Food & Recipes

11 Ways to Say 'I Love You' with Food on Valentine's Day

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, February 13, 2015

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Aired February 13, 2015

The most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day, is this Saturday -- and what better way to say "I love you" than with a little food?

From romantic pasta dishes to decadent desserts, check out 11 foodie ways to celebrate your loved one this year.

Carbonara

Rach always says, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach -- and there's no better way to say "I love you" than Carbonara. Not only is it her husband, John's, favorite recipe, it also ranked #1 on our Top 10 Recipes of the Year list.

Crispy Eggplant 'Benedict'

Rach made this Crispy Eggplant 'Benedict' especially for Valentine's Day this year, and recommends serving it with chilled Prosecco, or an Italian mimosa with blood orange juice and Prosecco. Best of all: It can be served for breakfast, lunch OR dinner. What's not to love?!

Chef Anne Burrell's Stuffed French Toast

Is your loved one more of a breakfast person? Serve them breakfast in bed with this savory, mouth-watering french toast, courtesy of our good friend, chef Anne Burrell.

Cherry Tomato Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Pressed for time? This is a really simple, spicy pasta supper that's full of great flavor -- sort of a knock-off of a lobster fra diavolo. The cherry tomato adds a bonus element, as it provides an extra boost of flavor for those who crave tomatoes year-round.

Joy Philbin's Pasta a la Passion

Joy Philbin shared this recipe with us last year, and we're still head-over-heels in love with it. Considering she's been married to Regis for about 45 years, we trust her pasta passion skills!

Sausage and Mussels Linguini

Here's a recipe for the seafood-lovers out there. Mussels are always easy to prepare, which will lead to less stress in the kitchen and more time with your loved one on Valentine's Day.

Fettuccine with Champagne Cream Sauce and Sage Toast

Nothing says romance quite like champagne, and this date night combo of fettucine, cream sauce and sage toast will help you truly hit your Valentine's Day menu out of the park.

Ryan Scott's Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Does your loved one have a sweet tooth? Ryan Scott's Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups will go over very well, as it provides the perfect cookie-ice cream combo. Your dentist may suggest otherwise, but hey, what's one night off?

One-Pot Chicken Alfredo

This one-pot supper will keep both you and your loved one happy on Valentine's Day. They'll love the great taste; you'll love the easy clean-up.

Jacques Pépin's Wine Merchant Steak

A steak dinner is a classic romantic dish. But a steak dinner prepared by one of France's most iconic culinary chefs? Yeah, your loved one will be saying "Je t'aime" in no time.

John's 'Heart-Shaked Box' Cocktail

Say "Cheers" to love with this yummy cocktail by Rach's hubby, John, which combines a mix of available berries, Crème de cassis and Prosecco.