Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful occasion to celebrate love and togetherness with the whole family. These Valentine’s Dinner ideas are not just delicious but also heartwarming. Celebrate the day of love with a feast that brings the whole family together.

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Valentine’s Day is mostly celebrated between couples, but who says it cannot be celebrated with others such as parents, siblings, kids, or even a friend? Celebrate this day with everyone you love!

How we like to Celebrate Valentine’s with the Family?

  • Make the day special: Start by serving your family’s favorite breakfast with some reds and pinks. Our fav is this berry bread pudding. Then pack a lunch they enjoy with a hand-written note about why you love them. Make their favorite cookies, muffins, or cupcakes for an evening snack.
  • A fun dinner: Enjoy a family festive dinner. Keep it intimate by celebrating at home, and avoid the over-priced dinners at restaurants. Involve the family in cooking and making something heart-shaped.
  • Don’t miss the desserts: The desserts can be as simple as chocolate-dipped strawberries or chocolate fondue with fruits around it. Or make some chocolate lava cakes topped with strawberries to end the day on a sweet note.
  • Write special notes: Surprise your kids with a heartwarming note when they wake up.

Family Valentines Recipes

Here are some recipes that you can include in your meals all day, from breakfast to snacks to entrees and desserts, for your family-friendly Valentine’s Day.

Berry Bread Pudding

Berry Bread pudding served in a white plate with fresh berries on the side

This quick and easy Berry Bread Pudding is the best breakfast or brunch for the whole family. It is colorful, decadent, and so satisfying. Perfect for serving the family on Valentine’s morning!

Bruschetta Dip

A bowl of tomato bruschetta being served with slices of toasted bread.

This balsamic bruschetta dip is an easy, vibrant appetizer perfect for Valentine’s. Made with just five ingredients, this tomato bruschetta is fresh, juicy, and packed with amazing flavors.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

three chocolate covered strawberries

Make chocolate-covered strawberries the easy way with just a few simple tips and tricks because everything tastes better when it’s dipped in chocolate.

Pappardelle Pesto

Pappardelle Noodle Pasta with pesto and vegetables in a bowl garnished with basil leaves

This Pappardelle pesto pasta is quick and simple to put together. Because of the thick pappardelle noodles and flavorful pesto, you get a restaurant-quality meal at home in under 30 minutes.

Mushroom Pasta

instant pot mushroom pasta in a white bowl

Spaghetti tossed in a creamy cheese sauce loaded with mushrooms. This amazingly delicious, creamy, dreamy pasta can be made in less than 30 minutes!

Red Pepper and Carrot Soup

Roasted Red Pepper and Carrot Soup served in a bowl

A healthy and delicious roasted red pepper & carrot soup made in the instant pot or stovetop. This vegan and gluten-free soup has deep, bold flavors from roasting red peppers and carrots.


A slice of spinach artichoke lasagna with the whole lasagna in another plate

Layers of tender lasagna noodles are generously slathered with creamy spinach and artichoke filling and then topped with gooey cheese. This decadent twist on a classic dish is sure to impress the whole family.

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad in a white bowl garnished with balsamic and basil

Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad is a light, refreshing side dish made with orzo pasta, grape tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. This easy orzo pasta salad is so quick to make, perfect as a colorful dish for your Valentine’s lunch or dinner!

Mexican Casserole

Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Rice & Bean Casserole is easy to make and filled with cheesy goodness, along with brown rice and lots of veggies. This is an easy gluten free & vegetarian casserole for a weeknight dinner or your next party!

Healthy Vegetarian Mexican Rice and Bean Casserole is easy to make and filled with cheesy goodness, along with brown rice and lots of veggies. This is an easy gluten-free & vegetarian casserole to celebrate a special day!

Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta chicken in a white plate

This balsamic chicken marinade makes the juiciest seasoned chicken topped with homemade bruschetta and a vibrant, healthy dish for Valentine’s!

Almond Flour Brownies

Almond flour brownies topped with chocolate chips

These gluten-free almond flour brownies are a great Valentine’s day dessert. They are rich, fudgy, and chocolatey, similar to traditional brownies. Made with simple ingredients, this easy paleo brownie is a crowd-pleaser!

Lava Cake

Chocolate lava cake topped with strawberry

This Instant Pot Lava Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream – rich and decadent, with the gooey molten chocolate flowing out. The best part is that they can be made in just 20 minutes, which is great for those late-night chocolate cravings!

Fruit Custard Trifle Cups

Mini Fruit Custard Trifle Cups for Indian festivals

Mini Fruit Custard Trifle Cups are a delightful dessert that is effortless to make but sure to satisfy those dessert cravings. The delectable layers of pound cake, fruit, custard, and cream are a wonderful blend of flavors and textures. These custard trifle cups are sure to be a family favorite!

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse in a glass serving and in a spoon

This easy eggless chocolate mousse recipe uses only 4 simple ingredients to make a light, velvety, and decadent dessert any chocolate lover would enjoy. 

Chocolate Truffles

chocolate ladoo in a pretty box

These Chocolate Truffles made with almond flour, condensed milk, and cocoa are sure to satisfy your bite-sized sweet cravings! They take only 20 minutes to make and can be served as a festive dessert or a quick afternoon treat.

Mango Dragon Fruit Lemonade

Mango Dragon Fruit Lemonade in a glass

This mango dragon fruit lemonade is a homemade version of the Starbucks refresher. It’s a refreshing drink that you can enjoy all year round by making it at home with only a few simple ingredients.

I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s and make your whole family a part of it!

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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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