14 Romantic Vegan Dinner Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Romantic Vegan Dinner Recipes

This Valentine’s Day, make a romantic vegan dinner for you and your loved ones. Choose from delicious dishes like vegan risotto, sushi, and more.

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s time to start planning romantic vegan dinners for you and that special someone. And while you can always celebrate the holiday at your favorite restaurant, let’s be honest: The busy crowds and long lines leave much to be desired.

Why not make a homemade meal instead? Aside from enjoying dinner in the comfort of your home, you can also save money while personalizing the dish to your liking.

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our top picks for romantic vegan dinners. Whether you’re celebrating the holiday with friends, family, or a significant other, you can be sure these recipes will make your stomach (and heart) happy.

1. Ratatouille

Vegan, Gluten-free| Total time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Ratatouille
Photo: Happy Kitchen

For an impressive dish that’s both colorful and healthy, make this vegan ratatouille. The recipe, which includes a homemade sauce, might look complex at first glance. But it’s actually quite easy—promise.

2. Vegan Risotto with Asparagus & Mushroom

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 1 hour

Vegan Risotto with Asparagus & Mushroom
Photo: Clean Green Simple

Risotto is the epitome of a romantic and comforting dinner. And with this vegan risotto with asparagus and mushroom, you can enjoy it without any dairy. It’s creamy and wonderfully cheesy, thanks to vegetable broth and nutritional yeast.

3. Vegan Gnocchi in Vodka Sauce

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Vegan Gnocchi
Photo: Clean Green Simple

Like risotto, there’s something so cozy about gnocchi. But if you don’t eat eggs or dairy, traditional gnocchi is a no-go. That is, however, unless you make this amazing vegan gnocchi potato without eggs, dairy, or even white flour. Bonus: The recipe even features a homemade vodka sauce.

4. Air Fryer Mushroom Steaks

Vegan, Gluten-Free | Total time: 15 minutes

Air Fryer Mushroom Steaks
Photo: Recipes From A Pantry

Looking for a hearty yet simple meal? Make these Air Fryer mushroom steaks in just 15 minutes. The recipe, which calls for just five ingredients, is perfect for a romantic meatless dinner.

5. Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan | Total time: 40 minutes

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan
Photo: Clean Green Simple

When it comes to meat-free dinners, eggplant parmesan is a classic choice. But you can also make it dairy-free by trying this vegan eggplant parmesan recipe. Top it off with a homemade cheeze made of non-dairy milk, tahini, and nutritional yeast. For a gluten-free option, simply use gluten-free breadcrumbs.

6. Vegan Beet Meatballs

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 25 minutes

Vegan Meatballs
Photo: Clean Green Simple

This Valentine’s Day, turn beets into “beetballs” with this quick vegan meatball recipe. Not only does their pinkish hue fit the holiday, but they’re delicious and healthy too. Stick toothpicks in them and serve with your favorite dressing.

7. Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Mushrooms

Vegan | Total time: 20 minutes

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Mushrooms
Photo: Amusing Foodie

With just nine ingredients, you can make creamy vegan fettucine alfredo from scratch. Plus, it only calls for 20 minutes, so you can spend more time enjoying Valentine’s Day dinner. Don’t forget the garlic bread as well.

8. Thai Zucchini Noodles

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 40 minutes

Thai Zoodles
Photo: Profusion Curry

Put your spiralizer to good use and whip up this Thai zucchini noodle dish. In addition to the colorful veggie “pasta,” it features a flavorful sauce made of peanut butter, coconut aminos, garlic, and lime juice. Yum!

9. Easy Homemade Vegan Sushi

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 15 minutes

Vegan California Rolls
Photo: Clean Green Simple

Looking for a unique take on Valentine’s Day dinner? Team up with your date and make homemade vegan sushi together. It’s an awesome way to make memories while learning something new. Once you’re done, you’ll have a tasty yet inexpensive meal.

10. Cauliflower Scampi in Lemon Garlic White Wine Sauce

Vegan | Total time: 30 minutes

Cauliflower Shrimp Scampi Lemon Garlic White Wine Sauce
Photo: Veggie Inspired

Everything about this cauliflower scampi in lemon garlic white wine sauce makes us swoon. From the roasted cauliflower to the creamy pasta, it’s an easy dinner that’s sure to please. Top it off with vegan Parmesan, red pepper flakes, and fresh herbs like parsley.

11. Vegan Lemon Risotto

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 35 minutes

Vegan Lemon Risotto
Photo: Watch Learn Eat

You can never have to many risotto recipes in your arsenal. In this version, Arborio rice, vegan butter, and a generous dose of lemon juice come together to make a vegan lemon risotto. Top it off with lemon slices for a beautiful visual.

12. Lentil Pasta with Roasted Fingerlings, Baby Kale, and Crispy Garlic

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 50 minutes

Lentil Pasta with Roasted Fingerlings
Photo: Rachael Hartley Nutrition

If you’re all about non-traditional pasta dishes, add this lentil pasta with roasted fingerlings to your Valentine’s Day to-do list. It features nutritious sources of protein, carbs, and fat, making it wonderful balanced dinner. The original recipe is vegetarian as it includes feta cheese, but you can easily skip it for a vegan version.

13. Vegan Paella

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 40 minutes

Vegan Paella
Photo: That Girl Cooks Healthy

You can’t beat a one-pan recipe like this vegan Caribbean paella. For starters, it’s jam-packed with colorful vegetables like bell peppers and sweet potatoes. It’s also flavored with spices like saffron, cinnamon, and thyme. Needless to say, it’s worthy for Valentine’s Day dinner.

14. Vegan Carbonara

Vegan | Total time: 40 minutes

Vegan Carbonara
Photo: Vegan Huggs

Did you know it was possible to veganize spaghetti carbonara? Yes, it’s true. Instead of using meat, cheese, and eggs, you can make a vegan-friendly version with ingredients like smoky tofu bacon and nutritional yeast. Garnish the finished vegan cabonara with parsley for a filling meal.

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