Romantic Low Cost Recipes You Can Make at Home

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Posted on 02/13/2013

If you're opting to skip the crowds and over-priced food for a romantic Valentine's Day meal at home, consider putting one of these low cost meals on the menu. They're still special enough for a holiday, but won't lead to any fights about money.


Cheese Soufflé
Soufflés probably aren't on your typical Thursday night menu, but they can be this February 14. This recipe from RealSimple.com for Cheese Soufflé is what the magazine promises-- simple. The most expensive ingredient is a half cup of grated Gruyere which shouldn't cost more than a few bucks.

Sirloin Steak with Garlic Butter
It's not exactly fillet mignon, but this sirloin steak recipe from allrecipes.com packs plenty of flavor. Don't skimp on the butter, but keep in mind the garlic may require an after dinner mint before you snuggle up with your sweetheart.

Posole with Turkey and Heart-Shaped Chipotle Gorditas
This recipe has a couple of qualities that make it romantic. For starters, it's a little spicy, but the heart-shaped gorditas give it some Valentine's Day sweetness. There's nothing too expensive on the ingredient list and there's a good chance you have many of them in your pantry already.

Creamy Pesto Shrimp
The butter, heavy cream and grated Parmesan make this Creamy Pesto Shrimp dish deliciously indulgent, just like a romantic meal should be. It calls for a pound of large shrimp, but keep in mind that the recipe makes eight servings.

Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
Dessert may be the most important part of the Valentine's Day meal. This recipe from MyRecipes.com for heart-shaped cheesecakes is affordable, but will certainly create a memorable ending to your February 14th.

By Alison Storm

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