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Valentines Day Recipes for a Cozy Night at Home


Food is the language of love, so what better way to show you care than by preparing a delicious meal? 

This Valentine’s Day, forego the reservation and enjoy an intimate dinner surrounded by all the comforts of home. Get creative with decorations, music and lighting to create a cozy ambiance. Finally, mix and match our Valentine’s Day recipes for a meal that’s sure to impress!

From gourmet to comfort food, from vegan to bacon-lover — there’s something for everyone on this list. And best of all, when you celebrate at home, you can stay as long as you like!


These delicious, bite-sized recipes range from savory to spicy and are designed to start your meal off strong.

Steamed Clams (Spicy)

Serving steamed clams at your table sets the tone for a special Valentine’s Day dining experience.

If you’ve never cooked clams, don’t worry, we walk you through how to clean and soak them before cooking. 

As they soak, chop and prepare the rest of the ingredients. Onion, garlic, tomato and Pacific Foods Organic Salted Chicken Bone Broth meld into a savory, delicious liquid you’ll steam the clams in. Crushed red pepper adds the heat, creating another layer of culinary complexity. 

Before serving, sprinkle parsley over the top for a restaurant-style finish.

See the full recipe: Steamed Clams (Spicy)

Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

For something a little faster, try these 15-minute Brussels sprouts. Cooked in bacon grease, glazed with bourbon and topped with bacon and pecans for an added crunch, these are indulgent enough for any special occasion.

After cooking and removing the bacon and half the grease, heat the Brussels sprouts until they’re cooked through and crisp on the edges. 

Next, add a deep savory flavor using Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Stock to deglaze the pan, gathering up all the delicious crispy bits. Reduce coconut sugar and bourbon for a sweet glaze that balances the salty, savory flavors of the bacon and stock. 

Top the Brussels sprouts with pecans and bacon to add texture and visual interest that is sure to impress your Valentine.

See the full recipe: Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprouts


These main course dishes are exactly what you want in a Valentine’s Day dinner. They all feature deep, rich flavors that make them feel indulgent and special.

Gourmet Beef Stroganoff

Skip the steak dinner and create a decadent stroganoff for your Valentine’s Day. The umami of the mushrooms enhances the depth of flavor from the beef, the spice of the cognac and the richness of the Pacific Foods Organic Low Sodium Beef Broth

And the indulgence doesn’t stop there. Sauté shallots for a touch of sweetness that you’ll balance with smoky paprika. Add dijon-style mustard and sour cream for a slight tang to complement the beef. Once the stroganoff is ready, top it with fresh dill to brighten the dish and pull it all together over a base of egg noodles.

This dish pairs beautifully with a red wine like shiraz or zin.

See the full recipe: Gourmet Beef Stroganoff

Seafood Cioppino

If you and your loved one enjoys seafood, this is the ultimate recipe. You’ll cook not one, not two but three different kinds of seafood in a tomato-based broth. And what better occasion to splurge on the best seafood than Valentine’s Day?

Start by sautéing fragrant fennel, onions and garlic. Then, make the broth with tomato soup, canned tomatoes, white wine, herbs, spices and Pacific Foods Organic Vegetable Broth. The broth provides a savory base the rest of the flavors build on as it simmers.

Garnish with parsley and serve with sourdough bread to impress your dining companion.

See the full recipe: Seafood Cioppino


Whether you prefer a fruit-and-cream dish or a decadent chocolate cake, these Valentine’s Day recipes will end your dinner on a sweet note.

Mini Cream Cheese Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

These delicate cupcakes are a special treat. With creamy white frosting on moist white cake, they look elegant on their own. Make them extra romantic by topping them with red sprinkles or nestling heart-shaped candy messages atop their peaks. 

The taste will be just as impressive as your presentation. When you use Pacific Foods Organic Almond Vanilla Beverage in the cupcakes and buttercream, the vanilla flavor really shines! 

See the full recipe: Mini Cream Cheese Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Is there anything more romantic than a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting? We say no. In this recipe, the oatmeal gives it a toasted, nutty twist.

Start as you would with any cake: mix the wet and dry ingredients separately, then combine. In a sauce pan, add a cup of quick oats into boiling Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original Beverage, stir just once and remove from heat. After a few minutes, add the oats to the batter, along with espresso powder and chocolate chunks.

Once the cake is baked and cooled, make and spread chocolate frosting using butter, more oat milk, cocoa powder, vanilla and confectioner’s sugar. This indulgent cake will become a new favorite!

See the full recipe: Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Try this classic dessert with a plant-based twist! Macerate sliced strawberries in sugar while you make dough using coconut oil and Pacific oat milk instead of butter and milk. The sweetness of the oats adds another subtle layer of flavor.

Shortcake is a quick bread dough, similar to scones or biscuits, so you don’t need to knead or proof. Just roll it, cut it and bake. 

After you whip the dairy-free cream, build this dessert in layers. The crumbly shortcake, the sweet cream and the tart strawberries compose a bright dish that makes for a timeless ending to your Valentine’s Day dinner.

See the full recipe: Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Celebrate love and good eats with Pacific Foods.

No matter how you celebrate, Pacific Foods is there to help you serve Valentine’s Day recipes that show just how much you care. Shop our soups, broths and milks to help create satisfying dishes and decadent desserts for any Valentine!