16 Romantic Vegan Dinner Recipes for Two

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If you’re looking for inspiration for your romantic vegan dinner at home, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or a significant other, you can be sure these romantic plant-based recipes will make your stomach (and heart) happy.

1. Ratatouille

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

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 in Vodka Sauce
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

If you’re 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. Roasted Potatoes with Arugula and Creamy Beets

Vegetarian, Vegan | Total time: 25 minutes

Roasted Potatoes with Arugula and Creamy Beets
Photo: Sugar Salted

Get in your greens with this flavorful and hearty salad. Featuring roasted potatoes with arugula and creamy beets, this attractive salad works well as an appetizer or main meal. The original recipe is vegetarian as it calls for sour cream, but you can replace it with dairy-free sour cream or yogurt for a vegan version.

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

Photo: Veggies Don’t Bite

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. 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.

13. Vegan Soufflé with Spinach and Artichoke

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 1 hour

Vegan Soufflé with Spinach and Artichoke
Photo: Clean Green Simple

There’s something so charming about homemade soufflé. It doesn’t hurt that the word “soufflé” sounds just as lovely, too! This Valentine’s Day, make a batch of vegan soufflé with spinach and artichoke, complete with a gluten-free crust.

14. Roasted Delicata Squash with Miso Salsa

Vegan | Total time: 45 minutes

Roasted Delicata Squash with Miso Salsa
Photo: Pickled Plum

There’s something so fancy about stuffed squash. This roasted delicata squash with miso salsa is especially unique, thanks to the sweet-and-savory combo of squash and miso. Plus, it’s ready in just 45 minutes, but can be made a couple hours in advance.

15. White Bean and Kale Winter Soup

Vegan | Total time: 28 minutes

White Bean and Kale Winter Soup
Photo: Damn Tasty Vegan

This holiday, cozy up with your s/o and a bowl of homemade soup. Try a filling and hearty recipe, like this white bean and kale winter soup. Top it off with fresh herbs, vegan feta, and freshly ground black pepper to make it extra special.

16. Vegan Bolognese

Vegan | Total time: 30 minutes

Vegan Bolognese
Photo: Nora Cooks

Few things say “romantic” quite like homemade bolognese. Better yet, make a vegan bolognese for an easy yet impressive meal. Make it with tofu or tempeh and serve it with pasta of your choice.

Romantic Vegans

Every one of the recipes above is a great option for a romantic dinner for two people in love with plant-based eating. But if you really want to blow your partner away, don’t forget to end the night with these amazing vegan chocolate-covered strawberries.

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Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

Romantic Vegan Recipe for Two

Planning a romantic dinner? We've compiled a list of the most romantic vegan dinner recipes for two. Enjoy!
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: dinner recipes, romantic recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Kirsten Nunez, MS



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