25 Frugal Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas Your Sweetie Will Love

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and while there are the usual flowers, candy, and gifts some us like to celebrate with a nice meal. This is not to say you have to splurge at a fancy restaurant and spend a fortune! Not at all! Why not enjoy a nice romantic dinner at home? And, before you say it – no one wants to be stuck in the kitchen cooking on Valentine’s Day! We have 25 EASY & Frugal Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas your sweetie is sure to love! The best part is they are easy and some are even make-ahead dinners! The very best part is they don’t cost a fortune!

25 Frugal Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas Your Sweetie Will Love

Need some inspiration? Browse through these Frugal Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas. Some use crockpots, some use an Instant Pot, and like I mentioned – some you can even make ahead and then just pop in the oven. You can even get creative with table settings and a candle or two for a fun romantic evening with your sweetie!

One-Skillet Honey Applesauce Pork Roast

Photo Credit: Mom Does Reviews, One-Skillet Honey Applesauce Pork Roast

For a delicious Valentine’s meal, who wants to be bothered with a ton of pots and pans to clean up?! With this yummy One-Skillet Honey Applesauce Pork Roast from Mom Does Reviews, you will have a delicious meal with very little cleanup. The applesauce makes it so tender and tasty, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day meal!

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Photo Credit: Recipes From A Pantry, Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Everyone loves tacos so why not serve these delicious Instant Pot Chicken Tacos from Recipes from a Pantry? They are loaded with flavorful shredded chicken breast, thanks to your Instant Pot and you can top with your favorite toppings! They are full of fresh flavors and oh so delicious! They are also gluten-free!

Three Cheese Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

Photo Credit: Powered by Mom, Three Cheese Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake

Looking for a meal you can do ahead of time? Look no further than this Three Cheese Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake from Powered by Mom! After all, who wants to spend time in the kitchen on Valentine’s Day? Not me! Whip this up beforehand (even days before as it can even be frozen), then simply pop into the oven!

Slow Cooker Crockpot Beef Tips and Gravy

Photo Credit: Tammilee Tips, Slow Cooker Crockpot Beef Tips and Gravy

Beef tips and gravy is another favorite meal that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. This Slow Cooker Crockpot Beef Tips and Gravy from Tammilee Tips is the perfect recipe as it cooks in the crock pot with little attention. Once ready, serve over rice or mashed potatoes for the perfect date night meal!

Frugal Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for You and Your Sweetie!

Click on the images below to explore the twenty Frugal Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas from our friends! Please leave a comment on your favorites so our bloggy friends know you found them at It’s Free at Last!  ~ Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. Antoinette M says

    Wonderful ideas for a Valentine’s dinner, especially the Three Cheese Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake.

  2. These recipes are all amazing

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