Valentine's Day Vegan and Vegetarian Dinner Recipes

Want to cook up a romantic, sans meat meal for your sweetie? Here are our favorite vegetarian and vegan dinner recipes with a fancy feel.

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Pizza on the Grill

Rating: 4.5 stars 455
Even with a baking stone, a conventional oven is no match for a professional oven when it comes to making pizza. At home, or rather in your backyard, the grill is the way to go. The heat of a hot grill is perfect, and makes it possible to make incredible pizza at home. Use your favorite toppings, but keep in mind not to overload the pizza. Keep it light. Try it - everything is better on the grill!
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Chef John's Meatless Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 550
Meat is replaced with browned mushrooms for hearty taste and great texture.

Sean's Falafel and Cucumber Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 1520
This is a great recipe for falafel. Everyone that I have made it for loves it. Yum!

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 93
Autumn is the season for rich, creamy sauces, and I'm pretty sure you're going to be shocked at just how easy this one is. When your cream is reduced, your sauce is practically done. I like serving this with a stuffed pasta like tortellini or ravioli, topped with diced apple and crunchy toasted walnuts.

Pav Bhaji

Rating: 4 stars 29
This is a very popular recipe in India, liked by almost everyone. You may have to go to a nearby Asian Indian store to get the 'Pav Bhaji Masala' that is the special spice to bring the flavor (Masala means spice). Pav is actually the buns. Bhaji is the vegetables cooked with spice.

Eggplant Parmesan I

Rating: 4.5 stars 547
This makes a delicious entree served with a salad and garlic bread.

Indian Eggplant - Bhurtha

Rating: 4.5 stars 305
This is a traditional North Indian (Punjabi) Bhurtha made with eggplant and tomato, and seasoned with cumin, turmeric garlic and ginger. Serve with fresh roti or naan.

Portobello Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 313
Quick, juicy burgers. My friends and I eat them at least once a week!

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 547
Thick, delicious and nutritious, especially in the winter!

Cheesy Polenta Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
A fairly quick and simple recipe that utilizes store bought sauce and polenta to save time for busy folks. This casserole is VERY rich, so use small servings. Feel free to add more ingredients to the simmering sauce to suit your own tastes.

Spicy Indian Dahl

Rating: 4 stars 151
A spicy Indian lentil soup that can be enjoyed with rice or Naan, the Indian bread. A very healthy dish.

Banh-Mi Style Vietnamese Baguette

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
These are by far the best sandwiches to serve your guests and yourself! The ingredients are fresh, delicious, popular and fills your mouth with marinated joy. You can usually find the high-caloric sandwich (variety of meat on mayonnaise) in your local Vietnamese baguette shop but here is a hearty Vegetarian version (if you do not use fish sauce) using portabello mushrooms.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chanterelle Risotto
Rating: Unrated 42
Savory and cheesy chanterelle risotto. This is a sublime vegetarian dish for dinner parties. You can substitute Romano for Parmesan cheese and porcinis for chanterelles.
Eggplant Napoleon
Rating: Unrated 7
Delicious, elegant, and flavorful layered eggplant dish. Wonderful presentation for guests! Delicious alongside pasta with fresh tomato and basil sauce. Enjoy!
Vegetarian Four Cheese Lasagna
Rating: 4.5 stars 243

This is a mouth tingling recipe with ricotta, feta, eggplant, tomato, pesto, pumpkin, Parmesan and mozzarella.