With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the thought of a decadent homecooked meal is a must! Here are twenty plant-based dinner and dessert recipe ideas to show your loved one how much you care. There’s no better way to someone’s heart than with delicious food!

20 Valentine's Day Dinner and Dessert Ideas -- These Valentine's Day recipes are all vegetarian with vegan options, but not short of flavor! Create a delicious dinner or dessert this Valentine's Day for your loved one for a date night in to remember. #vegan #vegetarian #dinner #dessert #valentinesday | mindfulavocado

“People who love to eat are always the best people” – Julia Child

Have you seen truer words spoken? But for real, I’m one of those people who are on the fence of loathing Valentine’s day but also kinda loving it. It’s nice to show the people you love how much you care for them. Since forever, food has been something people give to show their appreciation for one another. Whether a special someone is in your life at the moment or not, there’s nothing wrong with showing family and friends some love (with delicious food of course!)

Cooking a homecooked meal for Valentine’s Day is a great option because you skip out on the crowd’s at restaurants. These Valentine’s Day recipes are all simple to make, yet feel indulgent. Plus there’s plenty of amazing dessert options including plenty of chocolate 🙂

Dinner Ideas:

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one pan ratatouille

One Pan Ratatouille by I Heart Vegetables

This simple vegan recipe from I Heart Vegetables is packed with veggies and can be served with fresh Burrata cheese or crispy bread – yum!

brazilian portabella mushrooms

Brazilian Portabellas by Southern Kissed

Try something out of the ordinary with this unique vegetarian entree! These stuffed portabellas would taste amazing with a side of rice and steamed veggies!

linguini with rainbow carrots and broccolini

Linguini with Rainbow Carrots and Broccolini by The Organic Kitchen

This colorful pasta dish is a decadent yet healthy entree for Valentine’s Day.

vegan mushroom stroganoff

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff by Vegan Huggs

A comforting pasta dish like this recipe would be perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner!

caramelized kale, onion, and goat cheese pizza

Caramelized Onion, Kale, and Goat Cheese Pizza by Eat Good 4 Life

Okay so nothing beats homemade pizza but THIS recipe is a real winner. I’ve made it before and it’s beyond delicious. If you are vegan, swap out the goat cheese for a delicious dinner!

red pepper alfredo

Red Pepper Alfredo by Chocolate Covered Katie

Would you believe me if I told you this recipe was 100% VEGAN?! Well, it is my friend! My girl over at Chocolate Covered Katie knows how to make delicious vegan recipes! Use this sauce for pasta or zoodles for the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner.

savory baked tofu filets

Savory Baked Tofu Filets with Honey Mustard Sauce by Mindful Avocado

Not only is this recipe a staple in my household, but this honey mustard sauce is also what dreams are made of! Pair with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables for an indulgent dinner!

chestnut mushroom bourguignon

Chestnut Mushroom Bourguignon by The Veg Space

Shake things up for dinner with this super hearty meal! This really changes up the romantic meal game from your typical pasta dishes.

caramelized balsamic goat cheese pasta

Caramelized Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta by Half Baked Harvest

Besides the fact that this photo is an absolute dream, this pasta dish is beyond sexy and would make a PERFECT Valentine’s dinner recipe! Substitute or omit the goat cheese to make vegan.

jackfruit pulled pork tacos

Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos by Mindful Avocado

Change up traditional Valentine’s Day dinner with a taco night! Pair these delicious tacos with some homemade guacamole or salsa for a fun dinner date!


chocolate trifle with coconut and berries

Chocolate Trifle with Coconut and Berries by Lil Cookie

Not only do these trifles look festive, but they sound delicious too! Layers of chocolate, berries, and coconut all in a single serving dish.

gluten-free chocolate ganache cake

Gluten-Free Chocolate Ganache Cake by Gluten Free Palate

This stunning cake recipe is vegan and gluten-free. Plus, it only requires 14 ingredients!

raw blackberry cheesecake

Raw Blackberry Cheesecakes by Let’s Eat Cake

These mini raw cheesecakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day dessert because you can make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer before serving.

paleo chocolate truffles

Paleo Chocolate Truffles by What the Fork

Forget store-bought truffles when you can make a big batch of these truffles! Create different varieties for an interesting yet delicious dessert idea.

chocolate raspberry coconut cups

Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Cups by Nutritional Foodie

OKAY these not only look super delicious, but the combination of chocolate and fruit is very on point for a Valentine’s Day dessert!

vegan pear galette

Vegan Pear Galette by Mindful Avocado

If you’re not a huge chocolate fan, I got you covered with this vegan pear galette recipe. A galette, or rustic pie, makes a great dessert idea!

vegan tiramisu cups

Vegan Tiramisu Cups by Neurotic Mommy

Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts of all time and would pair excellently with a pasta dish!

lemon and berry tarts

Lemon and Berry Tarts by Wallflower Kitchen

These stunning tarts make a great dessert option for non-chocolate lovers out there. This single-serving dessert is perfect for a Valentine’s Day post-meal treat!

black bean brownies

Black Bean Brownies by Mindful Avocado

These mini brownies are not only vegan and gluten-free, but super fudgy and decadent. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a (semi) guilt-free dessert!

freezer peanut butter pie

Freezer Peanut Butter Cup Pie by A Saucy Kitchen

Where are all my chocolate and peanut butter lovers out there?! I could probably eat this entire thing by itself, but I guess I’ll share given it’s Valentine’s Day!

There you have it! Twenty dinner and dessert ideas for Valentine’s Day! Whether you are vegan, paleo, gluten-free or just getting over Whole30, there’s bound to be a recipe here that will spark your interest!

Which one of these Valentine’s Day recipes would you try? Give this post a star rating and let me know in the comments below!

20 Valentine\'s Day Dinner and Dessert Ideas -- These Valentine\'s Day recipes are all vegetarian but not short of flavor! Create a delicious dinner or dessert this Valentine\'s Day for your loved one for a date night in to remember. #vegan #vegetarian #dinner #dessert #valentinesday | mindfulavocado