Celebrate the season of love with Valentine's pasta dishes that speak the language of romance. There's something inherently heartwarming about a plate of creamy pasta, making it the perfect centerpiece for a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day meal or special occasion.
Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to skip those dinner reservations and cook up a special meal for your loved ones. Pasta has a unique way of bringing people together, and its versatility makes it an ideal choice for a romantic dinner.
Whether you're cooking for your significant other or planning a fancy meal dinner for your family, here's why pasta dishes are perfect for Valentine's Day.
- Why We Love Valentines Pasta Dishes
- Creamy Pasta Recipes
- Velvet Shrimp
- Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
- Shrimp Alfredo Linguini
- Shrimp and Broccoli Cavatappi Pasta
- Chicken Penne Pasta
- Creamy Chicken Linguine
- Scallop Carbonara with Asparagus
- Cajun Chicken Pasta
- Pasta Recipes with Red or Pink Sauce
- Shrimp with Vodka Pink Sauce and Penne
- Baked Ziti with Italian Chicken Sausage
- Shrimp with Spinach and Pasta
- Pasta on the Lighter Side
- Garlic Shrimp with Spinach and Vermicelli
- Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi with Orzo Pasta
- Italian Shrimp Pasta
- Seafood Pasta with Pino Grigio
- Vegetarian Pasta Dishes
- Spaghetti Arrabbiata
- 4 Cheese Mac and Cheese
- Creamy Pesto Pasta
- Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil
- Cheesy Orzo Pasta with Basil
- Pasta Tips To Remember
- More Great Pasta Recipes
- 💬 Comments
Why We Love Valentines Pasta Dishes
Versatility: From creamy chicken alfredo to spicy tomato sauce, pasta dinners offer endless variations to suit any taste.
Ultimate Comfort Food: There's something inherently comforting about a bowl of perfectly cooked pasta on a cozy night that can make your heart feel warm and content.
Shared Experience: Cooking pasta together is the perfect way to enjoy an intimate and fun experience.
Romantic Meals: The act of sharing a meal, especially one as universally loved as pasta, symbolizes love, care, and togetherness.
Creamy Pasta Recipes
A creamy pasta recipe in a Alfredo based sauce feels so indulgent, has so much rich flavor, and is so easy to make right at home, making it much more affordable than a fancy restaurant. Below are several of my favorites that are perfect for your next romantic dinner.
Cajun Shrimp Alfredo
Shrimp Alfredo Linguini
Shrimp and Broccoli Cavatappi Pasta
Chicken Penne Pasta
Creamy Chicken Linguine
Scallop Carbonara with Asparagus
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Pasta Recipes with Red or Pink Sauce
Whether it is a hearty homemade marinara sauce, or a vodka pink sauce, these pasta dishes are sure to satisfy. Studded with shrimp, sausage, or chicken you are sure to enjoy these recipes.
Shrimp with Vodka Pink Sauce and Penne
Baked Ziti with Italian Chicken Sausage
Shrimp with Spinach and Pasta
Pasta on the Lighter Side
If you prefer a pasta dish that isn't in a creamy sauce or red sauce based, then these pasta dishes with a light butter or olive oil base sauce will be exactly what you are looking for!
Garlic Shrimp with Spinach and Vermicelli
Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi with Orzo Pasta
Italian Shrimp Pasta
Seafood Pasta with Pino Grigio
Vegetarian Pasta Dishes
Vegetarian pasta dishes make great sides to your favorite proteins. Think lobster tails, grilled chicken, tender shrimp or a nice juicy tender cut of steak!
4 Cheese Mac and Cheese
Creamy Pesto Pasta
Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil
Cheesy Orzo Pasta with Basil
Pasta Tips To Remember
Use a large pot with salted boiling water: Give pasta space to cook and flavor the water generously.
Stir often taste for doneness: Stir pasta as it cooks to prevent sticking and taste a minute before suggested time for al dente texture.
Save pasta water and finish in sauce: Reserve a cup of pasta water before draining and finish cooking the pasta in the sauce for flavor absorption.
Use your favorite pasta shape: Match pasta shapes to sauces and experiment with various ingredients for enhanced flavors.
More Great Pasta Recipes
There's more! I've searched the internet to find more delicious tried and true pasta recipes just for you!
There is nothing better than this recipe for Easy Homemade Pasta Noodles. Absolutely delicious!
This Homemade Pasta Sauce is simmered to a thick and delicious sauce that is perfect for lasagna, spaghetti, or pizza.
One Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is an easy recipe that cooks pasta and homemade meatballs together in a delicious tomato sauce.
Pasta al Forno is a delicious baked pasta dish that is full of flavor.
Making pasta for the kids? Try this Chicken Parmesan Casserole
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