Looking to plan a special night with your favorite date, but want to keep things low-key and close to home? We've rounded up some recipes that are worth staying in, for but also worthy of date-night status. Choose your favorite main dish, then pair with a recommended side and dessert. And the wine is all you—cheers!

Perfect Pastas

Go with a bit of a Lady and the Tramp vibe and put some pasta on the stove for dinner. Start with a Caesar salad, choose your own adventure pasta dish, and finish the meal off with some panna cotta.

Pasta Ai Fiori Di Zucca (Pasta with Zucchini Blossoms)
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Chicken That's a Cut Above

Take the usual chicken dinner up a few notches with one of these elevated chicken recipes. Serve with some Pecan Rice and Savory Green Beans, then finish the evening off with Fresh Blueberry Cake.

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Casual Fare with Some Flair

Want it to be fun, but not too fancy? These recipes add just a little sparkle to some of your favorite go-tos. For dessert, just pick up some ice cream at the store and drizzle on some Praline Sundae Topping.

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