looking for something comforting and satisfying.

12. London Broil 

London Broil

London Broil is a delicious and easy-to-prepare dinner for two, perfect for a busy weeknight.

The beef is marinated in a simple mixture of soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic, which helps to tenderize the meat and add flavor.

The steak is then grilled to perfection. Serve with a simple side salad and some crusty bread, and you have a meal that both you and your partner will love.

For more cooking inspiration, you might also want to read our Best Pan For Steak review.

13. Seafood Spaghetti Marinara

Seafood Spaghetti Marinara

This Seafood Spaghetti Marinara is the perfect dinner for two. The seafood mix includes prawns/shrimp, calamari, fish, and mussels; all tossed through a simple, tasty tomato sauce.

Serve with some garlic bread on the side, and you've got a delicious meal that everyone will love!

14. Spicy Orange Turkey Tenderloin

Spicy Orange Turkey Tenderloin

This Spicy Orange Turkey Tenderloin dish is a great way to get out of the same old dinner rut. The tanginess and heat from the orange and peppers join forces to create a flavorful, spicy dish.

And it's all pre-marinated, so you don't have to spend any time preparing it yourself. So get your chopsticks ready and enjoy this delicious meal!

15. Sea Scallop Stir-Fry

Sea Scallop Stir-Fry

This Sea Scallop Stir-Fry is a fantastic date night meal! It's packed with flavor and easy to make, so you can impress your sweetheart. Plus, it's soy-free so that everyone can enjoy it. Get more inspiration by reading our review of the Best Ceramic Frying Pans.

16. Chicken Avocado Salad With Light Vinaigrette

chicken avocado salad with light vinaigrette resting in a bowl

This light, healthy salad with freshly grilled chicken is the perfect choice if you’re looking to go easy on calories but high in taste.

Packed full of nutritious ingredients like avocados and garbanzo beans it has something for everyone! Get this Chicken Avocado Salad With Light Vinaigrette recipe here.

17. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash 

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

This fall dish is perfect as a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal. The Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is easy to make and bursts with flavor.

The dish is simple at its core, with just some caramelized onions, a few bell peppers, and Italian sausage.

The squash is then stuffed with the sausage stuffing and baked in the oven. This dish is sure to be a hit at your next holiday gathering!

18. Crab Melts

Crab Melts

If you're in the mood for something cheesy and savory, try making these Crab Melts! They're perfect for a quick and easy dinner.

The crab mixture is made with blue crab meat, artichokes, tomato slices, Parmesan cheese, and topped with melty Monterey Jack slices on sourdough bread.

19. Healthy Orange Chicken

A delicious orange chicken

You will love this healthy orange chicken recipe if you enjoy Chinese takeout. This delicious dish tastes great and is suitable for you too! Enjoy an easy dinner tonight with this fantastic chicken. Get our Healthy Orange Chicken recipe here.

20. Salmon Chowder

Salmon Chowder

Salmon Chowder is a delicious and easy-to-make dinner meal. It's loaded with smoky bacon, fresh dill, corn, carrots, and potatoes. This recipe is perfect for a winter meal!

Evening Meals For Two

21. Ham and Rice Skillet

Ham and Rice Skillet

This Ham and Rice Skillet recipe is the perfect weeknight meal. The delicious seasoning blend makes this ham and rice recipe over the top. The savory and bold flavors bring a little excitement to the week.

22. Pan-Roasted Pork with Baby Vegetable Salad

Pan-Roasted Pork with Baby Vegetable Salad

Credit: JENNIFER CAUSEY

This Pan-Roasted Pork with Baby Vegetable Salad is perfect for a spring dinner. The pork is roasted and served with a delicious baby vegetable salad.

The salad is made with thin slices of vegetables and herbs, making it a beautiful presentation.

The cheese in the salad gives it a bit of saltiness and tang, which complements the pork perfectly.

23. Grilled Scallop-and-Mango Salad

Grilled Scallop-and-Mango Salad

This Grilled Scallop-and-Mango Salad is an excellent meal for lazy beach days or busy weeknights.

The scallops are grilled, so it’s a healthy and easy way to cook seafood. The mango gives the salad sweetness and a bit of crunch.

Serve this salad with some whole grain bread or mixed baby greens for a complete meal.

24. Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan

Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan

If you're looking for a new and exciting vegetarian dinner recipe, look no further than Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan!

This dish takes all the delicious flavors of traditional eggplant parm and stuffs them into the eggplant skin, meaning less mess and easy serving.

Plus, it's a great way to mix things up while sticking to your favorite classic flavors.

25. Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

This Skillet Chicken Fajitas recipe is a delicious and easy meal to make. The chicken strips are seared until golden brown; then, the vegetables are stir-fried in homemade fajita seasoning until tender-crisp.

The cooked chicken and vegetables are stuffed into warm tortillas and topped with your favorite toppings.

This easy skillet meal is perfect for lunch, dinner, game day, or a romantic meal for two. It's ready in just 25 minutes and only requires one skillet. So Easy!

26. Easy Beef Stroganoff For Two

Easy Beef Stroganoff For Two

This Beef Stroganoff For Two is the perfect weekday meal. It's made with tender beef steak strips, mushrooms, and egg noodles in a tangy sauce. It's all cooked in one pan, so it's easy and no-fuss.

Easy Meals For Two On A Budget

27. Baked Tamari & Maple Tofu With Rice Noodles

Baked Tamari & Maple Tofu With Rice Noodles

Baked Tamari & Maple Tofu With Rice Noodles is an easy and healthy weeknight meal that you can make in about 30 minutes.

The recipe calls for baked tofu, which you can prepare ahead of time, and rice noodles which only require a brief soak in hot water.

This meal is perfect for those looking for a quick and easy dinner that is also healthy and delicious.

28. Aubergine Curry With Lamb Cutlets 

Aubergine Curry With Lamb Cutlets

Aubergine Curry With Lamb Cutlets is a delicious and healthy dinner meal.

The aubergine is roasted in the oven with a spray of coconut oil to save on calories, while the lamb cutlets are pan-fried.

This meal is well worth cleaning the cooker hob from the splatterings!

29. Oyakodon

Oyakodon

Oyakodon is a meal made from simmering chicken and egg in a soy sauce broth. It is one of the parts of a traditional Japanese dinner. Oyakodon is typically served with grated radish, picked ginger, and chopped scallions on top.

30. Tender Roast Duck With Citrus And Carrots

Tender Roast Duck With Citrus And Carrots

This Tender Roast Duck With Citrus And Carrots is a beautiful dish that will impress. It takes some time and preparation, but it is well worth the time and effort.

The mixture of the citrus with the mashed potatoes and watercress with this delicious dish will surely tantalize your taste buds.

31. Mushroom And Spinach Risotto

Mushroom And Spinach Risotto

This Mushroom And Spinach Risotto is a delicious and nutritious dinner meal that takes 20 minutes to make! It tastes like the traditional stovetop risotto but benefits from using your Instant Pot. With this recipe, you can enjoy risotto any day of the week.

32. Seasoned Tilapia Fillets

Seasoned Tilapia Fillets

When it comes to a healthy and easy meal, you really can't go wrong with Seasoned Tilapia Fillets.

This recipe is simple to follow and relies on spices that you're likely to have on hand. The result is a delicious and restaurant-quality dish that you can enjoy any night of the week.

33. Chicken “Reuben” Roll-Ups

Chicken “Reuben” Roll-Ups

This recipe for Chicken “Reuben” Roll-ups is a fun and easy way to combine your spouse’s favorite sandwich with chicken. It’s perfect for a weeknight meal, and it only takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish.

34. California Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise

California Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise

California Eggs Benedict with Avocado Hollandaise makes a perfectly easy and healthy breakfast, brunch, or dinner!

These vegetarian eggs benedict are made with whole-grain English muffins, poached eggs, fresh veggies, and a creamy, delicious avocado hollandaise sauce that's so easy to make!

Check out our Best Omelette Pans review to get the best cooking experience.

35. Prawn Skewers With Garlic Bread

Prawn Skewers With Garlic Bread

This Prawn Skewers With Garlic Bread dish is a spectacular dish to serve for any celebration. It can be served either as an appetizer or as a meal. The garlic bread is the perfect accompaniment with its strong garlic flavor.

The prawns are delicious cooked in a sauce of lemon, butter, and parsley. The sauce is so tangy and delicious that it doesn’t need any salt added to it.

36. Juicy Seared Steak

Juicy Seared Steak

This dish is a very flavorful and juicy steak that will be perfect for anyone who wants to cook something different. The recipe includes crispy couscous and almonds.

One of the key ingredients in this meal is preserved lemons, making the dish’s flavor perfect.

These preserved lemons give it an extra kick and can transform any dish, so give them a try if you want to change up your cooking. Get this Juicy Seared Steak recipe here.

37. Saffron Poached Pears

Saffron Poached Pears

Saffron Poached Pears make a wonderfully elegant and delicious dinner meal. The pears are poached in a simple syrup made with sugar, water, and saffron, then served with a dollop of cream or ice cream. This recipe is sure to impress your lover!

38. Breast of Duck and Spring Vegetable

Breast of Duck and Spring Vegetable

Credit: Gill Murray Photography

This dinner meal of pan-fried duck breast, asparagus, potatoes, and peas is an absolute treat—the juicy duck pairs wonderfully with the spring bounty of vegetables.

The chili, mint, and lemon in the mix give this dish a delicious flavor. This Breast of Duck and Spring Vegetable meal is sure to please everyone at the table.

Conclusion

When you’re looking for a delicious and easy meal, the dinner ideas in this article will help. Whether it’s cooking up some pan-fried duck breast or poached saffron pears, these recipes are sure to please everyone at the table!

You can enjoy these healthy fish fillets any night of the week with minimal fuss from your end. With so many options to choose from, there's no excuse not to make something yummy tonight!

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