Last Minute Valentine’s Recipes

If you forgot to make your Valentine’s reservations, Here are 64 Last Minute Valentine’s Recipes. All of them are ready to enjoy in under an hour and many take only 10-20 minutes. Enjoy Valentine’s cocktails, and appetizers, romantic Valentine’s dinners, and desserts; pick one or two and feel the love.

These Last-Minute Valentine’s Recipes are simple to prepare and ready to enjoy in under an hour. Perfect for those of us who forgot to make reservations.

You’ll love these sips,  bites, and sweets to enjoy with your significant other instead of fighting the crowds and paying an exorbitant amount for date night. Who needs that?!

These Valentine's cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks will grease the wheels for a romantic evening with your special person.

Some are whimsical pink and red libations, while others are more sophisticated and sultry. Cheers to you!

Valentine's Appetizer Recipes

These Valentine's appetizers are recipes that take less than an hour (way less in most cases) and are perfect for sharing with your sweetie.

Put on some nice music, sip your cocktail and nibble on these... until you find something better to nibble on.

Valentine Dinner Recipes

From traditional Valentine's Day dinner ideas, like lobster, to the unexpected Drunken noodles, what these dishes have in common is that they're quick, easy, and ready to eat in under an hour.

Stack the dishes in the sink... they can wait.

Quick Valentine Desserts

Even if your Valentine's Day plans are nothing more than a little bubbly and something sweet, you'll savor every bite of these tempting Valentine's desserts.

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  1. Great roundup, Lisa! So many amazing recipes all in one place. I’ll love to make any of these long after V-day is over. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. So many great ideas here! Thanks for including my scallop recipe. It’s definitely one of my favourites, and scallops in general are a go-to for a fancy-but-easy romantic meal! Cheers.

    1. I completely agree — thanks for working with me on this last night, Sean!

  3. Such a fantastic collection of recipes. Pinned!

  4. Beautiful collection. That banana chocolate pudding is killer.

  5. Helen of Fuss Free Flavours says:

    Having a romantic night out is wonderful for Valentines, but not always possible, especially midweek. These are some lovely ideas for dining at home, and still having a treat. The cocktails look wonderful, and I am intrigued as to the story about your Grandmother.

    1. I can’t put that out in public — sent you a message.

  6. Such a delicious round up! Thanks so much for including my roasted strawberry crostini! Will be sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ Our fur baby’s birthday is today so we will be celebrating that and making a special meal this weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Enjoy your day!