Date Night Dinner Ideas for Two

Life happens around dinners. Couples use dinners to celebrate an occasion, for special date nights, and to bond with your partner at the end of a busy day. Dinner is a valued part of anyone’s day, and the food we eat should be treated as such. In this post, we’re going to detail some easy dinner ideas for two that you and your partner can enjoy on a date night at home or any night of the week.

In this guide we’ll cover:

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas for Two

easy dinner ideas for two

Sometimes the two of you just want to relax with a quick meal. That’s where these time-saving dinner ideas come into play. Give these a try or create your own versions of these recipes to fit you and your loved one’s tastes:

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Ready in just a half hour and serving up to 5, this chicken enchilada dinner looks like one of those recipes you’d see on Pinterest, and it’s easy to make! Simply season and cook the chicken before adding peppers, garlic, and chili powder. Add rice, Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, water and salsa to the skillet, cover and let the mixture cook on a low heat five minutes. Top with cheese and garnish with lime and sliced avocado. Serve with some tortillas and tortilla chips and some fun sides such as guacamole, salsa, and black beans for a full meal. 

Recipe: https://www.campbells.com/kitchen/recipes/easy-chicken-enchilada-skillet/

Total time: 30 minutes

Serves: up to 5

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan


Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

This recipe is incredibly quick to make and takes only 15 minutes. It serves up to 8, so bring the extras to work tomorrow! Mix Parmesan cheese, butter, mayo and lemon juice in a bowl, then add dried basil, pepper, onion powder, and celery salt, mix and set aside. Broil the fish fillets in the oven for several minutes, top with the Parmesan cheese mixture, broil for two more minutes, and you’re done! Serve with grilled vegetables and rice or salad for a filling and healthy meal.

Recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/50644/broiled-tilapia-parmesan

Healthy Date Night Dinner Ideas


Healthy Date Night Dinner Ideas

If you’re looking to keep your date night meal on the healthy side, try these delicious dinner ideas for two:

Grilled Salmon



Grilled Salmon

You’ll need to prep a couple of hours ahead of time for this recipe. Although the recipe feeds six, you can adjust it to cook for two. Ingredients are minimal, requiring just salmon fillets, lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt, soy sauce, brown sugar, and vegetable oil. You probably already have a majority of these in your pantry. Season the salmon, then mix soy sauce, vegetable oil, brown sugar, and water in a bowl, put the salmon in the mix and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours. When you’re ready to make dinner, just grill the salmon on both sides, which only takes about 15 minutes, and serve!

Recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/12720/grilled-salmon-i

Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Serves: 6 people

Grilled Garden Salad


Grilled Garden Salad

One of our best healthy dinner recipes. Start by heating your grill to medium-high. Throw some corn on the grill for around 15 minutes, turning it frequently so that it cooks evenly. Grill squash and zucchini on the side. Cut the kernels off the cobs and put in a bowl. Chop the squash and zucchini and add to the bowl. Mix dressing, lemon juice, and garlic, and mix it all together. Top your dinner for two with some Parmesan cheese and you’re done. This meal serves up to 8 people and only takes 30 minutes to make!

Recipe: https://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipe/124525/grilled-garden-salad

Total time: 30 minutes

Serves: up to 8 people

Budget-Friendly Date Night Dinner Ideas


Budget-Friendly Date Night Dinner Ideas

No one can blame you for wanting to save money on a meal. That’s where these affordable dinner ideas come into play. Try these recipes for an affordable date night at home:

Maple Salmon


Maple Salmon

This recipe requires that you use ingredients you likely already have in the pantry, and it’s super easy to make. Mix maple syrup, garlic salt, pepper and soy sauce in a bowl. Then, place the salmon in a baking dish and cover with the mixture. Marinate for a half hour in the refrigerator, then cook at 400 degrees F in the oven for 20 minutes. The total time is an hour for prepping and cooking this dish that serves up to four people. 

Recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/51283/maple-salmon

Total time: 1 hour

Serves: up to 4 people

Chicken Pot Pie


Chicken Pot Pie

Serving 4 and taking only 30 minutes to make if you have leftover chicken or turkey sitting around. Simply pre-heat the oven at 400 degrees F, then put cooked chicken or turkey, soup, milk and a bag of frozen vegetables into a pie dish.  Mix milk, egg and biscuit baking mix in a small bowl and spread the batter (which will be a delicious, crispy crust) on top of the meat mixture. Bake it all for 20 minutes until everything is golden brown.

Recipe: https://www.campbells.com/kitchen/recipes/easy-chicken-pot-pie/

Total time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 people

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Comfort Food Meal Ideas for Two

Comfort Food Ideas for Two

Hearty date ideas are the best ones. Here are some delicious and filling dinner recipes that are easy to make and perfect for a cozy night at home:

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork



Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This recipe requires a day’s worth of planning, but it’s a simple recipe and the time and effort are well worth it. Take a pork tenderloin and set it in a slow cooker. Pour root beer over the pork and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Drain the liquids, mix in barbeque sauce and you have a meal that serves 8. 

Recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/141678/slow-cooker-pulled-pork

Total time: 7 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 8 people

Turkey Meatloaf with Pancetta

Turkey Meatloaf

This turkey loaf is splendid for one of your date ideas. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the turkey with Parmesan cheese, egg and seasonings. Combine bread crumbs and milk in a separate bowl and add it to the turkey mixture. Shape the turkey into a loaf and place on a baking sheet. Cover the meatloaf with marinara sauce and top with pancetta. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes and enjoy. This dish pairs well with a Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest.

Recipe: https://www.pintsandplates.com/pairings-and-recipes/turkey-meatloaf-with-pancetta

One Pot/Pan Dinner Ideas for Two


One Pot/Pan Dinner Ideas for Two

Don’t want to clean up after cooking? These single-pan meals ensure your kitchen will stay spotless after prep.

Classic Green Bean Casserole


Green Bean Casserole

With only 10 minutes of prep and 40 minutes in the oven, this meal is easy to make and serves up to 6 people. Start by mixing Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup with milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans, and onions and pour into a casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, stir, top with shredded onions, and bake for an additional 5 minutes. That’s it!

Recipe: https://www.campbells.com/kitchen/recipes/classic-green-bean-casserole/

Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: up to 6 people

Mexican Quinoa


Mexican Quinoa

Sauté jalapeno pepper and garlic in hot oil for about a minute. Mix in black beans, tomatoes, yellow corn, quinoa, chicken broth, and seasonings. Boil, cover, and simmer for around 20 minutes. Top with avocado, lime juice, and cilantro, and you’re done! 

Recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/241066/one-skillet-mexican-quinoa

Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4 people

Romantic Dinner Ideas for Two


Romantic Dinner Ideas for Two

Whether there’s an upcoming anniversary, birthday, celebration, or if you’re just looking for different date ideas, these romantic dinner ideas for two have you covered:

Steak Bites with Horseradish Sauce

Steak Bites with Horseradish Sauce

This easy dinner recipe requires only a couple of steps. Combine sour cream, horseradish, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and seasonings in a bowl to make the horseradish sauce. Slice steak and set aside. Heat oil in a skillet and add the steak cubes. Finally, remove the steak and mix butter, garlic, and thyme in the skillet and, once the butter is melted, pour the mixture over the steak and top with horseradish sauce. This dish pairs well with a George Killian Irish Red Ale.

Recipe: https://www.pintsandplates.com/pairings-and-recipes/steak-bites-with-horseradish-sauce

Total time: 12 minutes

Serves: 6 people

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is a savory meal that’s often forgotten but always enjoyed. It takes an hour to make and serves six, so indulge a little! To start, lay cheese and ham on top of chicken breasts. Fold the chicken breasts and keep in place with toothpicks, then sprinkle with a flour and paprika mix. Cook the chicken in a skillet until browned, add wine and bouillon, and then let simmer for about a half hour. Finally, blend cornstarch with cream and mix into a skillet. Pour it over the chicken and voilà!

Recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/8669/chicken-cordon-bleu-ii

Total time: 1 hour

Serves: 6 people

Now that you have all these meal ideas to work with – get to cooking! Don’t forget to download the Fetch rewards app to track ingredients and earn rewards while you’re shopping for ingredients for these delicious dishes.